How To Measure For The Correct Size
If you already have in place, timber posts, brick piers or walls from which the gates are to be hung. Simply take the measurements from the inside of the post/pier, wall to the inside of the other. We will supply the gate with clearance for fitting. If post’s are needed then we will need the complete opening size, from this we will work out what is actually needed. The Total Height is to the Top of the Top Rail, there is an additional decorative Horn which is an approximately 2″ (50mm), on Top of the Total Height.
Garage Doors / Doors
Measure the total opening inside the frame. If a frame is required then just measure the total opening size.
We will supply the doors with clearance for fitting.
Product Care and Information
Softwood Product Care
PLEASE TREAT BEFORE HANGING
We recommend at least 3 coats of a SOLVENT based product, always remember to treat all SIX sides. This includes Front, Back, Both Sides, Top and Bottom.
Do Not use a Water Based Product, as these can cause the timber to reabsorb water and begin to crack and allow rot to set in.
If painting, we recommend using Cuprinol Wood Preserver (Clear) to use as a basecoat before painting (Followed by undercoat and several coats of paint) or staining. This product actively prevents rot and decay.
If you are just staining we would also recommend a product called Creocote which is a creosote substitute and will protect your product from exposure to the outside elements.
Pay particular attention to all end grains and joint areas.
As the Gates/Doors Settle Down treat any areas around joints or paint cracks that appear.
If you are not ready to hang, please treat as soon as possible and keep them stored flat until ready to hang.
Remember to treat at regular intervals and you will enjoy fantastic looking Gates/Doors for many years.
Wood is a Natural Product and can be affected by weather conditions, Failure to completely treat properly will result in the Wood Swelling, Warping, Splitting, Cracking and Bowing.
Kinder Timber Products cannot be held responsible for damage caused by the absorbsion of moisture through inadequate treatment.
Cedar Product Care
Cedar has a Natural resistance to the outside environment.
It will resist Warping, Twisting and Rot.
Over Time the Timber will weather to a Silvery Grey Colour due to UV Exposure.
Treatment is Recommended to Prolong the colour of the timbers and should be done a couple of weeks of exposure to the outside elements.
If you wish to Paint a Micro-Porous Paint is recommend as this will allow the timber to breath.
Semi-Transparent Stains are usually oil based and are porous to let the timber breath this is more suited to our climate (Hot and Cold).
Our Tanalised Green Timber that we use is of the same quality grade (5 Grade) as our Untreated Gated.
As Time Goes By the Timbers will Turn to a Brown Colour
Please Note that Tanalised Timber has a Rustic Finish due to the Pressure Treating Process.
No Treatment is required Initially, but once Weathered you will need to Top up the Treatment with a Suitable Product.
Thermal Modification (life span for this product is around 30 Years)
The process involves heating timber to a temperature of 180-220 degrees Celsius which darkens the colour. While at the same time protecting it with steam. 100% Natural no chemicals are added.
Thermowood is Medium to Dark Brown in Colour.
Thermowood is an environmentally friendly and fully recyclable product. It remains dimensionally stable and the moisture content is also permanently reduced. The moisture content decreases to around 4-6 percent and does not react to changes in humidity drastically as untreated Timber.
The cells of wood are modified and that caused changes in the wood characteristics. Resin is removed from the Timber and the process also decreases water absorption. Therefore it is a more durable Timber and making it ideal for outside use.
Thermowood can be Painted or Stained but this is not necessary.
All of Our Products will be delivered with an additional Horn on Both Top and Bottom of Garage Doors and Bottom for Gates, This is for Transport purposes, to protect the corners and will need to be removed before Treating and Hanging.
The Delivery Charge is for UK Mainland Only.
All of our Products are made to order and take up to 10 working days for Manufacturing.
We use a Courier to deliver all our products, so will need a contact number with all purchases.
All our Deliveries take place From Monday to Friday. Saturdays can be arranged, please contact us for additional cost.
When an order is Placed we will make contact to confirm order and give an Estimated Delivery Date, this is usually done via Email.
We can not Guarantee a Time for Delivery, but we will make contact once the order has been dispatched to make the customer aware of delivery day.
If there are any delivery instructions or special requests needed for delivery please let us know as soon as possible, preferably when the order is placed.
All of our timber is purchased from companies which are signatories to the Timber Trade Federations Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP). Which are accredited with Chain of Custody for both FSC (Forest Stewardship Coucil) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certification schemes for wood and wooden products.