Gate at end of driveway. Where to buy, and how much?

auroraborelisMarch 28, 2013

Where did you buy the gates for the end of your driveway, and how much did they cost?

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millworkman

What type of gate and what material do you want it made of?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 7:51AM
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athensmomof3

And do you want it to open and close automatically or with a remote or keypad or do you want to get out of your car to open and close it?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 8:16AM
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chispa

We have a custom wrought iron type gate. About 16 ft wide. Motorized with remote controls and pressure sensor wires under driveway. We are in CA. Total cost was about $20k.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 11:00AM
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auroraborelis

I am looking at iron, and I need it to open automatically with a keyp or remote!

Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 11:10AM
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MFatt16

We bought from a local dealer. I think it was around $15K for a single swing automated gate. Some people buy and build their own and Costco also sells them. I found that the individual dealers could give me a way better product than I could find otherewise so that's why I went that route.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 6:38PM
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millworkman

Look for a local ornamental metal shop, they will make exactly what you want and do it all the time.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 8:11PM
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allison0704

I designed our gates and had them made by a local man. He also installed the mechanics, code box, etc. Also opens with remotes. DH ran the power to the gate. We have a generator, but it doesn't run the gate, so we have a solar power back up battery that works if the power stays out for any length of time. Not including the stone columns, our gates, etc were approx. $6K (DH thinks, ticket downstairs). We have two 7ft wide gates, 70" at highest point (center, where they meet).

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 8:44PM
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auroraborelis

Thanks! Anyone find an good deal on the motorized parts?

This was an "extra" we were planning and completing later, and I have been surprised at the costs! :)

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 9:31PM
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LilFlowers MJLN

Laura, check out Northerntool.com. They have kits. I was rifling through my husband's catalog and saw them. I want this set up too as we will live in a VERY rural area. We've had 3 instances where someone came steal something out of our yard and the existing house.

Here is a link that might be useful: Northern Tool Driveway Gates and Openers

    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 7:02PM
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auroraborelis

Thanks Tiffany, that is exactly what I was looking for! :)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 3:04PM
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