West Coast Modern Gateway & Stairs,
Mission B.C., Portfolio #1
Here is a driveway gateway and staircase completed for a residential home in Mission, B.C.. It displays a west-coast, modern style with gold-edge properties.
The stairs are made from plates of steel (1/2 x 8) for each tread (1 1/2) short of the full length of the wood treads. The main stringer is made from HSS steel (6 x 8). We designed the stairs with a large U shape and two landings. The landings required a bit more work because we had to first lay them out, install the upper and lower sections, and then pull up the large middle section which allowed us to weld it together on-site.
We created the driveway gate a few months later. We used a custom, granite powder coat finish that was special ordered specifically for this project. What makes this design special is that we've never seen the use of this unique finish in other projects to date.
Like the stairs, the driveway gate is a modern style with solid, horizontal aluminum slats (1/4 x 3 1/2). Tensioners (1/4 x 1/2) are used to keep the horizontals straight and tight. The frame is made from HSS Tubing (2x4).
This project also included a custom mail box and house number to finish it off.
The gate's automation system is mounted low so it isn't visible. The motor system is a Liftmaster LA 500, which provides a quick open and close speed with battery backup. This allows the customer to open and close the gate remotely with their cell phone anywhere they have service with the provided app. This system is also compatible with nearly any vehicle with a home-link button system.