Driveway Gates

Timber gates to rural driveway
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“The gate is the front door to the garden,” says award-winning garden designer Jackie Herald. “It’s the first engagement the visitor has with you. Done badly, they can be showy and even aggressive. But, well designed, the right gate in the right setting can be a beautiful thing.”

First things first, though — ask yourself why you want one and how you’re going to use it. “Consider what you want the gates to do, apart from just looking good,” suggests Julie Turnbull of Cannock Gates

Jason Orme
Managing Director

The former Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Jason is an experienced self builder and has recently finished renovating his 1960s home. Jason is now Managing Director of Future PLC's Homes' portfolio, which includes UK-leading titles such as Ideal Homes, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. He is also the author of The Self Build Dream. You can catch Jason in the seminar theatres and Advice Centre at many of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the UK.