5 Benefits of Wooden Gates

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There’s plenty of choice when it comes to deciding which gate will best suit your business premises. It’s an important decision, and before you make your choice, it’s always best to take a proper look into the benefits each type of gate can bring.


This month, we’re taking a look at wooden gates, and some of the top reasons they make a great choice for any business premises


Wooden gates have been popular for many, many years, and one of the main reasons they never seem to fall out of fashion is their appearance. There are many different styles of wooden gates, and each one offers a unique look compared to the last. Traditional five-bar gates have the timeless, countryside appeal and are perfect for farms and any business premises in countryside surroundings, while timber security gates can look neat and attractive while forming an imposing and hard-wearing barrier.

No wooden gate is the same, due to the natural differences within every wood species, and there is plethora of choice when it comes to the specific type of wood you need. It’s easy to find a wooden gate to suit the aesthetic of any property, and it’s simple to change the colour or finish of any wooden gate, should the exterior decor of your property change over time.


No matter where you need your wooden gate installed – or for what purpose – it’s easy to find something to suit your requirements. Wooden gates can be cut to fit openings of any shape or size, and can be built specifically to enhance security, maintain privacy, and to create an attractive, professional appearance all at the same time.

Different gates are better suited to different roles, but it’s easy to find a fitting fence for any area of your property, including driveways, side entrances and large front entrances for industrial premises. Just discuss your specific needs with your wooden gate installers, and you’ll soon have a wooden gate suited to provide efficient functionality no matter its location.


You might be surprised to hear that wooden gates can be an incredibly effective form of security for your business. There are a few things to consider when finding a wooden gate for security purposes; the type of wood is important – you’ll want hardwoods over softwoods – while height, locking systems and reinforcement will also have an impact. Wooden security gates can provide ample security from opportunistic crime, as they create a sturdy barrier which is not only tough to break down, but also acts as a strong deterrent.

A wooden gate can be very effective for protection of the exterior of your business premises, which is particularly important if you happen to store equipment outside, or need extra protection for side or back entrance doors to your property.


Along with security, wooden gates can also offer comprehensive privacy for your premises. If you have important goods or access points you would rather keep out of clear sight of passersby, a wooden gate can easily form a tight barrier where needed. Like we said above, it’s easy to find a wooden gate which suits your specific requirements, so if you need a gate to cover a certain height or width, you only need to discuss it with your supplier.

Wooden gates can neatly plug gaps between walls, so if there is a clear view into your property – from the side, back or front – a wooden gate can be installed to close-up the perimeter of the building without looking at all unsightly.

Great value

Wooden gates are by far the most cost-effective gate solution you can find. Timber is generally cheaper than metal, and while wooden gates may take some general maintenance over time, they will last for many years without trouble. Choosing high quality timber from a reliable supplier means you can have peace of mind that your wooden gate is installed with all the necessary protection to fight against things like rot or discolouration, while also being naturally strong from the start, so you won’t need to constantly realign, repair or replace any section of the gate.

RTC Fencing are a leading fencing contractor, with over 20 years of experience when it comes to supplying and installing quality timber gates for a range of commercial clients throughout Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray and Derby.

Our wooden gates are built to match our high standards by our expert team, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today for all your wooden gate and fencing needs.

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