Heritage Style Country Gates – an overview

Choose from the largest range of heritage style gates in Australia, made to measure in your choice of colour.

Railway Gates

Double Railway Gates, drop pins and hand made swing bow, powder coated ‘Charcoal’.

Reminiscent  of yesteryear, Farmweld’s heritage style country gates enhance the entrance to your property, no matter whether it’s large or small.”

Are you looking to buy a heritage style farm gate which will blend with the style of your home? Farmweld gates are designed to take the best features of old heritage gates and meld them into designs suitable for old or newer homes. Choose from our extensive range of horizontal bar farm gates or heritage mesh and scroll gates based on designs of the old fashioned gates made by Cyclone & other Australian companies, usually with heritage woven wire or cyclone mesh inserts. With a wide range of driveway gates and garden gates you’re sure to find a vintage gate suitable for your home.

Watch a quick overview of the available range of heritage country gates…

For more information about each style and view galleries…

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Bar & Rail Gates

Modern and traditional designs. Price guide and photo gallery. CLICK HERE

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Mesh & Scroll Gates

Diagrams, price guide, history of cyclone gates and photo gallery. CLICK HERE

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Custom farm gates

When you want something a little different.

View gallery at bottom of this page

Australian made:

  • Gates are made in our Adelaide Hills workshop, using Australian product where possible.
  • Each gate is individually made for every client.
  • Castings are sourced from a local foundry and we make our own bolt through hinges.

Delivery Australia-wide:

We have many happy customers all around Australia including Victoria, NSW, Qld, Tas, ACT, WA and of course in SA where we are located.

Customised for you

Farmweld don’t mass produce gates. Your gate is customised exactly as you want it at NO EXTRA COST:

  • any size (from 3′/915mm through to 16′/4.8m)
  • you pick the colour - any standard colour from the Interpon range (including the Colourbond colours). Click here for more information.

We like to give you peace of mind knowing that your heritage gate will be the right size and colour. We can customise your gates even further:

  • modify the height,
  • add extra rails, e.g. to reduce the gap between bars to keep small dogs in,
  • mesh gates can be fitted with farm mesh, chain mesh or heritage woven wire,
  • matching posts,
  • decorative post caps,
  • matching side fence panels.

Click on the sidebar to view the full range of heritage style country gate designs


Seen an old gate you like but can’t find it?

Many different styles of gates have been made over the last century or so. If you can’t find a design you like on our site, or you’d like a reproduction of a heritage gate not pictured perhaps to match some existing gates, then we can make something unique just for you.

Examples of custom farm gate designs:

NOTE: All images and product designs are copyright © and can not be reproduced in any way with out the written permission of Farmweld.

Quality

Our standards…

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Your metal gate is built strong to withstand daily wear and tear - no matter whether it’s a residential driveway gate or country gate. Farmweld gates were originally designed and made to withstand the rigours of heavy animals and regular use and this philosophy hasn’t changed. Your gate is built to last.

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We take the time to ensure that all our heritage style country gates are strong and safe for you, your family and your animals with no sharp protrusions or weak joins.

Materials…

  • All Farmweld heritage country gates are made from steel RHS, pipe or solid steel with a minimum wall thickness of 2.3mm. We do not work with flimsy metal tubing or aluminium.
  • Your gates will be made from quality first grade steel which complies to strict Australian standards.
  • Mesh gates are fitted with quality mesh, be it farm mesh, heritage woven wire or chain mesh. We do not use seconds.

Frequently asked questions:

I don’t know exactly what size gate I need?

Not all gateways are a standard size and trying to work out the exact length of the gate to fit the gap can be a pain in the proverbial! That’s why we custom make each gate  so it will fit any width gateway.

The sizes available for each design range from 915mm (3′) small garden gates through to larger driveway entrance gates up to 4.8m long (with some exceptions, refer to design information). We can make your gates as a single or a pair.

All we need to know from you is the distance between your posts (measure at the top and bottom) and we’ll work out the rest. If your posts and fencing are yet to go in, let us know how far apart you’re putting the posts and you can go ahead with that part of the project while your gate is being made. As long as the posts are installed as far apart as you told us they’d be, your gate should fit perfectly.

CLICK HERE to find out how to measure your gateway.

What’s the standard width of a Garden Gate?

As we don’t make to any ‘standard size’ you’ll need to work out what size suits you best. As a general recommendation we advise that it be at least 1.2m wide. Here are some things to consider:

  • Will you be pushing a fully loaded wheelbarrow through the gate? There’s nothing worse than losing half the load as it gets caught on a narrow gate.
  • Do you have a ride on mower? Take into account the width of the deck and any other protrusions, e.g. wheels, hoses.
  • Gates smaller than 1200mm wide look odd in a design with the handle – the length of the handle is 60cm. We can leave the handle off where gates are under this size.
  • The standard height of gates is 1200mm (heights may vary slightly on mesh gates due to the type of mesh inserted). If you’re putting in posts, don’t forget to allow for a gap under the gate of about 50-100mm. Take the slope of the ground into consideration as well. Fences look best when the posts sit slightly proud of the rail, with the gate’s top frame sitting level with the fence.

Should I get a single or double gate?

Generally this is a matter of personal preference. How you use the gate might make a difference:

  • Will the gates be closed most of the time?
  • Is the gateway less than 4.2m wide?
  • Do you need to ‘lock’ the gate?

If you answered yes to 2 or more of the above questions then you may want to consider a single gate. Opening and closing a pair of gates can be tedious, especially when it’s raining. Locking a gate is easiest and most secure if it can be locked to a post. Double gates will need a latch and drop pins to secure them. If you’re in doubt don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation.

Are Farmweld gates just copies of old gates?

Yes and no. Some gate designs are direct reproductions of old heritage gates, including mesh Cyclone gates, and HV McKay Sunshine and Simpson cast jointed gates. We try to make them as authentic as possible and can reproduce other styles which are not part of our standard range.

Other gate designs, some of which have been influenced by older blacksmithed gates, are unique to Farmweld. We hold the copyright over these designs so if you see the same gate elsewhere it means the design has been stolen from us and it’s quite likely the seller is not reputable (if you do happen to see an example of this please let us know so we can protect our product & reputation).

Don’t be fooled by copies, buy an authentic Farmweld gate where quality is guaranteed.

The unique heritage style gate handle featured on many of the Farmweld country and farm gates is a signature design associated with Farmweld. Based on the old style gates or heritage gates of the early 20th Century, the handle is not only attractive but practical as well.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We reserve the right to improve, alter or modify our designs without prior notification.
  • Colours shown are intended as a guide only.
  • All product descriptions are correct at time of publication.

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