Every year there seems to be a new ‘hot list’ for every budding gardener to consider before they don their gloves and head outside to dive into an overgrown flower bed. While it is, of course, fun to change things up based on yearly trends, it can also get quite expensive and labour-intensive, so we’d suggest thinking about adhering to some time-honoured garden design trends that never slip out of style.
During warmer weather, there aren’t many things that can bring a smile like a family BBQ, complete with a dip in the pool – paddling or otherwise – and a spot of sunbathing. Mowing the lawn, dusting off the garden furniture and the all-important BBQ station, and tending to your flower beds in preparation for BBQ season is part and parcel of being British; even if our heatwave is followed by a hefty dose of rain to make up for the sunshine!
Homeowners want to ensure their house, garden and driveway are always protected from any external threats or worries, as well as keeping their family, pets, and vehicles safe and secure. In addition to being a practical security measure, a wooden gate can be stylish and aesthetically pleasing too, which is exactly what Mitech Joinery strives for.
In the midst of spring, we edge ever closer to longer, brighter days, warmer evenings, and al fresco living. Being stuck indoors during warmer weather can be a drag, but enjoying outdoor space doesn’t have to be exclusive to BBQ nights. With a few simple improvements to your home exterior and garden, you will be garden proud in no time at all.
There was once a time when having a gated driveway was the be-all and end-all finishing touch for a home-owner. Over the years, the idea of protecting your property in this way hasn’t changed – but the gate at the end of your driveway has. Long gone are the painted metal gates and chain link fences. These days, these have been replaced by stylish and beautifully made electric wooden gates.
When you choose Mitech Joinery to design and build your perfect electric wooden gate, you are getting the full package. When it is finally installed, it can be tempting to sit back and relax, taking in how good your house looks, thanks to your new gate.
For many people living in more remote towns and villages the location and scenery are wonderful; rolling hills and natural surroundings as far as the eye can see. Unfortunately, it is these more remote, non-flat areas that are prone to flooding when the country experiences severe weather. While it is not possible to just lift homes up and out of the way, there are certain steps you can take to avoid a disaster. Whether you want to weather proof your home or stem the flow with wooden driveway gates, now is the time to act.
The tradition of a very thorough and deep clean of the home as we enter spring is a practice that began as a way of preparing the home for warmer climes following winter. However, these days it is more than that, it is also a means of de-cluttering and ensuring our homes are as safe, secure and as efficient as we want them to be.
It feels like just a few weeks ago that we were planning Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and suddenly, Valentine’s Day is upon us… it was literally just a few weeks ago, but time flies when you’re having fun!
For many people, gates are often overlooked as a security measure instead of a designed feature of their garden. To deny the craftsmanship that goes into creating lovingly crafted, beautiful wooden gates is to do our carpenters a disservice.
When it comes to decorating your home, there are so many different colours available, so many different patterns, textures and finishes that you can really get your personality across with easily.
It has been reported that home burglaries and break-ins go up by around 20% in winter, which means that unless you are extra vigilant and up your security; your home has a 1 in 5 chance of being picked on this Christmas. Don’t be just another statistic, invest in a bespoke timber gate and keep thieves at bay.
At Mitech, our goal is to provide the highest quality gates that are made from the very best materials, all at a budget to suit your needs. We plan, design and manufacture your gates on site to ensure our high standards are met every time. We take our business seriously because keeping you safe and secure is our primary aim.
We live in a world where appearance counts for a lot, and keeping up with the Joneses is something we all strive to do, in one way or another.
When buying a house, a lot of money is spent on realising the dream and creating a home.
Customers approach us at Mitech Joinery with a varied idea of what they want or require. It can range from having no idea, other than they need to keep animals, children or property safe or in, to having a good idea that the style should be in keeping with what they have going on in and around their property.
The artistry in carpentry is a balance between functional ability, overall design, and construction techniques.
There are so many different types of products made in wood today, that having the overall experience to pull off every project to the professional letter would be almost impossible. The true artistry is in being able to translate the project that you have set about doing from your workbench to the completed item.
Ordering your wooden gates couldn’t be easier at Mitech Joinery LTD the wooden gate specialists. In this news article I shall be looking at a recent installation placed by a customer (Fred) in Hertfordshire. On initial contact with Fred I went over the basics of his gateway with a series of questions designed to collect all the information to start to put together a budget idea of project cost. Obvious question like are there existing posts or piers,what kind of design had you seen on our website and the general size of the gateway. On receiving the information the customer sent pictures of the gateway to qualify our conversation. I was then able to give a definite costings for all joinery work needed to complete the installation with purpose made hinge-ware and ironmongery. Along with the costing comes the important CAD drawings to help the customer get a good idea of the scale and proportion of the gates. At this point all sizes are checked by the customer and signed off ready for production. In the case of Fred’s installation I introduced him to a local automation fitter called Will who met up with Fred and quoted for the installation of the automation and gates. At Mitech we are constantly developing business relationships with automation fitters of whom we can put forward for installations in our customers catchment areas. This means that the customer gets an approved recommended gate installer and we are then able to supply the gates to the customer.
Choosing the right timber species for your gates.
Wooden timber gates are an aged proven material of which today many gateways are made from. The question I get asked most days is which timber species should we use to make our gates from. Well there are two sides to the answer of this question of which there has to be a compromise between the two to derive the correct result. What is the over all theme of the property from fence colour to windows,doors and general exterior joinery. Versus, the correct timber species to hold the finish required to obtaine the desired theme and look. Paint,stain,Varnish,oil and natural weathered are the four main stream finishes customers go for. Iroko, Sapele,Oak, Idigbo, Accoya(Modified softwood) and softwood are the main timber species used in the manufacture of wooden gates. The next question is which one do you use on which finish.
Wooden Gates in Derby are an imperative part of our customer base. We have pleasure in writing about a recent project in Holbrook , Derbyshire. The customers remit was to make secure the side of their property leading down to their garden and the back of the house. The position of the gate was between their house and the neighbours fence. The quality of the gates was important as they wanted reliability and ability to stand the test of time. Iroko Hardwood was the choice of timber to use. A natural oil finish was the desired look of choice. So the gates blended into the local area and the materials that are used around Holbrook,Derbyshire for hundreds of years. One obvious problem was that the neighbours fence wasn’t the most attractively made product. There was little that could be done to match this tatty fencing in with the new gate as the neighbours were not interested in re-newing it for some time.
Wooden gates at Mitech Joinery has been our main hand made crafted product over the years. During this time the way in which the gates are built and finished has developed with new products from, glues,hinges,paints and stains. The importance is embracing the new materials and incorporating them into the product today. Stains and paints have gone from lead based and oil based over to water based environmental coatings of today. Glues have moved from Cascomite and PVA over to PU power glues which are activated by moisture. Stainless steel fixings are used more frequently to avoid result or reaction to tannins that exist in some timbers. Since 1989 Mitech has embraced the best that the market has to offer to develop our wooden gates to be withstand the weather and changing environment.