There are many things to consider regarding gate and automation. The primary thing has to be the look of the gate itself. We can manufacture gates in various materials, hard and soft timbers, or steel and stainless steel.
“A nice set of gates will really enhance the front of your property, whilst discreetly offering you convenience and security at the same time.”
While steel gates are great to automate, as they don’t catch any wind and are very stable, they don’t offer any privacy. Therefore choosing the correct material is an important choice.
Softwood tanalised give great value for money where as hardwood can be expensive. Hard wood gates such as iroko do look superior to softwood.
As these gates are made to order we can accommodate your requirements completely.
Automation is tailored to you and your needs. Again there is quite a few things to think about, we are on hand to guide you as required.
A few simple questions normally help us to help you.
What are your primary reasons for automating the gates? Security? Convenience? Privacy?
What style do you prefer (we have extensive image galleries for you to peruse)
How would you like the gates to operate? Remote controls go without saying but would you unlike them closed all day? Or would you prefer to leave them open during the day?
Access control options. There are many ways of actually opening the gate depending on the security that you require
Do you require an intercom system so that you can identify visitors before ending the gate? With the current mobile phone technology we can have the gate call your mobile so you can speak to your visitors even when you aren’t home, you can even open the gate if required.
We use BFT for our automation systems, we have done so for years, we find it extremely reliable. We are also their installer of choice for the south west region, we have a strong relationship.
BFT make electromechanical and hydraulic systems, so there is always something to suit your gates. Hydraulic systems are normally used for high usage systems or large heavy gates, they offer unrivalled duty cycles and reliability. For example, the underground sub ram will do gates of 800 kgs per leaf up to 500 times in 24 hours, impressive!
The electromechanical systems are also very good but more suited to smaller gates in domestic properties where these heavy duty cycles don’t occur.