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Automated Gate and Driveway Installation – near Dover, Kent

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Project type: Automated Gate and Driveway Installation

Location: River, near Dover, Kent

Project Commenced: June 2015

Design Brief:

This is the second automated gate installation Oakleigh Manor have had in recent months. However, where the first one was installed in Medway, this particular gate was installed near Dover, on the other side of the county of Kent. However, a different setting doesn’t mean a different standard of quality. The seal of excellence that Oakleigh Manor are known for is still the same, as you can see from the images.

The main feature of this project is the wrought iron gate design and installation. This light duty design at 30mm was created with a straight top, unlike the other wrought iron members of the Oakleigh Manor Gate Collection, which utilise a bowed top. This goes to show that our abilities aren’t just limited to the gates within our portfolio; if there is something out of the ordinary you may fancy, Oakleigh Manor can always aid, abet and exceed whatever expectations you may have.

This gate, at a height of 1.8m, was hung on existing brick pillars along with expert underground automation and our standard automation kit, including two key fobs for access. You can see a brief video to see the automation in action; either find it on our Facebook page, or check out our YouTube channel by clicking on these links.

However, it wasn’t just the gate installation that this client was treated to! There was a significant amount of landscaping also conducted at this property. The driveway, with an area in excess of 100m², was excavated to a depth of 275mm. At this point, an anti-weed membrane was installed, along with a 200mm Type 3 porous sub-base layer and a 60mm AC20 layer. This was to enable the installation of the Resin Bound Gravel driveway surface. The blend the client chose was Harvest Crunch, one of our most popular. 200mm x 100mm x 50mm sawn granite setts were also installed, bedded onto a 1:3 plasticised mortar mix.

Also installed were steps to the front door of the property, steps near the garage, resin gravel surfacing – again with the Harvest Crunch blend – by the side of the house, a granite pathway around the garage leading to the new terrace and a retaining wall to the rear lawn. This client really utilised all of our hard landscaping skills! However, they also capitalised on our horticultural expertise, as a new lawn was installed, including a cut and fill, as well as a number of trees. Our in-house horticultural teams were instructed to install tall Photinia ‘Red Robin’ trees around the perimeter fenceline, where they were double staked and tied off using rubber strap and a band.

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