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Founded on a long lineage of carpenters, builders, sawmillers, and engineers, Authentic Gates is a family business specialising in the design and construction of bespoke entrance solutions such as timber gates.
In 1999, the founders of Authentic Gates had noticed with concern that the original wooden cross-bolted gates, that once characterised many a grand estate, were no longer obtainable and the craft had become a dying trade. A victim of the modern age where traditional values are often sacrificed in exchange for the temporary economy of a 'welded mesh and thin tube' gate design.
Cheap metal gates quickly succumb to the rigours of rural life and before long are buckled and rusted. How unlike the original wooden cross-bolted gates still working after a lifetime of faithful service!
To prevent the time honed skills from being lost forever, Authentic Gates set about to laboriously study, measure and document as many remaining cross bolted gates as possible. A search was made for the old original tradepersons to glean as many of the hard learnt skills as possible and preserve these for future generations.
Buying a timber gate from us means you are getting quality and guaranteed authenticity. Our gates are handcrafted from Australian hardwood sourced from established and sustainable forests. Read some of our FAQ’s here or browse our wooden gate categories and products here. Ordering online is easy with our PayPal™ integrated checkout system.