The client required new garden gates to sit at the front of the house, one on the driveway and another at the garden path.
The house is a beautiful 1930’s Sussex cottage detached property with a driveway for off-road parking and a pretty front garden path to the door (enough, I’m not an estate agent!). The gates needed to reflect the era the house whilst looking fresh, modern and stylish.
A lesser know wood called idigbo was chosen over the obvious choice of oak as it has the same strength and stiffness as oak but also resists moisture and insect attack well. The styling consideration required lots of careful thought for it to balance well in size and proportions whilst looking elegant.
You can see the gallery below where lots of good old fashioned cabinet-making techniques such as pegged mortise and tenon joints (the strongest) were used throughout alongside modern glues and finishes.