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We can use timber, mild steel, stainless steel or any other material you request for for e.g Glass, Aluminium etc…

You can select from the gallery we have or you can give us the design, if your architect provides us with a design, we can do that for you as well. If you have a dream gate in mind, we can draw that for you and we can agree on design

We use a Q/D Metal Primer, Zinc Phosphate. Two to three coats of this would be used.It’s a rust preventive primer which is resistance to peeling and blistering. Metal needs maintenance in every two years for its original look and we at Power Gate make sure we do the maintenance work periodically for our clients.

A highly effective Wood Preservative, we use the only product in the market which contains an effective contact poison named Antiborer. Antiborer is manufactured by Arch Chemicals USA and is highly effective against any insect coming in contact with the substrate with which it has been coated. It is highly recommended that all Timber being used for furniture or construction be coated by brushing on or dipping in Wood Preservative. This would protect the timber against insects, borer, rotting and fungus. The color coats are high in transparency and water resistance.

We use a stain containing wax, effect waterbased wood stains which ensure wood decoration leaving its natural look unchanged (thin film). The special wax contained in the products gives excellent water-repellent properties. This also gives better stability to the coated item, ensuring additional protection against the disaggregating action of water if compared to waterbased systems with conventional protective wood stain. Its suitable for protecting wood exposed to the exterior environment against attack from staining fungi and UV rays thus protecting the wood from lignin attack.

As soon as you make the advance payment we start working on your order, wood oven drying process will need about 10-14days and steel structural work will also start parallel. After wooden planks are oven dried it needs sanding, grinding and preservation process. Hence within a period of 30days we can complete the work

Yes we do gate automation (Motorizing) too. The brand we import is from TAU Italy, a CE & EN certified , European standard confirm gate automation solution. We have Swing Gate Motors, Sliding Gate Motors, Folding Gate Motors etc.. and we have motors up to 4000kg weight.

Yes, any civil work related to Gate, for e.g. Columns, floor levels, L Angle placement for sliding gates etc.. could be done for you.

Yes , We can do it for you .We only need 5AMP plug point for that & a basic motor is 230V

We can provide you CCTV Camera units, Door phone systems, Steel Buildings & any kind of steel solutions including hand railings, roofs, canopies etc…Also we do all sorts of civil construction, landscaping, interlock paving – Basically anything you may need for your construction work and home’s safety.

Good question. And the answer to this question begins with other questions: what would you like the wood to do? Keep its color and appearance? Remain flat and straight? Maintain structural integrity for years and years?

Believe it or not, how you choose to finish the wood and how diligent you are with caring for the finish has more to do with the endurance of your project than the hardwood you choose.

When using hardwoods for exterior projects you have four items to consider:

  1. The final project's exposure to weather and sunlight
  2. The wood's resistance to decay
  3. The method of finishing, treating, or top coating the finished product
  4. Routine maintenance

These are the things that determine the longevity of your projects that reside outside. In general, any wood will work for an outdoor project if it's kept dry and regularly maintained. However, some woods do have a higher resistance to decay than others. Regardless, using hardwoods outside comes with trade offs: the wood will change in color and the end product must undergo regular maintenance.hence we at Power gate recommend Kumbuk (Arjun/White mardah).

Note: While many softwoods (wood from conifers, such as western red cedar, southern yellow pine, etc.) work for outdoor projects, we are only discussing hardwoods here – wood that comes from deciduous, broad leaf-bearing trees.

No wood will withstand weathering without chemical protection – left bare, hardwoods will turn gray in color, take on surface and end checking (cracking), and/or distort in shape (such as warping, twisting and crooking) as they absorb moisture and dry out. Different woods will react sooner than others in this department.

Sunlight is the demise of color and grain features in hardwoods that are left bare or not maintained regularly. To keep a wood looking like it did when you first finished the project, it's imperative to use a UV blocking finish or top coat and keep it out of direct sunlight as much as possible. The general rule of thumb still remains: dark woods tend to get lighter with age, and light woods tend to get darker with age – regardless of the project being an interior or exterior one.

Increases in humidity cause the wood fibers to absorb the moisture in the air in an attempt to equalize with its environment. Wood is stable when it reaches the Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC), but it takes time for wood to equalize. During this time, wood moves. It will swell (expand) along the rings of annual growth.

Worse, when the air dries out (or the local humidity decreases), the wood will again attempt to equalize. As water escapes from the wood fibers, the wood will shrink – this is what causes end- and surface-checking, twisting, cupping, and crooking. Of course, these defects are augmented with rapid moisture changes. But woodworkers should know how to plan their joinery, panels, and components to allow for fluctuations with climate changes so as to minimize problems with their projects.

Rule one: Keep your wood project dry, and it won't decay.

Decay comes from fungus, and fungus needs certain conditions in order to live and cause damage. According to the Forest Products Society:
Eliminate any one of these and decay fungi cannot survive.

  1. An adequate supply of oxygen
  2. A favorable temperature (32° - 90°F)
  3. Moisture in excess of the fiber saturation point (> 25-30%)
  4. A suitable source of energy and nutrients (i.e. the wood)

For woodworkers making outdoor works (or homeowners using said furniture), the easiest condition to control is keeping the wood away from saturating moisture.

Penetrating exterior oil: The easiest exterior finish to apply and maintain, and several brands are available with UV protection through your local woodworking supply or hardware store. Depending on the level of exposure, this type of finish ,often you apply better the protections. But it does not require stripping, simply clean, dry, and re-coat your project.

Paint: The most weather resistant wood finish is paint, either latex or enamel depending on the project. Hardwoods with high density should be primed in order for the paint to last, but the final product should be able to go for many years without additional care. Of course, if you're using a hardwood for an outdoor project you probably want to be using a finish that is clear to exhibit the grain and color – paint is not the choice. But it is worth noting that this is the most weather resistant way to coat wood that's also easy to apply and maintain.

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