Mortice and Tennon Driveway gates

Our Mortice and Tennon Driveway gates are all made to measure, and are available in a range of styles:

Flat top, Spindle top, or Paling. Each of these is available with an arched top.

These are perfect for drive entrances, and add style, and privacy to your property. With a strong and durable build, these gates are built to last.


The gates are made using a 100mm x 50mm framework, with the rear braces made of 100mm x 38mm kiln dried 5th Redwood. These are half morticed and fitted together using external glue and pins. The frame is then re-bated and a tongue and groove inlay is fitted. The tongue and groove matchboard is a nominal 125mm x 19mm (actual 120mm x 16mm) and again is kiln dried 5th Redwood.

The height of the gate is taken from the top of the styles.

The gates can be made to fit existing gaps, or to templates/drawings provided if required.

Each leaf is can be re-bated so that either leaf can be opened in, or out, first. Or we can remove the rebate so that either leaf can be used. Therefore we need to know when ordering, which leaf will open in/out first, when looking at the good face of the gate.

The Gates also come with Z-braces to stop our gates dropping when hung, and reduces the need to adjust the gates after a long period.

1200mm (High) and lower come with a top and bottom rail, and one z-brace.
1500mm (High) and above have three rails, and two z-braces.

We recommend the gates be treated before fitting, with a minimum of 2 coats, and again annually for their life. We would recommend a solvent or oil based external treatment.

All our gates are made using Timber, and therefore are subject to movement, i.e shrinking and swelling and slight twisting. This is a common factor with any timber gate, and due to our climate, they may require adjustment after fitting.

Custom styles can be manufactured within reason, but we do require a signature and full payment when ordering on all our gates.

Measuring Service

Call the Hillsborough team today on 0114 234 3924 and one of our gardening experts will talk you through the exact measuring process. Alternatively simply email us a photo of the space where you'd like your gate to and we'll let you know exactly what information and measurements we need.

Online Quote

If you would like to get an estimate please fill in the form below and we will get back to you.

Alternatively call us on 0114 234 3924 or you can email us at web

Feel free to ask us any question, you could even send us images of existing gates / the existing empty space and we will do our best to help you.

Gate Information

All Driveway Gates can be arched for an additional £108 cost

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