Do you need automated gates?
We provide Automatic Gate Installation services, but what are Automated Gates? Automatic gates are moved by a specially built motor that is activated by a remote control that delivers an impulse to the control unit. Other signals, such as those from the photocells, are detected by the control unit. The photocell is a component that communicates with the control unit all of the time. It identifies whether there are objects or persons within the range of operation of the gate using a light beam. To avoid crushing people or objects, the photocell is required.
Maintenance is an important aspect of keeping your gate secure and efficient. It’s critical to keep the inner mechanics of the gate clean and greased at all times.
Maintenance is necessary for three reasons:
- Breakups should be avoided in the future.
- Detect a problem with the gate and fix it right away to save money on repairs.
- Avoid unpleasant situations in the house as a result of gate component failure, such as photocells.
We offer gate maintenance service agreements to ensure your gates are always running smoothly and safely. The flexible maintenance and service agreements are for residential, commercial, and managed properties, with all work completed by a DHF licensed installer in accordance with legal criteria, ensuring that your gate system is safe and legal.
Our gate maintenance service comprises of lubricating and inspecting all gate mechanical components to ensure they are in functioning order, force testing, and guaranteeing safety and security by checking the gate system is compliant with the Health and Safety Executive rules. In addition to assuring correct, safe, and legal operating order of your gate system, we can also handle insurance claims and section 20 notices on your behalf, as well as maintain all compliance and records.
We can deal with any gate brand and gate system type, pending an initial gate inspection, and we can also manage several sites for billing convenience.
Our service agreement’s advantages:
Compliance documents that are well-managed
Compliance with health and safety regulations
There will be no unexpected gate maintenance fees
Mechanical gate component maintenance
A qualified DHF engineer will pay you a visit to inspect your gates
Team of technical assistance at your disposal
Management of multiple sites
Engineers are available right away ensuring response times are quick
The following are examples of maintenance and servicing:
Overall gate system evaluation
Gate functionality is inspected
Extensive gate testing
Gate inspection and evaluation of safety for security
Gate alignment evaluation
Evaluation of the structure
Inspecting the manual release of the gate
Inspection of the electric gate automation system
Checking access keys and key fobs
Managed compliance and system records
The following are some of the most common issues we see and treat on a regular basis:
General gate wear and tear
Water damage to the gates
Damage to the gate system caused by electricity
Inadequate upkeep of the gates
Replacement of the ram
Replacement of the gate motor
Repairing the gate track
Intercom issues that require re-alignment or re-setting
Damage to the structure
Impact to the gates by vehicles
Changes to the manual release gate for better/safer layouts.
Changes in gate drive units: electro-mech, 230 or 24V
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What gates and services do you offer?
Swing Gates, Sliding Gates, Bi-Folding Gates, Barriers, Powered Doors, Roller Shutters, and Bollards are among the automated electric gate systems that we design, manufacture, and install for residential, commercial and managed properties.
Services: Automatic gate Installation, gate repairs, gate servicing and gate maintenance.
Electric Sliding gate: This style of gate features a movable section that slides on a horizontally set grid on the ground. It’s the ideal choice for homes with restricted square footage due to how the gates open and close.
Electric Swing gate: this sort of gate is made up of two leaves that rotate on a fulcrum to open. The doors usually open inwards, however this might change depending on the qualities of the gates and the type of ground where they will be erected.
Bi-folding gates: Automatic gates that fold on both sides for a more aesthetically attractive appearance, and can be customized to fit the facade of your home and the overall aspect of the doorway. In congested regions, the bi-fold gates swing clear of vehicles to allow maximum access space.
Roller Shutters: Installation of home roller shutters has a number of advantages, including keeping unwelcome visitors away and keeping the family safe. If intruders attempted a physical break-in, the shutter’s positioning and construction would make prying it open extremely difficult. They are not only designed to withstand forceful access, but they also serve as good physical deterrents.
Automated Bollards: We recommend installing these in front of roller shutters to keep your driveway and property in safety. The space between each bollard in front of a roller shutter should be no more than 1.3 meters for maximum anti-ram raid protection. This is the gap that your insurance company would specify in order to provide you with the best possible protection.
Iron metal and wooden gates used to be the most popular type of gate people would buy. Aluminium metal is becoming more popular as a material for automated gates due to its mix of strength and relative lightness. This implies that the gates are not only less expensive to run, but aluminium metal also puts less strain on fittings and require a smaller motor.
What is involved in the installation of sliding gates?
When it comes to the installation of sliding gates, there are a variety of options suitable for wooden and iron or aluminium metal sliding gates, and can accommodate all widths and heights.
The kits include receiving posts, a support post, the ground track, rail and gate wheels.
The bottom edge of the gate is fitted with wheels and runs on a rail and the kits can be simply upgraded to include gate automation.
How do you install electric gates and are automatic gates hard to install?
Many people are astonished to hear that the automation and installation of automated electric gates are not regulated. It is absolutely legal for anyone to install gates. This technically means that a homeowner has the legal right to install electric gates in their driveway using DIY kits if they so desire.
Electricians and landscapers may both be competent to operate with electricity and can lay the necessary ground work for the gate installation, but neither knows the particular safety requirements of automated electric gates. The same is true for security system installation.
Electric gate installation is sometimes offered by all of these trades. If electric gates are installed wrongly, they will not function properly at best. They have the potential to be fatal in the worst-case scenario.
This is why it’s critical that gate installers have the necessary skills and experience, our professionals have all the expertise allowing you to relax while your gate is being installed.
Before creating an electric gate system for your house or business, a skilled electric gate installer will conduct a full, thorough safety check.
They’ll do the following:
– Determine size and weight of the automated gates, as well as the force required to move them.
– They want to know how often the gates will be utilised, as this will determine which gate motors they choose to install.
– Check that a swing gate installed on its hinges moves freely, and that a sliding gate glides smoothly on its track.
– Before a professional will install the gate motor, they will double-check that the geometry and hardware are in good working order.
– Consider the impact of environmental issues to the gate such as wind exposure.
– Consider the proximity of cars and people who will not use the gates, as well as those who will.
– Take a look at how the terrain is laid out. Is it, for instance, rising or falling in the route of the moving gates? What is the state of the drainage? Will the electrical components of the gate be harmed if they are exposed to standing water? If that’s the case, what can be done to ensure proper drainage?
– Examine moving gates for any potential crushing, shearing, pinching, or impact points ensuring the gate installation is correct for legal and safety precautions.
All of these concerns, as well as others that may emerge, will be understood by an expert automatic gate installer. They’ll have dealt with a variety of situations and come up with solutions that ensure the reliability and safety of their electric gate installations.
How much does it cost for automatic gate and electric gate installation kits?
As a general rule, the cost of the aluminum gates we sell ranges from a few hundred pounds for pedestrian gates to £2,000 to £4,000 for bespoke, contemporary, or classically-designed driveway gates.
Meanwhile, automated gate motors can cost anywhere from a few hundred pounds for a low-intensity articulated arm motor (for lightweight gates) to £1,000 for a pair of household swing gate underground motors and foundation boxes.
There are still things to think about if you want to automate your current gates. While you won’t have to pay for new gates, there may be extra charges connected with automating an existing gate. You may, for example, need to incorporate the construction of pillars strong enough to support gate motors.
You may also consider gate installation fees. The installation fees are mostly governed by the sort of ground work and gates used.
Ground work costs include pillars, posts, and, if you choose swing gates, subsurface motor installation and drainage, as well as a licensed electric supply.
A competent automated gate installation involves a complete site survey to identify potential difficulties and the expense of resolving them.
Should I choose a sliding gate or electric gates for my property?
The form of your driveway and the amount of space available will determine whether you choose swing gates or sliding gates for installation.
Swing gates are generally quieter and better suited to narrow driveways. Swing gates necessitate enough space on your land to swing into safely. If they’re going to open outwardly, make sure the gates don’t open into public property, such as pavements.
Swing gates can be damaged by strong winds, so they might not be the ideal option if you live in an exposed area. Swing gates are also ineffective if your property’s driveway slopes upwards, causing opening each gate to collide with the rising drive. Because sliding gates do not open onto your driveway, you do not need to make room for the gates to swing into.
A Sliding gate, on the other hand, requires a space that is longer than the gate and runs parallel to the driveway entry and to one side of the gate pillars or posts.
There are some things to consider before you choose which gate is suitable for your property. We recommend taking the advice of our professionals to make the correct choice of gate for your property.