At The UK Electric Gate Company we are specialists in gate automation, working throughout the UK. There are many options available to you when considering installing automatic gates at your premises, depending on your budget, space and requirements.
All types of gates can be automated including wooden gates, wrought iron gates and steel gates. If you would like to see examples of our hardwood or metal gates please visit our portfolio. The benefits of having metal or wooden electric gates include, increased security, control over those that enter or leave your premises and convenience.
There are two different types of automation available depending on the type of gates you have and the space available:
Sliding gates are the perfect solution to add metal or wooden automatic gates to your property where there is limited space either side of the gates or uneven, sloping ground. Sliding gates are also more secure than swing gates as they provide more resistance to forced entry.
A swing gate automated system can be added to any type of gate, however they will require considerably more space than sliding gates. Electric gates with a swing motion also work best on flat ground. Swing gates are a cheaper option to sliding gates, as their automation system is simpler.
There are also two different types of automatic system available, either above ground or underground:
Above Ground System
An above ground system is perfect if you are looking for a simple system or have a limited budget. Cheaper than an underground system, the above ground system requires no excavation, as it is post mounted and fully visible.
Below Ground System
Although more expensive than above ground systems, an underground system is more aesthetically pleasing as it is totally concealed underground. Excavation work is required during installation. We will ensure that all work is carried out efficiently the ground is left as it was found.
Other Gate Automation Options Available
We can also provide additional extras for your metal or wooden automatic gates, including remote controlled access, key padded access and intercom control.