Electric Gate Repair London Blog

Our blog is full of handy hints and tips for anyone looking for new electric gates or who needs help with existing gates. There are articles on choosing the right type of gates for your home and your needs. We have content that explains how the different parts of an electric gate system work. And we even tell you how much electric gates cost.

If there’s something you’d like to see covered, why not send us a message asking us to write about your subject. The form on our contact page is perfect for that.

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Our Most Frequently Asked Electric Gate Questions

We get asked a lot of different questions about the wide-ranging subject of electric gates. But there are some electric gate FAQ that we keep getting asked, so we’ve put this article together to answer those questions.
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How Do Electric Gates Work During A Power Cut?

If there’s no electricity, how do electric gates work in a power cut? Obviously, they don’t so what can you do to avoid being trapped inside or outside gates that won’t open or how do you close them without power?
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Automate Existing Gates

If you already have gates at the entrance to your driveway but they’re not automated a gate automation engineer can assess your situation and find out what you would like and need from automated gates.
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Electric Gate Access Control Systems

Electric gates are great but they're even better when you can control who has access onto your property through your gates.
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Electric Gate Repair Costs

If automatic driveway gates get broken or go wrong, the electric gate repair costs can be high. But there are ways to reduce the chance of many issues occurring, ways to minimise wear and tear and even opportunities to spot potential problems before they become major issues.
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Electric Gate Problems

Electric gate systems can work for years in all weather before causing problems. But they're like any mechanical and electrical system so they're prone to wear and other issues. Read more to understand what can go wrong with electric gates and how to avoid problems.
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Electric Gate Types

Different types of electric gates look different and work differently. The choice can be bewildering so we've put together this guide. Read more to get the full picture.
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Self Opening Gates – How Do They Work?

Have you ever wondered how self opening gates actually work? They seem to open and close by themselves just as the homeowners drive towards them on their way out. Find out how.
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What Are The Different Types of Automatic Gate Openers?

What are the different types of automatic gate openers? This article describes the most effective and commonly used types of automatic gate openers available today.
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Electric Gate Closers

Gate closers are used to make manual driveway gates into automatic gates. This article explains how you can choose the right gate automation system to transform manual gates into fully automatic gates. So, why are electric gates that use automatic gate closers better than manual gates?
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Electric Gate Kits

Electric gate kits include everything a gate installer needs to turn manual driveway gates into automatic electric gates. Find out what different electric gate kits include and what they do. We also explain why some kits are ideal and others should be avoided, and who you should trust to install them for you.
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Wooden Driveway Gates

Wooden driveway gates can look beautiful when new. But wood is affected by water and will slowly deteriorate no matter how well it's treated. So, what can you do about this and what are the alternatives?
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How much do electric gates cost?

How much electric gates cost is determined by many different factors. What type of gates, how big they are, if they're sliding gates or swing gates all play a part in the final cost. So, here's the complete guide to all the elements that affect the cost of electric gates.
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Where can I find someone to repair electric gates near me?

If your gates break down or are damaged how do you find the right gate engineer to help? Here's a full list of what to look for, what to ask and how to pick the best installer for repairing your electric gates.
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My Electric Gate Remotes Don’t Work

If you have electric driveway gates and you use a handheld remote transmitter to open them, it can be extremely frustrating if things stop working. But how do you find out what's causing the problem? Here are a few things you can try before resorting to calling out a gate repairer.
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Electric Gates Need Servicing

Just like a car, electric gates need to be serviced occasionally to keep them working properly. Without attention, things can seize, wear or even break and leave you with electric gates that don't work. Read more to find out how much servicing your gates really need so you don't pay for unnecessary maintenance.
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Automatic Gate Safety

Electric gates are big, heavy and controlled by strong electric motors. Careful consideration of the potential hazards and design and implementation of safety features to mitigate these risks is essential. Some installers reduce quote costs by taking out safety devices but this is never the way to go. Read more to find out how you can get safe electric gates without having to pay the Earth.

What’s The Best Gate Automation System?

Everyone has unique needs and different tastes. So, how do you decide what electric gates are right for your location, daily usage and personal preferences?