Farm gates are popular in the countryside. If you own a ranch or if you grew up in a farm or ranch you are probably familiar with these types of gates. Ranch and farm owners have several reasons why they install these gates. One of the most common reasons is to keep livestock out of the premises. This will prevent one ranch owner from accusing his neighbour of stealing his cattle or shop. Another reason is to set a boundary between two neighboring properties.
Farm gates do not really cost a fortune and if you are a wise buyer, you can probably save on the materials as well. You can choose from the various types of gates. To help you with that decision here are some examples of farm gates.
Five Bar Field Farm Gate
This is the more traditional one. This type has been around for years. In fact, most farms in the countryside use this type. The five bar field gate is made from tanalised timber because this is more durable and lasts longer than regular timber. This gate has five horizontal planks of wood. Moreover, the five bar field gate is available in various sizes. It is available in 3ft up to 12 feet. Choose the size that fits your needs best.
Decorative Timber Field Gate
This type of gate is also known as decorative estate gates. The difference lies on how gate frame is constructed. If you look closely, in the decorative timber field gate you will notice that there is more flourish more intricacy in the construction while maintaining stability with several bracings. You can have the choice to use hardwood or softwood in the construction of these. However, you must remember that hardwood does not come cheap but is more durable than softwood.
Galvanised Metal Gates
This type of gate does not use timber but instead uses tubular steel. To construct this, seven tubular bars are used. However, despite the use of steel this gate is light and durable because it is coated with zinc. Galvanised metal gates are also available in different sizes with 4 feet as the smallest size and 12 feet as the longest.