What gates do you recommend in windy areas?

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.

How do I measure my gate entrance?

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.

Aluminium gate options

Aluminium gates are an increasingly popular choice when choosing a new gate. There are so many different options available now, but how do you choose and what are the benefits of each?

Like any type of gate, aluminium gate prices vary considerably depending on the options you choose.

Aluminium as a raw material is generally more expensive than steel but because aluminium has outstanding strength and durability, a gate made in aluminium will last you far longer. So whilst it is an investment it will have a longer lifespan than a traditional wooden or steel gate, it won’t need any maintenance and because it is lighter than steel or wood there will be less stress on your automation so that should last you longer too.

There are many types of aluminium gates available from bolted, welded and bolted, bonded and bolted to fully welded aluminium gates and in different profile thicknesses too. A bolted gate will cost less than a fully welded gate because of the manufacturing process. A bolted gate also isn’t as strong as a fully welded gate.

The thickness of the profile used to make the gates will also impact on price. A thicker profile means more aluminium and therefore a higher price but also a stronger and more robust gate.

When buying an aluminium gate the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ really comes into it’s own. If you want an aluminium gate that will last a lifetime then a fully welded gate with a 3mm profile is the perfect choice.

How our gates are made

All our aluminium gates are fully welded and are made using an innovative process called i WELD which combines our Double ZERO system providing exceptional structural integrity.

Our aluminium products are welded internally, water is evacuated from the products eliminating issues with corrosion and stops aluminium oxide deposits forming, the powder coating adheres better, gates are less susceptible to stress and can be manufactured in larger dimensions.

So that you get a perfect product that has no visible welds and is extremely strong and durable and long lasting.

Aluminium gates – 5 reasons

The professionals choice

We use an innovative i-WELD system which combines Double ZERO profiles so that water is not retained, a 3 step sanding process ensuring a smooth surface that is perfect for powder coating and super durable Qualicoat class 2 powder coating so they are super resistant to corrosion – so that you get the very best gates.

We colour match our components as standard and use quality modern door furniture.

Maintenance free

No painting or varnishing here – all you need to do it wash down with soapy water every now and again (we recommend once a month).

Strong and durable

Our gates use 3mm aluminium profile and are fully welded aluminium products which makes them much stronger than any other type of aluminium gate and perfect for automation. Aluminium gates will not rust like steel gates or warp or rot like wooden gates.  Our aluminium gates will stand the test of time, that’s why we offer a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Cost effective

Aluminium gates are not as expensive as you might think, but ours are certainly more long lasting than others. You’ll not need to replace our gates for many years to come and they won’t need repainting or staining each year.

Because they are lightweight compared to steel gates or wooden gate alternatives, aluminium gates put less pressure on automation motors, so you’ll not need as heavy weight motors and your automation will last longer. All in all, saving you time and money in the long run!

Made for you

Each aluminium gate is custom designed for you – you choose the design and colour. All our gates are available in our standard RAL colours but you can choose any RAL colour you like.

If you can’t find a design to suit your specific requirements in our collection, we also offer a free bespoke design service. Just send us an image of the gate you like and we’ll do our best to make it for you!

Once an order is placed we’ll draw your design in CAD. This allows you to get an accurate idea of how the gate will look and also provides the technical information needed for installation.

Welcome to Alugate

The home of high-quality bespoke aluminium gates, fencing and doors

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.
What are you waiting for… get in touch today!