Odd spider in my back gate (Sussex) - Meta sp or Steatoda nobilis?

Odd spider in my back gate (Sussex) - Meta sp or Steatoda nobilis?

Observation - Odd spider in my back gate (Sussex) - Meta sp or Steatoda nobilis? - UK and Ireland. Description: Spider recorded in my back garden gate (NGR TQ 30 16) has been there for a few months (photo from December 2012). The legs are clearly dual-colored, the body does not appear to be hirsute. Given the size and habitat, I had guessed Meta sp. or Steatoda nob

Spider recorded in my back garden gate (NGR TQ 30 16) has been there for a few months (photo from December 2012). The legs are clearly dual-colored, the body does not appear to be hirsute. Given the size and habitat, I had guessed Meta sp. or Steatoda nobilis but I am unsure of how diagnostic the markings on the abdomen are? Any help is appreciated!