Metal Gates - Fencing 

Metal gates are a popular choice for horse fencing due to their durability, strength, and overall security. When selecting metal gates for horse fencing, there are several factors to consider: 
 
• Material: Common options for metal gates include steel and aluminum. Steel gates offer excellent strength and durability but may require additional maintenance to prevent rust. Aluminum gates are lightweight, resistant to corrosion, and require less maintenance. 
• Size and Height: The gate should be wide and tall enough to allow easy access for horses, riders, and any equipment. The minimum recommended width for a horse gate is typically 12 feet to accommodate horses comfortably. The height should be at least 4.5 to 5 feet to prevent horses from jumping over the gate. 
• Design and Construction: Look for gates specifically designed for horse fencing. They should have smooth edges, without any protruding parts that could cause injury to the horses. Consider gates with vertical bars or mesh panels that provide visibility while preventing the horses from getting their heads stuck. 
• Latch and Locking Mechanism: Choose a gate with a secure latch and locking mechanism to ensure the gate stays closed and the horses are safely contained. There are various options available, including chain latches, padlock-compatible systems, and self-closing latches. 
• Installation: Ensure the gate is installed properly and securely. It should be attached to sturdy posts or gate frames to withstand the pressure exerted by horses. Follow the manufacturer's instructions or consult a professional for installation guidance. 
• Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain the gate to ensure it remains in good condition. Clean off any dirt or debris, lubricate hinges and moving parts, and address any rust or damage promptly to extend the gate's lifespan. 
 
When choosing metal gates for horse fencing, it is advisable to consult with fencing experts or suppliers who specialize in equestrian fencing to ensure you select the most suitable gate for your specific needs. 
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Batsford Timber

For over 30 years the family business of Batsford Timber has been supplying fencing requisites to the professional contractor and public sector. From our two sites we operate two Tanalith vessels as well as one creosote impregnation vessel allowing us to supply quality treated timbers to you. We pride ourselves on offering an extensive shop and retail area as a ‘one stop shop’ for everything fencing. The extensive shop and retail area is a ‘One stop shop’ for everything to do with fencing; from fixings and wire, tools and safety equipment plus posts, rails, sheds and decking.

Cotswolds Depot
BATSFORD TIMBER LTD, Aston Magna, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9QQ
e: sales@batsfordtimber.co.uk, t: 01608 651096

South West Depot
BATSFORD TIMBER LTD, The Sawmill at Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7JW
e: sales@batsfordtimber.co.uk, t: 01985 219555

McVeigh Parker

McVeigh Parker are a UK-based Fencing, Agricultural and Landscape suppliers, offering high-quality, cost-effective products to the trade, corporate, contractor and retail sectors, with a trading history of over 40 years With thousands of products in stock to order, in store, online, by phone or e mail – including leading brands such as Xfence, Clipex, Triple X, Gripple, Gallagher, IAE, Onduline, Dura2 timber to name a few – McVeigh Parker aims to become your first port of call for all your fencing and farm supplies. We have a very experienced specialist team that can act as your consultant, helping you design specifications and tender drawings, listing the very latest and best performing products available. Why not join thousands of satisfied customers who rely on us as their dedicated supplier. However, if you can’t find what you require or you have a special request, please ask us first, we pride ourselves on finding the most effective and best value solutions. We have our own fleet in excess of 50 vehicles ready for a fast efficient and reliable delivery. We offer an extensive range of products for a vast array of applications at very competitive prices.

McVeigh Parker Berkshire
Southend, Bradfield, Reading RG7 6HA
e: berks@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01189 744777

McVeigh Parker Cambridgeshire
Caxton Depot, Ermine Street, Caxton CB23 3PG
e: cambs@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01954 714110

McVeigh Parker Devon
Muxbeare Lane, Uffculme, Cullompton, Devon EX15 3BY
e: devon@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01884 824486

McVeigh Parker Kent
Thornden Farm, Lenham Road, Headcorn TN27 9LH
e: kent@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01622 891095

McVeigh Parker Lancashire
Park Lane Industrial Estate, Wigan Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 0BZ
e: lancs@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01942 725523

McVeigh Parker Scotland
Market Road, Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6FX
e: scotland@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01899 221150

McVeigh Parker Sussex
Stane Street, Billingshurst RH14 9JR
e: sussex@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01403 784250

McVeigh Parker Worcestershire
Unit 16 Wilden Lane Ind. Estate, Stourport on Severn DY13 9JY
e: worcs@mcveighparker.co.uk, t: 01299 826111

Shire Agri

We are a local company based in the OX15 area supporting farming businesses, equestrian yards, fencing contractors & small holders.

Shire Agri
Mead Farm, Mead Road, Barford St John Banbury, Oxon. OX15 0PW
e: richard@shire-agri.co.uk, t: 07500 448232

StowAg

Since 2014 we have been located in the heart of the cotswolds, between Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. 2022 marks the opening of our new Thame, Oxfordshire branch; enabling us to serve a wider range radius including the South-East of England. Both stores benefit from free delivery within 50 miles*, which means if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! Our extensive online and in-store range covers around 15,000 product lines. As well as making sure your visit to our stores is as efficient as possible, we are also constantly optimizing our website to ensure it is as simple and easy to use for you. If you cannot find what you’re looking for on our site, feel free to call either one of the StowAg shops to speak to one of our sales assistants who will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

StowAg Gloucestershire
Moreton Road, Longborough, Gloucestershire. GL56 0QJ
e: sales@stowag.com, t: 01451 830400

StowAg Oxfordshire
Unit 12 Rycote Lane Farm, Milton Common, Thame, Oxfordshire. OX9 2NZ
e: sales@stowag.com, t: 01844463400

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