Electric Gate & Electrical Work - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q: What types of gate automation systems do you offer? 

A: We offer a variety of gate automation systems including underground motors for swing gates, above-ground piston-ram motors, sliding gate systems, and barrier arms for commercial properties. We tailor the automation to match your existing setup, whether it’s timber, metal, or any other material. 

Q: Can my existing manual gates be automated? 

A: Yes, most manual gates can be upgraded to automated systems. We'll conduct a site survey to determine the best automation solution and make any necessary adjustments to ensure smooth operation. 

Q: How long does gate automation installation take? 

A: Typically, installations take about 2-3 days, depending on the complexity of the system and any additional customisations or safety features being added. 

Q: Are automated gates safe for pets and children? 

A: Absolutely. Safety is a top priority, and we install features like infrared photocells that prevent the gates from closing if an obstruction is detected, reducing the risk of accidents. 

Q: What kind of maintenance do automated gates require? 

A: We recommend annual maintenance to keep your gates in top condition. Our maintenance packages include inspections, functionality checks, cleaning, lubrication, and minor adjustments or repairs. 

Q: How do I know which type of gate automation is right for me? 

A: We assess your property's specific needs, your aesthetic preferences, and your budget to recommend the best type of gate automation for you. 

Q: What is the estimated cost for gate automation? 

A: Costs can vary based on your specific requirements, but we offer transparent, upfront estimates. For instance, a standard swing gate system with basic components starts from around £1395 + VAT. 

Q: Do you offer warranties or service plans for gate automation systems? 

A: Yes, we offer a 2-year workmanship warranty on all installations and optional annual maintenance plans to ensure your system stays in peak condition. 

Q: Can you integrate CCTV systems with gate automation? 

A: Yes, we can integrate CCTV systems with your automated gates for enhanced security, allowing you to monitor and control access to your property effectively. 

Q: Are there eco-friendly options for powering my automated gates? 

A: Indeed, we can integrate solar power options with your gate automation, making it an eco-friendly choice that reduces electricity usage. 

Q: Do you provide solar PV and battery storage installations? 

A: Yes, we provide both solar PV installations and battery storage solutions to help you harness and store renewable energy for your home or business. 

Q: What about electric vehicle charging points? Can you install those? 

A: Yes, we’re authorised to install EV charging points and can assist with obtaining government grants for these installations as well. We ensure they’re positioned for optimal convenience and security alongside your automated gates. 
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