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Gate Guru: A Comprehensive Guide to Electric Gate Types and Pricing

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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on electric gates. In this post, we’ll delve into the various types of gates available in the market, offering insights into their features, costs, and considerations.

Swing Gates: Balancing Budget and Functionality

When considering electric swing gates, the cost can vary significantly based on factors such as single or paired leaf configuration and material type. For instance:

Low Range: A single five-bar gate typically falls within the £6,000 budget range.

Medium Range: For a pair of gates, a budget of £10,000 provides a decent option.

High Range: Top-of-the-line swing gates can reach around £15,000, offering advanced features and premium materials. However, the final cost depends on individual driveway scenarios and desired features.

Sliding Gates: Navigating Complexity for Enhanced Security

Sliding gates present a different cost dynamic compared to swing gates. Although the gate itself may cost more due to intricate groundwork requirements, automation costs can be relatively lower. Here’s a breakdown:

Solid Infill Sliding Gates: Priced between £7,000 to £8,000, these gates offer a solid security solution, bridging the gap between low and medium-range swing gates.

Safety Concerns with Bifold Gates: Bifold gates, while space-efficient, pose safety hazards due to crushing risks. Expect a starting price of £12,000, reflecting the additional safety measures required for installation.

Telescopic Gates: Enhancing Functionality with Mechanical Precision

Telescopic gates combine intricate fabrication with mechanical precision. While the gate fabrication may be more complex, automation costs can be streamlined for close-boarded configurations. A ballpark figure for telescopic gates hovers around £12,000, offering a blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Consultation and Site Survey: Tailoring Solutions to Your Needs

To determine the most suitable gate solution for your property, we recommend reaching out to our experts for personalized consultation. Simply contact us via phone or email, and provide any relevant information or images of your driveway. We’ll offer rough estimates and conduct a site survey before finalizing any commitments, ensuring that your gate installation meets your requirements and budget. Give us a call at 01425 477943 or get in touch to kickstart your journey towards a secure and stylish entryway solution.


Navigating the world of electric gates involves understanding the various types available and their associated costs. Swing gates offer a balance between budget and functionality, while sliding gates cater to space constraints with additional safety considerations. Telescopic gates provide a blend of mechanical precision and aesthetic appeal. By consulting with experts, like Green Light Electrical and conducting a site survey, property owners can ensure that their gate installation meets their needs and enhances the security and curb appeal of their property.

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