Good quality wooden gate and hinges

20 May 2015
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United Kingdom
Didn't know whether to put this here, doors & windows, or in general.

Our wooden gate needs replacing. It leads from the front of the house into a small side alley (and historically the back garden before the previous owners extended outwards).

I've seen what the likes of Wickes and B&Q offer, and they don't look particularly strong or sturdy. Are there any better gates out there? Maybe made of hardwood. Current gate is approx 910x1825mm. I'd like one with an arched top. Doesn't need to be framed (as this limits what can be carried through) but I will need one post replacing.

Also the current gate has bogstandard T-hinges which have clearly sagged over time (the door sticks and I have to lift it up from the handle when it's been raining). What would be a better replacement?
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Hook and band hinges

A ledged, braced and framed gate

Possibly add an extra diagonal from top hinge side to bottom lock side, or a metal strap on coach bolts

If you can lift it off its hinges you may be able to lay it flat and knock it back to shape in dry weather when the joints are loose.
A proper fencing supplier may be your best bet.
They tend to have quality products made from thicker timber

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