As the better weather rolls in, many of you will be gazing out of the window at your gardens thinking the time has come to get outside and get it sorted. There’s a sense of achievement after the first mow of the year as you step back and admire your handiwork – you haven’t lost your green fingers over the winter months! So the hedges are tamed, the verge has been trimmed and your freshly planted posies are coming on nicely, but how can you take your garden to the next level? One addition to properties that has been growing in popularity over the past few years is electric driveway gates. This technology once reserved for mansions and private estates is becoming increasingly affordable and feasible for the everyday home and can be introduced as a stylish piece of design that is both functional and a feature in your garden’s landscape. Driveway gates from Ansador can be made to any design you wish and all of our driveway gates are custom built, meaning they seamlessly fit into whatever space you have available. Our wooden driveway gates are constructed from either Iroko or Oak and can be finished in various shades, […]
Choosing a Gate Design
It is important that residential gates look great and suit your property.
The biggest choice is whether you want a metal or a wooden gate. Our metal gates are fabricated from steel box-section (strong and lightweight), then galvanised for minimal maintenance, and powder-coated in almost any colour.
Most of our wooden gates are built of Iroko or Oak, and finished in an external lacquer with different shading options. All our gates are bespokely built (meaning we will work with any design ideas that you might have), however we do have a number of standard designs that can suit most entrances. We also supply and install railings to match your gate.
Deciding which gate is right for you depends on what the goal of your electric gate is to be. Wooden gates provide privacy, a close boarded wooden gate ensures that prying eyes cannot see through.
If your looking for decorative ornamental gates then a traditional wrought iron gate with beautifully complex designs will better suit your needs, our galvanised and powder-coated metal gates mean your gates needs only minimal maintenance.
It is also important to consider the overall shape of the gate, of which there are three mains options to choose – flattop, up-swept arch and down-swept arch:
Our team at Ansador can help you choose the right design to suite you requirements and budget, just press the contact button below and drop us a quick enquiry and we will get back you you within 24 hours:
The Ansador team can help design the perfect gate to suit your driveway. If your stuck with choosing a design, or want something bespoke that you can’t pick out of a PDF document, our team can help. Just get in touch and give us your spec and we can create a a gate design to suit your requirements.
Still Stuck for a Design?
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Swing or Slide
There are two main types of electric gate: swing and sliding. Swing gates can be automated using hydraulic arms, which are fixed to the back of the gate, or underground operators that are hidden from view. Sliding gates are driven open and closed by a floor-mounted motor (PDF data sheets below).
To decide which is most appropriate for your home, you should consider whether the ground is sloped (sliding gates cannot work on a gradient) and what space is available for the gate to open into.
Our surveyors are always available to talk if you wish to discuss what options are available to you, you can press the button below to drop us an enquiry or question, or give us a call on 020 7228 7777
Ansador Ltd prides itself in being able to automate almost any existing gate. We have a wide range of automatic gate operators that can be retro fitted to existing gates to allow for automation.
Our automation engineers are skilled welders so are able to manipulate existing metalwork to ensure the gate is made suitable for automation.
Problems with Existing Gates?
Our automation engineers are fully trained on a wide range of different manufacturers equipment so can assist in repairing, maintenance and servicing on existing electric gates.
We also offer maintenance service agreements, where in the event that any of your automation equipment fails or needs repair/maintenance we are there within a 24hour period to get everything running smoothly again for you.
The most common method of activating residential electric gates to open is via the use of a remote transmitter from inside your vehicle. Alternatively, keypads, card/fob access, induction loops or number-plate recognition systems can be used as the method of activating your gates. Induction loops are extremely popular for automatically triggering gates to open for free exit.
To screen and allow visitor access, we offer a wide-range of intercom systems to integrate with the electric gate. These can be audio-only, audio-visual, hard-wired or telephone-based. There are also many other gate accessories also available.
Also available as a method of gate access is GSM gate openers which can operate from your mobile phone. These are popular as they allow flexible gate control, allowing you to grant access remotely, simply by dialing a number on you phone.
During the summer of 2010 two young children died after becoming trapped in powered gates. As a result the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued two safety notices in 2010 outlining details on the risks and the protection method needed.
The HSE now requires electric gate installers to carry out a comprehensive risk assessment of hazards to anyone using the gates prior to design and installation, under the Machinery Directive MD2006/42/EC and BS-EN13241-1.
At Ansador all our installations comply with the latest British Standards. This is achieved by installing a variety of safety beams, safety edges and induction loops that detect the presence of pedestrians and vehicles.
Completed installations are subject to a number of force tests to ensure the gate is safe for all. Our maintenance contracts also ensure systems and safety circuits are tested bi-annually.
Our Service to You
Our trained surveyors will carry out free-of-charge surveys before providing a detailed quotation for the works. To arrange this, please call 0207 228 7777 and speak to one of our friendly staff.
During these visits, they will assess following in order to specify the appropriate equipment:
- The number of likely cycles per day to ensure the duty cycle of the motors is suitable for the application.
- The type, size, weight of the gates to ensure the motors are appropriate for the application.
- The safety circuits required taking into account the environment the gates are working in e.g. public or private access etc.
- The slope of the roadway if any.
- The necessity for planning regulations or not.
- The type of control required such as remote transmitters, coded entry, intercoms, proximity cards, key-fobs or automatic entry/exit loops.
- Security requirements for the site generally such as pedestrian access etc.
- Compliance issues for particular organisations.
Electric gates provide a huge deterrent to attempted theft and provide the user with an increased level of security, privacy and safety, particularly on busy roads. Using Ansador as your installer guarantees you a top quality installation, and attentive customer service throughout and after the installation.
When it comes to parking barriers and car park barrier systems, FAAC are the market leaders. When it comes to the highest quality car park barrier system in the range, then look no further than their B680 Hydraulic Barrier. The FAAC B680H, in their own words, has no equals but itself and provides the highest levels of safety, reliability, control and flexibility. The B680H is available from Ansador with a range of beam lengths from 2m to 8m and with top and bottom skirts available up to 5m. The beams themselves are windproof, round or elliptically profiled and are supplied with rubber protection on the bottom. LED lighting may also be fixed to the entire length of the bar. However, where the B680H rules over other parking barriers is its staying power. Underneath the removable stainless-steel or steel housing, which is available in four different colours, surrounded by the internal load-bearing structure, is its Hybrid heart. This 24V hydraulic pump permits the movement of long or short beams at high speed on a continuous cycle. The B680H can raise a 2.3m beam in less than 1.5 seconds and an 8.3m beam in less than 6 seconds. The “everlasting” springs of […]
Electric gates and driveway gates can add a touch of class to any residence. From traditional wooden gates to decorative wrought iron gates, Ansador can design, build and install the gate you want especially for you. Our gates require minimal maintenance, but it is crucial that they are given a regular survey and service to ensure that they are providing your residence with the levels of security that you expect. Electric gates are a huge deterrent to attempted theft and offer increased safety, particularly on busy roads, but it is essential that your gate is maintained regularly. Electric gates can be heavy-duty pieces of machinery and therefore have to meet certain security standards. Electric gate installers are required by law to carry out a comprehensive risk assessment of hazards to anyone using the gates, prior to design and installation. At Ansador, all of our installations comply fully with the latest British Standards thanks to a variety of safety beams, safety edges and induction loops that detect the presence of pedestrians and vehicles. However, the same cannot be said for all gate installations. If you are experiencing problems with your existing driveway gates, then Ansador is here to help. Our engineers […]
Has your workplace ever fallen victim to strangers seeking a convenient and free parking space? One reliable method of deterrent against such unwelcome and unauthorized use of a commercial property is the installation of parking barriers. Such barriers are the most popular method of managing traffic flow – and there are many reasons why. Ansador have developed a range of technologically advanced car parking systems that are suitable for both local authority implementation and private operation. Our barriers can be used in various types of car park, including underground parking facilities, secure units and perimeter entrances/access roads. So, where do we start? Automatic car park barriers are the most cost-effective method of regulating vehicle access into an area, whether this is residential, commercial or industrial. At Ansador, we pride ourselves on installing durable and reliable car park barriers that meet the individual needs of our clients on a bespoke basis. We also offer comprehensive maintenance contracts for all new and existing barriers. From our extensive range of systems, whether catering for public or privately owned car parks, Ansador will be able to identify a barrier system to suit your organisation. We offer the installation of these as a foolproof solution […]