Q: If someone were to be caught in the gates would they be crushed?

A: No, Wentworth always set the torque (the closing strength) to the manufacturers’ recommended safety Standards. Automatic gates are extremely safe if installed and configured properly from the outset.

Q: How much will I have to budget for new electric gates?

A: This will vary tremendously but usually installations begin at around £5,000, going up to as much as you want to spend.

Q: Do I have to purchase and install all at the same time?

A: Not at all, we are very happy to undertake the work a bit at a time if it helps from a budgeting point of view.

Q: Can I use my own contacts to undertake some of the work?

A: Yes, we are more than happy, however we would highly recommend that we are involved in that process, so as to give best advice.

Q: Can you supply me with the builder to build the peers?

A: Yes, we have a partnership with specialist ground workers and bricklayers of the highest quality.

Q: I already have gate supports/peers, can I reuse them?

A: In many instances you can, but this is on a case by case basis so please seek our advice first so that we can establish reusability or otherwise.

Q: Are Wentworth Electric Gates qualified to fit my gates?

A: Yes, we are approved members of CHAS, Construction Line, Safe Contractor and NICEIC. Please click on our pedigree to see our accreditations which will help you decide with confidence.

Q: How secure are the gates when closed?

A: This will of course depend upon which gates you choose, but if purchasing mainly for security purposes, we would highlty recommend surveillance cameras as part of the solution.

Q: How close to the gates do I need to be to make them open or close using the remote key fob?

A: 30 to 80 Metres is standard with these systems, although the actual distance may vary slightly depending on the environment.

Q: How do we get in and out if there is a fault or a power cut?

A: All systems have a manual overide. These vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Q: Can some gates be effected by the wind?

A: Yes, ‘close board’ gates can be effected by the wind and we would only recommend using them in sheltered areas.

Q: Do I need planning permission for my gates?

A: Usually no, but it is always worth calling your local planning office first. Wentworth accepts no responsibility for matters concerning the Highways Agency and or planning but we are happy to assist in every way possible in the matter.

Q: Does Wentworth repair and maintain gates they have not installed?

A: Wentworth look after gates no matter what the manufacturer or who installed the gates. However, a survey would need to be carried out prior to gates being considered for a Maintenance Contract.

Q: Why does Wentworth recommend a Maintenance contract?

A: Like a car, well maintained gates can go wrong, even if only occassionally, and with parts generally being quite expensive, having a Maintenance Contract can not only save you money, but give you peace of mind.