Our client’s property is a1920’s built, semi detached bungalow, situated in the Southside of Glasgow. Like many homes in the area, the garden at the rear of the property is elevated due to the lay of the land, raised terrace areas and access steps are commonly found.
Our client first approached Gates Scotland Ltd in summer 2021, with a requirement for a new set of driveway gates and handrail to improve both access and aesthetics within the garden area.
A new timber clad garden office had just been built as part of a larger project; It was important that the new gates and railings were designed and manufactured to harmoniously match the aesthetics of the new office, with functionality, professional image and security being high on the list of priorities.
Space was also a factor in the brief, as the area behind the gates had been reduced with the addition of the new office, resulting in a limited swing path and access with the original gates.
“I have relocated my business to a newly built ‘garden office’ and wished to upgrade the area surrounding the office, including the entrance and access gates. A professional image was really important to me.”
As our client would be using the garden office to conduct business meetings, the steps within the garden would be used more frequently, therefore the need for a handrail to improve safety in winter was an important requirement.
The Gates Scotland team established a design proposal that matched the clients needs and budget.
“The team was outstanding throughout the project. Paul managed the administration and liaison with care, knowledge and experience. Martin visited and gave great advice / explanation, and the installation team were excellent”
For the gates, our popular ‘Murchie’ style, was chosen as a good fit in terms of a contemporary aesthetic, with enhanced security – The Murchie is part of our metal frame range of gates, built from robust steel box section, galvanised and powder coated Anthracite grey, with a closed board infill.
Horizontal Cedar cladding was specified as a close match for the timber used to clad the garden office – Cedar wood offers high levels of resistance against rot and splitting, therefore preservation of appearance was assured.
To improve access and space retention, the gates were designed and manufactured as a bi-fold pair. Our bi-fold gates neatly fold back on themselves, reducing the swing path and increasing space while in the open position.
For the handrail, the Gates Scotland survey team carefully carried out a full survey of the stepped areas to establish angles and dimensions. A custom design handrail was manufactured to our clients preference, a classic vertical bar design with steel bush features, fully galvanised and powder coated black.
“– skilled experienced professionals who knew exactly what they were doing and took great care to discuss options and ensure I was happy with their work. The entire team is a credit to the company.”
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