Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland

Electric Gates Milngavie

What you need to know about electric gates?

If you are thinking of installing electric gates at your Milngavie property, or have abought a property with electric or automatic gates already installed, there are some factors of which you need to be aware.

Inherited gates are your responsibility

If you have purchased a property with electric gates, then they are your responsibility. Wat this means is that they can be operated in a way that does not pose a danger to anyone, either yourself or a passer-by for example.

This means that the gates will need to be serviced and maintained to a high standard. There is no set times or number of services that must be carried out in a given timeframe but, if there is an accident, the records of how well the electric gates at your Milngavie home or business were maintained will be scrutinised.

Warnings regarding operation

If your property opens out onto a main thoroughfare or busy pavement, it can pay to have a warning sign on the outside of the gate or gate post that warns passers-by that the gates are electric and may start to operate at any time.

Again, this is about safeguarding people who ae around the gates and may be caught out by them moving.

Crush-free zones

We are all aware of some of the examples of people being hurt, crushed or killed. The most recent example is the tragic death of a 5-year-old girl in 2010. The gates in question had many failings, including places where people could be trapped. There were also no mechanisms for detecting the presence of something or someone.

These mechanisms stop the gate moving if the beam, for example, is broken by something or someone being in the way.

Opening and closing mechanism must be suitable

You may want to grand sweeping entrance of an electric gate that swings open but unless you have the space on your property and driveway, then this is not an option. Electric gates at Milngavie properties must not open or encroach onto land or space that is used by the public. Hence, gates cannot swing across pavements nor roads.

But, they are convenient, safe and secure!

If electric gates at Milngavie properties are maintained and services by an experienced and reputable local company, then they will offer reliability as well as safe operation time and time again. Why not find out more?

Please contact us to discuss your electric gates requirements in the Milngavie area.

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