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Around the corner sliding gate | Unique electric gate solutions

Many clients, particularly in London want an electric gate system to secure their car and property but their driveway has limited space for access. Electric gates are not permitted to swing outwards towards a public highway and a standard sliding gate would require too much space to open, so often, the best solution can be found by installing a round the corner sliding gate.

Renzland Powergates Ltd can offer clients a custom made round the corner sliding gate system which affords clients benefit of excellent utilisation of space, increased security, not protruding over a property boundary line whilst enhancing the value and saleability of a property.

The round the corner gate will conveniently and quietly slide along the side of the boundary line not obscuring any valuable parking spaces. Safety is assured due to safety edges, sensors and light curtains. We would also recommend if the gate system is not linked to acces control should be operated on a hold to run basis. The round the corner sliding gates can be integrated to CCTV, lighting and access control system if needed.

We are able to offer clients a large range of finishes- both timber and metal gates that “bend” around corners, while ensuring they are aesthetically pleasing and affording prestige. We can also design and install matching round the corner garage doors for mews properties that want the look and feel of a standard swing garage door without the “commercial” look of a roller shutter.

If you are live in London, Surrey, Berkshire or the Southeast and have an awkward driveway with a door or gate and are looking for a stylish electric gates solution, we would love to hear from you.

Our expert team can work with garden designers, architects and specifiers to design a solution to almost any problem area. We can provide CAD drawing and visual rendering of the proposed driveway gates. We love the challenge of transforming awkward driveways into prestigious examples of style and quality when other gate installation companies have walked away and said it could not be done.

We also offer “pop up” gates which raise of out the ground via a multi staged hydraulic pumping system, telescopic sliding gates and even gates that raise into the air, we have over 30 years of experience on unique projects.

View our video below to see our round the corner gate in West Hampstead, London, NW3.

Before / after

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Before Around the corner gate
After Around the corner gate
After Around the corner gate

Internal view

More Case Studies

Electric Gates | East Horsley, Surrey

Our client required a bespoke  gated entrance with a Scottish theme for a property with a 50m long driveway in East Horsley, Surrey.

Electric gate installation- Dorking, Surrey

Our client required a bespoke timber gated entrance for a property they were renovating in a beautiful rural location (Betchley, near Dorking, Surrey)

Large Multi -User Entrance Gerrards Cross

Another large multi user automatic gate project completed in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire that service over 70 homes.

Multi User Electric Gates for Mansion House in Kingswood, Surrey

The owners of a beautiful mansion house in Kingswood, Surrey wanted completely bespoke electric driveway gates to make an impressive visual statement for visitors arriving at the entrance.

Electric Gates Installation- Newdigate, Surrey

 

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Before electric gates Newdigate, Surrey
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After Wooden Gates Newdigate Surrey

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.

CAD design for timber gates
CAD design for timber gates

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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customer review feedback coming soon-

Price Guide with letter box, and lights £10,000 + VAT

Electric Gates Windlesham, Surrey

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Before electric gates Windlesham, Surrey
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After electric gates Windlesham, Surrey

 

 

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)
  • 2 x BFT Underground Motors 24v anti crush
  • Remote controls
  • Built in post-box with rear retrieval
  • Welsh slate sign with silver patina
  • Diatem Wireless Access control with coded entry
  • Installation of Gates
  • 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
  • Power connection.
  • 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.

 

 

Electric Gates | Wokingham, Berkshire

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Before Electric Gates

 

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CAD approval drawings proposed gates

It’s Ben, and I want to personally thank you for checking out our latest blog which is long overdue and our first one of 2014, its been a very strong start to the year with lots of new and existing gate projects under construction so expect many more case studies, electric gate related articles and pictures coming soon.

This is a recent electric gate installation in Wokingham, Berkshire.

As you will see from the pictures the existing piers were already in situ, therefore we had to work around that was already there. The opening was 4600 which is wider than standard however the brick piers were a little skinny for the opening, so it was decided to subtlety extend the piers and give them the appearance of being large with a composite stone pier cap.

The driveway parking space was at an absolute premium so the electric gates were mounted on to posts at the rear of the piers to give 180 degree opening. We did toy with the idea of making this a electric folding gate installation however the client preferred the automatic gates to have a 180 degree option so more cars could park on the driveway, it also made vehicle access in and out of the garage a lot easier. We chose heavy duty hydraulic underground gate motors as they are faster, more powerful and have a longer life expectancy than electro-mechanical gate operators.

The gates are fabricated from mild steel a modified version of our popular “surrey gates” and were zinc galvanised and power coated in matt satin black. A GSM intercom was installed so the client could control the access remotely and avoided installing data cables inside the house and re-decorating. Finally, we installed a discreet rear access post-box and custom made slate sign- both detailed and finished with silver patina.

If you have a question about electric gates, gate automation kits or access control, you can just shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you with a few days with an answer to your question that’s personalised for you, from me, and from the senior engineers on my team ben(@)universeuk.com

Timescale 4- 6 weeks

Budget £9,000

Electric Gates Installation | Essex

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Electric Gates Essex

Here is a recent electric gate installation of a carriage driveway in Essex. Renzland Powergates Ltd enjoys unrivalled reputation throughout the South East for quality and precision in luxury gate making.

As the brick piers were already under construction by others – The larger (main) opening was almost 5000mm wide (the smaller 3500mm) therefore we had to formulate a design that worked equally well on both entrances and framed the brick piers without dominating them.

Designing gates that work well on piers that reduce in size is tricky due to side gaps being larger at the top than the bottom (bell core). Therefore David Viera- Project Director designed gates that offered both a horizontal bar so the gates would fully opening without touching the pier caps, and also rise in the middle creating a subtle curve which gave the whole entrance a nice balance and a striking visual identity. Attention to detail was placed on the hinge positions to avoid the stone work and the end scrolls were custom made to sit exactly within the curvature of the pier caps which also to the eye subtly reduced the side gap. Further subtle skillfully crafted details were designed into the gates such a shadow bar at the top of the gates, custom made finials and even the slam plate was reversed to give a better aesthetic balance from from the front our mission is to create a symphony of precision. 

The gates were hot zinc sprayed and powder coated in a special silk matt finish. Hydraulic underground motors were chosen due to there faster operating speed and more powerful capabilities. We design and build gate systems to last for 20 years +

This electric gates installation project in Essex was carried out in tandem with the next door neighbour the case study can be found here- 

Price guide- both entrances £19,000 

Why choose us for electric gates in Essex?

Our bespoke gates are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige- to us gates are a work of art- buy an original masterpiece, not a cheap imitation. 

Our reference- 

Mrs R – Essex

Many thanks for all your hard work, attention to detail and friendly helpful service, The gates are absolutely perfect and we’ve forgotten how things looked before! We’re really pleased with the gates and they’re working brilliantly, We’ve had lots of good comments and I’ve noticed lots of people stopping to look at them.Hope you have a great Christmas and a relaxing break I love the gates so much I want to go out and put tinsel on them!

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Both our installations side by side!

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Electric Gates for Schools

Electric gates for schools

 

Before and after electric school gates

Renzland Powergates Ltd have several years of experience working within the education sector. We have installed both automatic swing and sliding electric gates at elementary, primary, secondary and public schools across the South East.

If you are considering installing Electric Gates for your School, we understand it can be a daunting process. Raising budgets, endless committee meetings, safety concerns, tender management, different automation systems and dealing with planning applications is very stressful and time consuming- Renzland Powergates Ltd can help.

We are highly skilled professionals who will render outstanding services from pre-construction to cost scheduling, installation of the project and ongoing maintenance of your school gates.

If you are a Headmaster, Headmistress, Bursar or in charge of facilities at your School we can-

  •  Design, Supply and fit a high quality electric gate exceeding all professional safety standards
  • Specify exactly the right system that allows the sheer volume of pupils use the entrance during peak times and the need to secure the perimeter throughout the rest of the day.
  • Install during half term or holiday periods
  • Attend PTA meetings, submit planning applications and liaise with local residents associations.
  • Project Manage all ground works including liaising with electricity companies if additional power feed is required.
  • Give talks to students about the dangers of electric gates, and accommodate field trips to our workshop so the students can see the gates being made and involving them in the process-
  • Provide high quality CAD designs and schematics
  • All our staff are CRB checked and are parents themselves.
  • Advise and specify ancillary works such as CCTV, intercoms etc.
  • Improve Ofsted rankings
  • Free risk assessment on existing gates and safety recommendations
  • Improve security and reduce insurance premiums
  • To help with budgetary constraints we can also offer flexible payment terms to reduce capital expenditure this can also include the ongoing maintenance of your new gates

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any stage should you wish to discuss any aspect of your requirements in more detail or request any further information such as safety policies, accreditations, insurances etc to help with your evaluation of us.

 School Gates Testimonial-

Mr Chesters- Headmaster Winkfield St Mary’s CofE School-

Dear Eddie, On behalf of the teachers, parents and students I would like to thank you for your help and hard work on our gate. This has improved access and security and we are very pleased with the outcome, I have no hesitation in recommending your company and would grade your work A+, give your team a gold star.

 

 

10 recommendations to help you choose the right electric Gate installation company

Electric gate installers

With so many electric gate installers available throughout the UK how do you choose the right one?

It’s not every day you buy Electric Gates, it has to be the right gates and for all the right reasons, do not let cost be your only consideration.

If you are thinking about having electric gates installed here are our top 10 recommendations-

1)      Due Diligence– it takes seconds to check a gate installation company credentials on a website such as companycheck.co.uk for free. How long have they been trading? Are they making a profit?, do they file accounts?, do they have assets?- if the answer is no walk away no matter how cheap the deal they are offering it’s not worth the risk especially if they are asking for deposits up front. We can be found as Renzland Powergates Ltd

2)      Know who you are dealing with- Visit their premises- meet the team behind the website. Running a professional business, with staff, processes, vehicles, tools, insurances and other overheads is expensive therefore it is unwise to compare costs with one man bands that might not be in business for the long term and cannot offer the customer service and warranty back up of more established companies.

3)      Specifications/Quality- Always check the details on the gate installers quote ensure it is specific- what type of wood are they proposing? The thickness of the timber? Are the metal gates galvanised? Wrought Iron gates or mild steel? What automation equipment is specified- hydraulic? Electro-mechanical? There is a huge disparity in all these items so check very carefully what you are receiving.

4)      Warranty- Ask for a minimum 2 years warranty for all gate installation labour which will match the manufacturer. Any reputable gate installation company will do this- subject to the gates being serviced in line with manufactures recommendations.

5)      Manufacturer References- Contact the gate automation and access control equipment manufacturer and get a reference, be sure this electric gate installation company is accredited to install there gate automation products- we have heard various horror stories about people fitting cheap gate automation from the internet. We recommend FAAC and BFT Gate Systems.

6)      Design Work- Will your electric gate installers provide CAD design drawings? Or visualisations of how the finished entrance will look like? Having detailed approval drawings agreed before your automatic gates are designed is an important safety net for both the client and the gate installer that way there can be no misunderstandings down the line and you know exactly what they are paying for.

8)      Price- Please don’t always go for the cheapest price, cheap poorly installed electric gates are always the most expensive in the long term and more importantly, potentially the most dangerous. To have reliable and safe electric gates professionally installed by qualified engineers and quality gate automation comes at a price. However the benefits are stunning electric gates that will transform your entrance and add value, security and exclusivity to your home.

9) CE conformity- Ask if the Gate installer CE Mark the gates. The marking consists of the letters “CE”, affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the machine. This must be accompanied by the name of the responsible person (generally the installation company in the case of gates).Further information of CE Marking can be found on http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/ce-mark-summary.htm

10) Safety- In June 2010, the tragic deaths of two young children in separate incidents less than one week apart served to highlight the safety issues facing the UK gate automation industry. The legal position is that powered gate systems are considered to be “machinery”. This means that, by law,every new powered gate, when it is put into service, must comply with the European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC) this is an expansive subject however it is imperative that your gate installers comply with these directives, are competent and suitably qualified to identify potential risks and install appropriate gate safety devices. With gate power, comes gate responsibility.

Bonus-  Get a free quote from Renzland Powergates Ltd! We will match all like for like quotes* Subject to site survey and our terms of business. We highly recommend you visit an electric gate installed by us and then compare our work to others- you’ll notice the difference.

Double Electric Gates installation in Camberley, Surrey

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Here is a recent installation carried out by Renzland Powergates Ltd in Camberley, Surrey.

Our clients already had one existing gated opening and railings but wanted an additional entrance so they could drive in and out, otherwise known as a carriage driveway.

The client also wanted a separate lockable pedestrian gate.

Before

before gate referbishment camberely surrey

Our concern was that our brand new gates would make the existing driveway gates look old and dated as they were already starting to show signs of corrosion along with the railings. Therefore it was decided that we would refurbish the existing gates and railings. The old gates were removed, shot blasted, and refurbished, replacing any bent or damaged bars.

Whilst the gates were being made, our bricklayer modified the existing perimeter walls and built new brick piers to accommodate the new gates, reclaimed bricks and pier cap balls were sourced to blend in with the existing brickwork.

As a surprise to our client and at no extra cost, we modified the gates slightly by adding scrolls on the end and centre stiles to beautify them- in the gate world we are connoisseurs and refuse to fit ugly gates.

Finally, The gates were galvanised , powder coated and as finishing touch the finials were painstakingly hand painted with gold patina.  Additional feature/security lighting was also installed along with some handly electrical sockets by our part P approved electrician.

The existing BFT hydraulic electric gate motors that were some 15 years old were also refurbished and now work like new- this is exactly why we recommend BFT hydraulic gate motors! We connected the double automatic garage doors with a receiver so the client only had to use one remote control to open all gates and doors.

We will post some more photos shortly including before shots so you can see the transformation, regrettably it was poor weather when the gates were commissioned so the photos do not really do our work justice.

After Electric Gates fitted in Camberley, Surrey

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The gates seem to be popular as we have been awarded a further two gate installations in the same road in Camberley, which just goes to prove- we know how to make an entrance.

Here is our testimonial-

I am hugely satisfied with the work you have done for me, indeed I couldn’t be happier. I will in the future (already have to XXXXX in Fleet) most definitely recommend your company, your professionalism, your attention to detail and your pleasant approach and politeness without hesitation.

For more information on our Surrey electric gates services please click here- 

Budget Gates | Cheap Electric Gates

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Are you looking for budget electric gates?

Here is a recent inexpensive gate installation- we never say cheap. For much less than you think, you can get sapele hardwood gates – (which is an entry level hardwood) clad onto a custom made steel frame, anti crush gate motors, a pedestrian gate and a wireless intercom supplied and fitted.

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Electric Gates | Kingston, Surrey

 

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Cantilevered Sliding Gate | Kingston, Surrey

Here is a recent installation for a cantilevered sliding gate, matching railings, Juliet balcony at the rear, and bespoke access control system with finger print I.D recognition for a client in Kingston, Surrey.

The client required a modern contemporary metal gate to match the style and age of the house.  We presented the client with a number of design idea’s after sending him some computer visualizations of the project.

It’s never funny being locked out your own property if you forget your electric gate remote so a finger print reader is the ideal solution if you don’t want a key pad like everyone else. Bio-metric access control technology such as fingerprint or retina scanning has been around for some years but has yet to become widely used on gate automation projects, largely because not many gate engineering companies know how to do it!

We might install one for Bruno Mars so he never gets locked out of heaven again ;o)

Testimonial-

Dear Renzland Powergates Ltd,

I’m writing to let you know how happy I am with my new electric gates and the exceptional experience I received from my initial enquiry through to installation and completion.

I would particularly like to thank Kevin & Julian for conducting such an outstanding job, they arrived on time, and worked tirelessly. Unlike other trades people I had working on the project the team were very polite, dressed smartly in professional uniforms and branded vehicles, it was reassuring to know I wasn’t just buying an electric gate but knowledge and expertise from an experienced engineering team that clearly know what they are doing. I would not hesitate to endorse your company to anyone wishing to buy an electric gate system.

Mr Waller- Kingston, Surrey