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£1,425.00

The Abbeywood 3/4 Driveway Gate. High top design combining an access gate with a larger side driveway gate. Traditional mortise, tenon & dowel joints. Constructed using the finest, hand selected iroko hardwood timber. Built for durability and style. Automation available with this gate along with installation – either electric or manual opening system.

  • TO CALCULATE GATE WIDTH:

    Take three horizontal measurements between existing posts or pillars.

    Where-to-Measure-Driveway-Gate

    Reduce lowest measurement by 40mm (1 1/2").  Find the closest size on the drop down list and select the next size lower. 

    HEIGHT*

    Taken to the highest point of the gate. We recommend leaving a gap of 25mm (1") clearance between the bottom edge of the gate and ground level. 


    HORN DESIGN

    Change the design on the side and centre gate horns. 

    FINISH OPTIONS

    Professionally finished. Please note. Colour may look slightly different on the gate due to screen settings. We do offer free samples on request. To order your free sample, please contact us.

    Please enter RAL colour code. 

    ENTER RAL COLOUR CODE*

    POSTS

    All posts are 8ft (2m 440mm) in length. Sold online in pairs. If you require single posts, please call to order.

    HINGE SET

    Available in either galvanised or galvanised and black finish. Heavy duty adjustable gate hinge set which includes hinges, drop bolts, brenton bolt, latch and fixings (for gate only). For gates over 10ft wide, we recommend our 36" adjustable set.

    All hinge sets come with a 5 yr guarantee.

    ADDING AUTOMATION NOW OR IN THE FUTURE?

    Extra support for the gate is needed if planning on automating your gates. This is due to the force of the automation to the gate. Standard rails (over time) will fail. Add either a solid middle rail if attaching automation arms to middle of the gate (also know as above ground automation), or bottom middle rail if using underground automation.


    AUTOMATION KITS

    Supplied to us by BFT, one of the most reliable automation manufacturers out there. All kits come complete with a 2 year manufacturers guarantee.

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Description

HARDWOOD 3/4 SPLIT DRIVEWAY GATE – THE ABBEYWOOD

The Abbeywood 3/4 Driveway Gate. High top design combining an access gate with a larger side driveway gate. Traditional mortise, tenon & dowel joints. Constructed using the finest, hand selected iroko hardwood timber. Built for durability and style. Automation available with this gate along with installation – either electric or manual opening system.

How to order: Select the exact width of gate required from the drop down menu. With the Split Driveway Gates, you must select the width for each side as if you were looking at the rear of the gate.

Need a size thats not listed? No problem, we can produce your gate to ANY SIZE

Available Sizes:

  • Width: from 4ft (each side 2ft) to a massive 20ft (each side 10ft)
  • Height: from 3ft to 7ft – taken to the highest point of the gate
  • Made to Measure – all gates online can be purchased to the nearest inch, if you do require a more precise size, please contact us. (Unlike others – there is NO additional cost for bespoke, we simply base price on the next size!). For details on how we construct our gates, please

How to Measure:

Calculating the actual width required of a wooden driveway gate is easy…just follow these simple steps below.

  1. Take three measurements between existing pillars or posts.
  2. Reduce the LOWEST size by 40mm (or approx 1.5″)
  3. That’s it! The size left after the reduction is the gate width required. Online, we offer gate width’s to the nearest inch, simply select the closest size (lower) from the drop down menu – or call to order for an exact width.

 

Gate opening example for 3/4 split driveway gatesPlease note: If no pillars or posts on there, measure the opening and reduce by 2 x posts. Gates up to 10ft wide should use 100mm x 100mm (4″ x 4″) posts, over 10ft use 150mm x 150mm (6″ x 6″) posts.

Download PDF Guide

How to Measure

Calculating gate width with existing pillars or posts in place.

Take THREE measurements between the pillars/ posts. Across the top, middle and bottom. Make a note of the SMALLEST measurement.

Where to Measure Driveway Gate

To determine what clearance is needed to calculate gate width, you must decide how the gate will open. The first example is by far the most popular set up.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split

FIGURE 1: (most popular set up)

Gates to open towards driveway. Hinge plates mounted to rear face of post/ pillar. Back edge of gate sits flush with the back edge of post/ pillar.

REDUCE 40mm (approx. 1.5″) from your lowest measurement.

Please note: Example shows smaller gate to the right side but this can be either side. Simply select the size from the drop down area on the gate design you have chosen.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split 2

FIGURE 2:

Gates to open towards driveway. Hinge plates mounted to inside face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar.

REDUCE 150mm (6″) from your lowest measurement.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split 3

FIGURE 3:

Gates to open outwards toward roadside. Hinge plates mounted to outside front face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. This is a good set up to do if your driveway space is limited. If your gate opens over a public footpath, please check with your local council if permission is required.

REDUCE 40mm (1.5″) from your lowest measurement.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split

FIGURE 4:

Gates to open outwards toward roadside. Hinge plates mounted to side face of post/ pillar. Back edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. This is a good set up to do if your driveway space is limited. If your gate opens over a public footpath, please check with your local council if permission is required.

REDUCE 150mm (6″) from your lowest measurement.


Specification

The depth, thickness and quality of materials used in the construction of hardwood gates is a key factor on how the gate will look and perform. We only use the finest Iroko hardwood. This ultimately produces a long lasting gate that really does “make an entrance”.

Rear Bracing: Most gates will be produced with a diagonal brace system. This is sometimes changed to an “A” brace design if needed due to size.

GATE MATERIAL  
TIMBER Hardwood Iroko (density level 660kg/ m3)
FRAMED 3″ x 3″ (70mm x 70mm) – Mortise, tennon & dowel jointed
REAR BRACING 3″ x 2″ (70mm x 47mm)
CLADDING T, G and V, 19mm Deep x 125mm Wide (nominal)
FIXINGS Screwed
CONSTRUCTION Mortise, tenon and dowel jointed frames
HANDCRAFTED Made in the UK
SIZE Bespoke available
Why Choose Us?

We are UK’s largest bespoke gate manufacturer. All of our gates are expertly crafted by hand in the UK (not imported from abroad) using traditional, time served construction techniques. Great care and pride is taken to each and every one of our gates to ensure our customers gate is something they can be proud of.

What makes us different?

Compared to our competitors…a lot! Within manufacturing process. Deeper frames and thicker cladding to aid longevity of the gate. Traditional mortise, tenon and dowel jointed frames combined with the use of high grade, PVA adhesive to ensure frames are locked and secured in place. Hidden stainless steel screws to hold the cladding boards in position (not nailed in), and being hidden, increases kerb appeal. To help prevent the gate from moving and twisting, the frames are rebated to let the cladding expand and contract without effecting the gate structure. Finer details are applied such as smooth, routered edges and “V” groove joints to enhance the overall look of the gate. All of our gates can be purchased online to the nearest inch or call our team for an exact width measurement.

The process

So you’ve picked your gate, selected your sizes and ordered it online (or over the phone)…what happens next? Something we are quite proud of (and our customers love!). Once a customer has ordered and paid for their gate they go into our notification system. Customers are notified on every step during the gate production process via email and/ or text message. This includes when it’s in being cut, put together, QC (quality control), finish and delivery. Each of our production departments have scanners. Once they scan a product, the customer is notified of the update immediately.

Delivery

If you’ve ordered a smaller gate, a one man delivery service is used. For larger gates, a two man service is used. In any case, the customer does not need to help during delivery as we have it covered. You’ll be given a delivery date and time slot closer to the time. Feel free to call us and arrange alternative dates if needed.

The gate will arrive extremely well wrapped. ALL packaging used is fully recyclable so please dispose of this correctly.

Delivery

All products are made on order. As such, delivery times can go up and down depending on order volume. We delivery across the whole of the UK (mainland only – please call if Isle of Wight etc).

Wooden Gates (inc Garage Doors): Week commencing 8th of Janurary. (If adding a stain or paint finish, please allow a further 5 days.)

Composite Gates: Week commencing 22nd of January.

Metal and Metal Infill Gates: Week commencing 22nd of January.

Metal Railings and Ballustrades: Week commencing 22nd of January.

Fence Panels: 7 to 14 days

Accessories (automation kits, intercoms etc): 1 to 2 working days.

This is a week commencing date and can therefore be any day from the 22nd till the 29th of Janurary. For a more accurate time, please call our team on 0800 6124 965.

Need it faster? Call our team to discuss our Express Service. We can provide wooden gates, unstained in as little as 5 days.

DELIVERY CHARGES:

SPECIAL OFFER: Free Delivery on orders over £750 – save up to £199

  • Garden Gates: £19
  • Side/ Pedestrian Gates: £29
  • Fence Panels & Railings: £29 (one off charge not per panel)
  • Driveway Gates (softwood): £49
  • Driveway Gates (Hardwood): £99
  • Metal Framed Driveway Gates: £199
  • Sliding Gates: £199
  • Sliding Gate Kit (if purchased without a gate): £99
  • stainless steel screws

    Stainless Steel Screws

    Unlike others hidden stainless steel screws are used to attach cladding boards to gate. Most actually only use nails! Stainless steel is used to ensure screw does not rot over time.
  • Rebated Gate Frame

    Rebated Frame

    Naturally, timber will shrink and expand throughout the seasons. Our framework has rebated edges allowing the cladding to shrink and expand without effecting the structure of the gate.
  • Mortice tenon and dowel jointed gate frames 2

    Mortice, Tenon & Dowel Joints

    For ultimate strength and durability. Time served construction technique to provide a secure and long lasting gate frame.
  • Made to measure gates

    Made to Measure

    Size not listed? We can manufacture your gate to the exact millimeter! Unlike others there is no "bespoke service charge"...we simply price the gate to the nearest size listed.
  • Made in the UK

    Made in the UK

    Every gate we sell is expertly crafted by hand in the UK by skilled crafts people. We invite customers to our factory to see the quality and care each gate receives during the manufacturing process.
  • Routered Gate Frame

    Routered Edging

    To enhance the look of every gate our expert joiners carefully router the edges to create a smooth finished edge.
Description

HARDWOOD 3/4 SPLIT DRIVEWAY GATE – THE ABBEYWOOD

The Abbeywood 3/4 Driveway Gate. High top design combining an access gate with a larger side driveway gate. Traditional mortise, tenon & dowel joints. Constructed using the finest, hand selected iroko hardwood timber. Built for durability and style. Automation available with this gate along with installation – either electric or manual opening system.

How to order: Select the exact width of gate required from the drop down menu. With the Split Driveway Gates, you must select the width for each side as if you were looking at the rear of the gate.

Need a size thats not listed? No problem, we can produce your gate to ANY SIZE

Available Sizes:

  • Width: from 4ft (each side 2ft) to a massive 20ft (each side 10ft)
  • Height: from 3ft to 7ft – taken to the highest point of the gate
  • Made to Measure – all gates online can be purchased to the nearest inch, if you do require a more precise size, please contact us. (Unlike others – there is NO additional cost for bespoke, we simply base price on the next size!). For details on how we construct our gates, please

How to Measure:

Calculating the actual width required of a wooden driveway gate is easy…just follow these simple steps below.

  1. Take three measurements between existing pillars or posts.
  2. Reduce the LOWEST size by 40mm (or approx 1.5″)
  3. That’s it! The size left after the reduction is the gate width required. Online, we offer gate width’s to the nearest inch, simply select the closest size (lower) from the drop down menu – or call to order for an exact width.

 

Gate opening example for 3/4 split driveway gatesPlease note: If no pillars or posts on there, measure the opening and reduce by 2 x posts. Gates up to 10ft wide should use 100mm x 100mm (4″ x 4″) posts, over 10ft use 150mm x 150mm (6″ x 6″) posts.

Download PDF Guide

How to Measure

Calculating gate width with existing pillars or posts in place.

Take THREE measurements between the pillars/ posts. Across the top, middle and bottom. Make a note of the SMALLEST measurement.

Where to Measure Driveway Gate

To determine what clearance is needed to calculate gate width, you must decide how the gate will open. The first example is by far the most popular set up.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split

FIGURE 1: (most popular set up)

Gates to open towards driveway. Hinge plates mounted to rear face of post/ pillar. Back edge of gate sits flush with the back edge of post/ pillar.

REDUCE 40mm (approx. 1.5″) from your lowest measurement.

Please note: Example shows smaller gate to the right side but this can be either side. Simply select the size from the drop down area on the gate design you have chosen.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split 2

FIGURE 2:

Gates to open towards driveway. Hinge plates mounted to inside face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar.

REDUCE 150mm (6″) from your lowest measurement.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split 3

FIGURE 3:

Gates to open outwards toward roadside. Hinge plates mounted to outside front face of post/ pillar. Front edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. This is a good set up to do if your driveway space is limited. If your gate opens over a public footpath, please check with your local council if permission is required.

REDUCE 40mm (1.5″) from your lowest measurement.


Gate-Opening-Example-3-4 Split

FIGURE 4:

Gates to open outwards toward roadside. Hinge plates mounted to side face of post/ pillar. Back edge of gate sits flush with the front edge of post/ pillar. This is a good set up to do if your driveway space is limited. If your gate opens over a public footpath, please check with your local council if permission is required.

REDUCE 150mm (6″) from your lowest measurement.


Specification

The depth, thickness and quality of materials used in the construction of hardwood gates is a key factor on how the gate will look and perform. We only use the finest Iroko hardwood. This ultimately produces a long lasting gate that really does “make an entrance”.

Rear Bracing: Most gates will be produced with a diagonal brace system. This is sometimes changed to an “A” brace design if needed due to size.

GATE MATERIAL  
TIMBER Hardwood Iroko (density level 660kg/ m3)
FRAMED 3″ x 3″ (70mm x 70mm) – Mortise, tennon & dowel jointed
REAR BRACING 3″ x 2″ (70mm x 47mm)
CLADDING T, G and V, 19mm Deep x 125mm Wide (nominal)
FIXINGS Screwed
CONSTRUCTION Mortise, tenon and dowel jointed frames
HANDCRAFTED Made in the UK
SIZE Bespoke available
Why Choose Us?

We are UK’s largest bespoke gate manufacturer. All of our gates are expertly crafted by hand in the UK (not imported from abroad) using traditional, time served construction techniques. Great care and pride is taken to each and every one of our gates to ensure our customers gate is something they can be proud of.

What makes us different?

Compared to our competitors…a lot! Within manufacturing process. Deeper frames and thicker cladding to aid longevity of the gate. Traditional mortise, tenon and dowel jointed frames combined with the use of high grade, PVA adhesive to ensure frames are locked and secured in place. Hidden stainless steel screws to hold the cladding boards in position (not nailed in), and being hidden, increases kerb appeal. To help prevent the gate from moving and twisting, the frames are rebated to let the cladding expand and contract without effecting the gate structure. Finer details are applied such as smooth, routered edges and “V” groove joints to enhance the overall look of the gate. All of our gates can be purchased online to the nearest inch or call our team for an exact width measurement.

The process

So you’ve picked your gate, selected your sizes and ordered it online (or over the phone)…what happens next? Something we are quite proud of (and our customers love!). Once a customer has ordered and paid for their gate they go into our notification system. Customers are notified on every step during the gate production process via email and/ or text message. This includes when it’s in being cut, put together, QC (quality control), finish and delivery. Each of our production departments have scanners. Once they scan a product, the customer is notified of the update immediately.

Delivery

If you’ve ordered a smaller gate, a one man delivery service is used. For larger gates, a two man service is used. In any case, the customer does not need to help during delivery as we have it covered. You’ll be given a delivery date and time slot closer to the time. Feel free to call us and arrange alternative dates if needed.

The gate will arrive extremely well wrapped. ALL packaging used is fully recyclable so please dispose of this correctly.

Delivery

All products are made on order. As such, delivery times can go up and down depending on order volume. We delivery across the whole of the UK (mainland only – please call if Isle of Wight etc).

Wooden Gates (inc Garage Doors): Week commencing 8th of Janurary. (If adding a stain or paint finish, please allow a further 5 days.)

Composite Gates: Week commencing 22nd of January.

Metal and Metal Infill Gates: Week commencing 22nd of January.

Metal Railings and Ballustrades: Week commencing 22nd of January.

Fence Panels: 7 to 14 days

Accessories (automation kits, intercoms etc): 1 to 2 working days.

This is a week commencing date and can therefore be any day from the 22nd till the 29th of Janurary. For a more accurate time, please call our team on 0800 6124 965.

Need it faster? Call our team to discuss our Express Service. We can provide wooden gates, unstained in as little as 5 days.

DELIVERY CHARGES:

SPECIAL OFFER: Free Delivery on orders over £750 – save up to £199

  • Garden Gates: £19
  • Side/ Pedestrian Gates: £29
  • Fence Panels & Railings: £29 (one off charge not per panel)
  • Driveway Gates (softwood): £49
  • Driveway Gates (Hardwood): £99
  • Metal Framed Driveway Gates: £199
  • Sliding Gates: £199
  • Sliding Gate Kit (if purchased without a gate): £99
  • stainless steel screws

    Stainless Steel Screws

    Unlike others hidden stainless steel screws are used to attach cladding boards to gate. Most actually only use nails! Stainless steel is used to ensure screw does not rot over time.
  • Rebated Gate Frame

    Rebated Frame

    Naturally, timber will shrink and expand throughout the seasons. Our framework has rebated edges allowing the cladding to shrink and expand without effecting the structure of the gate.
  • Mortice tenon and dowel jointed gate frames 2

    Mortice, Tenon & Dowel Joints

    For ultimate strength and durability. Time served construction technique to provide a secure and long lasting gate frame.
  • Made to measure gates

    Made to Measure

    Size not listed? We can manufacture your gate to the exact millimeter! Unlike others there is no "bespoke service charge"...we simply price the gate to the nearest size listed.
  • Made in the UK

    Made in the UK

    Every gate we sell is expertly crafted by hand in the UK by skilled crafts people. We invite customers to our factory to see the quality and care each gate receives during the manufacturing process.
  • Routered Gate Frame

    Routered Edging

    To enhance the look of every gate our expert joiners carefully router the edges to create a smooth finished edge.

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