Here is another timber electric gate installation in Newdigate, Surrey by Renzland Powergates Ltd.
The client wanted a driveway gate design that both afforded privacy and fitted in well with the natural rural environment. Timber gates were the obvious choice. It should be noted that timber electric gates in a quality hardwood such as Oak or Iroko are usually more expensive and labour intensive to fit than metal counterparts.
An open top with closed board bottom design was chosen, the bottom is closed board offering privacy against passing traffic but the open bars at the top allow natural light and don’t close off the outside world completely. The gates and matching side panel were hung from huge 250mm oak posts. As the posts were oak and the gates were Iroko species of timber the colours would not match so they were both stained so the colour difference was minimal and not noticeable. Click here for a relevant article on which species timber is best to use on wooden automatic gates.
Once point loading calculations were formulated, the footings were dug to a precise depth. A large concrete base was installed and left to harden off before the posts were installed, so the oak posts would not sink into the clay below the footings.
As these are wind affected gates, heavy duty FAAC hydraulic ram arms were selected. The hydraulic operator requires little maintenance and is low on electrical power consumption. The hydraulic device ensures maximum anti-crushing protection however for additional safety and to comply with safety regulations safety edges were fitted to the hinge edge of the gates to avoid dangerous finger trapping. When automating close board gates also strongly recommend hydraulic gate automation as it is more powerful, faster and is generally built to much higher engineering standards than electro-mechanical gate automation. The automation was also linked with the garage door operator so the client could open both the electric gates and garage door with the same remote control.
Custom made hinges were made, and a post box was fitted to the side panel. Up/down lighters were fitted to the gate posts, along with a GSM access control system. The ground works team will be installing a new driveway over the next few weeks and we will update the photos.
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Price Guide with letter box, and lights £10,000 + VAT
Here is a recent electric gate installation in Hatton Hill, Windlesham, Surrey. This Windlesham gates project was carried out as part of our gold package.
Our high quality gates are made from solid bar, they are galvanised, electrostatically sprayed in satin black and hand finished with silver patina. The bricks and tiles were matched to the house and built by our own in house bricklayer. Powerful BFT 24v underground electro-mechanical motors with anti crush were installed, along with a wireless diatem intercom this avoided running cables inside the house and redecorating.
Finishing touches such as a built in letter box, feature lighting (supplied by client), cobbles and a bespoke sign were installed. The project was carried out over 3 consecutive weekends and the client was elated with final product.
Scope of works-
Project Management of the installation
CAD design work of the proposed entrance
Commercial grade direct burial cabling, SWA power cable, IP rated junction boxes, drainage, ducting and fixings
Metal Gates galvanised and powder coated 3500mm x 1800mm with hand finished patina detailing
Excavation and installation of footings, and drainage.
Building of piers, and tiled roof- reinforced with steel and concrete.
Custom fabrication of gate shoes, hinges and bracketry
Removal of all excavated materials from site (Skip on site)
Install test, commissioning of automation and access control equipment
lockable steel enclosure with additional power socket
Installation of lights, on remote control to work with electric gate remotes
2 Year Warranty
Cost- £7,999+ VAT
If you are looking for high quality electric gate installation in Windlesham, Surrey we provide stunning Driveway Gates at sensible prices. Please contact us today for your free of charge no obligation electric gate consultation.
Please note that the prices shown in all our case studies are intended as an approximate guide only and an accurate cost can only be provided following a detailed site survey, risk assessment and appraisal of your specific requirements. The Gold package is based on off the shelf fixed sized gates- more elaborate custom made gate designs and higher spec ancillary equipment is available at additional cost.