High Quality Residential Gate Systems for the Home & Driveway
Bespoke Gate Services from AGD
Create an entrance that makes the perfect first impression of your property. Whether your new electric gate system from AGD swings or slides open, you can rest assured it will do so with ease, reliability and style
An automatic gate system will provide convenience, security and give you the peace of mind you are keeping pets and children in and uninvited vehicles and people out. The gates will always be closed - ‘automatically’.
AGD Systems have been leading surveyors, suppliers and installers of high quality residential gate systems for the home and driveway since 1986. Choose from our extensive range of gate designs and materials, including various species of hardwood timber as well as steel and aluminium. We primarily deal with both swing and sliding gates for residential use, however we cater for other markets too with a large commercial range.
Swing & Sliding Gates
Having been working within the industry for over three decades, our sales and surveying team consistently maintain high quality skills and industry knowledge, and therefore provides the appropriate skills to determine the correct gate system for every enquiry received.
Swing gates are the most popular type of gate used for residential driveways in the UK, and AGD Systems have been installing electric hinged swing gates since 1986. Their popularity remains consistent, likely due to their traditional appearances and operation. They are the most traditional in style.
Using either an underground system or piston style arms on the gate leaf itself, the choice is often down to budget or because of the gate size. Combined with electromagnetic locks and other devices the security can be increased if you need more than just convenience. Simple control is usually via hand held remote controls of varying shapes and sizes but a lot of people now will go for a more enhanced GSM or blue tooth control system to combine with a smart phone of tablet. Combined with CCTV, smart cameras or entry phone systems this empowers the user to control the gates even when not at home.
Sliding electric gates have experienced a sudden, yet deserved soar in UK popularity in recent years. With our wealth of knowledge in residential gates, we have fully embraced the additional safety, security and space-saving qualities a sliding gate system offers. An electric sliding gate system will be very good in exposed locations with greater stability and security generally because of the way they close into a secured channel with greater resistance to force as the gate is held in a track along the entire length of the gate. A sliding gate will also take up less space on the driveway of course which is convenient in many mews type properties or town houses.
An ideal solution where parking is limited and driveways are sloped, electric sliding gates are a convenient alternative and also only require one motor drive, so are far easier and less expensive to automate and maintain. They can also be manufactured to very large sizes in steel and timber, open design or solid designs.
Quality Products & Services
We always aspire to only supply and install the very best quality automatic gate systems. AGD Systems generally differ from other companies because we constantly strive to ensure the system we specify and install is tailor made to individual requirements, and not just an off the shelf standard size gate and a system that doesn't quite achieve the requirements of the household, but 'will do'.
It has to suit the environment and requirements of the home owner with controls and management for security, convenience and peace of mind.
Most of our steel, timber and aluminium gates are entirely made to order, whilst the automation equipment is then specified to suit, along with any simple or complex access control and security controls. We also take the safety of automatic gates extremely seriously, avoiding the possibility of disastrous results in the future from misuse of the gates, or by accidental operation with obstructions from vehicles or worse still, human beings. Strict UK laws now exist to ensure that remote control electric gates are installed with no possibility of entrapment or crushing and ALL electric gate should be force tested once installed and checked on a regular basis.
Residential gates are generally only ever constructed from four materials - Aluminium, PVC, Steel & Timber.
Each material property offers different advantages that prove to be ideal dependent on each application. For instance, if you're looking for a timber gate without the required maintenance, an aluminium gate with a woodgrain finish may be an ideal solution. Aluminium will enable beautiful curves and edges as it is so manageable as a material with the added benefit of not rusting in damp conditions.
Iroko hardwood is probably the best timber species for any gate used externally as it is a very durable, oily timber used in the marine industry and perfect to deal with our very changeable UK weather. It doesn’t twist, crack or warm like so many other timber can do when exposed to massive changes in air moisture content and temperature. We can also offer Cedarwood, engineered Oak and Accoya and the occasional really specialist timber species in limited designs and sizes.
For more information on all types of electric gate systems, call AGD Systems now on 01933 229123.
Investing in an automatic electric gate system should be an investment you enjoy the benefits of for many years to come. Most electric gates are quite large to very large and the weights and force are great when the gate is moving. The hinges and support posts take massive forces every time the gate moves.
AGD Systems are proud that we have gate systems still operating after 33 years with the same gates and equipment in many cases. Properly installed and specified there is no reason to be concerned and with modern paints and finishes for the actual gates themselves and there should also be no reason for any redecoration for many years after installation.
Like so many products now the internet is brimming with special offers, lowest prices, best stock deals, easy DIY installation, and so on, but when it comes to automatic gates on your home then take a step back and think about the investment. This is not garden furniture or some paving slabs, this is a large automatic moving ‘machine’ with remote control in most cases and safety should be first and foremost, no short cuts.