Are Composite Gates Any Good?

Are Composite Gates Any Good?

Completing a garden project is extremely satisfying, especially when you know you have chosen the best products.

Composite decking, cladding, and fencing are popular options in the UK. This is because they are long-lasting, durable, and low maintenance. This is why they’re the ideal choice for garden gates.

This article will explore the suitability of composite gates for your garden to ensure you make the right decision for your home.

How Long Do Composite Gates Last?

The range of composite gates at Ecoscape is designed to perfectly match our fencing collection. They come with a 20-year warranty and will last even longer if they are well looked after.

Can You Make A Gate Out Of Composite Decking?

It is possible to create gates out of composite decking, but investing in our composite gates is the best option.

Constructing gates from composite decking carries challenges that aren’t an issue when using wood. For example, screwing directly into composite boards can limit their movement during thermal expansion. This can result in warping and damaged boards.

Our gates are made from our composite fencing boards. This means they will match up with your fence for a seamless finish. They also come pre-built meaning you won’t have to worry about construction.

Are Composite Gates Strong?

Like our fencing, our composite gate collection is designed to withstand strong winds. The composite material used for our fencing and gates is rigorously tested for strength.

The wind force test we use is the Beaufort Wind Scale, and our materials are rated at level 10. This means they can withstand storm winds of between 55 and 63 miles per hour.

Does A Composite Gate Increase The Value Of Your Property?

An individual composite gate might not increase your property value. However, if it’s part of a wider installation that includes fencing and matching decking or cladding, it can.

This is because the garden will look great and have increased security. A good fencing system and gate also provide great levels of privacy.

Benefits Of Composite Gates

Composite gates are an excellent option for UK properties. A high-quality garden gate can offer a range of benefits, including:


Composite gates and fencing are a great way to secure a garden. They will minimise visibility for passersby and opportunistic criminals. Strong garden gates and fences can also dissuade criminals who are looking for the easiest options.

Our pre-built composite gates come with handle cover plates and high-quality lock systems for added security.


Privacy from neighbours and nearby properties is a priority for many. Our composite garden gate and fencing options are the perfect way to enjoy a private garden area.

The composite boards used in our pre-built gates don’t leave any gaps for people to look through.

Our composite gates are available in three different heights. These include:

  • 1200mm
  • 1500mm
  • 1800mm


Composite wood/plastic fencing and garden gates also undergo acoustic testing. The composite boards used for our fencing and garden gate systems provide a -28dB weighted sound reduction index.


Composite wood/plastic fencing is a great way to secure your garden. However, easy access can be just as important for many homeowners.

A high-quality garden gate that can be locked will allow easy access without compromising security.

Environmentally friendly

Our composite wood/plastic gates are an environmentally friendly option for homes.

We have an efficient process that minimises any environmental impact. Our composite products make use of sustainably sourced reclaimed wood fibre. We also use recycled plastic to reduce our carbon footprint.

2021 saw almost 4,500 tons of recycled plastic used in our products. Significantly reducing the amount of plastic that finds its way into landfills or the ocean.

Low maintenance

Composite gates don’t require painting or treatments to prevent rot. The weatherproof system only needs occasional cleaning to ensure great performance, which makes our gates very low maintenance.


Our gates are designed to last for a long time with minimal maintenance. Our 20-year warranties provide peace of mind to our customers who want long-lasting, stylish gate systems.


Composite materials are known for their durability. They are hard-wearing, scratch-resistant options that can withstand day-to-day use.


What are composite gates made from?

The reclaimed wood fibres used in our composite materials are FSC approved. This ensures they come from responsible sources and don’t end up in landfills. The recycled plastic we use is HDPE (high-density polyethene).

What colour composite wood/plastic gates are available?

Our composite products come in a range of great colours to suit all styles. Our composite gates are available in three colours – We have black, brown and grey gates, these are called:

  • Charcoal
  • Graphite
  • Walnut

How much do composite gates cost?

Our composite gate prices range from £466.67 to £586.68. The cost of your new Ecoscape fence will depend on the height you choose.

Do composite wood/plastic gates need to be professionally installed?

Ecoscape composite gates don’t have to be professionally installed. Our detailed installation guides help you every step of the way.

It is essential that all composite gates and fencing systems are installed properly. Failure to do this may affect the performance and warranty of the product.

Are composite gates better than metal gates?

Many metal gates have open designs which take away some privacy from your outdoor space. On the plus side, a metal gate may have gone through the hot dip galvanising process. Galvanised metal won’t rust and can last for a very long time.

Unfortunately, metal gates are heavy, hard to work with and expensive. Composite materials can offer an excellent, long-lasting alternative that doesn’t cost as much.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a modern and stylish gate system for your garden, our composite collection is ideal. The composite panels used in our gates are designed to last. They will also match our composite cladding and fencing collections.

You’re able to choose from a variety of colours, and our pre-built designs are easy to install.

Our gates are great for easy garden access. They are also perfect for additional security, privacy, and style.

Explore our collection of composite fencing and gates today to find the perfect system for your home. We also stock fence posts, inserts, and caps to complete any project.

Gary is the founder and CEO of Ecoscape UK. Gary graduated from Liverpool JM University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Economics. A passion for innovation, design and sustainability, Gary has put to market numerous wpc products/systems, some of which have UK and European registered designs. Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors and watching Manchester United.