There are so many different types of materials to choose from for your gate. Whether you would like something more traditional, modern or something for extra safety, there is an option for everyone.

1. Wood

Wood is more of a traditional material to use for you gate. It is offers a cosy and welcoming feeling to your house. You could have different types of wood used for your gate such as spruce, fir, pine, cypress, cedar and redwood. Make sure your wooden is vanished regularly so avoid any water damage or rot.

2. Aluminum

Aluminum is quite a common material to use for a gate as it is light-weight, sturdy, durable and shiny. There are plenty of ways an aluminum gate can be cut, designed or painted to suit your style.

3. PVC

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is used to create a wood-like body. PVC body comes in either a solid form or in a collection of sleeves that can be added over existing wood surfaces. It creates a closed design and can be attached using an adhesive.


4. Wrought Iron

This elegant metal is known for being a little heavier and denser than most other metals such as aluminum therefore it provides great durability and protection. It adds a sense of class and refinement to any property. Wrought iron is a deep, black color, however you could paint it if you wanted to.

5. Vinyl

Vinyl is a material that can replace wood and has characteristics that resist issues such a water damage. Vinyl comes in many designs and colours and will not be easily scuffed nor scratched.

6. Chain-link

A chain-link gate is a simple design where a metal such as iron is woven together in a pattern. This type of gate is strong and will not wear down easily.

7. Bamboo

Bamboo is a gate material that is becoming increasingly popular due to its durability and eco-friendly properties. Bamboo can resist water and has a dense body which does not wear down easily. It gives your home a natural, earthy feel and you can also add varnish to it for that extra shine.

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