Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions explain your rights and obligations in relation to this website located at www.thegategallery,com and any goods purchased through this site.

We may change the Terms at any time by posting such changes on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after notice of changes shall mean you are bound by the new terms.

About Us

The Gate Gallery is a division of Duncombe Sawmill Ltd.

The Gate Gallery’s contact details:
Duncombe Sawmill Limited t/a The Gate Gallery
Sawmill Lane Helmsley York North Yorkshire YO62 5DQ United Kingdom
Phone: 01439 339077
Fax: 01439 771466
Email: info@thegategallery.com
Vat registration: 827 6882 81

Accuracy of Content

We have taken every care in the preparation of the content of this website, to ensure that all products have been fairly described including, without limitation, terms and conditions concerning guarantees.  For these reasons, orders will only be accepted if there are no material errors in the description of the goods as advertised.

All dimensions quoted are approximate only. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the content on this website. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any of the information contained on this website. We cannot confirm the final price of goods until your order is accepted in accordance with our Contract.

The Contract

When confirmation of an order is received, this is to indicate that we have received your order.  It does not indicate that a contract exists between us.  We will indicate acceptance of your order, and hence a contract between us, when we have received your payment and we send you an invoice.

The completion of the contract between you and us will take place on despatch of the goods ordered to you unless we have notified you that we are unable to accept your order, or you decide to cancel it by contacting our customer service team on 01439 339077 any time between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday except Bank Holidays.

The principal reasons that would lead to non-acceptance of an order will include:  the goods you ordered are unavailable; authorisation for your payment was declined or a pricing or description error of the goods through our mistake.

Making a Purchase 

Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our store, and add any items that you wish to buy into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on ‘Checkout’ and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to complete the order.

All prices are in British Pounds and exclude delivery and VAT unless stated. VAT is charged at 20%. Payment in full for the goods ordered will be made at the time of the order.   We are not obliged to supply the goods to you until we have accepted your order and received payment in full.

We accept payments by cheque, credit card, through paypal or direct bank transfer.

For all non standard orders, the customer shall provide accurate dimensions and a description of the area for which the products are being made. We shall not be responsible for any mistakes that the customer makes in providing the measurements.

By placing an order you are agreeing to buy the goods and allowing us to use your personal details to supply the goods to you (including passing your details on to couriers where necessary).

The site and the goods sold through it are subject to change without notice and we reserve the right to improve, alter or modify designs without prior notification. We will inform you of any changes to the advertised goods prior to dispatch of such goods.  In the case of a change of price, we will always contact you first to ensure that the price is acceptable.

Credit Card Security

We do not store any credit card information.


We will advise you of availability of goods at the time of ordering.  Any specified period for delivery shall be deemed to commence once all details of the order and payment have been finalised. All delivery dates are subject to change. Before your goods are shipped we will contact you by email or phone to confirm our target delivery date.

Cancellation and Refunds

Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 law you have the legal right to cancel your order from the moment it is placed until 14 days from the day you received it on all our standard products, with the exception of any non-standard goods made to the customer’s specification.

If you are unhappy with your goods you must inform us in writing (including fax or e-mail) within 14 days of receiving the goods or telephone us on 01439 339077. In order to receive a refund the goods must be returned unused, undamaged and, if possible, in their original packaging; together with your receipt. Returned items must be returned “as new” and in a resaleable condition. All goods should be returned to us at The Gate Gallery, Duncombe Sawmill Ltd, Sawmill Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5DQ.

We will refund the price of the item to you or exchange the goods if they were delivered to you in error or in a damaged or faulty condition once it is received by us.

If we find that the product returned to us in damaged condition and unsuitable for resale, we reserve the right to refuse a refund on the item.

Carriage costs will only be refunded if the item is incorrect, faulty or if it differs in any way from the advertised goods.  Returned parcels remain the responsibility of the customer until they are received by us. If you would like to arrange for us to collect the returned item, return carriage costs will be deducted from any refund due.

We are unable to accept cancellation of an order for any non standard products that are made to the customer’s specification. Our 14 day money back guarantee will not apply to these items either unless they are found to be damaged or faulty on delivery to you.

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive which can be found at http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm

We guarantee all our wooden products for a period of 5 years. In the case of damaged or defective goods, our guarantee covers the costs of replacing the defective product; however it does not cover consequential expenses incurred as a result of replacing the product, such as fitting and finishing costs. We will not accept any liability for any damage caused by incorrect assembly of fittings, incorrect hanging or incorrect or lack of treatment to timber. We cannot accept any responsibility for small defects in timber which occur after the products have left the workshop due to the natural movement of timber.  For gates we are unable to give a warranty against splitting, shrinkage, or warping which are caused by natural reactions. We will not reimburse the cost of repairs to gates without prior consent; such repairs would invalidate the guarantee. The company guarantee will not cover twisting of gates where automation is fitted or gates that have been painted.

Reaching Us & Export Enquiries

If you need to reach us, please email us, alternatively, you can call on 01439 339077 (International +44 01439 339077) or fax us on 01439 771466 or write to us at Sawmill Lane Helmsley York North Yorkshire YO62 5DQ United Kingdom.

For export enquiries please contact us directly at info@thegategallery.com or
Tel +44 (0) 1439 339077 or Fax +44 (0) 01439 771466

Privacy Policy 

The Gate Gallery does not disclose buyers’ information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.

We will take all reasonable care within our control to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if an unauthorised third party accesses any data you provide when ordering from our website.
It is your responsibility to protect your password and account details from misuse. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of your failure to protect your password or account details.

General Terms

The content of and copyright in the Site is owned by or licensed to use. You are permitted to view or print individual pages for your own personal use. Any other use must be with our prior written permission.

We reserve the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your use of this Site at any time.

We will try to ensure that information contained on this site is correct and up to date; however we cannot guarantee that this is the case and shall not be liable for inaccuracies or out of date information.

All photographs, sizes, and specifications shown on the site are issued to give an approximate idea of the goods described and are intended as a guide only.

We will not pass your details on to any third parties; however we may contact you from time to time with details of new products that we supply or relevant offers.  If you do not want to receive such information, please write to us.


All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%

Compliance with laws

The website may only be used only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations regarding this website and any transactions conducted on or through it.

Limitation of liability

We value your custom and take our obligation to your very seriously. If we should fail in meeting our obligation you, we will do everything possible to put things right or to meet a valid and reasonable claim. However we cannot be held responsible or liable for failures arising from events beyond our control and as that you are reasonable in your demands and expectations of us. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer, nor does it affect your right to cancel your Contract.
Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall exclude our liability for death or personal injury due to our negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation.

We will not be liable, in any way for losses or damages arising from the use of this website or from the misuse of goods purchased from this website.

If any part of these Terms & Conditions is deemed to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision or part of a provision, as applicable, will be able to be removed from these Terms & Conditions without affecting the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of these Terms & Conditions.

No waiver by us of any term or provision should be considered as a waiver of any other term or provision within these Terms & Conditions.

For details on your rights as a consumer please contact the Consumer Direct service operated by the Office of Fair Trading on 08454 040506 or log on to www.consumerdirect.gov.uk.

Entire Agreement

These Terms & Conditions set out our relationship with you. Any changes to these Terms & Conditions must be in writing and signed by both parties.
You confirm that, in agreeing to accept these Terms & Conditions, you have not relied on any representation other than those made in these Terms & Conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any such representation.
Your Statutory Rights are not affected by these terms and conditions. Nothing in this Clause shall limit or exclude our liability to you in respect of any fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation whether or not these have become incorporated in these Terms & Conditions.


These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England & Wales.