Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland

Automatic Gates Motherwell

Ironcraft Steel Fabrications design, install and service automatic gates to meet the individual needs of our clients acoss the Motherwell area.

These gates are highly popular and have been used in residential, commercial and industrial situations.

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Choosing automatic gates for your Motherwell property - too complicated?!

Many people think that automatic gates at their Motherwell property will offer them much-needed convenience - no more dodging showers to open and close the gates! - and they are not wrong.

Like most modern-day customers, they will take to the land of the Internet for some basic research as well as finding local to Motherwell automatic gates companies and installers... and this is where it can all fall to pieces!

The language used seems vague and nonsensical; the rules and regulations behind installation and maintenance can seem onerous BUT, it need not be. Read on and find out more...

Rules and regulations

If you are thinking of installing automatic gates at your Motherwell property then you do need to be serious in terms of safety considerations; this includes operating them now as well as keeping them in a good state of repair.

You may recall some of the headlines only a few years ago of the tragic consequences on children and adults being crushed in the operation of automatic gates. The safety standards have been improved as a direct result of these accidents.

Automatic gates, new and old, need to be able to detect obstacles and stop should their path of opening or closing be obscured. Once fully open, there are also needs to be a gap between the gate panel and the nearest structure, e.g. the wall. This again prevents people or pets being crushed. This is not an onerous responsibility, especially if you invest in a high quality installer.


Know that you understand the safety implications, you now need to decide on the material from which your automatic gates at your Motherwell will be made.
Some people opt for wood, but many customers are enjoying the look and feel of metal automatic gates. They offer privacy and yet you can still see the end of the driveway and who may be passing or calling (you can opt for CCTV too).

Metal gates can be as ornate or minimalist in design as you want them; either way, metal gates offer a property a certain amount of grandeur as well as making a significant statement.


Automatic gates at Motherwell properties can open in different ways; some customers choose swing opening (you will need plenty of room!), but other customers choose sliding gates, especially when space is tight. These gates run along a track laid on the ground and disappear behind the boundary wall.

In summary

And so you see that the basics of automatic gates at Motherwell properties is not complicated at all. A qualified and professional installer will help you understand the safety aspects of these kinds of gates, as well as helping you to decide which one is right for you… within budget too!

Please contact us to discuss your automatic gates requirements in the Motherwell area.

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