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Gates Buying Guide


There is a wide choice of garden gates and as well as providing access they can really help complete the look of your fence, wall or hedge boundary. Gates come in a variety of designs, whether you want a decorative entrance to your driveway or a privacy gate, be sure to choose the best one for you.


Once you’ve selected your design there are a few key points to consider before you buy your gate:

  • How wide will you gate need to be – remember to leave a bit of room for your hinges and locks if needed.
  • How and where will you hang the gate – you can either attach your gate to a wall, concrete or timber posts.
  • Which way will the gate open – some designs will have left and right-handed opening versions.


Types of gates


Entrance gates



 Mercia manufactures and stocks the following entrance gates:


  • Waney Edge 
  • Feather Edge


As you’ll be using it all the time, your entrance gate must be pretty sturdy to cope. All our gates are strengthened using either a diagonal strut running from the latch to the opposite corner, or a double V method.


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Boarded Gates 



 Mercia manufactures and stocks the following entrance gates:


  • Waney Edge 
  • Feather Edge
  • Continental


Boarded gates create an inconspicuous entrance in a panel fence. They’re the ideal way to give your rustic-style garden more privacy. 


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Picket Gates 



Mercia manufactures and stocks the following entrance gates:


  • Palisade


These gates go perfectly with a picket fence, a wall or a hedge. You can paint or stain the wood, and choose flat  or rounded tops for your pales. 


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Other useful Articles

Buying Articles

 Fence Buying Guide


How to Guides

 How to Install a Gate


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