There are many reasons why you might choose an estate gate for your home. Perhaps you want to improve security, boost privacy or keep your pets safe and out of trouble.
Firstly, if it’s driveway gates your looking for, you can really improve your curb appeal, which can help make your home more attractive to buyers. Secondly, if your gate is equipped with an automatic opening feature, it has the potential of increasing your home’s value by five percent!
Versatility & Benefits
Estate gates provide superior security whilst avoiding the look of fortification. Generally, estate gates tend to be constructed for grander homes and built to the highest standards using top quality materials, however, wrought iron is widely recognised as one of the most popular materials for securing your premises and keeping your home and family safe. Estate gates can be further enhanced with innovative security features like coded keypads, intercoms or locks that function automatically.
Estate gates are also an appealing feature to potential buyers because of the security advantages and aesthetic appeal. Should you decide to sell your property, not only can an attractive estate gate add value to your home, but it can also help to set your property apart from others on the market.
If your gates open onto a private road or an unadopted road, then you can erect a gate system that is up to 2 metres high without planning permission. If the gate opens onto a highway or a pavement on the highway, the gate can be 1 metre or less otherwise you will need planning permission.
We advise you allow 4.5 to 5 inches between the post and gate for hinges and pins.
Whether you opt for a wooden or metal design, estate gates are incredibly durable. They can handle high traffic volumes without becoming damaged or warped, making them perfect for busy households.