A total of more than 422,000 burglaries in England and Wales was recorded in 2018-19. And, while it is impossible to eliminate the possibility of your property being burgled, there are steps you can take to deter criminals from targeting where...
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Our delivery dates are changing. And for that reason it’s important to place an order now to avoid a delay. Stargates’ aluminium gate factory closes during the second half of August. With that in mind, any bespoke made-to-measure solutions need...
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Electric gates are an excellent means of ensuring a very high level of security at your property, but this will only be a benefit if you install them correctly. Should you, therefore, install your own electric gates, or have this...
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When gates open, they need space to travel through to move into their new position.  Obviously, there can’t be obstacle in the path of moving gates or there’s going to be a collision. Each of a pair of swing gates...
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We are often asked if aluminium gates, walls, fences, gate posts or pillars need planning permission. The simple answer is to check to make sure. In most cases, no planning permission is required. But if substantial building work was carried...
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  Gate automation problems occur because the installation of automatic electric gates is a complex process. It requires a clear understanding of the future owners’ requirements for the use of the new electric gates. The qualified installer should then carry...
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Why is aluminium perfect for automatic gates? Well, aluminium gates are strong, beautiful and free from rot or rust. It is one of nature’s miracle materials but it is light and easy to cut and shape. It can be welded,...
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I was talking to a police officer recently about the additional security afforded by gates and I asked if gates you couldn’t see through were more secure. He said that there was no doubt that gates you couldn’t see through...
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Automating a gate changes it from normally open to normally closed. In the UK, there is a culture, often amongst the more mature, suggesting that automatic gates indicate that you’re lazy. As a result, gates are often installed without motors....
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