Deciding on the Type of Gate to Install

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Making the decision to install driveway gates often suggests you are looking to increase the security or your home while enhancing the look of your property, which is why we highly recommend employing a professional to complete the installation rather than attempting to do it yourself, not only to ensure the security and improve the appearance of your home but also to guarantee your safety.

Upon deciding to install driveway gates it’s worth considering the following:

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The location of your driveway gates – will they be close to pavement or road; If your gates are close to the road or narrow pavement inward opening gates or sliding gates that open parallel to the road could be your preferred option.

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Whether you want sliding or swing gates – consider whether your drive slopes and the space available for gates that open inwards; standard opening gates are not recommended for steep or sloping driveways.

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If you want automated or manual gates; automated gates are more convenient than manual gates due to the ease at which they can be open and closed remotely.

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For advice on the type of gate and design that will best suit your property get in touch with the professional team at GateKraft on 01494 611 111. With over 15 years experience designing, manufacturing and installing driveway gates, we offer a free, upfront consultation taking your needs and requirements on board before offering the best gate solution for you home security needs.

Benefits of Automatic Gates

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The choice to install automatic gates at the entrance of commercial and domestic properties is most often made for security purposes. And the fact is, these days it’s relatively quick, simple and cost effective to protect one’s property by installing automated gates. There are many benefits of installing automatic gates, here’s a few for your consideration:

Electric gates have the potential to provide comfort and security to homeowners and businesses. To improve security there are many features that can be included when you have automated gates installed including circuits, sensors, remote controls.

There’s a lot of choice to be had with gate design these days, to get your installation off the ground it’s a good idea to consider the style and design you have in mind as well as your preferred materials. When making such decisions it’s wise to have a budget in mind for your gate installation project.

Installing gates can add a look of grandeur to your home, making it more aesthetically pleasing, which is why an investment like this can add to the resale value when you come to sell your home.

There are different styles of gates offering different benefits, two common types are:

  • Sliding gates:
    • Takes up less space
    • Provides maximum benefits
    • Slide from side to side
    • Great investment
  • Swinging gates:
    • Require a flat driveway
    • Provides a great level of security
    • Affordable
    • Common choice for commercial properties

If you are considering installing automatic gates, it’s worth considering the benefits mentioned, as well as offering security, automated gates create a great impression, which makes the investment a win-win scenario. Get in touch with GateKraft for more information about Gate Installation in Amersham, call 01494 611 111 and we will schedule a consultation at your home or business premises to discuss your requirements and carry out an assessment.

Secure your Home with GateKraft

driveway gates great missendenAt GateKraft, based near Great Missenden, we provide an exclusive gate installation service that encompasses design, manufacturing, installation and servicing and maintenance of all gates we are enlisted to fit. The service we provide is unique in the Buckinghamshire area, delivering the full package when it comes to the installation of your driveway gates and railings, that will keep your home secure. Wooden or metal automated gates are a must have for security conscious home and business owners looking to keep out unwanted intruders.

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In addition to the installation of automated driveway gates there are a number of steps you can take to keep your property protected and secure from unwelcome visitors.

  1. Keep all entry points locked and secure.
  2. Avoid hiding spare house keys within the grounds of your property.
  3. Keep valuable items out of plain sight.
  4. If you’re unlikely to be at home as it gets dark, set a timer to come on at a regular time each day to make the house look occupied.
  5. Avoid tagging your location on social media when out and about alerting people to the fact no one’s home – it’s worth noting this also invalidates many home insurance policies should your home get broken into.

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These simple steps can prevent unwanted guests from attempting to access your home. It’s also widely recognised that driveway gates deter unwelcome visitors from attempting to gain access to your property. While a significant investment, would-be burglars are less likely to attempt to access properties protected by security gates for fear of being caught by other security devices that could be installed beyond the gates.

If you live in the Great Missenden area and are looking to install security gates get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111  to discuss their unique gate installation service further.

GateKraft – For All Your Gate Needs

GateKraftgate-installation-buckinghamshire, based in Buckinghamshire, are proud to be one of the only gate installers in the county to deliver the complete package when it comes to your gate requirements; from design, production and installation to servicing, maintenance and repair.

From initial consultation until completed installation GateKraft see you through the process every step of the way, and beyond if you sign up for our servicing and maintenance package that ensures your gates continue to operate safely based on your average usage.

So if you are looking continuity of service and quality when you invest in electric driveway gates be sure to contact us here at GateKraft in Buckinghamshire. We have over 25 years experience producing and installing quality electric gates and railings. We work with our clients to produce unique gates that are works of art, which we install ensuring EU safety standards are met.

We work across Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas to install the gates we’ve designed and manufactured based on requirements from our clients. Our servicing packages are available to existing clients who have had their gates fitted by us and new clients looking for a professional, efficient business to take on the job of maintaining their gates to ensure their safety and security.

For more information about our complete gate installation offering, get in touch with us here at GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

Gate SOS

fast-response-electric-gate-repairs-buckinghamshireAt GateKraft, it’s not only the design and installation of electric gates that we deal with, we also deal with maintenance and servicing. Recently we have invested further in manpower to allow for those scenarios where fast response electric gate repairs are called for due to a fault or the breakdown of your automated gates.

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Whether your gate has been installed by us here at GateKraft or an alternative company, we are available for maintenance, servicing and fast response call outs. Our team are qualified technicians, fully capable of dealing with any issues you might experience with your automated gates.

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Ensuring your gates are serviced according to your manufacturer’s servicing schedule will significantly reduce your chances of needing to call us for a fast response call out but if you do find yourself requiring our automated gate services across Buckinghamshire, be sure to get in touch with us on 01494 611 111.

Enhance your Home this Spring with Bespoke Designed Gates

bespoke gate design marlowSpring often brings us at GateKraft a number of enquiries from customers looking to enhance their homes. Installing electric gates is not only a choice for those looking to secure their properties but also those looking to add a sense of grandeur.

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The team at GateKraft manufacture quality electric gates and railings with a view to creating the work of art many customers want situated at the entrance to their home.

With over 25 years experience designing gates we aim to secure your home or business while providing a skilfully crafted gate that befits your property. We know there’s not a one size fits all gate which is why we invite your input during our design consultation phase.

If you are looking for design inspiration take a look at our gallery of gate designs that we have installed for existing customers. We craft gates from wood or metal, we install manual and electric gates, swing or sliding, the choice is yours.

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Our guarantee to you is that we will work with you to design gates that you love to compliment your property and add grandeur.

To get in touch with our highly skilled team call 01494 611 111, we install quality gates that are safe and enhance the security of your property.

Choosing the Right Automated Gate to Secure your Home

Installing automated gates as a form of security to protect your home a family is a wise choice. However, with different materials and styles of gates available, deciding which type best fits your requirements can be a minefield. In this article, GateKraft discuss the merits of closed view and open view gates to help determine which type of gate best fits your needs.

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Closed view gates are solid gates that don’t allow passers-by visibility of your property. Therefore, this must be the obvious choice to enhance security, right?

Closed view gates are often likely to deter burglars because:

  • They have no visibility of what’s on offer for the taking
  • They have no idea of any additional security measures in place to protect your property

In conclusion, burglars are less likely to risk getting caught if the above factors are unclear and will most likely target properties with less protection.

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On the other hand, open view gates offer visibility to neighbours and passers-by, of any suspicious activity taking place within your property, offering the potential to expose and stop burglars.

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While these opinions vary greatly, many of the customers we serve are simply of the belief that they will feel more secure by installing automated gates to protect their properties. By informing you of these considerations and detailing the merits of materials and styles through other blog posts, we hope that when you come to make a decision about the type of gate you have installed, that these factors help ensure you make the best decision for the security of your family and home.

For further assistance regarding the best choice of gates to secure your home, get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111 today. We design, manufacture, install and maintain gates in and around Buckinghamshire.

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Automated Gates

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Here at GateKraft there are questions we are regularly asked from those looking to install automated gates. We thought we would take this opportunity to address popular questions in our blog, in the hope that the answers will help you make decisions regarding having automated gates installed.

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  1. Is it necessary for a professional to install automated gates?

If you are looking for peace of mind that your electric gates have been installed safely, with appropriate risk assessments conducted then it is vital to employ a highly trained professional to install your electric gates who understands all the complexities of the installation process.

  1. Are electric gates reliable?

Automated gates are extremely reliable if they have been installed by a qualified professional and a servicing schedule is adhered to and gates remain well maintained. Find our servicing guidelines here.

  1. Do I need planning permission to install automated gates?

It’s often best to check with your local council whether planning permission is required as this can vary from area to area. If you are replacing a gate like for like it is usually unnecessary to obtain planning permission, however if you are planning to install a new structure within 2 metres of a road or pathway then a planning application should be initiated. The desired height of the gate will also be a factor in whether or not permission is required.

  1. How does an automated gate work?

Electric gates are powered by motors that are controlled by devices such as intercom, key pad, key fob, remote control etc.

  1. Can a gate be stopped from working in an emergency situation?

Automated gates installed professionally have safety devices fitted to stop gates closing on a person or vehicle in its path. Obstructions in the path of the gate send signals from the transmitter to the receiver, which activates a safety procedure.

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If you are considering installing electric gates and have further questions get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

Service your Automatic Gates this Festive Season

gate servicing marlowIt’s only a month until Christmas; a time traditional spent celebrating with family and friends, away from your business premises and maybe also your home. The main reasons most of our customers install automatic gates is to protect their property and ensure its security against unwanted intruders. Have peace of mind this Christmas if you are planning to spend time away visiting loved ones and ensure your home is secure, which includes ensuring your electric gates have had their regular service.

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If your gates have not been serviced for a while, it’s time you got in touch with GateKraft. Gates need to be serviced based on how regularly your gates are in use. The gate installation company you used should have provided a servicing schedule based on usage upon completing the installation of your electric gates.

A typical servicing schedule looks like this:

  • Book an annual service for electric gates operated up to 20 times a day
  • Book a bi-annual service for electric gates operated between 20-50 times a day
  • Book a quarterly service for electric gates operated over 50 times a day

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At GateKraft we complete a thorough servicing to ensure your automated gates operate safely, securely and are in good working order to effectively keep your property secure. For more information about what our servicing process involves find more information here or give us a call on 01494 611 111 to book your electric gate service this festive season and give yourself peace of mind that your gates will work smoothly this festive season.

Electric Gate Maintenance: Winter Checklist

electric gate maintenance ascotAs the weather turns wintry, there are several factors that can reduce the functionality of your automatic gates, such as fallen leaves, rain, snow and ice, as well as grit and salt from the road.

GateKraft have provided a simple checklist to help you ensure your automatic gates keep operating reliably throughout winter and beyond.

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  1. Pay attention to the noise your gates make and the speed at which they operate. If your gates are making a loud screeching noise or go slow when you operate them, it is likely your gates are in need of servicing.
  2. Keep the area surrounding your automated gates free from leaves and litter to avoid such debris getting caught up in your gates and limiting their ability to operate.
  3. Look at the general wear and tear of your electric gates. Damaged hinges, rollers or exposed wiring should be looked at by a professional.
  4. Ensure any safety devices your gates are fitted with are damage free and securely fixed.
  5. Clean photocells with a damp cloth to remove dirt; blocked photocells should prevent your gates from closing.

Conduct these checks regularly and ensure you are keeping up with your automated gate servicing and maintenance schedule. Regular gate servicing can reduce the need for repair and new parts, which in turn will protect the investment you made when you had your gates installed.

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You can find our servicing recommendations based on automated gate usage here. It’s worth mentioning that at GateKraft – electric gate specialists Ascot – we don’t need to have fitted your gates to come out and service them. We are fully qualified and equipped to conduct servicing and maintenance on all types of automated gates. For more information about electric gate servicing and maintenance get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111.