All the gate HINGES you can handle

Gate hinges are the most standard (and important) product on a swing gate – and can also be one of the most complicated.  Hooks and eyes, round clamp gate hinges, bullet hinges, flag hinges, butt hinges, C hinges, pivots… you name it, there are endless options. So what is the correct gate hinge to use?  […]


How to secure a wooden garden gate

Here at Signet Locks we are experts in gate locks and offer several options for metal gates. But metal can’t always steel the show! So, let’s have a look at how you can secure a wooden garden gate with our range of surface-fixed locks. Your garden is only as secure as your gate, so if […]


The History of Hinges

Have you ever wondered about the history of hinges or where and when a hinge first appeared? We certainly have. Although there is no date for the invention of the hinge, the earliest pivot hinge discovered dates as far back as 1600 B.C. Some say a hinge’s “importance to everyday life is right up there […]


How to stop a gate from slamming

Are you tired of your gate slamming closed behind you? Perhaps you’re tired of hearing what can only be described as a prison gate closing shut, every time you enter or leave your property. Installing the right gate hardware will prevent the annoying noise and vibration you’re experiencing when your gate slams.   How to […]


Stainless steel gate hinges; what are the options?

Gate hinges are a very important part of your gate and come in many variations of designs and strengths. This post will focus on a few of the options you have when going for stainless steel gate hinges. Stainless steel butt hinges Butt hinges are often used on doors, but can also be used on […]


Safe gate closing in schools and public spaces

  Safety around electronic and manual closing gates remains a significant issue in the light of tragic accidents over the past few years. These issues are intensified when it comes to areas where children are, especially regarding trapping and crushing points. To provide safer options for schools and public parks, use a gate closing hinge […]


How do I work out the lock handing for my gate?

Left- or right-handed? And no, we aren’t talking about which hand you write with, but the handing of your lock. Some locks have a specific handing which determines how it can be installed on your gate and it is one of the considerations to make before deciding on the right lock and hardware for your […]



Why the Gatemaster Superlock?

  The new Gatemaster Superlock is a game-changer for the industry.  Here’s some of the benefits and reasons why!   No more welding Just 3 holes in your post to install the lock! No more fiddling Removable bolt – easy to fit the lock into a small gap Stop losing small parts Improved design – […]


Here’s to a great 2019!

HERE’S TO A GREAT YEAR! We can safely say that 2019 has been a good year for us, with its trials and challenges as always but it’s been a year of growth and we’d like to thank all of our customers for their valued support. We’re excited for what 2020 may bring and we’ve got […]