Gates, fences and balustrades

The purpose of a gate, fence or balustrade is to define an outdoor space, controlling access and providing safety. But they also help to define the aesthetic of a space, with height and materiality being key factors – a tall steel gate creates a very different atmosphere to a low row of well-spaced timber pickets. Aesthetics aren’t so much of a concern in commercial settings, where security boom gates are required.

The purpose of a gate, fence or balustrade is to define an outdoor space, controlling access and providing safety. But they also help to define the aesthetic of a space, with height and materiality being key factors – a tall steel gate creates a very different atmosphere to a low row of well-spaced timber pickets. Aesthetics aren’t so much of a concern in commercial settings, where security boom gates are required.