Electric Gates | East Horsley, Surrey

New driveway, bespoke stone piers, one of a kind designer gate, matching railings,pedestrian access, hydraulic underground gate automation, custom made stainless steel parcel drop, Internet based custom HD intercom with Ipad integration, CCTV cameras, app controlled feature zonal lighting, drainage, tree planting and landscaping.

 The Brief

Our client required a bespoke  gated entrance with a Scottish theme for a property with a 50m long driveway in East Horsley, Surrey. The existing driveway needed to be widened, There were a number of complex elements on this electric gate installation project that all needed to carefully considered and integrated seamlessly such as:

  • Safety
  • Design
  • Planning application Management
  • Project Management
  • Topographical considerations
  • Laying and widening of driveway
  • Construction of piers
  • Landscaping
  • Gates automation
  • Bespoke Metal gates and matching railings
  • Power and comms to the entrance
  • Access control both Audio and visual
  • Integrated CCTV
  • Feature lighting
  • Drainage
  • Site Clearance
  • Warranty and Maintenance

As a result the client approached the gate installation with some trepidation as they were well aware that gate installation projects can be a difficult affair especially as there are so many different skill sets involved in one project simultaneously such as engineers, architects, builders, access control, electricians and landscapers.

As with all electric gate systems not only are security and reliability paramount, aesthetics and above all safety are very important factor in this project.

The challenge was to find a balance between aesthetics, functionality, reliability, and robustness and to ensure that there was a harmonisation between the entrance, the environment and the house itself. The client wanted no visible cables.

The Solution

After the tendering process, Renzland Powergates Ltd was selected from a number of electric gate installation companies to Design, project manage and install the entire process from the ground up.

Renzland Powergates Ltd consulted with the client to understand their requirements and then promptly arranged 3D CAD visualisations of the proposed entrance based on the client’s particular tastes and technical requirements. The piers were designed to closely match the Glasgow School of art and design where the client has very fond memories of home.

Great attention to detail given at the planning and design stage and no stone was left unturned during the survey to ensure the entire process ran smoothly and translated into a substantial set of gates that will grace the property for many years to come. The entrance was designed from the ground up by David Viera. The gates were designed with a unique Scottish feel and finished in a dark metallic grey.

Once the drawings were approved, the specification was confirmed and Renzland Powergates Ltd set up a programme of works and informed the client of the entire project timeline.

The piers were custom made from reformed stone and close as possible match to the York stone on the house. The gate piers also had- a built in feature LED lighting. The piers to gate entrance had substantial internal structural steel work inside which were engineered to take the weight of the gates and ensure the structural integrity. Each stone cube weighed over 600kgs so had to be carefully lifted into position by a telehandler.

Access Control and CCTV

The access control system is state of the art. Renzland Powergates Ltd makes it own front panels from marine grade stainless steel and usually have the property address engraved for a personal touch. In this instance a stainless steel letter box/parcel drop was integrated within the system. Anti theft bolts are used. The access control system specified has a HD camera, coded entry, and works over LAN therefore the client can use his smart phone, smart Tv, tablet or laptop to see the caller and open using any internet enabled devise. The App also has various other functions such as outputs for controlling lights, viewing CCTV feeds and even plays back the last 100 callers so any missed callers can be identified. The client also had a number of touch screen monitors fitted around the house. The intercom was If you are considering access control click here to read our article on which access control system is right for you?

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