How to Design and Build a Bespoke Gate in 7 Steps
The process of designing and building a bespoke metal or wooden gate involves measuring, manufacturing, delivering and fitting the perfect product for your property. At Gorgeous Gates, we specialise in creating bespoke gates for residential and commercial clients. In this informative blog post, one of our experts explains the process behind our work.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
Before the work of crafting a bespoke gate begins, we first need to understand our client’s requirements. The elements we take into consideration include:
- Budget: Most bespoke builds start at upwards of £300, but costs can be considerably more, depending on requirements
- Location: If your property is on a slope or there are restrictions in place around building works, we will take this into consideration when recommending the right solution
- Design preferences: Most clients come to us with an idea of what style they’d prefer, but we can help them select from a wide range of options, including simple gate designs, wrought iron gating, wooden gates and electric models
- Security concerns: If you are ordering your gates due to specific security concerns, we will recommend a model that meets your needs
Step 2: Design
Following the initial consultation, we will provide free, no-obligation designs that meet your requirements. Our detailed CAD drawings will reflect the size, scale and materials to be used in the build so that you can see how your finished gate will look and function. Should any design changes be required, these can be made following further consultation, and we will continue tweaking designs until they are approved.
Step 3: Measuring
Once initial designs have been approved and we receive the go-ahead for the project, we will attend the client’s property to accurately measure the space where the bespoke gates will go and how large they need to be. These measurements must be accurate to the millimetre to ensure that each gate fits perfectly and meets the fencing or railings appropriately.
Step 4: Build
After designs are approved and measurements have been made, our master craftsmen will begin the process of handcrafting the order. Our metal gates are crafted from high-gauge steel and powder coated to ensure that the metal is weather-proofed for added durability. Our wooden gates are made from premium wood and lacquered to ensure longevity. During the build, any requests made during the initial enquiry will be taken into consideration. For instance, if the client has asked us how to make wrought iron gates more private, we may have suggested the addition of a screen. Every newly manufactured gate is thoroughly checked before being given the seal of approval by our expert team.
Step 5: Delivery
Once manufactured, checked and approved, the gates will be delivered to their destination. We deliver across Hull, York, Leeds, Bradford and wider Yorkshire, as well as many locations across the North of England. Our second shop is situated in Kingston-upon-Thames and serves the surrounding areas, including Beverly, Goole, Hessle and the East Riding area.
Step 6: Installation
Free fitting is included for every Gorgeous Gates client. Our experts are highly trained to ensure that everything is working as it should, secure and well-positioned.
Step 7: Final Checks
Following installation, we will perform final checks to ensure that your bespoke gate is up to standard. Our clients will be invited to review the work and confirm that they are happy with our work.
We recommend that you have a professional perform maintenance of your gates every few years. This helps to prevent wear and tear that could lead to the need for repairs or replacement and is particularly important for electric gates, which are subject to safety regulations and need to be checked to ensure that they stay up to code.
Need Advice on Building Bespoke Gates?
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