house main gate

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The Main Gate is the first thing anyone sees when they enter your home. Thereby it is very necessary to design and build an attractive and welcoming gate. However, the basic purpose of the main gate is security and safety of your home. Hence, it is important to design a main gate at the perfect intersection of aesthetics and utility. Here is a guide to designing and building a safe, secure and attractive main gate that is sure to elevate the design of your home

Tips to be followed while designing a main gate:

Independent residential buildings usually have gates that clearly demarcate the structure and protect them against entry of uninvited guests. As a transition piece between outdoor spaces to an exterior décor element, contemporary gates of attractive designs should complement the wall or pillars to which they are attached.

The best direction suited for the main gate depends on the access roads. The gate/entry to a household should not be close to a road junction, so as to create traffic and havoc in movement of vehicles when vehicles enter and exit to the premises. One must avoid placing the gate in the extreme corners or towards the plot edges. One must always remember to use softer colours for the front or main gate, such as white, silver, grey to make it look aesthetically appealing. The main entrance gates functionally open inwards.

Standard sizes one must know for designing a main gate:

There are various heights feasible for the main gate, depending on the height of an average Indian. The lowest height begins with 4’ , which easily allows pedestrians to open and shut the gate easily. The height of the gate also depends on the area of the plot and property and the structure of the house. The main gate can go as high as 18’. But, the standard height for a main gate to be ideally constructed is 12’.

Materials and designs to be used:

One can find various designs and materials for main gates that can be implemented, but TATA Steel provides you with the initial guide of various designs for the main gate for Indian homes.

Wooden Finish Double Leaf Swing Gate:

This wood finish solid structured gate is mounted to steel or brick posts by means of an assembly plate. The leaves operate on hinges installed in the axis of the gate and depending on the gate design, may be filled with steel sections or bars. Double-leaf gates have symmetrically divided leaves, with each passive leaf equipped with a vertical bolt.

Examples are Tetrate and Oaklane Gate.

gates for home

Tetrate Wood Finish Gate

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Sliding gate:

Conventional motorised sliding gates are gates which have a ground mounted track for the gate wheels to move one. Planned and fabricated with square or rectangular hollow sections, sliding gates also use MS sheets and flats collected by superior quality welding. Sliding gates are durable, available in varied designs and can be operated manually in cases of power failure.

sliding gates for houses

Slimster Gate

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Sliding gate

Trellis Gate

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Sliding gate Design

Steps Gate

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Single Leaf Swing Gates:

Famously known as pedestrian gates, the single-leaf swing gates possess a typical gate locking mechanism with a pad-lockable slide bar. With a choice of locking systems, single swing gates are easily operated either manually or electronically.

Single Leaf Swing Gate