Frequently Asked Questions

No, Sussex Electric Gates always set the torque (the closing strength) to the manufactures recommended safety Standards. Gates are very safe if set up properly from the outset.

This will vary but usually installations start from £850 to as much as you want to spend.

No, we are very happy to undertake the work a bit at a time if it helps from a budgeting point of view.

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

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

In many cases you can, however this is on a case by case basis so please seek our advice before making assumptions.

30 to 80 Metres is standard with these systems, however the actual distance is controlled by your environment.

All systems have a manual over ride which vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Yes, Close Board gates are affected by the wind and we only recommend using them in sheltered areas.

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

Sussex Electric Gates 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 Agreement.

Like a car, well maintained gates go wrong less often and with parts generally being quite expensive, having a Maintenance Agreement can actually save you money.