5 most common factors when choosing a garden gate
Factors When Choosing A Garden Gate
Deciding to have new garden gates is easy – choosing the right ones is a little more complicated. Here at TPS Electric Gates and Doors Ltd we have encountered just about every imaginable scenario where new bespoke garden gates have been required. What gives us the greatest pleasure apart from the smile we put on our clients’ faces is the difference it makes when you install the right gates for both the property and the location.
- For a start, consider both the style of your property and the overall location. Often taking these two factors into consideration will make your mind up for you whether metal gates or wooden gates are a better choice, and whether they should look more modern or traditional.
- Once again the location of the gates can dictate the type installed, though here we are talking about the amount of available space. Sometimes it isn’t possible to have room for the gates to open inwards and to park a car in that space, so you may need to choose a design of wooden gates or metal gates that will fit with a sliding mechanism, whether you have electric gates or manually operated ones.
- If you live in an area where there is a high level of vandalism and graffiti, then a lovely panelled wooden gate might prove too irresistible a target. Metal gates don’t get vandalised in the way that timber ones do. If it is security you are looking for, then a sturdy pair of metal gates take a lot of beating.
- Don’t trip up over planning requirements and permission from the Highways Authority. If you are creating access from your home onto a road, you need planning permission and other permissions. Using a professional firm such as TPS Electric Gates and Doors Ltd can help you as we are able to draw on over 20 years’ experience working with planning authorities in and around Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Chepstow, Newport and Clevedon.
More than anything, having a good discussion with someone who knows about garden gates is by far the most sensible thing to do if you are considering installing new or exchanging existing garden gates, so make sure you give us a call here at TPS so that we can guide you in the right direction.