Electric wooden gates have been among the most reliable features that protect homes from intruders. As the years pass and as technology develops, property owners find the need to upgrade them for added security and for convenience. For those wanting to stick with the timeless allure of wood, we mix tradition and modernisation to bring you the automated wooden gates of your choice, be it swing or sliding.
Homeowners in the UK who want their wooden gates electric can benefit from the way we handle each case. We understand that each customer has different needs and desired design, but the purpose is the same, which is to provide the best security at home. Clients don’t have to sacrifice elegance for quality and functionality. They get the design, the safety features, and even the gate operation they want, all within their budget. We provide a service that understands that the key to being able to deliver what clients want and need within their budget lies in working closely with them and educating them on better options, if necessary.
Our family-run business has been manufacturing gates right from our workshop for over 65 years to bring quality wooden gate systems in different areas around the UK. Each wooden gate design is a product of collaboration with our customers. Tailor-made to fit the property, our gates are created with the customers’ requirements in mind, from preferred details to the mechanisms and frames, to the class of timber our customers want, be it softwoods like Scandinavian redwood and cedar, or hardwoods like Idigbo.
When you want your gates wooden, the access or the mechanism is another thing to consider. You have a choice between sliding gates and swing gates, aside from deciding on whether to use hardwood or softwood types for the timber details of the gates. Whether they be swing gates or gates sliding to one side, our wooden electric gates expert will look into your case and area with your security as priority in mind and help you pick the systems that will be more convenient, more practical and can provide you with more safety.
Swing gates have the popular opening and closing mechanism that most traditional gates have. They’re perfect for areas with much space and can have just one leaf or door that swings open to one side or have two doors that swing open at the centre. You have the option of having swing gates that open outward or ones that open inward.
Unlike electric swing gates, sliding ones are better for limited spaces. They’re more secure than swing gates as they’re already set or secured firmly in a track and all that’s needed to be done is to have motors that run in a way that the door of the sliding gate simply glides or is pushed sideways, and once you’re inside, only then will the door move back into position. If you want a unit that operates faster than the conventional ones that rely heavily on hinges, electric sliding gates are for you. Our family-run business would be happy to help you.
Aside from creating brand new automated wooden gates that fit clients’ requirements, our service also includes the open and close gate operation automation of existing gates in the UK. Those who want to further improve the security their gates provide can try our automation motor installations service. We can turn your traditional gateway into automated gates in no time. Consult our gate systems expert for more details on automation motor installations. The power required and the type of motors needed for your electric sliding or swing gate system are just among the areas you have to be aware of.
Whether you want a bespoke design or simply want automation of your gate, our swing and sliding gates experts will go to you wherever you are in the UK. As we have been creating softwood and hardwood gates for more than six decades, helping clients decide from hardwoods Oak, Iroko, Idigbo and other timber types, rest assured we have the equipment and expertise that ensures we provide not just quality work, but also fully compliant with the UK safety regulators. Don’t hesitate to call us for a free quotation of the service we offer.
Our work doesn’t stop at providing homeowners wooden automatic driveway gates or the automation of a unit. We also offer service contracts for those who want their wooden electric swing gates or sliding gates kept in tip-top shape and ensure ease of access among residents. Automatic gates need washing and waxing at least once yearly, and timber ones have to be painted or oiled. Negligence could lead to issues that would make opening of your swing or sliding gate difficult. You should always make sure your wooden electric driveway gates are well taken care of.
We help homeowners get the most use of their wooden automatic driveway gates. Wood electric gates for driveways are considered as the first defense from intruders and if these timber electric gates get damaged, homes will be more vulnerable to theft, among others. An electric wood gate that takes a while to open is a sign of malfunction in the motors of the automation gate system. There may be loose hinges in the system. Contact us to get a free quote on this service and to deal with any malfunction as well as automatic wooden gates sliding off the hinges. Other details to check include safety edges, metal frame, or post or rail fencing. Maybe you need to have the posts put back in order.
Wooden electric sliding and swing gates can cost between £7000 +VAT with existing piers to £8,000 +VAT, depending on factors like the class of timber, size, design, the extent of the work required and the open and close method. Hardwood is more expensive than softwood, but a reputable electric wooden gates expert will provide you with a free quote before starting the project and will be able to make adjustments in the design to help you achieve your desired gate system.
The timber you choose affects the cost as well as the longevity of the unit, and the gates expert would be able to provide you with the best set of options for automation systems. If you want wooden ones for driveways, hardwood types such as Iroko, Oak, and Sapele are ideal due to their beauty, quality and strength. Softwoods like cedar and Scandinavian redwood are less expensive options for a timber type of unit as well.
Electric wooden gate installations are expected to cost and can be reviewed on our electric gates cost page. The cost varies, depending on the position, width, material, the frame needed, the level of difficulty in the installation of the unit, and the supplier. Another thing to consider is the area and the ground level. Call the wooden electric sliding and swing gate specialist first and ask for a free quotation before deciding on the unit and placing an order.
For hardwood automated gates, expect them to last 30-35 years, especially with maintenance. Hardwood is popular due to its timeless beauty and strength or durability. Hardwood is the type that will never go out of fashion; it’s one of those timeless materials that only gets beautiful as the years pass. When you want your automated gates wooden, hardwood should be your first choice. The more affordable softwood unit could last between 7 to 8 years, depending on its maintenance.