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Privacy Policy

Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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Gate Styles

What Gate Style Suits My Home?

When looking to buy a new gate, there are a lot of options to choose from.

As well as looking at the architectural and design features, colours and what will best match your properties overall image, you need to consider how the gate will open safely, and the impact that this will have on neighbours, roads and footpaths.

Below we take a look at some of the different gate options available to you. You can use this information to find the right gate style for your needs.

External swinging gates

External swinging gates are perfect for ascending driveways (i.e. if there is a hill from the entrance of your property leading up to your home) or homes with a short driveway. Gates with an internal swing would get stuck on the ascending ground or may hit into the wall if the driveway is very short, whereas outward swinging gates won’t compromise your driveway or property.

Classique Gate

The only downside of this gate type is you need a lot of space on the outside of the property, so that it doesn’t interfere with footpaths or roads. These gates best match properties on quieter streets or countryside homes.

Sliding gates

Custom Scroll Slider Gate

Custom Scroll Slider Gate

Sliding gates can be the most versatile gate style, provided there is enough room either side of the entrance for the gate to slide across. Sliding gates are perfect for short driveways or properties that lead out onto busy street or footpaths, which don’t allow room for a gate to swing either outwards or inwards.

The gate slides sideways (behind the fence) and doesn’t take up any additional space.  A fantastic invention that also looks impressive.

Internal swinging gates

Properties that are on main roads, or roads where there is considerable pedestrian traffic, should consider internally swinging gates.Sentinel Gates 3

The gates swing inside the property and don’t take up any space outside of the property.

For this type of gate it is important to take into account that the driveway will need to be kept clear to allow the gate to open inward, so there must be a garage or side area where cars can be parked.

Design considerations

Depending on the property you want to add the gate to, there is a range of different design considerations to take into account. For example:

Modern architecture building

Aluminium slat fencing and gates are usually the most popular option for buildings with a more contemporary architectural design. The versatility of aluminium combined with powder-coating means aluminium slat gates and fencing come in a variety of colours to suit your individual needs.  They are a great option when you want to keep your fence and gate colours consistent with the style and architectural features of your home.

Slat Infills and Single Gate

Traditional homes & country cottages

Traditional picket fencing and gates work fantastically to enclose older-style homes. If you’re looking for that ideal and authentic feel of the ‘white picket fence’ but you don’t have the time for the upkeep involved in coating and painting timber fences year in year out, then it’s best to go with our more modern aluminium option – you still get the style of the white pickets, but with the durability of aluminium.

Picket Fencing

Ornate gates for a high-end look

If you’re going for an elite look to your home then an ornate steel gate can be the perfect focal point to set off the look right from the moment people lay eyes on your home. What’s more – steel fences are the most durable on the market and ours require absolutely no upkeep, so your gate will look magnificent for years to come.


High security

If your project requires a high level of security- particularly for commercial and industrial fencing products, then security gates made from guardian steel are the way to go. Adding finishing touches like spiked posts will even help to deter criminals as they won’t consider trying to climb over that!

Sentinel Security Gate

So what option is best for you?

When looking at the best type of gate for your needs, you need to consider the following:

  • Space: You need to consider how much space you have for a swinging gate and whether an external or internal swinging gate is best.  If you don’t have enough room for either than a sliding gate will be your best option.
  • Electronic or standard:  We usually recommend automatic gates. While they are more expensive, they are a lot safer and more convenient. You don’t have to block of the road with your car while you open the gate.
  • Style:  Your gate and fence need to match in with your house design and your architectural features.  Look at options between slats and smartwood and steel posts.  Ultimately you need to consider all of the features on your property and how best the gate will complement these.

If you have any further questions about what style is right for your gate, our friendly sales staff are always happy to help – get in touch today!