We can use a variety of timbers to make our driveway gates. For this lovely set we used a Scandinavian redwood which is a softwood. It’s Latin name is Pinus sylvestris. This timber is not on the CITES ( Convention on international trade in endangered species appendices) and is widely available from well managed sources.
This timber can be used for gate construction and is a cost effective alternative to hardwood timber but it will require maintenance as it must be treated with a stain / paint once hung and be regularly maintained to preserve the timber.
We are always happy to advise on timber choice and care so if you have any questions or comments please do get in touch