Automate an Existing Gate

Why go to the expense of purchasing new gates, we can automate an existing gate.

A lot of manual driveway gates are in great condition, they just don’t meet the current needs of the homeowner anymore.

Instead of purchasing new gates you can keep your current gates and with a little tweak turn them into automatic driveway gates. This prevents the unnecessary cost of purchasing new gates.

We are happy to advise you, if your current gates can be automated. Call 07460597534.

Alternatively, whatsapp a picture of your gates and area around your gates to 07460597534 . We will be in touch.

Automate my gate

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What else do I need?

When automating a manual gate you do need to consider how you will receive your post. Electric gates prevent the mail man getting on to your drive. You can install a postbox on your gate, wall or buy a free standing postbox.

How does a visitor notify you that they are outside? You can install a hardwired or wireless intercom system. Or simply install a doorbell on the street side of your gate.

Automate my gate

Save money, automating an existing gate

What can I expect?

By law your gate must meet certain requirements to be automated, we will conduct a site visit to check measurements. Our trained engineer will do a full risk assessment and advise you on his findings.

We will discuss the best motor for your current driveway material.

Understanding all your requirements we will then supply you with a quote.

We can from images give you a rough guideline desktop quote of how much it would cost to automate your existing gates. To this we would need images of your gates and driveway around your gates.

Automate my driveway gate

Packages to suit all budgets

How long will it take?

On average we can automate an existing gate in 2 – 4 days depending on the work involved.

Our engineer is a steel fabricator by trade and has over 20 years experience in hanging gates. If your gate can be automated, we can do it!

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Will my gate design change?

Depending on the material of your gate we will advise you on the best way forward to be able to automate your existing gate.

Automatic gates need to be hung on hinges that create no reducing gap or you will need to install finger guards or safety edges due to the legislation around powered gates.

Sometimes when you automate an existing gate you may need a slam plate installed or a floor stop.

We can, where possible remove an existing gate lock off your current gates.

Automate an existing gate

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Can not praise Ridge Auto Gate enough! Cheapest quote we received and even better service. Thank you so much for my sliding gates can not believe we have struggled all these years getting in and out of our cars in all weathers. Highly recommend this company! Highly recommend electric gates, you will never look… Read more “”

Ann Marie

Very impressed – they attended to assess my problem the day following my call and the new motors were installed a day or two later. Great service and will be using them for annual servicing in future. Highly… Read more “”

Matt Cadman

Excellent service. I had gates installed by someone else years ago and have had nothing but trouble with them (gates and service). Ashley came out and detailed exactly what was needed, and he came back in a few days to complete the work. They now work like a dream and Ridge will take over maintaining… Read more “”

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Ashley arrived promptly and did not stop until he finished the job. Very impressed with the thoroughness of his work. Happy to have him back… Read more “”

Anil Chauhan

Great service, lovely people, came and fixed an issue with my electric gates on time and with expertise. Highly recommended and will definitely use again for any future needs. Thank you and we’ll done… Read more “”

David Cashin

We’ve used several other gate companies in the past but never been impressed. We contacted ridge auto gates and from start to finish have been immensely impressed! Always turn up when they say! great communication throughout, the gates are brilliant quality and work so quietly. Ashley and Lauren are an absolute pleasure to deal with,… Read more “”

Victoria Hailes

If you are looking for a company to install, repair or service gates (or even automate existing ones which you may have at your home or business), then I can wholeheartedly recommend Ridge Auto Gates. My experience of them is as follows: they communicate well, turn up on time, work hard and deliver to an… Read more “”

Martin O'Boyle

Great service, great company to work with, lovely gates, can very highly… Read more “”

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Outstanding attention to detail and customer service. Would 100% recommend using this… Read more “”


Great service and pricing by Ashley on a Sunday to get gates back up and running like new again! Very… Read more “”

Gaj D

I would certainly recommend this company. We had problems getting anyone to come and sort out our electric gates. When I contacted Ridge Auto Gates, Ashley came round the same weekend. One of the brick posts was cracked so Ashley put steels into the ground and rehung the gates. He also sorted out our balcony.… Read more “”

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Needed a new gate as mine had started to to fail on a few welding joints but Ridge Auto Gates actually repaired what I thought needed replacing. Top quality work I would highly… Read more “”


Would highly recommend Ridge Auto Gates. Had underground motors installed. The work carried out was completed to a high standard. First class… Read more “”

Simon Oddie
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Just like to say thank you to Ashley for his fast response to a gate repair at my home in formby, fantastic service from start to finish would definitely highly recommend Ridge Auto… Read more “”

Steve Dempsey

Contacted Ridge Auto Gates for a quote to repair my electric gates, they turned up on time to discuss the repair and quoted the next day, we then agreed on a date for the repair. They completed the repairs with professionalism and care, it was great to find such a brilliant local company. Would definitely… Read more “”

Mark Sheridan

Ridge Auto Gates recently repaired my automatic double gates, after waiting nearly 6 months to find a reliable company to fix my gates, we were recommended Ridge Auto Gates, by a friend. Their service was excellent [first class] the gates are working perfectly, we would highly recommend Ridge Auto Gates to anyone with Automatic Gate… Read more “”


Cannot rate Ridge Auto Gates highly enough. Ashley is a gentleman. Prompt and thorough when others can’t be bothered. Top man for knowledge and ability and not as expensive as most others. Thanks for a good job well… Read more “”

Barry Stroud

Top quality job done and quick response by Ridge Auto Gates. Highly recommended. I will definitely be using… Read more “”


From start to finish it was a pleasure dealing the team at Ridge Auto Gates. Ashley and his team, supported by Lauren from an admin perspective, were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The quality of the gates and mechanism are also of a very high standard and the service defo matched and is clear that… Read more “”

Chris Lloyd

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Five star service. On the first callout the engineer, Ashley, was well into mid evening with me, brilliant. Ridge reacted quickly to my predicament of the automated drive gate not working. Not only that I received a quotation for motor replacement from Lauren within 24 hours, and the new motor was fitted within a few… Read more “”

Gren Evans

After getting a few quotes from automation companies we didn’t think we could afford automatic gates due to the costs we were quoted. So thankful we didn’t give up and found you guys! Thank you for doing such a brilliant job don’t know how we coped without electric gates, they really do make our life… Read more “”

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