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 Stirling

The affordability of electric gates at your Stirling property...

Electric gates are a great addition to any property. The good news is, that they are also becoming increasingly affordable. But, this affordability can present one problem; along with install-it-yourself kits, many people are choosing to install electric gates without really considering the responsibilities that comes with them.

Affordability AND responsibility - what you need to know

Electric gates are convenient, practical and a great way of adding a status type accessory to your home but, as fun and luxurious as they may be, you have responsibilities too. And here, we outline what they are…
Installation – it is possible to buy ‘install them yourself’ kits and these are great in one sense (they are much cheaper!), but present difficulties in terms of safe installation and working.
All electric or powered gates have to have:

  • Crush-free zones where objects or people can be pushed too without being crushed
  • They need to have sensors or some means by which they stop when pressure is applied against the direction of travel
  • The gates also need to cease operation when they ‘sense’ something in their path

Failure to ensure that they are installed correctly, and in full working order could mean a hefty fine if someone is trapped or crushed in the gates.

Maintenance and servicing - it is also important that any electric gates at a property, domestic or commercial, are well maintained and serviced. This could also mean that some gates that have been installed and in service for some time, can also be brought up to current safety standards. This gives you not only peace of mind, but better gates in terms of service and operation too.

Buying a property with electric gates installed - many people inherit gates when they purchase or rent a property. The mantel of responsibility passes to you, especially if you intend using the gates. Again, should the gates be found to be unsuitable for use after someone had been injured, the responsibility – and the fine – will lay heavily with you.

Too heavy a burden?

Absolutely not! There are domestic and business properties across the country that enjoy the luxury and convenience, not to mention the additional security that electric gates affords them.

What it means is that you take care of the gates, keeping them in good working order; similar to running a vehicle, you would never knowingly drive a dangerous car on the road why would you do so with electric gates at your Stirling property?

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

Designed by: Jollie Design

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