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Why Choose Aluminium Driveway Gates?

Guest Blog Post If you’re looking for new or replacement driveway gates, you have a number of choices. There’s the natural beauty of wood, ornate iron or steel or gates  made from aluminium. There are pros and cons to each material so what makes aluminium the perfect choice?  …

Commercial Case Study: AB Agri - Traffic Management

Background AB Agri is the agricultural division of ABF, a diversified, international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £13.4bn and over 130,000 employees in 50 countries. AB Agri operates internationally through six key business groups; their UK hub is based in Lynchwood, Peter…

Case Study: Sliding Residential Gate, Mumbles, Swansea

The Job Andrew Glen at E-Gates (the gate division of John Glen Installations) was commissioned to install a track & wheel gate at a beautiful residential property in Mumbles, Swansea.       The Brief The site was originally two properties which were knocked down to create a si…

Gate Safety Week - Safe Gates Saves Lives

BFT Automation and GateQuote is supporting Gate Safety Week 2016 as we join the rest of the industry to share the message that 'Safe Gates Save Lives'. So far 5 adults and 3 children have tragically lost their lives because of unsafe gates. Unless our industry improves education v…

How Ethical Are Wooden Gates? What you should consider!

There are many options when it comes to gates for your driveway. If your first choice is wooden gates, then there are a few things that you should know. It might seem like a minefield, but if you always purchase Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved wood from an ethical country then you know you…

The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining your Electric Gates

  The automatic gate industry has changed significantly over the past decade. Previously, remote control electric gates were considered a luxury item, with only the wealthy able to afford it. However, that is not the case anymore as technology and electronics are now so accessible, and part of…

The Importance of Powered Gate Safety

A powered gate is a machine and like any machine it poses potential risks to children and adults alike.  In recent years 4 adults and 3 children have been killed by dangerous gates and there have been countless serious injuries and near misses.  There continues to be a lack of awareness a…

7 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Sound

  7 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Sound Our home is our castle. The place we rest our heads; look after our children; build memories and invest our monies. According to the police, homes without security measures in place are 5 times more likely to be broken into than those with security. H…

Benefits of Automatic Gates

How often do you find yourself leaving your driveway gates open because it’s so much easier that way?   If that’s most of the time, then your gates are effectively rendered useless, and your property is left unprotected. Replacing manual with electric automatic gates will…

GateQuote Offers Newest Remote Electric Gate Opening from Your Mobile

GateQuote customers will now be able to open their electric gates via mobile phone, thanks to the new GSM mobile gate entry system – the latest high-tech, flexible alternative to remote fobs and keypad entry systems. Electric gates offer a convenient means of providing greater …

A Simple Guide to Automatic Gates

There is a wealth of information on the Internet about automatic gates, but often it appears overwhelming and even contradictory. We put together this simple guide so that have everything you need to know before making a decision. 1. Why do I need electric gates?  We hear this question freque…

Why Do I Need Electric Gates?

Many of us spend money on keeping our homes looking nice without thinking too much about how secure they are. One of the main reasons people install automatic gates is to improve their home’s or business’ security levels. And in addition to securing your property, electric gates can brin…

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Gates

Electric gates offer security and convenience, can be programmed to allow free entry during certain times, and come with a range of failsafe mechanisms and systems to ensure that you won’t get locked in or out, even during a power cut. Despite their benefits, the cost of electric gat…

Which Type of Electric Gates Is Best?

It may be that you already have a vague idea of the style or type of electric gates you would like to protect your property. As installing automatic gates involves a significant investment – albeit an important one – it is worth considering all the options before making a final decision.…

What are Electronic Gates?

Gates are a common accessory to a home or other property, both for security purposes and outer appeal. Electronic gates simply work to make our lives easier: instead of having to manually close the gate, the gates come with a remote control that opens and closes the gate upon command. How…

A Buyers Guide to Automatic Gates

Automatic gates can provide a secure and convenient means of entering and exiting a property but before you invest, it is worth looking at all the options before deciding which ones to buy. Leading UK automatic gate supplier, GateGuote has put together this handy checklist to he…

A Guide to Electric Gate Motors

  The motor is the primary component that enables electric gates to either slide or swing open and closed. Some existing gates can be converted to automatic, through the attachment of a motor, electric locks, keypads and other accessories, but having a gate system built from the…

The Advantages of Electric Gates

Many homeowners are installing automatic gates these days for various reasons. High crime rates and anti-social behaviour have been key drivers behind their increased popularity, but security is just one of the many benefits of installing such gates. 1) Added security No one can keep an e…

Why Install Electric Gates?

The current economic downturn has brought an increasing need for security, to protect your property and valuables. In the past, having driveway electric gates was only available to the wealthy. However, as new affordable technology has been brought to market, more and more residential and …

Top Tips for Buying Electric Gates

Electric gates are convenient, can provide increased security and safety, and they can give property exterior a more exclusive look. There are numerous options open to the buyer, including the choice of sliding or swinging, a selection of metal or wood gates, and a variety of safety, …

How Much Do Electric Gates Cost?

If you are interested in finding out how much do electric gates cost, you’ve come to the right place. Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer, GateQuote’s experienced gate installers will tell you exactly what you can expect to pay before you give them the …

Getting the Best Price on my Electric Driveway Gates

You’ve made up your mind to buy electric driveway gates for your property, but how do you make sure you get good value for money? With prices varying from provider to provider, how do you make sure you’re getting the best available price? Compare like-for-like Firstly, it is …

How Electric Gates Can Make your Home More Safe & Secure

When looking at ways to increase your security and safety in the home, it is worth reviewing your gates and fences as these are the first line of defence for protecting against unwanted visitors.   How electric gates can help Electric gates represent one significant way y…