Here’s our top 5 reasons for choosing aluminium gates
1) Lightweight & Strong
Aluminium gates are light and exceptionally strong, and once powder coated are very resistant to corrosion.
2) Made for You
Each fully welded gate is custom designed to your individual specifications. 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 required for installation.
3) Perfect for Automation
Our fully welded gates are perfectly suited for swing or sliding automation systems. The light weight of our aluminium gates means you don’t need heavy-weight automation and your automation should last longer.
4) Maintenance Free
Aside from an occasional wash, they’re maintenance free. They don’t warp, rot or split like wooden gates and they are not prone to rust or need galvanising like steel gates.
5) Cost Effective
Aluminium gates are a cost-effective and superior alternative to other types of gates of similar design. They’ll last longer too.
Alugate Colours and Finishes
We use the best powder coating techniques so that your gate, fence or door looks fantastic.
Qualicoat (the quality label for powder coating) comes as standard at Alugate – all products use super durable class 2 Qualicoat. You can also choose Qualicoat Seaside if you live in a costal area to help protect from the elements.
We recommend a micro-texture finish but you can also choose matt, super matt or gloss. We've also got a great selection of wood grain finishes, sparkle and 3D finishes too.
Easy, just wash down with soapy water once in a while – we recommend once a month. No more painting/staining/protecting wooden gates or restoring and re-painting steel gates.
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.
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.