WL West & Son Ltd; Sawmillers Timber Merchants Fencing Contractors


The fencing division of WL West & Sons Ltd Est.1865

Sawmillers Timber Merchants Fencing Contractors
Hardwoods · Machining · Worktops · Cladding · Decking · Gates · Fencing and so much more . . .

Opening Times: 7.30am - 5.00pm Mon - Thurs & 7.30am - 4.30pm Friday.     Email: enquiries@profencing.co.uk

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'We have been making gates since God was a boy' so the saying goes. But in truth, we have been making timber gates for over 140 years!! This page is just a sample of what we are able to manufacture. Call us and we will give you a quote for the gate you have always wanted. The gates we make are handmade and not mass produced. Made in West Sussex.

We can supply only or supply and fix most types of gates, from steel security to timber field gates.

Example above of an Oak Hunting Gate in a run of Cleft Rail fencing, located in the South Downs National Park.

Oak field gates and specialty hardwood gates are manufactured in our joinery workshops. Softwood gates are sourced from suppliers that we have found to supply a quality product.

It should be noted that timber is a natural material, for example, Oak posts are likely to crack and split after installation. This is a natural reaction for timber being used in an outdoor application in its natural state. It will vary dependant on the climatic conditions. This reaction to the elements does not detract from the timbers inherent strength or longevity. Untreated timber will also mature to a silver grey over time.

 Name engraving                                                 

Note: We are able to engrave the gate with your property name, but please tell us when you order, as it is engraved prior to assembly. We are unable to engrave after assembly, but we can make a sign to fix to the gate.

 Field and Hunting Gates                                    
These can be constructed with either single, cross or diamond bracing.

An alternative is the Midhurst Curved style.

The Selham Gate is an attractive gate designed in house, featuring a curved brace. This gate can be constructed in widths between 1.2 and 3.0m. The gate in the picture shows an Oak constructed gate, this is the preferred species for this type of gate.

Oak Crossbraced Hunting Gate

Oak Diamond Braced Field Gate

Note: After a couple of seasons weathering Gates will turn an attractive Silver grey colour. This is a normal characteristic for untreated Oak.

Schematic drawings of gate options

Cross BracedHunting Gate

Curved Style Midhurst Gate - 1.2/1.5/1.8/3.0/3.6m

Diamond Braced Field Gate - 3.0 & 3.6m

Single Braced Field Gate

Parts of a Field Gate

 Closeboarded Gate                                           

Both hardwood and softwood closeboarded gates are manufactured in house. Below are some examples of softwood closeboarded gates.


A pair of Close Boarded Gates for a covered entrance.


 Bespoke Gates                                                   
A selection of bespoke panel gates. We are able to copy your existing gates, or suggest a design to your taste.



Panel infil in a wall


Spindle gates

Spindle top with infilled bottom

Lych Gates

Wicket Gate

Close Boarded Gates

Curved Top Close Boarded Gate

Sales Contact: 01798 861611 or 01252 726391

email: enquiries@profencing.co.uk