St Albans Electric Driveway Gates

St Albans Electric Driveway Gates

In Wooden Gates by jameskelly

We were commissioned by our client to supply & install St Albans Electric Driveway Gates to the front of their premises. Our client had existing steel gates, pedestrian gate and infill panel that our team of engineers removed before beginning the installation of the replacement automated wooden gates.

The St Albans Electric Driveway Gates were constructed from Iroko and stained with Osmo transparent oak oil to further enhance the natural beauty of the wood. The hardwood gate was constructed in the UK using hand crafted traditional methods. The electric wooden gate was finished to the same high standard as expected with all of our automatic gate installations.

Our first task was to carry out all the required groundworks for the installation. This included the laying of a vehicle exit induction loop, installing cabling across the threshold and fitting the foundation boxes for the Beninca DU350 NVE motors. We carefully placed matching block paving and granite sets around each foundation box to give an extremely neat finish. This also helps to prevent water from flowing directly into the foundation boxes; preventing the motors from sitting in water for large periods of time and prolonging the life of the units.

Once the St Albans Electric Driveway Gates were installed, we were then able to reference the finished heights as a guide for the matching pedestrian gate and infill panel. The wooden pedestrian gate was installed with a manual lock to allow the gates to be kept secure at the customers convenience. The infill panel on the opposite side of the driveway housed a large capacity stainless steel post box.

A Telguard Optimus GSM Intercom system was installed to the front of the entrance. The GSM unit rings through to our clients mobile telephone number and has a divert feature to ring to a second number. The built in keypad allows coded access should a radio transmitter not be to hand. Additional access control features were installed to our clients specification.

Our team of engineers installed Beninca Gate Automation equipment to power the automatic domestic gate. Our Project Director calculated the size and weight of the gate before choosing the correct gate automation. All relevant safety equipment was installed. The automated wooden gates were force tested to ensure they comply with current safety guidelines.