Driveway Gate Inspiration

If you’re looking to enhance the look and improve the security of your property then you’ve come to the right place. We are GateKraft, we design, manufacture, install, service and maintain gates. We have a wealth of experience and are among the best in Bucks and surrounding counties.

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Often when customers are thinking of installing gates, the biggest barrier is deciding/agreeing on the type of gate to install, what it should look like. We have designed numerous gates over the years, however, we have also produced many gates designed by customers. Regardless of the option you choose we are happy to accomodate, and if you’re struggling to know where to start why not check out our website gallery or facebook page for gate design inspiration. GateKraft can also discuss your options and make suggestions when we conduct our initial consultation to assess your requirements.

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For further information get in touch with us here at GateKraft on 01494 611 111 to book in a consultation or answer any questions you might have.

Heavy Duty Automated Security Gates to protect your Business

At GateKraft, when we ask businesses why they choose to install automated gates, their answer is usually the obvious – for added security.

A manual gate is a good investment, an automated gate better still if your intention is to enhance security, but if you’re looking for the ultimate deterrent check out these heavy duty security gates with bollards fitted. The automated bollards work in perfect synchronicity with the automation of the gates allowing you automated accessibility to enter/exit your businesses premises remotely, significantly reducing access to unwanted guests; especially the type who like to drive at gates to force entry.

GateKraft specialise in enhancing the security of your business and or home; we design, manufacture and install gates and railings, wooden or metal, manual or automated. We take the considerations of your business into account and make recommendations following an upfront consultation to assess your requirements. If you’re a business looking for heavy duty security gates in and around Aylesbury, get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

Wooden Gates Gerrards Cross

Check out these stunning automated wooden gates installed by GateKraft. Wooden gates add a certain style to your home and it has to be said in this case our customer was delighted with the end result. Check out these gates in action.

Automated Wooden Gates Gerrards Cross

Wooden gates offer security and privacy and add a rustic charm to the entrance of your home. Working with wood ensures your gates are unique, with the ability to use different woods and finishes. Choosing wood is also a great choice for the environment.

Wooden gates can need more frequent upkeep than metal gates, however making use of high quality materials as we do and offering advice on necessary maintenance, we can help you prolong the life of your wooden gates.

For information about installing wooden gates in and around Gerrards Cross get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

Are your Gates a bit Sluggish?

At GateKraft, we know that the elements can be a cause for concern when it comes to gates looking weathered but the recent rain has welcomed slugs and snails to your garden, giving you more reason than you might think, if you have automated gates, for wanting to deter these creatures from visiting.

Slugs and snails can worm their way into the control panels for your automated gates and cause untold damage; we receive numerous calls every year at this time with customers having issues operating their gates, only to discover these pesky little creatures inside the control panel.

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Of course there is no foolproof way to keep them away but we have the following advice to limit there chances of reaching your control panel.

  • If there is vegetation surrounding the box that houses the control panel, cut it back
  • Surround the area around your control box with slug pellets
  • Have your gates serviced regularly to ensure your gates are working as they should be and to avoid drastic action should these slimy little critters be going to work on your control board

If you are experiencing any issues with your electric gates get in touch with GateKraft, on 01494 611 111, even if we’ve not installed your gates, we are certain we can remedy any issues you may experience.

Gate Automation Hyde Heath

At GateKraft, we are often called in to transform manual gates to automated gates, and why? Not only to improve security but also to make the experience of having driveway gates all the more convenient.

Automated Driveway Gates Hyde Heath

For anyone considering whether to automate existing gates we put forward the following points to ponder:

  • Access can be gained via remote control, keypad or intercom
  • You can program your gates to shut at a specified time
  • Security is enhanced, since forcing automated gates is far more difficult than simply walking through their manual counterparts
  • Prevents access of unwanted guests and/or animals, prevents pets and children from walking out onto the road

 Electric Gates Hyde Heath

GateKraft employ professional technicians capable of assessing your current gates to discover their suitability for upgrading to include automation. Following this assessment your gates may require adaptations to enable automation.

GateKraft are gate installation professionals based in Hyde Heath, we offer an efficient service with upfront consultation, which aims to collate all considerations to ensure you are aware of the options available to you. For more information about gate automation, contact GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

When Sliding Gates Fail…

There are many benefits of installing sliding gates, they are especially convenient when space is limited but when they fail to work it can be difficult to enter or exit your property.  While it is rare for sliding gates to fail when maintenance and servicing packages are upheld as per the manufacturer’s guidelines, should they fail, as always, GateKraft are here to offer you potential solutions:

  • Ensure the automated system is receiving the right amount of power it needs to operate
  • Check whether a fuse has blown
  • Look to see if there are obstructions on the track or around the wheels
  • While unusual, particularly on newer systems, check the control board hasn’t burnt out following a power surge

Of course if once you’ve checked for these issues, none seem viable, get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111. GateKraft are renowned across Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties for their excellence in designing, manufacturing, installing, as well as maintaining and servicing automated gates. We are always happy to help with maintenance issues even if your gates weren’t installed by us here at GateKraft.

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.

Automated Wrought Iron Gates Aylesbury

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.