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Automatic Gates & Fencing - How much does it cost? What to look for in a gate

Automatic Gates & Fencing - How much does it cost? What to look for in a gate

When it comes to securing your property, an automatic gate and fence is your first barrier of protection for your home or business. Not only do they provide added privacy and security, but they also add value to your home or commercial property. Having said that, one of the main factors that many people consider when deciding to install a automatic gate & fencing is the cost.

The cost of a electric gate system and fence can vary depending on a number of factors:

  • The size or width of the property
  • The type of materials used - Steel, Timber, Aluminium
  • The complexity of the land including sloping driveways or land
  • Is the installation carried out by qualified tradespeople?
  • Quality of workmanship and fencing & gate products 
  • The use of reputable Italian made gate automation brands such as BFT, FAAC, Tousek, Nice GDS & Beninca, or are you buying a cheap & nasty gate motor? When comparing prices, be careful when purchasing from sites such as Ebay, Mydeal or Amazon as after sales service does not exist and you will be left stuck with a potentially big problem, we see it often!
  • The need for civil or electrical works required for installation
  • Sliding gate motors are easier to install than swing gate motors
  • Swing gate motors should be installed by qualified personal as there are many more factors involved with the correct installation.
  • Ensure you gate automation is installed as per manufacturers guidelines or you may experience reliability issues and void your warranty.

Generally, the cost of an automatic gate starts at approx $4000 for a sliding gate or single swing gate, while the cost of a double swing gate would start at approx $5-7000 depending on the style and size of the gate. This will vary depending on the available space and if you have level ground or a sloping block.

Sliding gates have become very popular over the years as they are space saving and keep your driveway clear to encourage the space for a extra car spot while swing gates offer a grand opening for your home.

We recommend the use of adjustable hinges on all swing gate systems to compensate for any ground movement over the years. With adjustable hinges in place you can easily lift your gates to level again. 

Keep in mind, every home or site is different and its often the case where you don't have the option to choose between a sliding or swing gate. When you have a rising driveway, and tight space, a rising hinge swing gate or Fangate may be your only option.

Beware! There are cheaper gates and motors on the market, which lack in quality which will not last as long and most likely give you reliability issues. Do you really want to be locked out of your own property?

If you're looking for a new designer fence and automatic gate in Melbourne, please contact us for a free no obligation quote.

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