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Spotting an Unsafe Gate

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Automatic gates have been making lives easier for years now, with advancing technology allowing for safe and secure entrance and exit solutions that can be opened or closed at the touch of a button. However, like any technology and heavy mechanism, there is always potential for error, and if the gate is unsafe, that potential … Continue reading

Top 4 Security Fence Options

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When it comes to securing your property, you have a wide range of options for security measures, each one offering its own benefits. Whether you want to use the latest technology to deter unauthorised access to your property or you prefer a secure fencing solution, by installing the security system correctly you can enhance the … Continue reading

Top Tips to Keep Your Wrought Iron Gates Looking Like New

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Just like any part of your property, it is important to maintain your wrought iron gates to ensure that they look as good as they can at all times. It can be a tricky process to master, however, as there are specific methods to employ that get the best possible results, while the wrong cleaning … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Wooden Gates Looking Like New

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Wooden gates are seen around the world on properties of all types, and their popularity is down to a number of factors, from their elegant appearance to their functionality and versatility. However, over time, wood’s appearance can deteriorate as it is subject to the elements and natural ageing symptoms. Thankfully, there are a number of … Continue reading

Automated Gate Standards – Standards Explained

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Automated gates are used the world over, allowing for easy access to a property for authorised personnel whilst maintaining an attractive aesthetic that complements the design of the property. However, as with all machinery, improper use can result in serious injury or even death, so there are stringent standards in place. This article will look … Continue reading

Automated Gate Safety Standards: Responsibilities for Manufacturer & Installer

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For manufacturers and installers of automated gates, there are stringent regulations that must be adhered to in order to ensure the total safety of the gate and those who use it. If these rules are not followed, then the installer and manufacturer are can be held liable for any faults that may occur with the … Continue reading

How to Paint a Metal Fence or Gate

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Having a metal fence or gate on your property is a great way to improve security whilst maintaining the aesthetic quality of your premises. However, from time to time you may find that your gates or fences need a lick of paint to keep them looking as good as possible. However, while it is not … Continue reading

How to Maintain Automated Gates Between Services

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Having your automated gates serviced on a regular basis is important for ensuring a long lifespan and preventing any serious faults occurring that can affect the functions of your gate. Between having your gates serviced by a professional engineer, there are steps that you can take yourself to keep them running smoothly, and this article … Continue reading

Home Security Tips

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Living with peace of mind and security is something that all homeowners should be able to enjoy. There are countless measures that can be put in place to ensure that your home is as secure as possible, from alarms to gates and cameras. This article will look at the most effective ways you can keep … Continue reading

Which Wood Timber is Best for Wooden Gates?

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When choosing which kind of timber your wooden gates will be crafted from, there are a number of criteria that need to be considered. From the look and feel of the wood to its durability and resilience, each factor combines to give you the perfect gate system. While there is a huge choice of wood … Continue reading