Benincà ‘Proper Job Install’ – August 2022 Winner

Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire by Capitan Gate Co.

 

Overview

Capitan Gate Co are specialist gate fabricators who work to create luxury and bespoke entrances for homeowners all over the South of England. Over time they have built up an incredible portfolio of clients, including some household names within the sporting world.

Captain Gate Co undertake domestic and commercial work, choosing Benincà products for the proven reliability and build quality. After tagging us in many installations, we have selected their recent installation completed in Fernhill Heath, Worcester to be awarded our Benincà Proper Job Install for August 2022.

Their client had an extremely wide driveway and wanted to add security, whilst being practical for guests entering and exiting with cars. The private road the client’s house is situated on is called Willow Road and so this was the main inspiration behind the beautiful design. Willow leaves were laser-cut into the profiles of the gates, with all fabrication, design, and installation being completed by the talented team at Capitan Gate Co.

 

Challenges

When Capitan initially discussed the project with their client, the main objective was to make access to the driveway functional for their large family. As noted, the driveway was very wide and would frequently have up to six cars parked on it at one given time, so they wanted a solution that allowed for one side of the drive to open depending on which car was arriving/exiting. Capitan perfectly met the requirement, by installing dual-sided gates.

 

Automation

Capitan Gate Co powered the gates with two Benincà BULL624 ESA sliding gate motors which are ideal for intensive use with their 24 Vdc geared motors. The BULL624 ESA has an integrated control unit, along with an encoder device with ensures maximum safety and precision whilst the gate is in motion. To add to the overall gate safety, Captain also installed two BEA lasers on both the front and rear of the gates, to add a precise, non-contact safety solution that will detect all types of obstacles within the detection field.

 

Conclusion

Not only does Capitan’s installation look stunning with the beautiful laser-cut profile, but it meets the client’s brief perfectly for practicality, with the dual entrance/exit. We are therefore thrilled to award this unique install with our ‘Benincà Proper Job Install’ award for August 2022.

If you would like to find out any more information regarding Capitan Gate Co, their team is extremely polite and helpful, and details can be found via their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/capitangateco/

Benincà ‘Proper Job Install’ – July 2022 Winner

“High-end domestic gates in Surrey, by Wentworth Gates”

 

Overview

‘Wentworth Gates specialise in creating unique electric gate solutions for clients who want an entrance of distinction’ and we couldn’t agree more, their latest installation completed in Windlesham, Surrey does just that. Hence, they have been awarded our Benincà Proper Job Install for July 2022.

Their client chose a classic oak raised and fielded panel gate with complex brick pillars and sweeping walls. The job was then finished with additional railings, feature lighting and a bell mouth driveway. The installation has a timeless look, using both reclaimed bespoke piers and cobbles. Wentworth Gates used powder-coated ironmongery and covers, along with powder-coated steels, which work to make the warmth of the oak stand out.

 

Challenges

Each project usually has its unique challenges, and we were intrigued to understand what Wentworth Gates faced with this particular job. David Bell, Director at Wentworth Gates advised; ‘This was a tricky site due to levels dropping 700mm from side to side, so we had to work hard on the entrance level and adjust the wall heights for the best result.’

 

Automation

Wentworth Gates installed Benincà DU.IT14NVE 230Vac underground operators. The DU.IT14NVE is an irreversible 230 Vac electromechanical geared motor that is equipped with an encoder guaranteeing maximum safety and precision whilst the gate is in motion.

The installation also includes a sleek Videx GSM intercom with an integrated keypad for coded entry, this ensures the homeowners never miss a visitor.

 

Conclusion

This is a stunning entrance created by Wentworth Gates, as well as adding major curb appeal to the property, the automated wooden swing gates add a layer of security to the client’s house. It’s a fantastic installation that we were delighted to recognise with our Benincà Proper Job Install tag.

If you are based in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, London, Sussex, or Buckinghamshire and are looking for a unique electric gate solution, we would highly recommend getting in contact with Wentworth Gates. Follow the link for more details: https://www.wentworthgates.co.uk/

 

Our New Website Is Live!

We are thrilled to announce that we have officially launched our brand-new website. After months of hard work and planning, our new site is live at beninca.co.uk

We are always listening to our customers and following your feedback, our focus has been to build a completely new website that is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

You will see the brand-new website has a new look and feel, but more importantly, we have added new features, such as product filtering capabilities at the category level, so hopefully, you can quickly and easily find exactly what you are looking for.

Here are some of the other new features it includes:

  • Improved search functionality.
  • Extensive product data sheets and instructions are available for download.
  • Access to ‘Be Connected’ for all your support options.
  • Access to ‘Be Safe’ including all the latest gate safety legislation and compliance guidelines.
  • A new sign-up area, to join our Benincà UK installer network.
  • Quick and easy online returns form.

We are not finished yet, we have more upgrades planned for the future, so stay tuned.

We would love to hear your feedback on our new site, please do drop us a message to let us know what you think – info@beninca.co.uk

Brand-new ‘Black Edition’ DoorBird A1101 IP Video Indoor Station

Up until now, the DoorBird IP Video Indoor Station has only been available in white, so we are delighted to confirm DoorBird have recently introduced this popular product in a striking Black Edition.

The DoorBird IP Video Indoor Station is an ideal addition to any DoorBird system, whether that’s in a residential or commercial setting. When paired with a DoorBird IP Video Door Intercom, the Indoor Station delivers a live video stream, two-way audio communication, and will control the doors/gates.

The DoorBird Indoor Station has a touch display made of scratch-resistant tempered Gorilla® glass with intuitive user interface. It also includes configurable hard buttons with clear symbols for common functions. With its compact and sleek design, it complements any environment, and we are thrilled to now be able to offer it in both white and black colour ways.

For more information about the DoorBird A1101 IP Video Indoor Station, you can download the datasheet here.

Alternatively, you can discover all the features of the A1101 by watching this demonstration video:

We have these in stock now, so they are available for immediate purchase, call your Sales Rep to place an order today, 01488 658 276.

Product Highlight, The New BULLHE.REV

The new BULLHE.REV motor is a 230v 1400KG sliding gate motor. This product has been born from an adaptation made to the BULL20.HE. The unique part of this intensive use sliding gate motor is the reversible motor with an electric brake in both open and close phases. This gives the end user the ability to operate the gate manually, with ease, and without the need for using a release key in the event of a power failure.

The screw gear motor is reversible, so when no power is supplied to the motor you have a ‘fail safe’ solution where the gate can easily be moved manually. This may be a requirement for a fire access or a low-security site where the gate is the only means of access therefore the reversible nature of the BULLHE.REV allows for easy operation in the event of power failure.

Simon of SRH Gates & Railings recently used the BULLHE.REV and said the following:

“Working on a multi-apartment site the management agent required the ability to move the car park gate manually in the event of a power failure. Whilst this operation is not unusual, where you would usually train the users in the use of a manual release key, it was deemed not reliable or realistic for all apartments/users to have manual release keys or to leave a key nearby. We discussed this with the sales team at Beninca UK and the BULLHE.REV gave us exactly what we needed, normal operation you’d expect from the BULL motor but with a reversible motor in the event of power failure. Customer happy, job well done!”

The BULLHE.REV is in stock, please call our sales team on 01488 658 276 for more information.

Win a Benincà Gazebo!

Grab yourself a Benincà branded Gazebo, worth over £200!

Even though we are coming into the summer months, the British weather is questionable at best, with rain usually on the cards. But don’t let that stop you from installing, our sturdy Beninca branded gazebos are quick and easy to erect, ensuring you can work and stay dry at all times.

We have 7 x of our Benincà branded gazebos up for grabs and ready to give away. With their compact design and automatic release, they are a huge hit with our trade customers and a piece of equipment you will definitely want to bag.

To be in with a chance of winning one, all you have to do is place an order over the value of £2000 and then you will be automatically entered into the prize draw, with 7 x lucky winners being selected at random on Wednesday 27th July.

Watch out for the winning draw on our social channels. Good luck!

Welcoming Faith to the team.

We are delighted to have recently welcomed Faith to our growing team, joining us in an apprenticeship role. Faith will be based in the office and in her role as a Junior Business Administrator, she will provide vital support to the team internally. Alongside administrative tasks, Faith will be answering the telephone and welcoming guests, so please do give Faith a very warm welcome. 

Jack Crawford, Assistant Manager here at Beninca UK and Faith’s designated mentor, commented ‘It’s fantastic to have another young apprentice join our team. Faith impressed us in her initial interview being extremely professional and displaying great customer service skills, so we were delighted when Faith accepted the job offer. I am looking forward to watching Faith learn new skills and grow into her role over time.’

In her spare time, Faith enjoys trying to train her dachshund puppy who is very misbehaved, she also loves shopping and going out to eat with her friends. Faith studied at Kennet School, and during her secondary years had a few part-time jobs, including working at a salon and then a restaurant.  Faith commented “Sixth Form just wasn’t for me and I began to look for an apprenticeship which is how I first discovered Beninca. Since starting at Beninca, I feel happy with my decision to leave school, I really enjoy the tasks of my job role, whether it’s organising or invoicing, to emails or creating spreadsheets. The team here are a very lovely, genuine group of colleagues that couldn’t have been more welcoming. I’m really fortunate that I’ve joined a company that I feel will help me with my future targets of getting into marketing.”

If you would like to contact Faith, you can reach her directly on:

faith.elam@beninca.co.uk | 01488 658 276

New Website Coming Soon.

Our current website has served us well, however, the digital world is constantly evolving, and it is time for a new one!

We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes on building a brand-new site, with a strong focus on user experience and ensuring it includes new features and functionalities.

Many months of hard work and planning have been involved, and we are excited to be very close to the official launch date.

Here’s a sneak peek at the new look:

Keep your eyes peeled via our social channels for the official go-live date!

BPlaces, unique Benincà installs around the globe!

Benincà products are used around the world and are installed at some truly exceptional locations. Benincà Group recognises this and recently created B Places as a platform to share these incredible installs. The Benincà Group Facebook page have been highlighting these unique and noteworthy installations submitted via their foreign branches.

We are therefore eager to showcase some of the exceptional work that our UK installers complete. So, our question to you is, do you have a unique install for us to share?

Have you recently installed Benincà products in a weird and wonderful location? Have you completed an installation at a unique site, perhaps a place of particular beauty? If something springs to mind, please do get in contact and let us share your installation. Please send details and images to info@beninca.co.uk

 

Here are just a few of the extraordinary locations that B Places have featured so far:

Sydney Zoo – Sydney Zoo opened in 2015, embraces advanced technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement and education and is home to a wide range of exotic and native animals. Intelligent habitat design ensures an experience that is more immersive and engaging than traditional zoos.

Sydney Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals including a wide range of exotic and native animals, Australia’s largest reptile, an aquarium, and a large open-air area dedicated to Indian elephants as well as a Nocturnal House.

In this amazing place Benincà Australia has installed 14 Bison motors to manage in total security the opening and closing of the large cages in front of the night-team area for Asian elephants. 

Technology also makes it easier and safer to put these wonderful 4000kg creatures to bed.

 

Retreat in Switzerland – Chenot Palace Weggis is Europe’s most cutting-edge retreat. It is situated in the heart of Switzerland and satisfies the highest standards in terms of healthy living. A Benincà automated gate welcomes guests in this exclusive 5,000 sqm location surrounded by a stunning alpine landscape overlooking Lake Lucerne. Quality always seeks quality!

 

National Park in Uganda – At the Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, Eva barriers welcome visitors to this 5025 km² park. It is the largest protected area in the country and is inhabited by rare protected species like Rothschild’s giraffe, shoebills and will soon see the reintroduction of the white rhinoceros. The park’s name comes from the eponymous Murchison Falls, a spectacular 43 m drop after a 7 km long gorge, where the waters of the Nile gather pace and tumble turbulently into Lake Albert. It is a magical location that is full of charm, making it an ideal destination for exciting photographic safaris.

BEA lasers are back in stock!

You’re in luck!

The sold-out BEA LZR-i100 / LZR-i110 laser safety sensors are now back in stock. It was no surprise when we were inundated with orders after shortly announcing we were an official BEA distributor. Their unique laser safety scanners are the ideal non-contact sensing solution and are going down a storm in the world of automation.

The BEA LZR-i100 / LZR-i110 safety sensors are designed to be installed alongside an electric gate or barrier, and work to detect all types of vehicles or pedestrians offering pulse and presence safety. Capable of covering a detection field of either 5m x 5m (LZR – i110) or 9.9m x 9.9 (LZR – i100), they are easy to adjust and install, thanks to 3 visible laser beams. The LZR-i100 / i110 delivers a precise, non-contact safety solution for your installation.

If you would like to find out more information regarding the new BEA laser sensors, we stock please click here. You will be able to learn about the unique product features, view the products in action, and download the individual datasheets.

Alternatively, if you are keen to place an order, you can reach our sales team on 01488 658 276 or you can email them at sales@beninca.co.uk