The average gate installation cost in Australia is about $1,500 to $3,000 including labour, materials, and other expenses involved in installing a basic driveway gate – for example, a manual chain-link swinging gate.
Keep in mind that total gate installation costs can go up to $12,000 or more for a gate with high-end features – double gate, home security with voice activation, remote control, access card or keypad-controlled. Automatic gates also usually take longer for a contractor to install. The longer labour hours plus technical or electrical skills that an automatic gate demands of an installer mean higher labour costs as well.
Gate Installation Labour Cost
If you wish to hire a contractor for your gate installation project, expect to pay about $50 to $60 per hour for basic labour costs.
Refer to the table below for labour price estimates per location:
|Location||Average Labour Cost|
How Much Does Gate Cost?
Varying costs per gate style are based on the total cost of materials used. This is a major factor that determines total cost as higher-end materials are more costly than others, and materials for automatic gates also costs more than manual gates.
The table below provides information on the cost per gate material:
|Gate Material||Cost (manual)||Cost (automatic)|
|Aluminium||$2,500 – $5,700||$3,000 – $12,000|
|Wood||$400 – $5,500||$1,100 – $12,000|
|Wrought Iron||$830 – $5,500||$1,500 – $12,000|
|Vinyl||$280 – $1,500||$1,000 – $8,000|
|Chain Link||$250 – $1,380||$1,000 – $8,000|
|Bamboo||$600 – $900||$1,700 – $2,000|
|Colorbond||$950 – $1,000||$2,000|
How Much Does a Driveway Gate Cost?
You should expect to pay $450 to $2,250 total cost for a standard-sized driveway gate installation. This sum includes standard material and labour costs, however, prices may go higher depending on size and other features.
One big differentiator in cost is whether you’re going for a manual gate or an electric gate installation – electric gates have extra parts and accessories that would add to the total cost. There are also different types of automatic gates with different costs – a regular electric motorised gate or a solar-powered gate.
How Much Does an Electric Gate Cost?
An electric gate includes various parts to install – gate motors, hinges, receiver, and other necessary components. Total material cost for a basic electric gate goes from $2,000 to $2,250 plus about $5,000 for labour, reaching a total of about $7,000 or a little more.
Adding extra features such as a sensor,sliding gate kits, intercom, video monitor, and other home security accoutrements will add to the cost. Expect to pay at least $12,000 for a higher end electric gate with all the cool additions.
How Much Does a Fence Gate Cost?
Fencing cost ranges from $60 to $1,200 per metre for high-end types. However, prices may change depending on the material you choose.
Below are estimated per metre rates per type of material:
- $75 – $120 for a basic pinewood fence
- $80 – $125 for hardwood
- $180 – $350 for tubular metal
- $450 – $600 for wrought iron
- $550 – $800 for a brick or concrete block fence
- $800 to $1,200 for sandstone and timber
How Much Does a Garden Gate Cost?
Garden gates are usually made of wood, metal, composite, or vinyl. Below are the usual costs of installing a garden gate based on the material used:
- Aluminium gates – $30 to $300
- Steel – $300 to $1,000
- Wrought iron – $400 – $1,100
- Wood – $150 – $1,000
- Vinyl and composite – $200 – $450
This plus labour cost of around $350 is the total cost of a garden gate installation. A skilled tradesman should finish the task in just a few hours.
Get Quotes From a Gate Installer Near You
A professional contractor or gate installer should be able to provide you with credible information in terms of gate features, benefits, and costs. It’s always best to hire a gate installer near your location, and for that, we highly recommend that you post your project requirements at HIREtrades.
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