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Installing Garden Gates Liverpool: Here are the Top 5 Considerations

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Whether it is about your privacy, making the home blend in with the neighbourhood, or just enhancing the aesthetics of the home, there are several factors that a homeowner needs to consider when choosing a garden gate.

The following are the top five considerations:

  1. Opening the Gate

The gate can swing either outwards toward the street or inwards towards the home. Alternatively, it could slide either to the right or to the left of the boundary wall. The most critical thing in determining how the gate will open is the slope of the driveway and curvature of the wall. A swinging gate would not work efficiently in an upward sloping surface if it opens towards the up-slope. Pedestrians and motor vehicle traffic are important aspects to consider when considering an outward swinging garden gate as these gates may block the pavement. A curved boundary wall cannot be used with a sliding garden gate as it may get stuck.

  1. Style of the Gate

Residential estates may have certain requirements or restrictions on types of gates that may be used. For instance, garden gates Liverpool may have to adhere to a certain standard of construction according to neighbourhood or street. However, that is not all the homeowner needs to think about. Matching the gate with the house’s style can do a lot to improve the aesthetics of your home. Townhouses and grand old residences look good with aluminium or tubular steel gates that come with ornate Classique or Gothic tops.

  1. Gate Colour

The colour of the gate, style, and material your gate is made of, is the first impression visitors and passers-by will get about the home. Painting the gate an attractive colour serves to enhance garden aesthetics while showcasing the owners personality. Besides, Aluminium Garden gates Liverpool can be made more durable through powder coating which could add years of use to the gate.

  1. Accessing the Home

Depending on the privacy or level of security required, there may be several options on using the gate.

  1. a) Manual Access: Opening the gate by hand is one of the oldest and simplest ways to get into your home. However, it can be quite inconvenient since it requires either a key, a code, or padlock. These would call for special arrangements or wait times when the household is entertaining guests, people are in a rush, or are dealing with bad weather.
  2. b) Remote Control Access: Easy to open the gate particularly when approaching an outward swinging gate in a vehicle. Depending on settings, it may be possible to allow guests into the property without needing to go out to let them in.
  3. c) Intercom Access: Coming with a security camera, the intercom is one of the safest ways of access that allows for the utmost levels of security and privacy.
  4. Powering the Gate

Unless the owner goes for manual gates, there is a need to determine how the gate will be powered. The easiest solution is running electrical cables from the house to the driveway. Alternatively, they can go for solar powered gates, which not only save them money, but are also eco-friendly. Moreover, the inconvenience of being locked out of the home during a power outage, or the risk of underground cables being cut, is eliminated in one stroke.

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