Is a Custom-Fabricated Gate Worth It?

When it comes to custom gates, many homeowners make the assumption that they’re an unnecessary added cost. After all, the entrance to your home needs to be practical above all else, and at first glance your gates don’t need to do much – they just let you in and out.

Going above and beyond in this case may seem indulgent to some, but the truth is that investing in a durable electric gate for your home provides several benefits you may not be aware of and save you money in the long run.

Considering a custom gate for your home? Let’s take a closer look!

The art of custom fabrication

For the detail-oriented homeowner, custom metalwork can’t be beat. If you’re building or renovating a home you intend to sell, investing in custom fabrication is investing in an important asset. After all, your gate is the very first thing someone sees when they arrive at your home – it’s a fundamental part of your first impression.

Custom metalwork is a key tool used to enhance this initial impression immensely. Throughout all of history we have appreciated craftsmanship, and the forging of metal is a long-standing tradition in many human cultures. To really show prospective buyers the value of the home, starting right at the gate with a refined yet practical design is a sure-fire way to capture their attention.

Modern custom metalwork is a blend of techniques; both age-old and established, and new. Utilising different materials with both traditional and contemporary technologies, like plasma cutters and AutoCAD, current metalworkers can achieve incredible pieces of work much easier than ever before, while still retaining the craft and effort that makes them so special.

Having a unique gate is also an opportunity for you to fully take ownership of a home. If you’re not planning on selling any time soon, helping design the gate yourself can give your property a true sense of identity, letting everyone know exactly what you want them to know, right from the moment they arrive.

The practicality of an electric gate

Even with all these benefits, many will still struggle to weigh the options. Which type of gate will work the best? Why spend more when the home itself is where you will be spending your time? Isn’t it still a luxury?

Beyond being artful statement pieces, and a chance to improve the value of your property, a custom electric gate is a more practical option in many ways.

Aluminium-framed gates are long-lasting, and this saves you on repairs and replacements. If you’re building a home from scratch, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind, so it’s worth opting for the gate that will last a lifetime, so you can forget about it and devote your time elsewhere. Furthermore the lack of maintenance requirements can give you peace of mind to focus on the other upkeep requirements for your home.

Perhaps the biggest reason to choose custom electric gates is their superior security. In addition to setting a tone of detail and professionalism, they can deter would-be burglars by look alone. Of course, they also deter intruders by actually being the best defence against breaking and entering, but most of the time, the presentation is all it really takes. The safety this affords you and your loved ones shouldn’t be overlooked. 

Finally, a remote-controlled gate saves you from needing to struggle with a manual gate in terrible weather, so you can open and close your gate from the safety and comfort of your car.

Unfortunately, Prestige no longer manufacture Gates. 


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Founded in 1992 Prestige Doors and Gates began as a home based, family owned retailer of garage doors. After receiving requests from multiple architects for a complete solution for both garage doors and gates we decided to take the challenge and that is what has led us to this niche in which we specialise today.




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