Providing great first impressions with custom, locally made gates and fences.

Introducing Designer Gates…


Designer Gates is your local family owned and operated gate construction, installation and automation specialist. Customised to exceed your expectations and servicing the wider Canterbury region.

Sliding gate. Open, sleek, modern, conte

Custom Gates


Whether you like the look of something we've already done or have a specific idea in mind; our passion and specialty is working with you to design and build every gate as an original piece. 

All of our gates are customised and designed to cater for your needs and fit your aesthetic. 

Strong, durable, outstanding.



Enjoy the convenience of automated gates with a multitude of opening options and increase your curb appeal.


We offer options in solar power, intercom, loop detection, smart integration, keypad entry and magnetic locks to name a few.

Convenient, effective, innovative.
Double swinging automatic gates. Keypad
Automatic Gate
Automatic Gate
Wooden Fence
Privacy Screen Wooden Fence
Steel Pergola

Pergolas, Fencing & Privacy Screens


Complete the look and add value to your property with matching or feature fences, privacy screens or perhaps a steel or wooden pergola - an excellent way to create a feature, entertaining or shaded area.

Functional, complementing, featured.

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Frequently Asked Questions


See below for the answers to some of our most common questions, if you have any other questions, please contact us.


How do I care for and maintain the metal in my gates, fences, pergolas or privacy screens?

Clean dirt, grime, mould, or algae from all components at least every six months by removing any loose surface deposits with a wet sponge and a mild household detergent in warm water (no solvents or water blasters) and rinse off. Don’t allow water to pool against products and keep clear of organics e.g. dirt, grass clippings and leaves. Once cleaned and dried, spray any chips, scratches with zinc spray or spray paint. Ensure any damage is repaired immediately - within 7 days ideally.

How long will my project take?

As a general rule of thumb we work with 6-7 weeks from payment of a deposit until completion. This can be greatly affected by weather conditions, suppliers and the finishings that you require. For a more accurate guide on timings please email the Designer Gates team.

How do I maintain my automatic motor and accessories?

Automatic gate openers, intercoms and other electronic accessories should be serviced on a yearly basis. Ensure that organic materials are kept clear from the equipment e.g. dirt, grass clippings, leaves. Any damage to the equipment or unusual equipment operations must be inspected and repaired immediately.

How much will a maintenance/repair call out cost?

Charges apply if issues fall outside of the warranty period, if the damage has been caused voiding the warranty OR if the original install was not carried out by Designer Gates. Minimum Charge (Call out and up to 30min of labour): $140 Incl GST (NOTE: Additional travel costs may incur depending on site location) Additional Hours of Labour: $103.50 Incl GST Plus the cost of parts and consumables if required.

Do you charge to quote and how does it work?

We provide free, no obligation quotes. The first step is to book a time with us so that we can meet on site, have a chat about your needs and take a look at the site. From there we head away and work out a quote tailored to you and email it through. You can then look over the quote privately and either ask questions, accept or decline. There is no pressure on you to make any decisions in front of the team.

Do you service automatic gates and accessories?

If you purchased your automation through us or you have Centurion products installed then yes we can absolutely service these for you.
Feel free to get in touch for a quote and to make a time.

Do you work with Aluminium and Steel?

Yes we do. We work with both Steel and Aluminium. Both metals have their own set of desireable qualities. We can chat with you on site about these so that you can make the best choice for your situation.