The Ibsley is a matchboard gate with a Palisade infill, made from 70mm x 45mm PAR timber, with a mortice and tenon framework, and clad with 80mm x 16mm T.G.V. boards. This gate does not have a capping, but the top rail is finished with a router chamfered edge.
The palisade uprights are morticed into the framework, at equal spacings and have a finished size of approx 50mm x 16mm on gates small to medium size gates, which we increase to approx 70mm wide on larger gates.
The standard sizes are 1050mm high x 900mm wide and 900mm high x 900mm wide, but can be used as a pair of driveway entrance gates as shown later in the catalogue. We strongly advise that on any gate over 1.2M wide, we increase the framework size to 95mm x 45mm at an additional cost of 30%.
Please note: When ordering this gate, we need to know the height from the bottom of the gate to the position where the Palisade starts. On a gate up to a height of 1.0m, we would normally make the gap size of the palisade 150mm high between the top and second rail.
These gates should not be pressure treated, as they are made from Kiln dried Timber, which is stored dry and assembled in a dry workshop. It is important to realise that when this timber comes in contact with the elements, rain etc. it will take on the moisture and swell. This will be noticeable especially on the Tongue and groove boarding, which may distort the framework and try to force the gate apart at the joints.
For softwood gates, we strongly recommend an oil-based treatment, available in Pale green, Golden or Dark Brown at a square meter price, see our catalogue for current prices. We strongly advise the customer to provide at least a further two coats of stain, and to recoat it throughout the life of the product.
For Hardwood “Sapele” gates we strongly recommend a coat of Ronseal woodstain which is applied to all surfaces during the manufacturing process, see our catalogue for current prices. We can apply this in “Antique pine” which brings out the natural Sapele colour or “Teak” which will make a very dark colour. We strongly advise the customer to provide at least a further two coats of stain, and to recoat it throughout the life of the product.
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