Timber Gates - Fencing 

Timber gates are a popular choice for horse paddocks due to their durability, aesthetics, and natural appeal. When selecting timber gates for your horse paddock, there are several factors to consider to ensure they meet your needs. Here are some key points to keep in mind: 
 
• Material Selection: Choose a high-quality timber that is suitable for outdoor use. Common options include oak, cedar, or pressure-treated pine. These woods are known for their strength and resistance to rot, decay, and insect infestation. 
• Gate Size and Design: Determine the appropriate gate size based on the needs of your horses. The gate should be wide enough to allow easy passage for horses, handlers, and equipment. Consider the height as well to prevent horses from attempting to jump over it. Choose a sturdy design that can withstand the pressure and potential impacts from horses. 
• Latch and Hinges: Opt for robust and reliable gate hardware. Heavy-duty hinges are essential to support the weight of the gate and ensure smooth operation. Additionally, select a secure latch or lock that can withstand horse pressure while keeping them safely contained. 
• Safety Considerations: Ensure that the gate design minimises the risk of injury to horses. Avoid any protruding nails, sharp edges, or gaps that could catch a horse's hoof or cause entrapment. 
• Maintenance: Timber gates require regular maintenance to preserve their appearance and longevity. Apply a suitable wood treatment or stain to protect the timber from weathering and prolong its lifespan. Periodically inspect the gate for any damage or signs of wear, addressing any issues promptly. 
• Gate Placement: Strategically position the gate in a convenient location within the paddock, considering factors such as access to water sources, feeding areas, and shelter. 
• Budget: Determine your budget for the timber gate, taking into account the quality of materials, size, and any additional customization or features you may desire. 
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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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