Automatic Electric Gates are great for so many reasons; they’re good for increasing the security around your property but they also help to save space – giving you extra room for maneuvering.

Long gone are the days when you have to get out of your car in wet weather to open the gates to get in and out of your property. When you have electric gates there is no faffing about – just a simple press of a button.

If you are less mobile then electric gates are the perfect solution too – much easier for you to operate and no need for manual handling.

So when it comes to choosing the right automatic electric gate for your property, there are certain things you should consider.


How will your electric gates be used?

If your gates are in heavy use, i.e. commercial use, you need to consider the type of motor you have fitted. A commercial gate is often in constant use and needs to be fitted according to its proposed use.

Your budget

Automatic Electric Gates can be expensive but they sure are worth it. It’s important to know what you want from the start and working with a reputable electric gate manufacturer will help you to get exactly what you want. 

The law

You might be surprised to learn that there are some rules and regulations about electric gates. Things such as minimum clearance, electrics and testing all need to be considered. By working with an approved electric gate installer they will be fully trained in this area and understand the rules and regulations surrounding fitting gates.


Consider the type of access you need into your property. Can people get in and out of your property with the style of gates you want to choose?


Obviously when choosing an electric gate, your priority will be how it looks. What type will you choose and what is best suited to its environment? There are a number of styles and materials to choose from.


Using professionals

When having electric gates installed it’s so important to ensure that your gates are fitted correctly and properly – if not, you could experience a whole manner of problems. This is why we recommend that you only use an approved gate installer.

If you’re looking to have automatic electric gates installed, we go through the design process thoroughly and carry out an assessment prior to any work commencing. We’ve been doing this job now for over 20 years so we know what we’re doing and can advise on any questions you may have.

Do get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.

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