Making an Entrance with New Gates
Case Study: Setting New Gates
With the drive sloping on two planes, a significant amount of the original driveway was removed and recast, to ensure a smooth entrance into the property.
The footings for the floor beam were dug, and the reinforcement cage and starter bars for the pillars cast level with concrete to allow a perfect fit for the gates to come. Integral to the floor beam were drainage gullies, to take away surface water/mud and leave the driveway clean during heavy rains.
The pillars were built, again using reinforced concrete, then coped, rendered and finally given a textured finish to match the rest of the property. Conduits were cast in place in the event the client decided to have motorisation for the gates and/or lights in the future.
The client had specified the aluminium gates from Lapeyre, which matched the house shutters and gave an elegant entrance to the property.
Paul is efficient, thorough, trustworthy and keeps us totally up to date on the job.
John and Jennifer Walker