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Automated Swing Gates

Whether you have existing wooden or metal gates or need new ones, we can provide a wide range of gate designs, with above ground motors or under ground motors

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Swing Gate Installation and Repair

Our commercial swing gates range from plain mesh , installed for schools, local authorities, hospitals and similar institutions, to bespoke wooden and metal gates to reflect a company’s corporate image. All automation installs will be compliant to the relevant safety regulations and directives.

Metal gates are galvanised to withstand the elements and if desired powder coated to your colour requirement.

All staff are DHF trained (Door and Hardware Federation), which means we believe in safety for automated gates.

On existing gate installs, we will duct all cabling underground where possible, hide all relevant cabling and apply high attention to detail when installing our products.

Key Features

  • Available in wooden and metal designs.
  • Use a remote control, keypad, proximity sensor and more to open your gates.
  • Advanced safety devices installed as standard, to prevent the gates closing when a vehicle or person is in the way.
  • Manual override in case of emergency or power cut.
  • Our qualified engineers can install a new automated gate or service your existing installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, in most cases an existing manual gate can be automated. As long as the gate is structurally sound and can withstand the strains that automation places on the gate and hinges, either an underground or above ground motor can be installed to make your manual gate automated.

There are many options for commanding the gates to open. Remote controls are the most popular way, as these can be used from within the car and are small enough to carry around on your keyring. Another way is having a keypad on your gate with a code. Other ways including video or audio entry, proximity reader, free entry and exit loops are also available to suit your requirements.

We install various safety devices on and around the gate, to protect both pedestrians and vehicles moving in and out of the gateway. Safety photocells and safety loops will stop the gates closing on vehicles (if you’re within the detection area) and safe edges stop and reverse the gate upon detection of an obstacle. Our engineers will explain how the system fully works on our handovers and show you where the detection areas are.

The narrower the entrance, the harder it is to negotiate. Whatever the width, we can design a solution to fit between the narrowest of entrances; wide enough for a single car or up to a large industrial entrance for HGVs to pass side by side. Most domestic driveways or entrances are about 10-12 feet (3m – 3.5m) wide. This is fine for most types of swing gates.

As gateways get wider, the weight and leverage applied to the support and moving mechanisms increases. This can effect the types of materials used to make the gates and the types of automation fitted. Generally, wider swing gates tend to be made from metal or aluminium rather then wood. Very wide gateways (i.e. 25 feet or more) usually have sliding gates fitted that can cope easily with the increased weights. 

No, you will not need planning permission for your gate, if it is no more than 1.8m in height.

It depends on the project; we have a currently have lead time of 4-6 weeks on all new installations.

Your Security. Your Way

Our main focus is you and your needs.

Before we give any advice on our security systems, we carry out a site visit to see what will best suit your needs. Once we know your requirements, we work closely with you to provide the security system to match your requirements.

What We Do

  • Automated Gates
  • Intruder Alarms
  • Networked CCTV
  • Door Entry
  • Maintenance
  • 24/7 Call Outs

Areas We Cover

  • London
  • Essex
  • Suffolk
  • Norfolk
  • Kent
  • Cambridgeshire

We're Highly Accredited

All our engineers are DHF trained, to fully understand the safety aspects of automated gates. We're determined to keep our engineers fully trained for your complete peace of mind.

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