Crestala’s Groombridge closeboard entrance gates are manufactured on-site in our own workshop, by our skilled Gatemakers. We can make special sizes.
For help with measuring up for your new gates, see our Blog entry Measuring for new side or entrance gates which will guide you through the process.
Gate fittings for all the different sizes of Groombridge gates are available. If you are not sure which type or size of hinge you need for your gates, please ask one of our team who will be happy to advise you.
All Groombridge closeboard gates manufactured by Crestala are made to be robust, yet offer very good value for money. The timber used is pressure treated, joinery grade, slow-growing Russian or Scandinavian redwood. The treatment provides good protection against rot and insect attack. Cosmetic treatments can be added later if desired.
The framing timber sizes are Ex* 100mm x 75mm for the vertical Stiles and Ex* 100mm x 50mm for the horizontal Rails.
It should be noted that all treated softwood gates are susceptible to natural movement or shaking (cracks in the timber) as the timber expands & contracts during the normal weathering process. This is not considered to be a defect unless very severe. We recommend that treated softwood gates are allowed to dry fully before cosmetic treatments are applied.
*Measurements shown are taken before the wood is planed. Its finished size is roughly 5mm smaller than the original size shown.