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    Pros and Cons of metal gates with timber infills


    Are timber infill gates with a metallic frame worthwhile? What are the pros and cons of these gates?

    Asked by June on 25th May 2022
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    Sorin Postolache

    "Hello, the wood gets wet from the rain and over the years it changes, the steel shrinks instead so long as it is painted it does not rust and I consider it to be longer"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Michal Bartkowicz

    "Metal gate will be very strong and will never change its shape unlike timber. Timber infill will give it a good look - so I would say it is a good choice.
    Bear in mind that metal get rusty. Please use powder coating or good metal paint."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Britchford Fabrication & Welding

    "Having made and fitted these types of gates I can say they are worthwhile as long as the steel is coated properly they can last for years they can be very secure with a good thickness of wood and as long as the wood is varnished it'll hold out the only con I can think of is really the wood and that's because it's softer than steel. Hope this helps you"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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