Another high end installation by Renzland Powergates Ltd in East Sheen / Richmond, Surrey.
We pride ourselves on delivering high quality custom designed gates and railings. We have a range of standard designs but can create and install exquisite bespoke wrought iron and metalwork to the client’s exact requirements. We can also custom make our own unique rail heads and components for one of a kind gates in our workshop in Essex- for the kind of high end craftsman ship we deliver you’ll find our rates highly competitive.
As you will see from the pictures below the bricks were specially sourced to create a distinctive contrast the house face bricks, the gates were painted grey to match the timber window frames on the house.
This East Sheen gate installation installation was completed with a high end access control system and heavy duty hydraulic gate motors.
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.
customer review feedback coming soon-
Price Guide with letter box, and lights £10,000 + VAT
If you are considering buying electric gates in Surrey we have prepared this simple 20 point check list that we strongly recommend you ask Surrey Electric Gate Installation companies so you can decide with confidence-
Do you have an office or business premises located in Surrey that I can visit?
Are your gates force tested and CE Marked?
What thickness are the wooden gates and what type of wood is used?
Are your metal gates galvanised?
What guarantee do you give your electric gates parts and labour?
What safety systems are implemented to prevent anyone get trapped or crushed in the gates?
Are the electrical connections signed off by a Part P electrician and submitted to Surrey County council for approval?
How much do you charge for ongoing electric gate maintenance- i.e servicing?
What support is offered if the electric gates break down- what is your standard response call out time?
What is the spec on the gate automation equipment- Hydraulic or Electro-mechanical
What grade cables and other ancillary parts such as junction boxes, cabinets and trunking do you use which are equally important to the overall installation.
Are you able to integrate other elements such as CCTV, Intercoms, Lighting, landscaping and brickwork?
Previous customers- Can you supply customer testimonies or evidence of work of completed such as other electric gate installations in Surrey
Do you supply CAD drawings or visuals so i know exactly what my Surrey electric gate will look like before committing?
What insurances do you hold?
What accreditations does your company and your engineers hold?
What companies do you work for where you can give trade references?
How will you dispose of my old gates and fence?
Who will be co-ordinating my project?
Will you formulate a detailed specification so this can be priced matched against other gate installation companies in Surrey?
Bonus Tip- If you are considering electric gates in Surrey, some properties are Listed or located in a Conservation Area. They may have Preservation Orders on their trees or design prompts alterations to a driveway or roadside boundary. It may therefore be necessary to submit plans to Surrey county council and apply for permission to carry out work in the garden, particularly if new walling either side of the gates is required.