Iron Gate

The cheap metal gates you get online/catalogue are "ok", they do the job, but they're nothing like the iron gates of back in the day! They're mild steel, fairly lightweight, sometimes the welds will need a rub with a file, and the cheap ones aren't galvanised, they're painted or powder coated, so any chips will rust.

Galvanised I would suggest is absolutely essential. Even more necessary where the gate is lightweight. I paid the expensive extra for all my gates to galvanised, after seeing the previous set rust away.
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I have a full tin of black Zinsser paint so more than happy to sand and paint if/when it starts to flake


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Always remember the maxim though;
Buy cheap, buy often!
Basically, what you try saving may cost you much more in the long run.
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