Our aluminium gates have the distinct advantage over other types of gates in that they are very strong and with the correct design there’s no reason why they cannot be installed in windy exposed positions. Tall and close boarded gates would be best avoided in certain circumstances, however other smaller open slatted designs are very likely to be OK. We’ll guide you through the best designs for windy locations – please get in touch.
It sounds obvious, but in order to reduce the chances of the gates being the wrong size it is vital that the supplied measurements are as accurate as possible. If you are measuring between existing posts or columns, please make sure that you take readings down at ground level and at least 1 nearer the top. Take care to have your tape held level across the driveway when doing so and get someone to help you.
It’s always handy to visualise what the gates are going to look like. A quick sketch can help spot any potential issues such as slopes or walls. Try and draw the gates from the road side with your property in the background.
Take account of any slopes and record these on a plan view (i.e looked at from above). You especially need to find out if the drive surface slopes upwards in the area where the gates are going to open inwards. If you get this wrong, you run the risk of the gates hitting the ground during opening. Laser site levels are generally available from small tool hire facilities and are easy and accurate to use. It’s also a good idea to check to see if any existing columns or posts are upright with a spirit level.
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Are you looking for high-quality aluminium domestic or commercial gates, fencing or doors to secure your property?
All our gates, fencing and doors are custom made by our experts to your exact specifications ensuring a perfect fit, made to the highest standards using the very best aluminium. From our 3-step sanding process to our innovative iweld system ensuring no visible welds and our Qualicoat powder coating – our gates are the professionals choice.
At Alugate, we have a wide selection of designs to choose from in our collection, alongside a bespoke design service.
From pedestrian gates, double or single swing gates to track or cantilever sliding gates, bi-folding or telescopic gates – we’ve got a gate to suit everyone! Our expert team will talk you though your options so you can decide what is best for you.
Our fully welded aluminium gates are a superior choice offering a lightweight, strong, durable and low maintenance option, and above all beautiful gates.
Create kerb appeal, add that all important security and value to your property with a welded aluminium gate, fence or door from Alugate.
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