5-Bar Driveway Gate

Standard 5- bar driveway gates

Each gate is handmade using time-proven method of mortise and tenon joints and are hardwood doweled to ensure maximum strength, rigidity and durability throughout the life of the gates. Only kiln dried planed timber is used in either hardwood or softwood. These gates are suitable for automation, please contact us for details.

Please see our Gates FAQ for more info on additional options possible for your gates.

Standard Specifications: Overall height: 1170 mm, Height to top of beam: 1055 mm. They are 75 mm / 3″ thick 

Call 01787 224848 for pricing



    Ask us a Question

    SKU: FGDG Categories: ,

    Fitting Service

    We offer a fitting service on all of our gates throughout Essex, Suffolk and other parts of East Anglia.  Using our own in house team we provide a reliable and friendly service.  We can also fit fencing alongside your gates aswell as offer contacts for brickwork if required.

    Please contact us for supply and fit quotations on 01787 224848 or email info@tarmecltd.co.uk 

    gate instalation image - tarmec and croft fencing and gates ltd 01787 224848
    Hardwood 5 Bar Gate construction Tarmec and Croft
    gate manufacture image - tarmec and croft fencing and gates ltd 01787 224848

    Timber and treatment advice

    Softwood Timber

    Our softwood gates are manufactured using the highest-grade Scandinavian Redwood we can purchase.  If retreated every year with suitable wood preservative, they should last many years.


    Softwood timber is cut from fast growing trees and so will have knots in it.  It is a different grade to fencing timber though and the knots will not fall out, although over several years they will become dry.  You can treat your gates with a Danish or linseed oil which will improve this.

    Hardwood Timber

    Our hardwood gates are manufactured from a high grade Sapele timber.  This timber is a type of mahogany and is particularly suitable for outdoor gates as it is very stable.

    A hardwood gate is significantly more expensive than a softwood gate however it could last double the life of a softwood gate.

    Hardwood is cut from a slower growing tree and there will be little or no knots in our hardwood gates. Hardwood has naturally occurring oils in it and so does not necessarily require treatment.  Although, we do always recommend treating our hardwood gates.

    Treating your gates:

    The treatment we use is a spirit-based treatment which is very thin, the consistency of white spirit and this will absorb very quickly into the gate.  It will run down the gate on application, but will not leave runs as such, so is a quick and easy job.  We would recommend 2-3 coats per year. We sell tins of this treatment Here.


    To see image comparisons of the treatment colours, more information about treating your gate(s) and images of hardwood and softwood gates please see our Gate FAQ page here