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

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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- 

Metal Swing Gate with matching pedestrian gate & railings- Ripley Surrey

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Before Electric gates- Ripley, Surrey

electric gates ripley surrey

After Electric Gates, Ripley Surrey

This is a recent electric swing gate installation carried out by Renzland Powergates Ltd in Ripley, Surrey (located on Guildford Road between Woking and Lightwater ) 

The brick wall to the entrance was modified to accommodate the new gates and give the client an additional pedestrian gate and railings. As the driveway is on an inclined hill, precise ground works were carried out ensure the gate ran smoothly and level whilst not compromising on aesthetics. The tarmac drive was sympathetically repaired after the alterations had taken place.

For additional security the swing gate was fitted with an electric lock with a 800kg holding force this will ensure the gate cannot be forced open causing potential damage to the motors or rattle during strong winds.

As a gesture of good will, we fitted the pedestrian gate with a gas closer free of charge to ensure the gate is always closed so their children and the family dog cannot run out on to the busy road.

Our client is delighted with the new gates and railings and not only has it ensured the entrance is safe and secure for the family, it has also transformed the appearance to the front of the property adding value to their home.

Electric Gates Berkshire

After Electric Gates Berkshire

 Electric Gates Berkshire

Here is a recent installation for a multi user gate system in Ascot, Berkshire. The brief was to create an electric gate system which sympathetically blended in with the existing built environment whilst being well engineered for continuous usage.

The clients were unsure of the best way to build the entrance, so we came up with 2 suggestions-

  1.  Modifying the existing piers and build new piers
  2.  Removing existing piers and build new piers

Our design team took detailed dimensions and drafted both options on CAD which you can view below- option one was chosen as aesthetically the entrance looked more balanced with a narrower driveway and the additional 1000mm distorted the gate. This is where Renzland gates drive real value in to the project, very few Gate installation companies in Berkshire offer this level of detail and design consultancy expertise pre-build. This affords our clients complete piece of mind knowing exactly what they are getting for their money.

Due to constant use the gate motors needed to be heavy duty and very reliable therefore BFT SUB BT motors were chosen as they are a low voltage hydraulic operator built for very intensive use, suitable for any type of residential, industrial or multi-residence application. The motors are fitted with mechanical stops which eliminate the need for a physical gate stop which has been known to damage low suspension sports cars. The motors have a built in virtual encoder, guaranteeing maximum anti-crushing safety thanks to the electronic slowdown.

As there were several properties using this gated entrance we advised the client on a GSM based intercom. This is a wireless entry phone system which avoided any issues and saved the cost of taking up the brick driveway for cable runs and making good internally to the house.  The system was mounted on a matching podium so visitors do not need to exit the vehicle.

The gates were hung from 2 substantial steel I beams (RSJ’s) located inside the piers they are then filled with concrete. This requires very precise setting out of the steelwork and onsite fabrication to ensure the gates align perfectly.

In our professional opinion this is the most secure way to hang gates on this type of application. Due to a sharp decline on the camber of the driveway to one side, the gates had a subtle infill at the bottom to make the gap less obvious. The gates are galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 and powder coated to BS EN 13438 and BS EN 15773.

As you will see from the CAD visuals, this project was executed to the exact spec with the exception of the lights which were chosen and retro fitted by the client.

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During electric gates installation- Berkshire

Want electric gates?- Get it right first time!

The importance of CAD design work before your electric gate installation.

We were recently called by a prospective client to put right some electric gates that were installed incorrectly by an electrician not a professional gate engineering firm.

The decision not to instruct Renzland Powergates Ltd in the first instance was purely cost driven and the client now has to potentially spend thousands of pounds to put right what should have been done correctly in the first place.  The alternative gate installation provider simply could not offer the client any design visuals or articulate how the finished design would look.  The wooden electric gates looked cheap and very nasty, and to make matters worse the gates scrapped across the ground and didn’t close properly. Not only was the gate system not be built to last but will also have a detrimental effect on the property’s overall kerb appeal, value and sale ability.

Gates are art. Renzland Powergates Ltd offers a full CAD design service that allows us to produce incredibly realistic 3D design visuals and then turn our ideas into the finished product without the nasty surprises as any design can be made before it is too late.

Electric Driveway gates and landscaping not only distinguish the entrance and perimeter to a property they create a vital first impression to all visitors and passers by. Many home owners will spend large amounts of money on the interior design and furnishings in the hope of creating a good impression but totally overlook the front boundary and often go with the electric gate installer that offers the cheapest quote?

Electric driveway gates are an important enhancement to any property and has traditionally been seen as part of the overall architectural concept. Gates and landscaping to a property facade are a symbol of good taste and status stately homes traditionally commissioned grand and lavish designs to grace a main entrance.

Today electric gates and railings are a focal feature and increasingly a medium of expression, both personally and sculptural, a piece of art combining beauty and function that everyone can appreciate.

High quality electric gates create the right first time impression of high quality design and craftsmanship- this depicts what you are all about. Renzland Powergates Ltd will provide beautifully designed Gates and landscaping that creates a first impression that can make a real statement, giving your home a sense of grandeur.

If you are considering installing electric gates in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire or Buckinghamshire and don’t want to run the risk of a poor quality finish you need to talk to us- we know how to make an entrance 0800 533 3151

Which access control system is right for you?

Electric gates Access Control Intercom Articulated Arm Operators

 

We have all been disturbed early in the morning by annoying door to door sales people or others making unsolicited visits. The installation of an intercom system integrated within your electric gates means that you have control over exactly who can, or cannot enter your property.

With a vast choice of access control systems available- which system is right for you?

There are many variables to take into consideration and your choice will be limited by the range (distance from the door station at your gate to your home) environment, your requirements and of course budget.

Gate access control equipment generally fall into the following categories-

Hard wired Access Control- audio only-  Average cost inc fitting £350 + 

Pro’s- Offer a low cost, robust solution , no ongoing costs.

Con’s- Basic functionality audio only, cost of wiring into existing home and making good. Unable to control entrance whilst away from the property. The entry level models generally look and feel low end, which will detract from the entrance aesthetics.

Wireless Audio Access Control – Average cost inc fitting £450+ 

Pro’s Low cost, robust solution, no internal wiring or making good. Easy to expand the system. Portable can take handset into different rooms and garden.  Secure encoded radio transmission based on the use of rolling code. Can be removed and re installed if you move home.

Cons- Signal can be limited by line of sight, weather and atmospheric  conditions. You are unable to control entrance whilst away from the property,

*Visual wireless also available at addtional cost.

GSM Based Access control Systems – Average cost inc fitting £900 + 

Pro’s Control your entrance from anywhere in the world. No internal wiring your land line phones are usually already  in the most convenient place. Saves additional cost of remote controls. Increased security as caller will not be aware if you are home or not. Call can be diverted to multiple owners. Accept deliveries when not home. Programming, Faults and diagnostics available remotely reducing engineer visits.

Con’s- No Visual without additional wiring. Will not work if the telephone network down or poor signal area. Ongoing costs to top up PAYG sim card- this will vary depending on how popular you are! It is more difficult to control exit of the building without additional equipment. More expensive than wireless Audio entry control systems.

Hardwired Audio/Visual Access Control – Average cost inc fitting £1,000 + 

Pro’s- Visual and Audio- depending on the grade of equipment very high quality HD video is available. Record-able video available. Monitors can be in interfaced with additional CCTV around your home or other types of home automation systems such as crestron or control 4. Entrance visual monitoring.

Con’s- Night time visuals are poor unless a top of the range model chosen. More expensive than previously mentioned systems due to additional wiring and making good internally. Unlike GSM based systems you are unable to control the access when not at home.

IP Based Access Control Systems- Average Cost inc fitting £3,000 + 

Pro’s the best of all worlds- due to IP integration allows main performances such as access control, monitoring, image and video recording from control points internally and on any other smart mobile device- iPhone, tablet, laptop etc therefore you could be on a beach in Rio and see who is at your gate using your smart phone. Wiring savings as system commissioned by a unique network cable. Full integration of other home automation systems. Simply put there is no better.

Con’s- This is the most expensive type of access control system. Technology not yet mainstream therefore limited amount of professionally trained installers.

It is important to bear in mind that if you are looking to save money buying less expensive hard wired systems, you will need to factor in additional labour costs for cable runs and making good to the decoration to your home. In addition we would strongly recommend using high quality shielded CAT 6 cable duct grade that has a heavy black polyethylene sheath and a flame retardant PVC inner. Cat 6 offers high speed data transfers where underground duct or a weatherproof cabling solution is needed and the additional shielding is recommended if it is run close to power cables- we would always look to avoid running power and data cables in the same duct to reduce interference.

Unlike the movies, the access control panels cannot be blasted by a gun and then your gates will automatically open- however we would recommend installing vandal resistant product should your entrance be located with a large pedestrian footfall and especially youths loitering.

The aspect most people do not consider is exit control- how will people leave your property? Whilst the majority of electric gate systems are fitted with an exit vehicle loop- this will not benefit pedestrians. Push to exit buttons can be installed on timers so they only work during pre-determined hours, therefore on multi-user entrances where possible, it is advisable to have a separate dedicated pedestrian entrance.

For clients looking for an ultra secure controlled entrance, we can also install car number plate readers ANPR Cameras, bio-metric finger readers or even facial recognition- just ask we can help plan and deliver your perfect entrance- and perhaps even afford you a well deserved lay in on a Sunday morning ;o)