The Minstead is our standard “matchboard gate” and made from 70mm x 45mm rebated, PAR timber framework, mortice & tenon jointed. The braces are made from 70mm x 30mm sawn timber. The gate is clad with 80mm x 16mm T.G.V. boards, and is finished with a 75mm x 30mm twice weathered Capping. 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%.
The Minstead can be made in either left, or right hand hung, so please specify. 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 price list page 5 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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