Gate latches are an essential component for most gates. They serve to both open and shut the gate as well as helping to secure the property and stopping young children and pets from getting out.
Available as a simple mechanism featuring a metal bar and lever that can be raised and lowered as required. They can be one or two-sided and come in a range of lengths and materials depending on the size and weight of the gates. Typically gate closers designed for outdoor use are zinc-plated or galvanized to resist rusting and corrosion. Designs range from contemporary to antique.