Sunday, 12 August 2012

Gates Hampshire

Wood Gate Staining - Learn How to Finish Your Garden Gate Like the Pros

A new stained wooden gate blends with old-fashioned to eclectic and modern styles. If the owner of a wooden gate chooses to stain there are many choices to choose from such as oil-based, water-based, gel, and one step stain/finishes. Regardless of which type of stain used, the gate must be sanded smoothly with no raised or rough spots, otherwise the stain will not be even. Always consider your choices carefully before staining  wooden gates.
Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses and a decision must be made concerning which finish best suits the needs of the owner. The easiest type to use is the one step stain as the stain and finish are applied simultaneously therefore eliminating multiple steps. However, a one step finish often covers the grain of the wood as it sits on top of the wood itself. An oil-based stain penetrates the wood but solvents are used for cleanup.
Gel stains are also usually oil-based and have great color control but these stains are more expensive and buffing must be done between coats. A water-based stain tends to be more environmentally friendly than the others as cleanup is by soap and water, but has a tendency to raise the grain of the wood. This can be prevented, though, by conditioning the wood to accept water-based stain before applying. Each type of stain requires careful following of manufacturer's instructions.
When applying anything other than the one-step stains, several layers of stain must be applied to obtain the necessary color. These are applied by rag or paint brush and given a minimum of 15 minutes between coats to allow for penetration. Once the preferred stain color is reached, a wait time of approximately 10 hours is needed before use. If a topcoat of polyurethane is desired for further weather resistance, a minimum of 72 hours is required for the stain to dry before application.
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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Wooden Gates Hampshire
                                                                 The Kinchlea

The Kinchlea wooden gate made to measure manual or automated gate.

Wooden gates by Hampshire Gates are not only functional and stylish but offer privacy and protection.

Those who want to know that their house and land is safe from prying eyes choose wooden gates and fences.  We make wooden gates to any width and height often over 5ft tall. This is great for anyone who is worried about their privacy, or just wants to be sure that their dog cannot jump over it.

The Kinchlea Gate is finished with quality smooth finish timber from sustainable sources, which gives a traditional but modern look and will compliment any driveway, business and property.

This pair of gates is constructed using heavy duty planed framework and planed tongue-and-groove boards.

All Hampshire Gates Wooden Gates are hand made by skilled craftsmen on our own premises.

All our gates and work come with a 2 year guarantee.

All of our gates can be made to your exact required measurements and can be automated or manual opening.

All our wooden gates are handmade on our premises in Hampshire to the highest standard using certified timber from sustainable sources at prices we believe cannot be beaten for the quality offered.

Available in 4" x 2" outer frame and heavy duty 4" X 3" outer frame.

Hampshire Gates 01264 210088

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Electric Automated Gates
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  Hampshire Gates provide a quality service for electric gates in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset, we can however travel any distance and offer a nationwide delivery and fitting service. We are an experienced family business with over 10 years experience in the electric gatesautomation industry. Hampshire Gates are experts within our field and pride ourselves on offering a professional, reliable, personal and friendly service to both domestic and commercial customers have a look at our customer testimonials and we have many more to show you if you require. We are based in Andover in Hampshire covering the  areas of  Salisbury, Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth…

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Maintaining Your Wooden Gates

How You Can Properly Maintain Your Wood Gates – Common Wooden Gate Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Maintaining the look and life of your wood gates doesn't have to be a complicated task, as long as you follow a few routine steps. Consistency is the key, and if you follow these maintenance tips on a regular basis you will greatly extend the life of your wooden gates.
Once a new wooden gate's surface has been finished, hardware added, and installation completed, a regular maintenance program should begin. This is not a difficult process nor does it take much time.
How Often Should You Do The Wood Gate Tune-ups?
A wooden gate is typically exposed to weathering and heavy usage making regular maintenance necessary. Sooner or later any finish will wear away and normally this will be of an uneven nature. It is recommended the maintenance take place each spring.
What Should I Look For On My Wood Gates?
The wooden gate should be inspected for several things: splits, cracked finish, loose nails or screws, fading of finish, etc. Most years all that is required is tightening of the fastenings and a little spot correcting of the finish.
When To Do The Big Wood Gate Maintenance
To recoat the spots which have worn down or begun to crack a light sanding of the area and a coat or two of the paint or stain should suffice. However, approximately every five to seven years, a complete washing and sanding of the wood before repainting or re-staining will further prolong the gate's life.
The Most Common Maintenance Mistake
Painting or staining over an area without cleaning and sanding is not recommended as this could cause even worse damage to the gate. Bare wood or a cracking painted surface permits water to penetrate into the wood itself which is a huge invitation for micro-organisms or termites detrimental to the wood. Sanding down the area needing repair and allowing it to dry before refinishing keeps the wood from rotting. Additionally, as when painting or staining a new wooden gate, place a sheet of cardboard, plastic or canvas under the gate to prevent drips below.
As long as preventative measures are taken the wooden gate will remain in prime condition for many years. Maintaining your wooden gate will retain its durability and save you money in the long run.
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Wooden Gates Hampshire

Tidy up your home and garden for spring and summer with one of our handmade wooden gates or driveway gates. For a free no obligation quotation or to request more information visit our site or give us a call on 01264 210088.