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Last updated on May 16th, 2024

Electric gate repair cost

Electric gates are a great addition to your home, making it not only more secure but adding to its kerb appeal. If your gates stop working, then it’s important to get them fixed straight away.

Electric gates are a great addition to your home, making it not only more secure but adding to its kerb appeal. If your gates stop working, then it’s important to get them fixed straight away.

Find out how much electric gate repairs cost.

Electric gate repair cost

Cost provided itemUnitRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Electric gate annual service costAnnual charge£150£750£450
Electric gate repair callout chargesPer call£50£100£75
Electric gate repair labour chargePer hour£65£85£75

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The cost of electric gate repair will depend on what’s broken and therefore how long it will take to fix the problem. You will also need to factor in the cost of any replacement parts too, depending on what needs repairing.

The average callout rate for most companies ranges between £50 – £100, with hourly rates ranging from £65 – £85.

If you have a faulty or broken motor, replacing that can cost on average, £300 – £1,800.

Repairing/replacing an intercom could cost around £250 – £1,200.

If your gate is not working because of dead batteries, then you can easily replace these yourself.

Electric gate service cost

Most electric gate installation companies offer a service plan. Depending on whether you want yearly, bi-annual, or quarterly maintenance for your electric gates, they might charge you £150 – £750 per year.

You can get different levels of service. A more basic service could be a check on the electrical connection and lubrication of the joints whereas a more intensive service can include the replacement of parts that are wearing out.

Electric gate repair and service quotes

If you haven’t already, check with your electric gate installers for a service plan. You might get a good deal if you stick with the same people, and added to this, they will know the ins and outs of your gate.

However, if your gate is broken and needs repairing, you may need to pay extra to get them to come and diagnose the problem and repair it. Before calling for help, it’s worth checking for common problems like dead batteries.

We recommend getting three quotes for your job. You can do this easily by filling out our request a quote form. Simply fill in the form and we’ll send the details to tradespeople near you.

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Electric gate tracks close-up shot - eelctric gate service cost

Why are my electric gates not working?

There may be several reasons why your electric gates aren’t working. These range from dead batteries, weather, power outage, damaged photocells, or there could be something physically blocking them.

What can I do if my electric gates aren’t working?

If your electric gates aren’t working, check the remote batteries. If they are dead, changing them will fix the problem.

You can also check if there are any obstructions on the track and clear it if so. Finally, check if there is anything in front of the motion sensors. If these are not cleaned properly then dirt, debris, and even insects and vermin could potentially block them and stop your gates from working properly.

If the gates still don’t work, you will need to call a specialist repair company.

Why is my electric gate opening and closing by itself?

The most common causes for your electric gate opening and closing by itself are interference in the radio frequency (which makes it ‘think’ you’re telling it to open and close) or the motion sensors are detecting movement.

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