In most cases yes. If your exisitng brick work is in good condition and has been installed correctly it is possible to increase the height of your existing gate piers. Most gate installers will provide a free quotation to carry out the work and some will be able to provide all brickwork needed as part of the install.
There are a number of considerations you can make to ensure that you can get the best return on the investment in your new electric gates. Electric gates can certainly make a difference to the entrance of your home. Not only can they add to the value of your property, but they can improve security and privacy.
However, looking for the right electric gates for your property is not that easy. There are many factors you need to consider to ensure that you will be able to get the most from your investment investment. Below are several factors to consider.
The HSE website is a good source of information for electric gate health and safety standards. They cover topics that include 'Main Safety Requirements', information for gate installers, what to do if you think a gate is unsafe and where to get further information. Click here to visit the HSE website.
Automatic gate transmitters generally have a range of around 20 to 30 metres from your gate system. The range can depend on various factors like stone walls, weather conditions and battery strength in the transmitter.
This is definitely not something we would recommend. Electric gate installations should be carried out by professional engineers who are experienced and are registered CAME approved installers.
It is possible that your current gates can be converted to automatic gates but always ask for a site visit by a reputable installer to have a full assessment carried out. Your current gates will need to be able to withstand the automation system and a professional installer will be able to provide you with all options available to you.