Based in Yorkshire, Hargreaves Lock Gates, design, manufacture and install canal lock gates and wooden foot bridges in wood or wood & steel composite. We offer a complete 'thread to needle' service on behalf of specifiers, clients and contractors involved in canal engineering projects. Our team have specialised in the design, manufacture and installation of canal lock gates, tidal and sluice gates and wooden foot bridges since 1982. Few can rival our experience and skills both in the workshop and on site. We are FSC® and PEFC™ certified and can offer chain of custody traceability via our approved suppliers. Our quality systems can also ensure that where required by the customer, timber can be purchased from other third party approved sources.

Lock Gates

We offer a start to finish service manufacturing and delivering lock gates and tidal doors. Work is completed to the highest standards of craftsmanship by a highly skilled and experienced team.

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Our team have successfully installed hundreds of lock gates and tidal doors since 1982 in locations all over the country.

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Canal Fittings and Furniture

We manufacture cast iron gate paddle and ground paddle gearings, quoins, mooring bollards, commemorative plaques, finger / mile posts etc.

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Foot Bridges

We manufacture and install a range of foot and bridle bridges. Materials are either all wood, or wood and steel composite.

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We manufacture a range of wood and wood and iron benches, picnic tables, planters etc.

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Latest News

Heybridge Lock Gates - 01/12/2016

At Hargreaves Lock gates we have made some pretty big lock gates before, but these for the Heybridge Basin near Maldon in Essex are right up there with the biggest.

Burstwick Clough Flood Doors - 01/12/2016

This work was part of an ongoing maintenance programme on behalf of the Environment Agency with Jacksons the main contractors.

Waterways experts Hargreaves install first new lock gates for a century in Cotswold Canals' restoration - 12/10/2011

A project by Yorkshire’s leading waterways restoration experts has reached a major milestone.

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York Gate footbridge

York Gate garden is on the northern edge of Leeds in the village of Adel. Once in private ownership the house and its garden were bequeathed to Perennial in 1994 so that the beautiful garden could be visited by the public.