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You can get help with anything to do with gates, from gate selection and installation to repair and maintenance. Most gate installers are experienced with a range of fencing types and can choose a gate to match your existing fence or help install a fence alongside your gate. Here are some of the most common types of gates and what you can expect with each service:
Need automatic gates or electric gates installed or repaired? These are a popular option for driveways, with everything securely locked away and you don’t even have to get out of your car to open or close it. Your technician will have experience with these types of gates, including how to set up access so that your gate can open smoothly via a buzzer, remote, keypad, or intercom. They’ll measure the area and recommend the best gate type to fit, with the most suitable opening methods (swinging or sliding). Your gate installer can order in your gate materials, before installing everything onsite and showing you how to operate your new gate.
Swinging gates are the most popular gate type because they’re simple to operate, with your gate suspended on a hinge, and held in place with a latch. Your gate installer will help recommend a gate style that will fit with your existing fence and other features, whether you need timber gates, aluminium gates, or even glass. They’ll order in the materials and assemble your gate onsite, ensuring its level and properly secured at the hinges. Finally, they’ll attach a latch at the correct height for easy opening and closing - with the option to padlock your gate for added security.
Sliding gates are ideal for homes with limited space on either side of the gate, or for larger gates along driveways, where a swinging gate isn’t practical. Your gate installer will begin by measuring the area and recommending some suitable sliding gates to fit. They’ll order in the materials and begin by installing your footings and metal tracks for the gate to roll on. Next, they’ll put in place posts for your gate. Then they’ll insert wheels into the bottom of your gate and slide it onto the track and lock it into place. Sliding gates do need regular maintenance to ensure they’re clean and well lubricated, and you may need to book sliding gate repair if your gate stops working smoothly or gets damaged.
If you have a pool, you’ll need at least one or two gates for safe access to your pool area. Your pool gate installer will help you select a gate that matches your pool fence, whether glass or aluminium. They’ll install your gate between fence posts, ensuring it meets the regulations for your local area. Common regulations include self-closing and self-latching, latches at a minimum height, and only outwards-opening. If your pool gate doesn’t open or close properly, you’ll need to book pool gate repairs as soon as possible to ensure your pool is safe and compliant.
Hampstead, Greater London, NW3
13th Jul 2019
We need help fixing our baby safety gate to the wall, by putting four screws into the wall. As illustrated in the pictures, the gate was previously fixed to the wall using relatively sturdy screws by a carpenter. After about two months, these have now broken out of the wall on one side (top and bottom). The challenge is that these screws are relatively close to the edge of the wall, and cannot be placed into the wall anywhere else (as the gate just fits into the space), and need to be able to withstand quite a bit of pressure. We are thus looking for someone who brings along and fixes four screws into the space that can withstand more pressure while fitting into the space (and not breaking off the wall or damaging the space in other respects). Would also be helpful to bring along some machine to detect pipes/electricity if you intend to drill really deep to fix the screws.
Lisson Grove, Greater London
5th Jul 2020
Hello, we need someone to come and install 4 baby gates on stairs- see link for brand details: https://www.johnlewis.com/babydan-guard-me-fold-baby-gate/p969110?sku=232682777&s_ppc=2dx92700051922965354&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3YCNpdyz6gIVTe3tCh1JrA8sEAQYASABEgIhufD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds (There may also be some other minor/small jobs around the house) Thanks
Hampstead, Greater London, NW3
27th Jan 2019
A 0.5 x 0.5 brick front pedestrian gate pillar has shifted slightly so the gate (wood in steel frame) wont close as its misaligned. I've bought replacement ADJUSTABLE hinges, but these need to fitted and need to be set into the brickwork about 5mm-10mm or the pillar top end needs to be broken down and rebuilt straight
Maitland Park, Greater London
21st Jul 2020
2 billy bookcases assembled and fixed to wall 1 Ivar cabinet-shelf combo assembly and affixed to wall Two Ikea curtain rods installed 2 wall drilled child gates (not pressure gates) 1 Ikea Stuva wardrobe assembled and affixed to wall
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