By Jenna Ottley |February 26, 2024 | Articles

Industrial Bolt Locks: Securing Your Business with Robust Solutions

Industrial bolt locks are a crucial component in safeguarding businesses, providing a robust layer of security against unauthorized access. In this article, we will explore the various aspects of industrial bolt locks, from their types and benefits to installation tips and future trends. The Importance of Industrial Bolt Locks Security is paramount for any business, […]

By Ian Hetherington |February 17, 2023 | FAQs

How do I work out the lock handing for my gate?

Left- or right-handed? And no, we aren’t talking about which hand you write with, but the handing of your lock. Some locks have a specific handing which determines how it can be installed on your gate and it is one of the considerations to make before deciding on the right lock and hardware for your […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |November 14, 2022 | Gate tips

Gate safety: Stop your gate from falling this autumn

Autumn is well and truly upon us and with the changing colours comes stronger winds, more rain, and the occasional storm. In addition to incentivising indoor days, ‘sweater weather’ can lead to disasters when it comes to gates. Almost every year, there are stories of gates falling in bad weather. Whether this is caused by […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |June 14, 2022 | Gate tips

5 ways to make your garden gate more secure

Although the gate lock is important, there’s more to gate security than ensuring you have the right lock. There are several gate hardware and accessories that can help you kick your security up a notch. Read on as I go through my top five tips to making your garden gate more secure.   Tip #1: […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |May 25, 2022 | Closers

Soft closing gate: How to make your gate self-close

There are many reasons why you might want to have an automatic soft closing gate. You might want to make sure your gate is always closed for security reasons, ensure the safety of your children, or prevent it from swinging around in the wind. Introducing a soft close on your gate can also make it […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |May 12, 2022 | Closers

How to ensure safe gates for children

Think it’s child’s play installing a safe gate in a playground? Think again! You are installing a gate at a school, playground, or other public place frequently used by children and it all seems fairly straightforward. After all, it’s just another gate, right? Well stop! Have you considered the risks of finger traps, trip hazards […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |April 05, 2022 | FAQs

Gate keeps: How big can the gap between my gate and gate post be?

The gap between your gate and the gate post is important for a number of reasons. The most obvious one is security. If the gap is too big, an outsider could be able to get their arm or tools through the gate and open it from the outside. You therefore don’t want this gap to […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |March 10, 2022 | Gate tips

How to stop a gate from slamming

Are you tired of your gate slamming closed behind you? Perhaps you’re tired of hearing what can only be described as a prison gate closing shut, every time you enter or leave your property. Installing the right gate hardware will prevent the annoying noise and vibration you’re experiencing when your gate slams.   How to […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |January 25, 2022 | Gate tips

Gate hinges: Tips to find the right hinge for your gate

Just like with locks, there are a few factors to consider when you’re trying to find the right hinge for your new gate. You don’t need to be a hinge expert, but knowing things like material, size and usage of your gate goes a long way. So, before you go to the local DIY store, […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |January 10, 2022 | Gate tips

What fixings to use on different gate post materials

What fixings should I use? You have successfully decided on your gate and chosen a lock suitable for it. Now comes the time to fix it to the gate and gate post. But what fixings to use on your gate post? There are many options of fixings at any hardware store, and as with anything, […]