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How much does a driveway gate cost? This question is on the mind of anyone thinking of replacing or upgrading their driveway gate. Perhaps you are doing a home renovation and the driveway gate cost is one of the unknown items your builder doesn’t know.
Buying a new driveway gate is a large decision and we want to make your process as easy and hassle-free as possible. How annoying is it that you contact several companies to get comparative quotes and then wait for ages for people to respond just to setup a meeting onsite. Does this sound familiar?
We have been guilty of this ourselves because we only had two salesmen and every single product variation had to be drawn from scratch in order to quote. Referrals from our existing client base meant we had too many enquiries and sadly we let many people down because it just took too long for us to respond to all the potential clients. For every quote request, we used to spend hours late into the night designing every product for every request and saying to ourselves, “I’ve designed this before, there must be a faster way!” We would send out quotes for elaborate designs only to hear from clients that the price was nowhere near what they expected. This is our fault for not educating the market!
The bigger the driveway gate, the more materials it will use and the longer it will take to manufacture which will increase the driveway gate cost. More elaborate designs will require more experience and creativity on the part of the manufacturer to complete. Facilities and special machinery are required for some manufacturing operations.
Always request design drawings from your potential supplier! (or at least a picture) Are you really going to spend thousands of rands without knowing the end result? I wouldn’t!
The project budget for a driveway gate installation can range between ten thousand rand for a very basic option to upwards of one hundred thousand rand for a bespoke solution. Ensure the manufacturer is specifying and using quality materials. Have the conversation about longevity versus budget.
You can make a saving by opting to install the product yourself as a reputable supplier can charge from two to five thousand rand per day onsite. Your manufacturer doesn’t necessarily have to be the installer if the product is engineered and fit for purpose. You can save on your driveway gate cost by tapping into the large market of providers who are very capable installers but lack manufacturing capability.
Remember with any driveway gate project to please check and ensure your onsite installer has:
At Glow Innovations, we took a deep breath and decided to do the homework which will enable our potential customer to have control of the design for their own driveway gate. Because information is power, we want the customer to know more before purchasing. To this end we have curated our most popular designs into an online store – https://shop.glowinn.co.za – which allows immediate pricing. Also we are embarking on a campaign to educate the market to allow customers to do more research and know more before making this large decision.