So you’ve decided to install electric driveway gates on your Sevenoaks property? Great decision, they’re a fantastic investment and you won’t be disappointed! But before you give PM Ironwork Ltd a call, it’s worth considering whether you’re more interested in metal work or wooden gates. Each option offers its own distinct advantages and drawbacks, which on this page, we’ve run over. Should you be unable to decide which to go with, or you have a different question regarding our automatic gate installation services, we urge you to give us a call on 01737 226811.
There are a number of reasons why our Sevenoaks clients select steel as their material of choice. Firstly, it’s more versatile than wood and can be melded into complex, intricate designs. This allows you to really spread your wings when it comes to getting creative and coming up with something wholly unique. Whatever you envision, our team of metal work veterans will be able to translate into a reality – making for truly one-off bespoke electric driveway gates, the likes of which you’ll see nowhere else in Sevenoaks!
Steel is also extremely strong. If you’re investing in automatic gate installation solely as a matter of security/safety, then it’s the ideal material. However, it’s important to remember that in order for steel to resist inclement weather and not corrode, it needs to be galvanized. So it’s important to come to a company, like our own near Sevenoaks, that excels in metal work and won’t use untreated steel for your gates!
Wooden gates offer a radically different aesthetic to steel/metal electric driveway gates around Sevenoaks. Which is preferable is completely subjective and down to the client’s individual tastes. However, as wooden gates can be made out of many different varieties of soft and hardwood, they offer a little more variation when it comes to finish. Steel is fairly uniform and needs to be powder coated to offer a bit of colour, while wooden gates have subtle imperfections (being sourced from the wild), and can be complemented with varnishes to really complement the natural colouring.
Another top reason for Sevenoaks homeowners to consider wooden gates for their property, is the privacy they afford. Choose close board automatic gate installation and prying eyes won’t get very far! On the other hand, steel gates usually feature gaps and spaces between bars and railing. Once again, whether this point matters much to you depends on your personal specifications.
PM Ironwork Ltd, as the go-to metal work specialist for all of Sevenoaks and the wider South East, understands that each client who contacts us has their own set of needs. No two properties are the same, and neither are any two sets of gates we produce! It’s worth keeping in mind that while we identify strength as a key characteristic of steel, for example, our wooden gates are heavily reinforced and durable in their own right.
What we mean is, there’s a little more nuance to each material’s characteristics than one might expect, and as such we urge you get in contact with us to discuss what you’re looking for. We’ll then be able to provide free, no obligation advice and make our recommendations.