Tate and Tonbridge Automation Residential Gate Automation
With over 10 years of experience we are expert installers in all aspect of domestic gate automation.
Electric gates in a residential setting gives you the peace of mind that you & your family are safe & secure within your gated access.
Benefit from increased privacy without uninvited visitors turning up at your door and the convenience for gates to open without leaving the comfort of your car.
Add value to your property and home with a Tate and Tonbridge Automation automatic gate solution.
The type of gate, its position on your property and the amount of use it gets will determine the type of operator you choose to operate your automated gates.
We will guide you through every step of the process of designing and choosing the best system to meet your needs and budget. The way you wish the gates to operate and function will also affect the type of gate set up you will require. All this can be designed and customised to get your ideal automatic gate set up.
Different types of electric gates:-
These can be automated using ‘ram’ operators or ‘underground’ operators. Rams are mounted to the back of your gates and are clearly visible as silver ‘arms’. They are suitable for all types of swing gates, those affected by high winds, busy domestic and commercial installations. Underground operators are sunk into the ground at the hinge point and are unobtrusive. They are suitable for most types of swing gates and prestigious sites.
Both rams and underground operators can be either electro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic.
Electro-mechanical operators have a lower duty rating than electro-hydraulic and are suited to small, not wind-loaded domestic installations with low usage. Electro-hydraulic operators have a higher duty rating and are suitable for large, wind-loaded installations. Their life span is longer than electro-mechanical due to their ability to by-pass oil when the gates are stopped.
The more use a gate gets, the higher ‘duty rating’ the operator needs to be.
Metal Gates / Iron Gates
Elegant and Ornate Metal electric driveway gates
Also refereed to as Iron Gates or Wrought Iron gates. For residential or commercial use.
We have many designs to choose from to enhance your property. We can also offer a bespoke service and make the gates to your specific ideas or designs.
Add security to your home or business and create a grand entrance and first impression.
A sliding gate needs less space to operate than a swing gate, so can be the solution where space is restricted on an upward sloping drive where outward swinging gates are not feasible, a sliding gate can be easily installed
sliding gates offer increased security when closed, by offering better resistance to being forced.
Sliding gates can be automated in one of two ways; cantilever or tracked.
Cantilever Sliding Gate
For use where the drive surface cannot be disturbed or the entrance is sloping or uneven. There is no track to drive over and the entrance is not out of commission while works are being carried out.
Tracked Sliding Gate
This gate design uses a metal track concreted into the drive surface across the driveway and is suitable where the drive surface is flat and smooth.
‘Up and over’, canopy type and outward opening swing garage doors can all be automated.