Choosing Your Domestic Electric Gate
The entrance to your driveway plays a crucial part in the appearance of your home. An electric automated gate provides security from unwanted callers and potential burglars but giving easy access to those you’ve authorised. In effect you move your front door to the kerbside, giving your property an exclusive feel.
The main factor influencing the type of electric gate suitable for your driveway will be the ground levels surrounding the entrance, and available manoeuvring space for vehicles. We have a wealth of experience installing electric gates on uneven or sloping ground, and compact driveways where available space is at a premium.
Our highly qualified engineer and design team will visit to assess your property and advise on the types of electric gates which would be suitable. Our beautiful automated gates come in a wide range of materials, styles and finishes, whether you’re wanting show stopping metal gates or elegant wooden gates for privacy. At Automated Access Control safety is a priority, which is why we ensure all our gates are CE marked and professionally installed in accordance with the relevant HSE standards.
If you have limited space at your entrance, electric sliding gates offer a popular and practical solution. Sliding gates take up very little space when opening or closing which creates more useable parking space than a swing gate would require.
Sliding gates are also the ideal option if your entrance driveway slopes where swing gates could not open inwards, or if your driveway turns sharply left or right. Our sliding gates are very robust and ideal if you require extra security. When closed they are highly ‘ram’ resistant compared to swing gates. If you live in an area where high winds are common, sliding electric gates offer a sturdy solution.
If the aesthetics of swing gates appeal but you don’t have the space, we can design sliding electric gates to have the appearance of a pair of swing gates. Our swing gates come in a vast range of styles from contemporary to traditional and are rigorously force tested to ensure they comply with Health and Safety guidelines. They can be conveniently operated via remote control, intercom or electronic keypad
Cantilever electric gates offer the ideal solution if your entrance is not level across the opening. They have the same space saving benefits as a sliding gate but have the additional advantage of not requiring a ground track. This means there is minimal disturbance to the existing driveway surface.
A cantilever electric gate is counterbalanced, hence no requirement for a ground track. The gate is supported by durable rollers which slide in a tubular track fitted to the bottom of the gate. Another advantage of a cantilever gate is its quiet operation and is available in either a single or double leaf configuration.
We offer a wide selection of materials and finishes which will make an impressive visual statement for visitors arriving at your entrance. Our stunning cantilever gates can be operated via remote control, or alternatively by a keypad or intercom.
All our high-quality electric gates are professionally installed and comply fully with the most stringent safety standards.
Bi Fold Gates
If you’re after a striking visual effect, electric bi fold gates fit the bill perfectly. Bi fold electric gates are the ideal solution where space is extremely limited and the entrance not suitable for either swing gates or sliding gates.
Bi fold gates work by folding in on themselves and can be supplied in various configurations to suit your driveway entrance. They are suited to sloping and uneven ground due to not requiring a ground track and the method of folding ensures a quick and quiet operation.
Our bi fold doors are manufactured in accordance with strict safety guidelines and come in a vast range of stunning materials and finishes. Control your bi fold doors with a convenient remote or impress your visitors with a CCTV intercom system.