Did you know... Residential Autogates come in three main outer shape options
We offer a one-stop solution for the bespoke design, supply, installation, maintenance and repair of residential manual gates and electric gates
Autogates North West handle everything as a part of our service, even supplying and laying any brick and block work.
On-site surveys for potential gate installations in the North West and beyond are crucial. Depending on your location one of the surveyors will visit you to carry out a thorough site survey after discussions and costing have taken place.
Choosing the right gate for your home can be a daunting task.
So many options; finials, dog guards, nameplates, where do you start?
Well if you take a logical structured approach it really isn’t that hard.
Your first main decision is to decide the material the gate is made from;
An Aluminium residential gate or a metal “wrought iron” residential gate. If privacy is your goal, consider a close boarded Ali gate so that prying eyes cannot see through.
If an ornamental looking gate is your aim then a traditional wrought iron gate with beautifully complex designs will better suit; metal gates come with many more options than wooden gates.
If maintenance is a key consideration it should be noted that our metal gates are galvanised and then powder coated during manufacture so there is no need to re-paint them, while wooden gates will need rubbing down and treating or painting usually at least once per year.
Your second main decision is the overall outer shape of the gate, and there are three main options to choose from.
They are down-swept arch, flattop and upswept arch.
Further important decisions to be made are:
• Will the residential gate be manual or automated, generally referred to as electric gates, and if automated whether the electric gate automation will use above ground operators or below ground operators?
• Will it be a sliding gate or swing gate? Or would a bi-folding gate be more suitable if there is a sloping driveway or lack of space. Our surveyors generally advise which is most suitable based on your site layout and your requirements?
• Will extra security be needed through the use of additional locks, access control, and CCTV?
• Will any added design features such as finials, dog guards and nameplates for metal residential gates be required?
For more than 25 years we've helped our customers across the North west including: