Things to Consider when Designing your Entrance Gate

Gates are primarily a source of security, but it is important to remember that you don’t have to sacrifice the aesthetic quality of your gates in order to keep the appropriate level of security.

There is a wide range of gates that can suit any need and any property, from residential to commercial. Whether your main concern is security, or you are placing priority on the design of your entrance system, there is no shortage of options to help you obtain your dream gate.

Wrought Iron Gates

Some of the most elegant, striking designs in the world are featured on wrought iron gates. The sturdy, resilient material makes for a very secure entrance system, and their regal, vintage appearance makes them perfect for more traditional residences such as Georgian or Victorian housing. Despite their vintage appearance, they can also be fitted with automated or remote controlled opening and closing mechanisms, meaning you get the best security, appearance and functionality possible.

Timber Gates

Perfect for modern and traditional homes alike, wooden gates offer a strong, durable and secure entrance system that belies their slick appearance. Available in contemporary and vintage styles alike, there is a wide selection of timber gates for you to choose from that can keep your home secure and complement the design of your residence at the same time. Whether you want a single piece, sliding gate, a bi-fold gate or a swing gate, you can choose which opening mechanism you desire to complete the look and feel of your entrance system.

Automated or Manual?

Thanks to the innovations in technology, automated opening and closing mechanisms are not limited to certain types of gates. If you have a wrought iron gate, just because it may be considered a more traditional entrance system does not mean you have to opt for manual opening if you would prefer an automated or remote control system. Whether you would like a manual mechanism or an automated one, you can combine these features with the gate of your choice to ensure everything meets your requirements.

It can be very difficult to know what gate would suit your property – you may know what style of gate you would like, e.g. a timber gate or wrought iron gate, but the opening mechanism can be a stumbling block for many people.

Here at Strand Systems, we are dedicated to helping you get the best possible entrance system, regardless of the nature of your property. Our expert team will discuss the benefits of each system in detail, and once you have decided on the right one for you, our highly skilled engineers will install your gate to match your specifications and our own exacting standards. For more information, get in touch with Strand Systems today.