Residential Electric Gates – Design
It is important that residential gates look great and suit your property, perhaps the biggest choice is weather a wooden or metal fabrication is favoured. 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.
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).
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.
It is of paramount importance that electric gates are safe – at Ansador all our installations comply with the latest British Standards (BS EN 12635 & 12453). This is achieved by installing a variety of safety beams, safety edges and induction loops that detect the presence of pedestrians and vehicles.
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.