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How to transform your existing manual gates into electric gates

How to transform your existing manual gates into electric gates
By Anne Knight 2 years ago 4748 Views No comments

So you’ve made the decision that you want some extra security for your home or business or you simply want to make your life easier by not having to get out of your car to open the gates! But how do you go about it?

Firstly you need to consider who is going to fit the gate automation. We recommend that all electric gate opener kits are installed by a competent person. For the majority of the automatic gate systems that we sell, we would recommend that you use an experienced installer, purely because the majority of kits require the use of specialised skills and equipment.

As a fantastic alternative, our best selling range of MHouse electric gate opener kits have been specifically designed for the DIY enthusiast. They are safe and simple to install and come with a comprehensive set of instructions which will guide you through every stage of the installation even if you have limited skills and tools.

Once you’ve decided which installation option you plan to go with you need to decide which electric gate opener kit is suitable for your gate.

The key information that you will need to find out which electric gate kit is suitable for your gate is:

  • Do you want a swing or sliding gate (insert link to blog swing or sliding gate)
  • The size of each leaf (always go for a larger capacity kit e.g. if your gate is 2.2m in length, go for a kit that is suitable that for gates up to 3m or 4m rather than one that is suitable for gates up to 2.2m)
  • The weight of each leaf of the gate
  • The usage of the gate i.e. how many cycles
  • The geometry of the pillar to the gate i.e. will the arms be able to move without obstruction
  • Any other factors such as the environment surrounding the gate

  • Have a look at our article on choosing an electric gate kit for more information.

    Using this information, your choices will be narrowed down to a much smaller choice.

    If you are unsure about which kit to choose, please call 0113 201 6686 for assistance and our friendly technical team will be able to advise you further.