Reasons to Have your Automated Gates Installed by Professionals

At GateKraft, we regularly see people attempt to install automatic gates themselves only to realise the process is far more complex than anticipated. Enlisting professionals to undertake the installation is important largely from a safety perspective but take a look at the following considerations the experts never fail to overlook if you need further convincing.

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Professionals know that the dimensions of the gates being installed will determine how much power is needed for the automation to work. If the power is inadequate the system will operate slowly and burn out far quicker than it should. It’s worth noting that your warranty will be invalidated if the wrong automated system is installed for incorrectly sized gates.

Often overlooked when novices install their own gates, is whether the gates can work manually in the case of a power failure. If gates wobble or scrap along the ground when opened manually this should be rectified before the gates are automated.

If you are installing underground systems it is vital to ensure drainage is adequate as machinery that is constantly waterlogged will eventually fail.

We are also aware of the latest technological advances in terms of entry, which makes life more convenient for not only authorised vehicles but also delivery drivers and visitors entering on foot.

Employing professionals ensures your automatic gates work to their potential avoiding any compromises to your security. Manufacturers issue lengthy warranties for gates that are installed by professionals, which are often invalidated when non-professionals attempt to install gates themselves.

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GateKraft are professional gate manufacturers and installers. Our installations are first class, guaranteeing your safety and the reliability of your driveway gates. For more information get in touch with us on 01494 611 111.


Wrought Iron Gates Aylesbury

At GateKraft we install automated wrought iron gates to add security to your property. They help you feel safer in the comfort of your own home and deter unwanted visitors from entering your home.

The benefits of wrought iron gates

Automatic wrought iron gates add convenience to your life by removing the need to exit the car to open/close your gates, with operation possible via key pad or remote.

Wrought iron gates add style to your home, creating a look of grandeur, separating you from your neighbours. Gate design options are optimal and can as be plain and simple or as intricate and detailed as you would like.

Gates made from wrought iron tend to last longer than other metal or wooden gates. There are fewer requirements for repairs and replacement as long as you get them serviced as specified by the manufacturer.

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Wrought iron gates create a delectable entry way to your home. At GateKraft, we can help you come up with a unique design to befit your home. For more information about wrought iron gates in Aylesbury, get in touch with the GateKraft team on 01494 611 111.

Wooden Gates High Wycombe

At GateKraft, we understand that everyone has different preferences when installing driveway gates. Wooden gates are a popular choice, but there are considerations to be taken that will help you identify whether wooden gates are the right option for your property. Here we consider the advantages and disadvantages of wooden gates.

Advantages of wooden gates:

  • They can be painted or stained any colour to accomplish the look you require
  • Wood is a very versatile material, allowing you to achieve a rustic or polished appearance
  • It is a sustainable, natural material
  • Often less expensive than wrought iron alternatives
  • Wooden gates can be close boarded allowing for total privacy

Disadvantages of wooden gates:

  • Wooden gates require consistent upkeep and maintenance
  • They need repainting/restaining annually
  • Gates with need regular treatment to protect from the elements and insects

For more information about wooden gates get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111. We design, manufacture and install all types of gates in and around High Wycombe.

Automated Gate Entry: Key Pad versus Remote Access

At GateKraft, we install driveway gates; there are a number of ways to open gates manually or automated. Automatic ways of opening gates include by remote or by key pad, here we consider the benefits.

Remote Access:

Gate remotes have one or two buttons; the buttons open and close the gate. Modern day remotes have highly sophisticated algorithms that mean security issues are almost unheard of.

Key pad Access:

Key pad access can be considered a better method to gain access, because in terms of security the only people who can gain entry are those who know the number sequence set by the owners. Of the two options the key pad will prove the more expensive option.

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When considering the benefits it is a matter of personal situation, if security is your driver for installing electric gates then the key pad is definitely the option to go with; however remote access is still very secure and far less expensive.

GateKraft are experts in designing, manufacturing and installing automated gates and can offer advice on which option would best suit your requirements, for more information contact us on 01494 611 111.

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If you’re looking for more information about all things gates, check out the GateKraft page on facebook. You’ll find news, reviews, design inspiration and much much more. We are GateKraft, and through various mediums we aim to make your gate installation journey as simple as 1, 2, 3. We design, manufacture, install and maintain gates in Amersham, across Buckinghamshire and beyond.

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Give us a call on 01494 611 111, visit out gate showroom in Amersham, message us on Facebook or drop us an email, or complete our contact form on the website, we will be sure to get in touch with you with all the information you need to progress you gate installation project.


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Automatic gates are a worthy investment, they secure your home or business to offer you peace of mind; providing the convenient option of automatic opening and closing, giving you control over who you let in and out of your property. While automatic gates have a wealth of benefits there are certain problems that can occur, and that’s why we, here at GateKraft, want to make you aware of the most common issues to ensure you know when to all in a professional.

Gate Operation: You might need to call in the professionals if you experience any operational problems, try operating your gates manually; if the movement of your gates does not feel smooth, it is possible that a track might be worn, additionally the chain, hinges or operating arm could need repairing.

Sensors: A gate that suddenly ceases to function could have a sensor that has been blocked. Check for obstructions and clear away anything, such as overgrown bushes, in its way. The same applies to gates that slide on tracks; it’s best to prune regularly to avoid overgrown trees, bushes and shrubs blocking sensors and tracks.

Remote Access: Don’t be fooled by a gate that refuses to budge when operating it by remote control, while hugely convenient, it’s easy to overlook the need to change batteries in remote controls.

Pest Control: If your gates are in a secluded out of the way location, they could be a breeding ground for nature. You might find that bees, mice, or birds find a home and effect the inner workings of your gates mechanics. If you find bees or wasps have found sanctuary in your gates play it safe and call a professional pest removal company.

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For more information about repairs when you find your gate refuses to work as required, call GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

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At GateKraft, we are committed to ensuring all our automated gates are installed safely, and we educate our customers to understand the potential dangers posed by operating electric gates and why maintaining them is so important.

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We are qualified gate installation experts and we offer gate services to anyone needing their gates serviced, regardless of whether they are gates we have manufactured and installed. We conduct safety checks and following our service recommend maintenance we feel your gates require.

If you have any concerns about the safety of your gates then you should get in touch with one of our qualified technicians. A member of the GateKraft team will carry out an assessment,  fully servicing your gates to identify through a series of stringent tests whether your gates are safe to operate. We follow up with a report detailing any areas for concern. We can also rectify any issues that arise from the service if you decide to go ahead on our recommendation.

All machinery can be a safety hazard if the appropriate care and maintenance is not received, this very much includes electric gates. A regular servicing schedule can ensure you have peace of mind.

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Contact GateKraft on 01494 611 111 for further information about automated gate safety and book in a service for your automated gates in Hemel Hempstead.

Metal Gates Chorleywood

If you’re looking to install gates that require minimal maintenance, then metal gates are the option you’re looking for. GateKraft design, manufacture and install manual or automated driveway gates to increase the security of your home or business.

Metal gates, especially automated ones are a great way to keep out unwanted visitors such as opportunist burglars and wild animals. We can include an integrated locking system that requires pass code and intercom entry to allow access to your home or business premises, it’s also possible to access your property via remote control.

Unlike wooden gates, there is limited need to worry about metal becoming weathered, we can weatherproof metal gates by galvanising and applying a waterproof coating.

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GateKraft are located near to Chorleywood, we offer an efficient, reliable service, providing an upfront consultation to address your needs for the installation of metal driveway gates.

We offer bespoke designs or can work to a design that you have chosen, however feel free to check out our online gallery for design ideas and inspiration. If you would like further information about the process of installing metal gates, get in touch with us at GateKraft by calling us on 01494 611 111.

Considerations When Looking to Install Automated Driveway Gates

If you are looking to have automated driveway gates installed then you are making a great decision for the protection of your property and family. Automated gates are an excellent addition for the homeowner looking for security and ease; they allow occupants to leave their home freely and prevent access to unwanted visitors.

Before you can choose your desired gate you need to carefully consider the following points:

Where will you position your driveway gates?

You can install driveway gates in a number of places but there are some locations that will enhance the lifetime of your gate.

  • Avoid installing in a dipped location, as this will create a flood risk that would damage the mechanics and electrics should there be a flood.
  • Avoid installing where the gate would need to open uphill, creating pressure on the gates motor.
  • Never install in an enclosed area where contact with people or items could happen.

Do you want a swinging or a sliding gate?

Before making a decision between a swinging or sliding gate be sure to consider your needs.

  • A sliding gate is preferable is space is limited
  • A swinging gate is more favourable if your driveway steep or if you’d prefer not to install tracks in the surface of your driveway.
  • If you’re looking at your choices from a budgetary position, swinging gates are often less expensive than sliding gates.

What materials would you like?

Consider what visually appeals to you but be aware that different materials perform differently.

Metal gates are much less likely to be blown about than wooden gates. Wooden gates require continual maintenance such as repainting or refinishing to protect the wood from the elements.

The manufacturing process for metal gates is more expensive than wooden gates, maintenance is often less expensive as it’s not required as regularly as with wooden gates.

If you would like to know more about automatic driveway gates  with GateKraft on 01494 611 111, we design, manufacture, install and maintain gates in Great Missenden, across Buckinghamshire and beyond.

Secure your Home Against Unwanted Visitors

There’s been a recent crimewave across Buckinghamshire, with would-be thieves stealing whatever they can get from cars parked on driveways, many have happened in the dead of night but some chancers are trying their luck in broad daylight.

While GateKraft can’t prevent such criminals from making these attempts we do know that there are reports which suggests that houses with automated driveway gates are much less likely to experience theft in such circumstances.

Our mission is to install driveway gates and railings to make your home more secure. We offer the complete package from initial consultation to discuss your gate requirements to gate design, gate manufacturing and gate installation of manual and automatic driveway gates to secure your home from unwanted visitors.

To ensure your home is secure from unwelcome visitors be sure to:

  • check your garage, doors and windows are locked.
  • never hide spare keys to your home within the grounds of your property, including in your car or garage.
  • avoid having valuables visible for anyone to see through windows and doors.
  • use timers and set your lights to come on if you are out after it gets dark.
  • never check in or tag your location on social media, this can invalidate your insurance as it raises awareness to unscrupulous types that your home is empty.

Installing driveway gates can deter unwanted visitors from accessing your home or business. For more information about gate installation in and around Chesham, get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111.