Electric Gates Beaconsfield

electric gates beaconsfieldThere are enormous benefits of installing automated gates in Beaconsfield. Whether you currently have manual gates or are thinking about installing driveway gates, consider the advantages of automation:

  • Improved home security

A well manufactured set of gates will ensure the completion of your security perimeter, which can have significant power to reduce burglaries or vandalism on your land.

Automated gates also keep other unwanted guests off of your land, from door to door salesmen to wild animals that could roam free causing damage to your property or garden.

  • Enhanced safety for your family

In addition to keeping your home secure, automated gates keep your family safe, ensuring little ones or pets are unable to roam away from home or run out onto main roads.

  • Increased value of your property

Not only do homeowners with automated gates benefit from lower insurance rates, the value of their home increases when they come to sell it due to the added security.

  • Convenient and easy access

Using a remote control it is easy to open a remote control without leaving the comfort of your home or car, which is particularly beneficial when it’s cold and wet outside.

Automated Gates Beaconsfield

At GateKraft, we are experts in the design, manufacturing and installation of automated gates. Whether we have produced and installed your driveway gates or not, we also provide servicing and maintenance services to anyone who requires our skills. If you have manual driveway gates we can upgrade these, if and when, you decide you want to make that move to the more convenient automated gates.

To benefit from the advantages automated gates deliver, get in touch with us at GateKraft on 01494 611 111. We will provide a free, no obligation quote for automated gates in Beaconsfield following a consultation to assess your requirements.

Happy New Year from GateKraft

GateKraft 2015At GateKraft, we wanted to wish all our customers and loyal followers a happy and healthy 2015.

We design, manufacture, install and service automated gates across Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties, with customers 100% happy with our work and the level of service provided.

It’s always great to work with clients, through the gate design process to gate installation to ensure the vision they have for their business and homes is met and to enhance security for families and protection for businesses.

For anyone looking to install manual or automated gates in Buckinghamshire in 2015, we look forward to  hearing from you in the future to help you secure your home or business. Give us a call at GateKraft on 01494 611 111.

Happy New Year to you all from GateKraft in 2015!

5 Automated Gate Installation Issues to be Aware of

Automated gate installation gerrards crossAt GateKraft we frequently encounter issues with gates we are called out to service, that were not originally installed by us. For those of you considering purchasing gates to protect your property, take a look at our pointers to avoid potential installation disasters:

  1. If possible avoid the installation of gates on an uphill driveway; the slope will put strain on the automation.
  2. For motors that are fitted underground, ensure suitable drainage is provided as an underwater motor will cause significant issues.
  3. A professional engineer should install automated gates as we are equipped to conduct efficient risk assessments as required by law.
  4. Your engineer should ensure the chosen gate option is appropriate for the location it is to be installed, meeting all specifications detailed by the manufacturer as failure to do so will void the guarantee.
  5. For security purposes avoid relying solely on a self locking motor, additional locks can ensure it is tougher to force a gate open.

For more advice on installing automated gates, contact GateKraft on 01494 611 111, we provide a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your requirements and assess your options for the security of your home and safety of your family.

Automated Gate Servicing

gatekraftWhen making the decision to install automated gates it is necessary to ensure you remember that your gates will need to be serviced regularly, exactly how regularly will depend on how much usage your gates get on a daily basis.

Manufacturers generally recommend:

  • Yearly services if the system is used up to 20 times a day
  • Twice yearly services if the system is used between 20-50 times a day
  • Quarterly if the system is used more than 50 times a day

Automated gates installed to protect your home are a considerable investment and with regular maintenance and servicing you can prolong the life of your gates, which will reduce the need for repairs or replacement.

As with any mechanism, the components of your automated gates can go wrong or break. Proper care and attention to prolong the life of these components involves:

  •          Regular cleaning
  •          Greasing and lubrication
  •          Alignment

Avoid letting the unqualified look at your gates, the mechanisms are complex and can be dangerous if played about with by the untrained. Ensure only qualified engineers service, maintain and repair your gates.

At GateKraft, we will repair, maintain and service all gates, whether they’ve been installed by us or not. For more information on our gate servicing services in the Beaconsfield area contact us today on 01494 611111.