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Metal Gates Direct - Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our dedicated knowledge hub where we provide you with a wide range of information in the form of help and advice articles. We cover a broad range of topics related to metal gates, fencing and railings including installation advice, maintenance recommendations, the latest design trends, through to troubleshooting issues and more. So why not take a look at some of the pages detailed below and take advantage of our expert knowledge and make an educated decision relating to your metal gate needs.

Understanding The Anatomy of a Metal Gate

This customer guide that will shed light on the most common components of a gate – the framework, the hinges,  posts, and locks/latches.

How to Choose a Gate Based on the Architectural Style of Your Property

In this guide, we provide you with easy-to-understand advice to ensure you select a gate design that will complement your homes character.

How Much Do Metal Gates Cost? A Comprehensive Guide for Property Owners

This comprehensive customer guide is designed to help you understand the various factors that will dictate the price of metal gates.

A Comparison of DIY Gate Installation v`s Hiring a Professional Installer

Here we break down the benefits and drawbacks of each option to help you make a decision that best suits you.

The 5 Most Common Frequently Asked Questions When Buying a Metal Gate

We have created this clear and concise guide to answer the 5 of the most frequently asked questions we receive from customers.

Choosing Between a Swinging and Sliding Gate

Here we look at the functionality, security and space requirements of swing and sliding gate types to give you a better understanding of the way both operate.

Childproofing Your Metal Gate

In this guide, we discuss these options and give you practical tips that you may want to implement to safeguard your metal gates and remain safe for children

Periodic Gate Inspection Checklist

We have created a helpful guide to provide you with a list of areas to look at, and any potential problems you may encounter that could indicate damage to your gate.

Understanding Gate Wind Loads and the Design Considerations You Should Think About

This useful guide that will break down the concept of wind loads and help buyers understand what considerations they should make.

Choosing the Right Gate for Small Spaces

This page will provide you with lots of tips on selecting a gate that will maximise both the aesthetic and functionality elements when working with a small entrance.

Gate Safety

Learn about the importance of CE marking and safety standards for automatic gates.

Choosing a Child & Pet Friendly Gate

A useful guide for selecting an appropriate gate design when the household has small children and pets.

Gate Repair and Troubleshooting Tips & Advice

This guide gives an overview of the common problems associated with a gate and provides solutions and troubleshooting tips.

Metal Gates in a Conservation Area

In this guide, we aim to help you select an appropriate metal gate that will conform to the preservation requirements in place within a conservation area.

A Guide to Gate Locks and Additional Measures to Bolster Security

This page is designed to help you understand the different types of gate locks and provides details of additional security measures you can implement.

The Impact of Residential Fencing on Wildlife

Here we take a look at the potential ecological impacts of residential fencing and provide advice so you can strike a balance between your security needs and the requirements of the local wildlife.

Gate Types Suitable for Businesses & Commercial Properties

Discover and learn about the different type of gates that are designed to provide security to commercial properties and business environments.

Comparing Manual and Automatic Gates for Residential Use

Picking the right gate to suit your residential property and user requirements is an important decision so we have created this helpful guide for comparing manual and automatic gates.