One of Glasgow's Finest Homes Hits The Market

Nestled in the prestigious Pollokshields neighbourhood of Glasgow, the magnificent ‘Tara’ stands as a true testament to luxury. Valued at £1.1 million, this home is heralded as “one of the finest homes to ever grace the Glasgow market.” Crafted by the current owners, it features an expansive open-plan ground floor with a stunning kitchen and living space. Outside, a spacious decking area and a lush lawn frame the property beautifully. Yet, it’s the view from the outside looking in that truly showcases the TFS Gates touch.

At TFS Gates, we specialise in bringing architectural dreams to life. Recently, we had the privilege of collaborating on this property development, crafting a bespoke aluminium gate that perfectly complements the home’s grandeur. This project, prominently featured on Glasgow Live, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality and customisation, and something that our team love being part of.

1. Conceptualisation and Design

Every masterpiece begins with a vision, and our journey with this project was no different. In April 2023, our initial conversations with the developer marked the beginning of this stunning transformation. It was here that ideas began to take shape. We engaged in detailed, creative discussions, exploring every nuance of the developer’s vision. Our team worked diligently, translating these conversations and the sketches provided by the developer into a design that perfectly encapsulated their vision. 

Sketching is an art form in itself,  and we revel in the back-and-forth process that brings concepts to life. Each line drawn by the developer was a step closer to the perfect design, with the project manager refining and adjusting the design to ensure we were able to deliver exactly what the developer had in mind. From the height and width of the gates to the intricate detailing of the driveway gates and pedestrian gate, which also included  a Locinox electric strike to control access. Every element was thoughtfully considered.

This collaborative process was not just about meeting functional needs but finding a balance of security and style that would perfectly fit in with this beautiful home. Through this process, we ensured that the final design was a true reflection of the developer’s ideas, ready to be transformed into a tangible reality.

2. Customising the Details

Customisation lies at the very core of TFS Gates. The transition from our initial sketches to precise CAD drawings was a journey of meticulous planning. Each element of the design, from the  swing gate detailing , hinge setup, and fencing, was crafted with the utmost attention to detail.

The initial creative sketches transformed into highly detailed CAD drawings, where every component was carefully considered and artfully rendered. These technical blueprints provided a vivid roadmap, guiding us  through the manufacturing process, ensuring every aspect was perfectly aligned before production began.

This phase was not just about accuracy—it was about breathing life into the developer’s vision. The detailed plans bridged the gap between that initial idea and the final installation, ensuring the final product was as functional as it was beautiful. The result was a flawless foundation for manufacturing, setting the stage for a gate that not only met but exceeded expectations, combining security with stunning design.

3. Manufacturing Excellence

With the design approved, our manufacturing team set to work. Even with the best planning, it’s all about delivering on our promises, and more importantly on what the customer wanted and expected. TFS Gates pride ourselves on the highest quality gate manufacturing, from material thickness, mitred joint gate construction,  and the latest vertical powder coating, all coming together to deliver luxury gates and fencing that would be expected for a property such as this. 

4. Installation: Before and After

The transformation from an open front to a beautifully gated property was nothing short of spectacular. The installation process was seamless, with our team ensuring every component was perfectly aligned and functional, meaning a hassle free installation.

5. The Final Product

The final installation, featuring aluminium swing gates, fencing on either side, and a pedestrian access gate with a Locinox electric strike, is a testament to our dedication to excellence. While a gate isn’t always the first thing you think of when looking at a new build or property renovation, seeing this project completed shows it is no less important. A gate can transform a property, and a TFS Gate can do so much more.


Being part of such a grand project was fantastic and our internal project manager expressed it best: “It was amazing to be part of a project from discussing the initial concept and interpreting what the developer was looking to achieve, and bringing their ideas to life, providing the security they needed without compromising on design.”

For more insights into this spectacular project, you can read the full article on Glasgow Live.

At TFS Gates, we continue to strive for perfection in every project, ensuring that each gate we design, manufacture, and install not only meets but exceeds our clients’ expectations. Whether you are a homeowner looking to enhance your property’s kerb appeal and security or an installer seeking inspiration and quality products, our projects serve as a testament to our commitment to excellence.