Dedham Side Gate

With a gradual sloping top and black iron bar infills, our Dedham side gate will be a beautiful entrance to your garden or property.

Each gate is handmade from sturdy, smooth-planed tongue-and-groove panels within a strong framework, using time-proven mortise and tenon joints to ensure maximum strength, rigidity and durability throughout the life of the gates. Only kiln dried planed timber is used. These gates are 45mm /1’77” thick. Please contact us for for any more details.

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    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 

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    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

    Gate Options

    There are many different options for the fixtures you'll require with your new side gate. For example different style hinges are recommend for different sized gates and there are different ways of fitting your gates on posts or wall plates. If you need some guidance with this we have a page of our recommendations in our Gates FAQ (select side gates). 

    If you have any further questions or need a little help choosing what you need we are always happy to assist you at 01787 224848 mon-fri 8.30 - 4.30. or pop an email over to us at