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Automated Swing Gates In Essex

Improve the security and aesthetics of your property with an innovative swing gate installation.

Whether you have existing wooden or metal swing gates or need an entirely new automatic swing gate installation, we can provide a wide range of gate designs, with above ground motors or underground motors to suit you. 

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Whatever your security requirements, East Coast Gates can help you find the perfect solution for your home or business. Contact us now for a free, no obligation quote.

Swing Gate Installation and Repair

An automatic swing gate installation provides an attractive, secure entrance to any domestic or commercial property. East Coast Gates provide a wide range of:

  • Wooden swing gate
  • Metal swing gate
  • Electric swing gate installations

Depending on your preference, our team will help you to pick out the perfect set of swing gates to complement the visual appeal of your property. Get in touch with East Coast Gates on 01787 736 083 or email and we can provide you with a free quote.

How do swing gates work?

The mechanics of your swing gates are controlled by the operator, which is responsible for either opening or closing your electric, wooden or metal swing gates. Your operators can be chosen as either underground or above ground motors.

Underground Motors for Automatic Swing Gate Installation

With underground motors, these are entirely hidden from view which offers an aesthetic advantage. This also allows you to select the most appropriate swing gate installation for you, without altering its design or form in any way. Your underground motors are often concealed beneath the bottom hinge of your automatic swing gate installation. Additionally, on existing gate installs, we will duct all cabling underground where possible, hide all relevant cabling and apply high attention to detail when installing our products.

Overground Motors For Automatic Swing Gate

In comparison, overground motors are typically incorporated into the post of your swing gates. For example, with a wooden swing gate, the motor can be mounted onto part of the gate post, which sometimes requires a small section to be removed.

Where are swing gates used?

East Coast Gates supplies and installs automatic swing gate designs for a wide range of domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

Our commercial swing gates range from plain mesh, installed for schools, local authorities, hospitals and similar institutions, to bespoke wooden and metal gates to reflect a company’s corporate image.
We also offer swing gates for domestic premises to enhance the visual appeal of your home, add value to your property and even reduce your insurance premiums due to the hardy security they offer.

All automation installs will be compliant to the relevant safety regulations and directives providing you with peace and mind that you’ve chosen the most secure and beneficial investment for your property. Our staff are DHF trained (Door and Hardware Federation), demonstrating that we prioritise safety in our automated gate installations.


Key Features

  • Available in wooden and metal designs.
  • Use a remote control, keypad, proximity sensor and more to open your gates.
  • Advanced safety devices installed as standard, to prevent the gates closing when a vehicle or person is in the way.
  • Manual override in case of emergency or power cut.
  • Our qualified engineers can install a new automated gate or service your existing installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, in most cases an existing manual gate can be automated. As long as the gate is structurally sound and can withstand the strains that automation places on the gate and hinges, either an underground or above ground motor can be installed to make your manual gate automated.

There are many options for commanding the gates to open. Remote controls are the most popular way, as these can be used from within the car and are small enough to carry around on your keyring. Another way is having a keypad on your gate with a code. Other ways including video or audio entry, proximity reader, free entry and exit loops are also available to suit your requirements.

We install various safety devices on and around the gate, to protect both pedestrians and vehicles moving in and out of the gateway. Safety photocells and safety loops will stop the gates closing on vehicles (if you’re within the detection area) and safe edges stop and reverse the gate upon detection of an obstacle. Our engineers will explain how the system fully works on our handovers and show you where the detection areas are.

The narrower the entrance, the harder it is to negotiate. Whatever the width, we can design a solution to fit between the narrowest of entrances; wide enough for a single car or up to a large industrial entrance for HGVs to pass side by side. Most domestic driveways or entrances are about 10-12 feet (3m – 3.5m) wide. This is fine for most types of swing gates.

As gateways get wider, the weight and leverage applied to the support and moving mechanisms increases. This can effect the types of materials used to make the gates and the types of automation fitted. Generally, wider swing gates tend to be made from metal or aluminium rather then wood. Very wide gateways (i.e. 25 feet or more) usually have sliding gates fitted that can cope easily with the increased weights. 

No, you will not need planning permission for your gate, if it is no more than 1.8m in height.

It depends on the project; we have a currently have lead time of 4-6 weeks on all new installations.

Your Security. Your Way

Our main focus is you and your needs.

Before we give any advice on our security systems, we carry out a site visit to see what will best suit your needs. Once we know your requirements, we work closely with you to provide the security system to match your requirements.

What We Do

  • Automated Gates
  • Intruder Alarms
  • Networked CCTV
  • Door Entry
  • Maintenance
  • 24/7 Call Outs

Areas We Cover

  • London
  • Essex
  • Suffolk
  • Norfolk
  • Kent
  • Cambridgeshire

We're Highly Accredited

All our engineers are DHF trained, to fully understand the safety aspects of automated gates. We're determined to keep our engineers fully trained for your complete peace of mind.

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