Driveway Electric Gates

Established in 1989, Premier Gate Automation is highly experience and respected gate automation company. With a team of qualified and professional gate automation engineers based in Essex, we are well placed to install and maintain any type of electric gate in London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

At Premier Gate Automation Ltd, we work closely with you to create the electric gates best suited to your needs and which will sit excellently within the appearance of your home and garden.  We handcraft all of our gates and railings.  For that reason our automatic metal gates are bespoke and fabricated to order, to suit your specific requirements.  So the material, design and style of the gate is entirely up to you.  Furthermore, all of our entrance driveway electric gates are suitable for automating.

We produce high quality, unique electric gate designs to suit the particular property and customer’s taste.  Because we have over forty years’ experience within the electric gate industry, we have the skills and expertise to advise you.  You may like one of our popular high quality electric gate designs or one of our gates in our gate gallery.  

Alternatively, we can create an bespoke design for electric gates which will be unique to you.  So if you have seen a photo of a gate you like online, or perhaps you like a friend or neighbour’s gate or would like to design your own electric gate, we can make it for you. We consider no task impossible.

Furthermore we can produce CAD drawings for you to see the electric gates before we manufacture.  All designs can be adapted and customised to suit your requirements, as a result any electric gate can be swing or sliding and all are available in falling curve top, a rising curve top or straight top.

Our prices for electric driveway gate systems start from £8,000 plus VAT.  We are Gate Safe and Safe Contractor registered.

The benefits of an automated gate system include:

  • Add value to your property
  • Enhance the appearance of your property
  • To prevent unauthorised access
  • To deter theft
  • For increased privacy
  • To protect children or pets

Choosing the Most Suitable Gate Type

Planning your driveway entrance will involve much more than just choosing the design and material of your gates. You also need to think about whether you would like a swing gate or sliding gate.

The main factor which will influence what style of gate you can have will be the ground levels surrounding the entrance, and the available room around the entrance area. You need to consider practical matters such as vehicle movement/manoeuvering near the gate aperture (is the gate opening wide enough?) and where vehicles will park and/or turn relative to the gate.


The sliding gate is most popular where space is restricted.  A sliding gate leaves the full length of the driveway usable for parking vehicles.  Sliding gates will work across an upward sloping driveway where a pair of swing gates would not open inwards.

When closed, the gate offers better resistance to being forced than a pair of swing gates and therefore higher security.  Sliding gates are very robust, and are also useful in areas where high winds are common.

Alternatively, the cantilever system offers the same benefits as a sliding gate with the additional advantage of allowing less disruption within existing driveways.  The cantilever design means the gate is free to slide regardless of the terrain and is suitable if the drive is not level across the opening.


The swing driveway gates are generally the most popular and classic type of gate.  Aesthetically the swing gates are very pleasing and largely used for properties with a level ground area.

Swing gates also work when there is enough room between the entrance and the property to accommodate the fully-open gate leaf(s).

If it’s the aesthetics of swing gates that appeal but you only have room for a sliding gate, we can design the sliding gate to have the appearance of a pair of swing gates

Assuring You the Very Best Service

At Premier Gates we specialise in creating the ultimate entrance for any home; beautiful gates, made individually for your home and built to last for generations.  From inception to completion, our dedicated team are with you every step of the way.
CAD Drawing
CAD Drawing

All designs will be generated on CAD by our in house designer for your approval, or for planning permission, before we fabricate.  And all can be customised to suit your requirements.


Our gates are handcrafted by skilled craftsmen on our premises.  This gives you the flexibility to have any gate design that you like, and the option of them being entirely bespoke.


Our team have excellent product knowledge and a genuine interest in delivering a high quality installation.  We only install industry recognised high quality brands of automation.

Breakdown & Maintenance
Breakdown & Maintenance

Our experienced engineers repair, maintain and upgrade existing systems of all brands and ages.  We have an enviable record of attending 90% of callouts within 24 hours

Looking for a mandatory gate maintenance agreement?

We maintain and service over 1500 sets of electric gates in Essex & London. Call us today to discuss your gate maintenance.

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Need an emergency repair?

Whether you want to be covered for the future or you need an emergency appointment, we are here to help. We have gate engineers in London & Essex Monday – Friday who are on hand to assist with your electric gate.

Call us today to discuss your gate project and request a free bespoke quotation

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    What Our Clients Say

    Premier Gate Automation did a great job and we often get asked who fitted the gates by admiring passers by wishing to employ them. They are efficient and have an exemplary customer after sales service that puts a lot of companies to shame

    The service that we have received from your firm has been excellent, as have the gates.

    Many thanks for a good service

    Thank you for your usual efficient speedy service Premier Gate Automation! Much appreciated

    Many thanks for the excellent service - I couldn’t have asked for more!

    Great service. My automatic gates and intercom system work superb. Very pleased indeed

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