How Much Do Electric Gates Cost?
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With almost every automatic gate site trying to sell you a different price, it can be difficult knowing who to believe when it comes to your security. Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer, we believe that at GateQuote transparency is key, and our experienced gate installers can tell you exactly what you’ll be paying before you give them permission.
No hidden costs, no secret deposits, and no sneaky additional charges to be added onto your invoice at the end of installation. So, to help you figure out just how much your electric gate should cost, we’ve broken down an average sale into a standard invoice, proving that, with GateQuote, you only pay for what you get.
Our Guide to the Cost of Electric Gates
Electric gates themselves start at approximately £1,500 and can run into the tens of thousands depending on the material you choose and the style you select. An electric sliding wooden gate, for example, could end up costing more than a standard swing iron gate, but might be the style that best suits your property. Speaking to a trusted sales advisor can help you work out which style and material works for your budget, to help every customer get the right automatic gate for them.
There are, however, other costs which contribute to the overall price of your gates.
The Cost of Quality Automation
“Automation” refers to the motors that drive your electric gates. BFT is a well-known and trusted brand of equipment and is renowned for its quality. Depending on the number of gate leaves, size, shape, safety requirements and personal preference, the costs of automation can vary from £1,200 to £2,200.
The Cost of Intercom Equipment
Depending on your choice of audio or video access equipment, this inclusion to your installation can cost between £300 and £1,000. Being able to decide who is entering and leaving your property or neighbourhood is a top priority for many of our customers, so having audio-visual access to your gates might just be worth the price.
The Cost of Electric Gate Installation
Lastly, the costs for installation will usually starts at £1,500 with the price depending on labour time due to the complexity of the job. The more complex the automation system, the higher skill set required to install it.
But, if budgetary limits force you to select even the most basic of gate frames and systems, this is still a bargain when you consider the security and convenience benefits they bring. With the number of burglaries rising from 2016, there’s even more of a reason to invest this year.
The Total Cost of Electric Gates
As you can see, the costs of installing automated gates varies greatly; we estimate that for the entire project, you are looking at between £4,000 and £25,000.
Obtaining Accurate Electric Gate Prices
The best way to obtain specific electric gates cost is to ask one of our gate installers to visit your property and talk you through all the options available. To work out the most accurate cost, your installer will then conduct an onsite evaluation, adding up the individual charge for each stage of installation before presenting you with the final figure.
The price will partly depend on your needs and preferences, but also on external factors such as driveway length, brickwork, drainage efficiency and power supply.
GateQuote and our installers aim to make our electric gates accessible to everyone. However, if the total figure is over your budget, remember that there is no obligation to buy, as your security – both physical and financial - should be your decision alone.