how to 'infill' metal driveway gate

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I currently have a metal gate at driveway, and am looking to make it looks like the below ' metal frame with wood infill gate' for more privacy and better look.
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Was thinking some timbers but not sure if the gate hinge will support the added weight ( the gates are automated swing gate), so maybe some composite/PVC panels? and how should I attached the panel to the metal gate?


Any recommendations of the best way and materials to do the job? Many thanks in advance.
 
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I would have thought it unlikely to get any helpful suggestions without some pictures and dimensions of you gates?
litl
 
I would have thought it unlikely to get any helpful suggestions without some pictures and dimensions of you gates?
litl
Thanks, should have provided the info at first place. The doors are approx 1.55x1.9m (WxH) for each, the lower point is about 1.2m.
 

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Could you use a woodgrain upvc product?

Something akin to shiplap hardwood might also be possible, but vertical.
My conservatory is clad with hardwood but it is actually quite thin
 
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uPVC is going to look nasty very quickly. It will get scuffed, split, warped and stained
 
uPVC is going to look nasty very quickly. It will get scuffed, split, warped and stained

That's what I'm worrying, and if it's too thin it won't stand the wind if I only use screws to fix them onto the gate.
Was looking at the composite decking boards but that's 7.5kg per 1.8m board, way too heavy for the gates!
 
uPVC is going to look nasty very quickly. It will get scuffed, split, warped and stained
Could you use a woodgrain upvc product?

Something akin to shiplap hardwood might also be possible, but vertical.
My conservatory is clad with hardwood but it is actually quite thin

Will have a look at the fencing/decking wood boards at local B&Q see if I can find some thin hardwood boards.
 

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