With clients that include the National Trust, the Crown Estate, Gold-medal-winning garden designers, Julie Toll and Andy Sturgeon, and landscape architect, Sam Martin at Exterior Architecture, Hereford-based Oak Leaf Gates designs and manufactures solid oak gates and garage doors for some of the finest properties in the country.

Run by managing director Richard Eccleston, and employing eight highly skilled cabinet makers, Oak Leaf Gates places emphasis on the finest materials, such as European oak and stainless steel , and delivering a truly bespoke service. Employing standards of craftsmanship not usually associated with gates or garage doors, each piece is individually tailored to a client’s requirements and carries a bronze plaque with the joiner’s name and individual commission number.

A major exhibitor at Chelsea Flower Show and Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace , Oak Leaf Gates has its own design department to produce new designs, approval and workshop drawings, and its gates are fitted to hotels, schools, racing stables, private homes and private estates. Oak Leaf Gates installs 99% of its products, and more than 80% are fitted with full gate automation systems.