What type of railings and gates are best for my property?

Lambton Single Gate

If you are looking for increased security and added structure around your garden or drive with a stylish addition of metal railings and gates, there are a few considerations to take into account for finding the best material, style, and size for your property.

Read our guide to choosing the most suitable gates and railings for your home or business premises:

Railing and Gates Dimensions

You will need to measure your pathway or drive in order to decide what size railings and gates to install on your property. Forjj gates are one metre high as standard or 1.8 metres for an alley gate.

We can also provide a bespoke design taller, shorter, wider or smaller to suit your exact requirements.

You may decide to have double gates if you have additional accessibility requirements or vehicle access to a driveway or parking area.

Railing and Gate Materials and Finishes

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Determining the most cost-effective, durable, and long-lasting material for your railings and gates is important when investing in a project for your home or business. Weather resistant materials like hot-dip galvanised steel will stand the test of time better than wood or timber, which is why Forjj provides this as a standard for our metal railings. Did you know that a galvanised gate can provide 30-100 years of protection for your property?

You can also choose to hand paint your metal railings with any standard exterior metal point, or opt for our professional powder-coating service for your railings and gates in any RAL colour.


Choosing robust metal gates and railings adds a level of security to your property, so choosing a resilient material like metal can ensure your garden’s perimeter stands the test of time.

Railing and Gates Styles

Finally, it’s time to consider the design of your railings and gates! Choose a style that complements the exterior aesthetic of your property, whether it’s a classic bow top that blends in seamlessly with your home design or a more decorative option like the Lambton which features elaborate scrollwork.

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Are you ready to start designing a new gate for your home or business premises? Browse our standard designs on forjj.co.uk or get in touch with any questions or to request a bespoke railing and gate combo!

Published On: April 2, 2024
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