How do I choose the right installer for my electric gates?

  • 1 July 2016
  • The Gate Man

With a large number of companies providing electric gate installation, choosing the right one can seem daunting. Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision.

Make sure the installer is recognised and approved by trade bodies that ensure safety and quality are up to standard. These include CAME, BFT, GATE SAFE and DHF. These organisations are there to ensure that installers deliver quality work that meets strict safety regulations. Approvals will often be displayed on websites but if in doubt check with the installer.

To comply with health and safety legislation, all automatic gates MUST be installed with safety edges to ensure that they release quickly in an emergency.

Automatic gates should ONLY be installed by qualified engineers.

Check customer feedback. What are customers saying about the quality of the installers work - did they complete the project on time? Did the quality of work meet their expectations?

Can the installer provide on-going maintenance of your electric gates? Poorly maintained gates do not just become unreliable but they can also become unsafe to use.

Follow these guidelines and choosing the right installer for your electric gates will be a little easier and give you peace of mind.