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Stair Gates

WHICH IS THE BEST STAIR GATE?

 

WHICH IS THE BEST STAIR GATE?

 

Confused on which safety gate to buy? Check out our expert reviews on some of the different styles of gates  available. To help you choose the best safety gate for your baby and home, we asked our customers, real mums on what they thought and put some of our different types of stair gates to the TEST.

 

Here’s what we found:

 

Stair gates are still one of the most popular and most frequently bought baby safety items.  Parents buy stair gates for various doorways in their home and for use at the top and bottom of their stairs.  Stair gates are also frequently bought for homes that do not have any stairs, parents will use a safety guard to create a room divide and to prevent their infant from entering various areas of the home deemed unsafe.  All the safety gates we assessed had different benefits and features, from wooden and metal gates through to auto close gates and gates that can be installed in irregular spaces.  Take a look at the different types of stair gates available, from pressure fit and screw fit gates through to retractable gates and room dividers.  Find out what makes each type of safety gate different and where and how best to install them, plus what special features makes each stair gate unique.

 

All our safety gates have been tried and tested and conform to safety standards. Find out what our customers thought and what results we discovered through our own assessment and testing.

 

STAIR GATE REVIEWS & THE TOP SIX STAIR GATES

 

 

SAFETOTS SELF CLOSING GATE

 

The Safetots Self Closing gate is a pressure fit safety gate so there is no need for screwing or drilling in place.  It comes in three sizes, extra narrow (61cm-66.5cm), narrow (68.5cm-75cm) and standard (75cm-82cm), and will fit spaces as small as 61cm up to 161cm with extensions.  It comes with lots of great features including a two-way opening door, an automatic close function and a one handed operation.  It has a bottom bar which presents a risk of tripping, so not recommended at the top of the stairs.Safetots Self Closing Gate

 

Material:                                 White powder coated steel
Extensions available:            YES in four sizes: 7.2cm, 36cm, 14.4cm, 79.2cm
Gate type:                               Pressure fit
Colour:                                    White

 

PROS

-  Auto close: Automatically closes behind you.
-  Competitively priced, good value for money.
-  Extensions in various sizes can be bought separately.
-  Can be closed manually for a quieter close shut.
-  No wall damage from drilling or screwing.
-  Y spindle can be used on rounded bannisters to aid installation.

 

CONS

-  The gate is built within a U frame, the bottom bar can present a trip hazard.
-  Not recommended for the top of stairs (trip hazard).
-  Not the quietest auto close.
-  Adhesive wall pads need to be removed with care.

 

INSTALLATION

-  Do not cut the cable tie before installing.
-  Ensure the hand wheel is positioned correctly as per instructions.
-  Apply adhesive strips to the wall surface to prevent the gate from slipping and to protect walls and bannisters from lasting damage.
-  Slot any extensions into the side of the gate to provide a strong, extended safety barrier.

 

LOCATION                             

-  Suitable for doorways, hallways and the bottom of stairs.
-  Not recommended for the top of the stairs.

 

EASE OF USE

-  Very easy to install and operate.

 

DURABILITY

-  Safety tested to withstand 10kg on impact. 
-  Withstands frequent toddler impact with toys, baby walkers, toy prams etc.
-  If the gate is frequently slammed shut via older siblings in the family, the pressure will be compromised and the gate will need regular tightening weekly to ensure pressure isn’t lost. 

 

 

 

BETTACARE CHILD N PET GATE (X TALL)

 

The Bettacare child n pet gate is an EXTRA TALL (104cm) PRESSURE FITTED gate. This gate is best suited to hallways, doorways and the bottom of the stairs, but can be safely installed on the 2nd step from the top of the stairs due to the extra height.  The trip bar is safely tucked in the ridge of the stairs and the additional height prevents infants from toppling over.  Fits a minimum space of 75cm and a maximum of 147cm with extensions. Top features include the double locking mechanism, one handed operation, the additional HEIGHT (104cm) and the ability to add EXTENSIONS, available in three sizes (6.4cm, 12.9cm, 32.4cm).  Most popular with families with young children and pets.Bettacare Child and Pet Gate

Material:                                White powder coated steel
Extensions available:           YES in three sizes: 6.4cm, 12.9cm, 32.4cm
Gate type:                              Pressure fit
Colour:                                   White

 

PROS

- HEIGHT: The Height of 104cm gives extra security to dog owners with young children.
- Fits a variety of stair widths.
- Extensions in various sizes can be bought separately.
- Can be installed on the 1st step down from the top of stairs.
- No wall damage from drilling or screwing.
- Perfect for children and pets.
- Steam removable adhesive wall pads.
- Y spindle can be used on bannisters to aid installation.

 

CONS

- The gate is built within a U frame, the bottom bar can present a trip hazard.
- Not recommended for the very top of stairs (trip hazard).
- One way opening (although not really a negative) two way opening is more versatile.

 

INSTALLATION

- One of a few pressure fitted stair gates that can be SAFELY used at the top of stairs if installed ONLY on the 1ST STEP DOWN from the top. This ensures the trip bar is safely tucked within the stairwell and not exposed on the top step posing a trip hazard.  An extra tall (104cm) gate installed in this way provides the required height for ensuring safety from toppling over at the top of stairs.
- Do not cut the cable tie before installing.
- Ensure the hand wheel is positioned correctly as per instructions.
- Apply adhesive strips to the wall surface to prevent the gate from slipping and to protect walls and bannisters from lasting damage.
- Slot extensions into the side of the gate to provide a strong, extended safety barrier.

 

LOCATION                                

- Suitable for doorways, hallways and the bottom of stairs- Can be used on the 1ST STEP DOWN from the top stair.  Not recommended for the very top of the stairs.

 

EASE OF USE

- Easy to install and operate.

 

DURABILITY

- Safety tested to withstand 10kg on impact. 
- Withstands frequent toddler impact with toys, baby walkers, toy prams etc.
- If the gate is frequently slammed shut via older siblings in the family, the pressure will be compromised and the gate will need regular tightening weekly to ensure pressure isn’t lost.

 

 

SAFETOTS ADVANCED RETRACTABLE GATE

 

The Safetots Advanced Retractable Gate is SCREW FITTED, works on internal and external doorways and fits openings narrow and wide from 60cm to 120cm.  Top features include the advanced locking system, unlike other gates of this type, you can walk through this gate without fully retracting.  The mesh is almost invisible once retracted. A timer indicates red or green (open/close) during use.

SAFETOTS ADVANCED RETRACTABLE GATE

 

Material:                                Mesh
Extensions available:           No
Gate type:                             Retractable
Colour:                                   Black / White

 

PROS

- Lightweight and sturdy
- Versatile – fits doorways outside, inside, narrow, wide and diagonal
- No trip bar
- Can walk through without fully retracting
- Almost invisible once retracted
- Space efficient
- Green and red indicator for ease of open and close
- Locks in place when open to prevent children from playing with it

 

CONS

- Will take a few uses to feel comfortable with the opening mechanism
- Doesn’t always feel as strong and secure as a metal or wooden gate, however gate has passed impact testing of EN1930:2011 Standards.
- Slightly more expensive.

 

INSTALLATION

- Easy to install
- Brackets screw fit in place either side of the doorframe to enable you to install the mesh gate.

 

LOCATION

- Suitable for doorways internal and external and fits irregular spaces.  Suitable for the top of the stairs as there is no trip bar.

 

EASE OF USE

- Can be a bit tricky to operate, there is a click down switch on one side of the gate linked to a timer for opening and closing which indicates red or green in use.  There is a switch on the opposite side of the gate that slides down, enabling you to lift the gate open.  Our experts noted it took a few uses before they felt comfortable with the mechanism.

 

DURABILITY

- Made of strong mesh, this gate creates a screen between two areas unlike metal and wooden gates which provide a more solid room divide.

 

 

SAFETOTS DIAGONAL FIT STAIR GATE

 

The Safetots Diagonal Fit Stair Gate is a SCREW FIT, two way opening gate, suitable for spaces where a conventional gate may not fit.  It fits spaces 67cm to 105cm.  This powder coated, steel gate has no trip bar and is fixed into place with screws, making it a good option for use on stairs.  Unique features include the 180 degree rotation of the gate fittings which allow the gate to be mounted on the outside of door frames or where fitting points are NOT opposite each other. The double locking mechanism makes this gate extra safe and secure.

 SAFETOTS DIAGONAL FIT STAIR GATE

PROS

- Irregular space compatibility, 180 degree rotating fittings allow the gate to be installed inside and outside of door frames.
- Fits at diagonal fixing points if you don’t have fixing points next to each other.
- Gate opens in both directions (two way opening).
- Double locking mechanism makes this gate extra safe and secure.

 

CONS

- Difficult to install.  Leave yourself 20 minutes of quiet time to follow instructions.

 

Material                                 White Powder Coated Steel
Extensions available            No
Gate type:                             Screw fitted
Colour:                                   White

 

 

BABYDAN CONFIGURE GATE

 

The Babydan Configure Gate is the most versatile SCREW FIT safety gate.  Individual metal panels in black or white come in four sizes, 20cm, 33cm, 46cm and 72cm, plus a 72cm opening gate.  Configure gates fit straight or angled walls in spaces large, small and irregular and panels can be added or taken away to achieve the desired size.  It has multi use as a safety gate, hearth gate, room divider and play pen.  Opening gate panels can be fitted anywhere within the configuration and more than one opening gate can be added.  Panels should be angled at 10 degree increments, zig zagged to achieve maximum stability. 

BABYDAN CONFIGURE GATE

Material:                                 Metal
Extensions available:            YES: in four sizes 20cm, 33cm, 46cm and 72cm
Gate type:                               Screw fitted
Colour:                                    Black / White

 

PROS

- Often the solution when there is no other.
- Fits almost any size doorway, stairwell or hearth.
- Many uses: safety gate, hearth gate, room divide, playpen
- Extensions in many sizes allow for a wide range of configurations.
- Fits openings small and large from 72cm up to 360cm.
- Can be installed on straight or angled walls.
- The gate opens in both directions.
- Panels disconnect for ease of storage.
 

CONS

- The gate is built within a U frame, the bottom bar can present a trip hazard.
- Not recommended for the very top of stairs (trip hazard).
- Expensive.

 

INSTALLATION

- Easy to fit, screw fit, wall mounted brackets are required.
- Quick release wall fittings, enable panels to be removed with ease.

 

LOCATION

- Multi functional, can be used almost anywhere indoors and out, in stairwells, hallways, doorways, as a fire guard or infants play pen.
- Not recommended for the top of stairs due to the base bar posing a potential trip hazard. 

 

EASE OF USE

- Easy to use thanks to the one handed operation and two way opening.
- The extra wide door section allows for easy access.

 

DURABILITY

- Made from metal panels, this gate is strong, robust and heat resistant.

 

 

BABYDAN DESIGNER TRUE PRESSURE FIT GATE

 

A True Pressure Fit Safety Gate made from beechwood and metal. This PRESSURE FITTED gate is designed within an L shaped metal frame, opens in both directions and can be operated using one hand.  Fits spaces from 69cm and up to 95.6cm with extensions.  Special features include the built in safety indicator which shows invisible white (correctly mounted) or visible red (incorrectly mounted) making it super easy to install. The unique indicator and the double locking mechanism provide extra safety measures.  Wall cups aren’t required but may be required if the red indicator is still visible.

BABYDAN DESIGNER TRUE PRESSURE FIT GATE

 

Material:                                 Metal / Beechwood
Extensions available:            YES: in three sizes 6.5cm, 13.5cm and 20.5cm
Gate type:                               Pressure fitted
Colour:                                    Natural wood and silver

 

PROS

- Super easy to install.
- Safety indicator which shows correct and incorrect installation.
- L shaped frame creates a wider walkthrough
- The gate opens in both directions.
- Fits narrow openings due to its L shaped metal frame.
- Can be installed without wall cups.
- No lasting damage to walls and banisters.

 

CONS

- The gate is built within an L frame which may become dislodged after prolonged or robust use.  The indicator will alert you, but worth noting.
- The extension kit needs building, relatively straightforward, but not pre-assembled like other extension kits.

 

INSTALLATION

- Very easy to install
- If the indicator shows:
White: Your safety gate is installed correctly.
Red: Tighten the nuts. If the indicator is still visible on the closed gate add wall cups. If adding wall cups does not help you cannot mount the gate safely in this opening. Choose a screw mounted gate instead. 

 

LOCATION

Best suited at the foot of a stairwell and at doorways throughout the home.  Not recommended for the top of stairs due to the trip bar and the L frame.

 

EASE OF USE

- Easy to use thanks to the one handed operation and two way opening.
- Pressure can frequently be lost and the gate can come away from the wall easily making it frustrating to use at times.

 

DURABILITY

- Built within a metal frame with beechwood poles, this gate is made of good quality materials designed to stand the test of time.

 

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May 15 ,2018

CHOOSE THE BEST STAIR GATE FOR YOUR HOME

 

CHOOSE THE BEST STAIR GATE FOR YOUR HOME

 

With so many stair gates on the market, choosing the best stair gate for your baby and home can prove challenging.  To help you make the right choice, Safetots have come up with a guide to the different types of stair gates available, providing an insight into the benefits, pros and cons of each type of gate.  From pressure fitted gates, screw fitted gates, retractable gates  and gates for dogs, we highlight the features and differences to help you reach the right decision.

 

Stair gates are still one of the most popular baby safety items purchased for babyproofing the home.  Given the name ‘stair gates’ many parents who live in houses without stairs still install ‘safety gates’ in various doorways to keep their little ones safe from dangers in kitchens, bathrooms or simply to create safe play zones for their children to play.  Safety gates can be used in external doorways to prevent infants and pets from venturing outside and enable doors to be open during the summer months.  Safety gates are versatile and provide the ultimate safety for infants in the home. 

 

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO BUY A STAIR GATE?

 

Installing a baby gate in doorways and stairwells is one of the first steps many parents take to baby proofing the home once their child shows signs of crawling or shuffling.  It’s best to think ahead and fit stair gates ahead of your baby crawling as once they find their legs, it’s simply a case of gaining speed and before you know it they will be into everything.  Babies generally start crawling from the age of 8 months, however some babies are earlier some slightly later.  When your child reaches the age of 5 months, take a look around the home to establish areas where a safety gate might be needed.

 

HOW MUCH IS A STAIR GATE?

 

Stair gates vary in price, and depending on the size and style you want the price will differ.  Today we are spoilt for choice and you can buy mesh gates, black metal gates, white metal gates and wooden gates and a wooden and metal mix to match your home interiors.  You can spend as little as £20 on a stair gate or over £100 for much larger safety gates with quality features.  Use our unique Safetots stairgate finder to view our range of stair gates for a tight budget through to our range of high end stair gates.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STAIR GATES?

 

Choosing the right stair gate can be challenging, here we have put together a guide to all the different types of stair gates and what to consider when buying a gate.  Different stair gates have different features and sometimes buying the most expensive gate doesn’t always provide you with the ‘best stair gate’. 

 

Popular brands include Bettacare, BabyDan, Dreambaby, Lindam and Safetots.  Different types of stair gates are suited to different areas of the home. 

 

Screw fit stair gates are recommended for the top of stairs as they have no trip bar, plus they have added stability thanks to the screw fit feature. For additional safety make sure the gate opens towards you if installed at the top of the stairs. 

 

Retractable gates are great space saving solutions and can be installed with ease in many areas of the home.  They virtually disappear once retracted and provide a great deterrent when in use.  Although made from strong mesh, retractable gates do not provide the same barrier as metal safety gates and wooden safety gates.  Retractable gates are ideal for small spaces or areas where a permanently fitted gate is not required.

 

Consider how the gate opens and closes, two way opening stair gates are the most versatile option but may not be suited to all spaces.  Automatic closing gates shut automatically once you have walked through, ideal for children with siblings who may not always remember to close the gate.  Manual closing gates have to be physically closed behind you, often featuring a slide and lift mechanism to open.

 

SCREW FIT STAIR GATES

 

Screw fit stair gate are the strongest most sturdy stair gates and recommended for the top of the stairs as they have no trip bar.  Wall mounting brackets are featured at either corner of the gate and drilling into walls or bannisters is required for installation.

 

PROS

As screw fit stair gates are drilled into place, they provide the strongest, most secure barrier.  Screw fit stair gates have no base trip bar making them the safest option for the top of stairs.

 

Screw fitted stair gates such as the BabyDan Configure Gate and the Safetots Flex Gate are made up of individual panels that range in size enabling you to create a gate configuration for your own unique space.

 

CONS

As screw fitted stair gates are physically screwed in place, once the gate is removed the holes will remain in place, however these can easily filled with the right materials.

 

Extensions are not available for many screw fit gates, it’s therefore important to ensure you have the correct measurements before purchasing.  Consider any skirting boards when measuring as this may be different to your wall to wall measurement.

 

PRESSURE FIT STAIR GATES

 

Pressure fitted safety gates are versatile, they can be moved easily from one doorway to another by simply releasing the pressure at the four spindles and re-installing at another doorway or stairwell.  There is no lasting damage to walls or bannisters with pressure fitted stair gates as they are installed using pressure only and no drilling or screwing into place is required.

 

PROS

Fitted by pressure with 4 spindles and wall cups there is no lasting damage to surrounding walls and bannisters once removed.

Pressure gates are versatile, they can be easily moved to doorways and stairwells measuring the same width.

Most pressure fitted gates are compatible with extensions. Extensions for stair gates come in a range of sizes enabling you to make a gate configuration to suit your space.

 

CONS

Pressure fit stair gates are designed within a U frame.  The base of the u frame forms a bar that can potentially be tripped over.  Pressure fit stair gates are therefore not recommended for the top of the stairs and more suited to the bottom of stairs and doorways.

 

RETRACTABLE GATES

 

Fabric gates that retract back fully are generally made of a strong mesh that fully retracts into the frame when not in use.  Retractable stair gates are installed using wall mounting brackets that are screwed into place, they can be fitted to the outside wall around a door entrance or within the door frame itself. 

 

Retractable stair gates are a deterrent for children or pets, providing an instant screening, however they do not provide the same strength as a more permanent fixed stair gate such as metal stair gates and wooden stair gates. 

 

PROS

The benefits of gates that retract is that they can be fully retracted into the wall mounted bracket when not in use. 

Retractable gates are ideal gates for small spaces or awkward spaces as they can be fitted inside or outside of door frames.

Mesh gates are discreet when not in use and provide an instant temporary room divide when needed.

Retractable gates have no base bar so there is no risk from tripping over.

Retractable gates are a popular choice for external doorways.

Retractable gate brackets can be practically fitted anywhere.

 

CONS

Retractable gates are not generally recommended for use with dogs as if chewed, damage to the fabric may occur.

Retractable gates are not as strong as wooden gates or metal gates and create less of a permanent divide.

Not suited to extra wide spaces.

 

WHICH IS THE BEST STAIR GATE FOR MY DOG?

 

The type of stair gate you choose to prevent your dog from entering various rooms in the home, or for keeping your dog safe in the home will depend on the size and breed of your dog.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A STAIR GATE FOR YOUR DOG:

 

If you have a large dog which has considerable strength you may want to consider an extra tall screw fit stair gate.  A screw fitted gate is stronger than a pressure fitted gate and more suited to retaining larger, stronger pets.

 

For smaller dogs most pressure fitted gates or screw fitted gates will be suitable.  For pet owners whos dogs may be prone to chewing, a metal stair gate may be a more suitable choice over wood.

 

Pet gates with a cat flap are ideal for dog owners who also have a cat.  The pet gate creates zones for dogs yet enables a cat to enter and exit areas of the home not suited to a dog.  Dog gates with a cat flap are generally taller than standard size gates, making them suitable for larger dogs, smaller dogs and cats.

 

WHERE TO FIND THE BEST STAIR GATE?

 

To help you find a stair gate for your doorway or stair well try our Safetots stair gate finder.  Our unique stair gate finder enables you to key in your measurements and a list of compatible stair gates, pressure fitted, screw fitted and retractable will be shown.  The stair gate finder further enables you to narrow down your search by selecting ‘pressure fitted gates’ or ‘screw fitted gates’ with a further option to select colour and brand.

 

Visit Safetots.co.uk to find the perfect stairgate for your home, or for a more personal service, contact our Safetots Customer Service Team on 01438 728888 who will be more than happy to help and advise, or email us at info@safetots.co.uk

 

 

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Jan 24 ,2018

DO I NEED A BABY STAIR GATE?

DO I NEED A BABY STAIR GATE?

Stairways, kitchens, bathrooms, fire hearths to name but a few, are areas of the home that pose potential risks for older babies finding their feet and confident toddlers on the move.   

 

To keep children safe in the home, installing baby stair gates and child stair gates throughout the home is advised.  It is important that any access to open stairways and rooms in the home that could be hazardous to young children if left alone, are restricted by installing child stair gates. Fitting safety stair gates in doorways and stairwells is one of the best ways to child proof the home.  As infants have an innate curiosity and tend to feel the need to explore their surroundings, stair gates for babies enable you to restrict them to areas considered safe in the home. Installing child stair gates is one of the best and first steps to childproofing the home and the ultimate solution in preventing any potential accidents from occurring throughout the house. 

 

WHICH IS THE BEST STAIR GATE FOR MY STAIRS?

It is recommended to install screw fit safety stair gates to the top of stairs and pressure fit stair gates at the bottom of the stairs one your baby is showing signs of crawling and toddling.  Pressure fit stair gates are designed within a U frame, posing a potential trip hazard and the pressure fit instillation is less sturdy than screw fit.  Screw fitted safety stair gates have no trip bar and they are screw fitted securely into place, ultimately safer and more secure for the top of the stairs.

 

WHERE SHOULD I INSTALL A SAFETY GATE?

Bathrooms and kitchens are also potential dangerous areas in the home less suitable to infants unless supervised by an adult and installing safety stair gates to prevent infants from entering these rooms provides further peace of mind as you go about your day.  Stair gates for babies are the ultimate in baby safety equipment creating room divides which enable your child to play freely, safely and independantly.  Many parents choose to install wall mounted stair gates in hallways, doorways and stairwells throughout the home before their child shows any signs of crawling, in preparation for the day they suddenly, unexpectedly find their feet. 

 

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO REMOVE SAFETY GATES?

Most parents make their own judgement based on their own individual child, each child develops differently and some show independence long before others.  Generally a safety stair gate will remain in place until the age of two, when a child is able to climb independantly and safely up and down the stairs with ease.  Retractable stair gates are an ideal solution for creating ‘non-permanent’ room divides, a sliding stair gate that can be opened with ease and retracted back into the bracket when no longer required is a great deterant for inquisitive infants.  

 

Another important indication on when is the right time to remove stair gates is determined by a child’s abilities. By the age of two some children might climb or even attempt moving the baby stair gates which can be dangerous. It is important to gauge the level of risk based on the child’s level of independence and development.

 

Most child safety experts like Charles E Schaefer, the author of ‘Ages and Stages’ and other safety gates manufacturers suggest removing baby stair gates when the infant reaches two years old.

 

 

I NEED ADVICE ON CHOOSING THE BEST STAIR GATE?

If you are not confident in choosing the best stair gate for your home, contact child safety experts ‘Safetots’ who are more than happy to take your measurements and recommend the best child stair gate for your home.  Safetots have a wide range of angled stair gates, wood stair gates, small stair gates, retractable stair gates and stairgates for narrow spaces and wide spaces.

For more information on choosing the best baby stair gate, please feel free to contact Safetots today.  Home to the best child safety equipment for homes and nurseries.

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Sep 25 ,2017

Keep your Pets Downstairs with Stair Gates

Although your pet is your wonderful and beloved friend, dogs and cats can also get into all kinds of mischief with ease which can sometimes have unpleasant consequences. Pets, particularly dogs and cats, if left to their own devices can create lots of mess, and no-one likes dirty paw prints on their gleaming clean kitchen floor! The answer? Block off the areas you do not want your pets to enter with a pet safety gate.  Safetots have a range of pet gates from a standard size pet gate through to extra tall pet gates for larger dogs which will keep your pet contained safely in your designated area.

 

To find the perfect pet gate for your home, visit our Safetots STAIR GATE FINDER, key in your measurements and simply let us do the work in finding the most suitable pet gate for you.  

 

Our stair gate finder enables you to key in your measurements, select the type of gate you require whether it be wooden or metal, it also enables you to narrow down your search further by making selections based on the height of gate you require, the colour, brand and any specific required gate features. 

 

Restrict Access to Your Pets with Stair Gates

Installing a pet gate restricts your pet to certain areas of your home.  By creating zones your pet can and can't enter, entertaining guests is easier, pets are contained in a safe and comfortable zone, valuables are kept safe from nibbling pets and your houe can have pet free, clean, tidy zones.

 

Stair Gates from Safetots

At Safetots we have a wide range of safety gates suitable for children and pets, designed to keep pets and animal safe in the home.  As leaders in child safety products including our range of home safety essentials we also supply safety gates from the best brands in child safety including Dreambaby and Babydan, we are confident we are offering quality, durability and functionality in all our safety gates. Safetots safety gates are available in a range of  sizes, available in wood, metal and mesh.

 

Safetots stair and safety gates are made from robust materials preventing your pet or child from knocking them down easily.  Most Safetots safety gates are compatible with gate extensions, enabling you to make your own gate configuration. Safetots also stock extra tall gates, which will prevent larger dogs from jumping over.

 

If you are looking for the best solution to restrict access to your pets, then use our Safetots stairgate finder here at Safetots. To explore our collections, contact Safetots today.

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Jan 26 ,2017

Pressure Or Screw Fitted Stair Gates?

Once children recognise the delight of their hands and feet, it can be extremely difficult to stop them from accessing dangerous places, such as stairs, a large point of curiosity for older babies and young children. While it is impossible for parents to monitor their children 24/7, it can be reassuring that safety products such as stair gates can greatly help with restricting access to dangerous places and are keeping their child safe. While there are so many types available, it is important to find the right one that does the trick for you.

 

With expert knowledge in ‘child safety gates’ we have listened to our customers over the years and devised a unique STAIR GATE FINDER to enable you to find a safety gate that fits your space perfectly, blends with your home décor and works perfectly in keeping your child safe in the home.

 

Where can I find the Safetots Stair Gate finder?

 

Select ‘STAIR GATES’ on the Safetots home page, this will take you to the Safetots range of safety gates.  The Safetots stair gate finder is featured within this page.

 

There are primarily two types of safety gates: pressure fitted and screw fitted gates. Pressure fitted gates are for those who are very conscious about their home decor. Pressure fitted stair gates don’t require any screws to be fitted and will not leave any marks on your walls, they are simply held by pressure. They can be easily moved away from place to place. These gates are perfect to be used between rooms, but are not recommended for the top of stairwells.

 

Pressure fitted gates also feature a bottom bar, which can become a tripping hazard. Screw fitted gates can be securely mounted with screws. When properly mounted, these stair gates are very secure and are advised for use at the top of stairwells. These gates don’t present a tripping hazard.

 

Looking for reliable safety gates?

 

If yes, then turn to Safetots. We are the leading suppliers of a wide range of stair gates stocked from reputed manufacturers. Our gates have been rigorously tested for quality and safety. They are made from superior quality materials, which means they are extremely durable and exceptionally functional. Our gates are also aesthetically appealing and will accentuate the decor of your home. If you need help with choosing the right stair gate, contact us here.

 

Safetots also have a useful STAIR GATE FINDER tool to enable you to search with ease in finding the most suitable and safe stair gate for your home.

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Safety Gates and Window Locks

Caring for an active child who is curious about their environment can be challenging. At Safetots, we provide child safety essentials, such as safety gates and window locks that enable you to keep your child in a safe environment and to prevent them from straying into potentially hazardous areas.

 

With such a large range of pressure fit, screw fit and retractable stair gates on the market to choose from, the task of sourcing the most suitable and compatible child safety gate, pet gate or stair gate for your space can sometimes prove challenging.

 

As leaders in the child safety industry, and with expert knowledge in ‘child safety gates’ we have listened to our customers over the years and devised a unique SAFETOTS STAIR GATE FINDER to enable you to find a safety gate that fits your space perfectly, blends with your home décor and works perfectly in keeping your child safe in the home.

 

High-Quality Safety Gates

There are two three different types of safety gates available, screw fitted, pressure fitted and retractable safety gates.  Screw fitted safety gates are perfect for the top of staircases, which can be hazardous for children, strong and robust they provide the strongest solution in preventing your child from toppling down the stairs.  Screw fitted stair gates have no trip bar, another key reason for installing a screw fitted gate to the top of your stairs. For the bottom of the stairs, kitchen doorways and the bathroom area, pressure fit safety gates, screw fitted safety gates and retractable gates are suitable. At Safetots you will find some of the best safety gates on the market. Our high-quality safety gates will give you peace of mind as you go about your day and help to keep your children out of harm’s way.

 

 

A Safer Home With Window Locks And Safety Gates

During the warmer, summer months, windows are often left open for ventilation and children may become curious as to what is outside of the window.  To prevent potential accidents or injuries consider your window safety in the home.  Fit child proof locks and latches to prevent them from opening windows to a dangerous level, Safetots have a range of white window locks which prevent children opening the window too widely or transparent adhesive window locks compatible with sliding doors.

 

 

Safetots are experts in child safety, and with our high-quality safety gates and window locks, you can make your home a much safer place for your child.

 

For more information about our child safety products email info@safetots.co.uk or call 01438 728 888

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Stair Gate Extensions for Large Staircases

Stair gates are needed for when your child starts to crawl and walk around the house, which is usually from seven or eight months old. You will need to put one gate at the bottom of the stairs and one at the top. Stair gate extensions are made to ensure parents can extend their safety gate to the required width.

 

To help you find a suitable stair gate extension for your safety gate, vist our Safetots STAIR GATE FINDER. Under the search tool 'TYPE' select 'STAIR GATE EXTENSIONS' this will bring up our full range of safety gate extensions.  To narrow your search further simply select the size, colour and brand you require.  Safetots have a wide range of stair gate extensions available from Babydan, Dreambaby, Lindam, Safetots and Bettacare, use our stair gate finder today to find the most suitable and compatible extension for your safety gate.

 

Types Of Safety Stair Gate

 

Pressure fit stair gates sit within a fixed “u” shaped frame which is held in place by pressure at four points. Extensions are available for wider doorways. Stair gates can be made of wood or metal. These safety gates are easy to install and don’t leave holes behind as there is no need to drill or screw them to the wall. Additional features such as alarms to signal that a gate hasn’t been shut can also be included.

 

Screw fit stair gates are fixed to the wall with metal screws. It is a good idea to measure the space where you want to install your gate carefully before buying as you may need extensions. One of the benefits of screw fit gates is that they are very strong and robust. There is no rail at the bottom and no trip hazard.

 

Retractable stair gates have a mesh barrier that retracts on itself keeping it compact when not in use. This not only means they can help save space but will also fit a wide range of openings both outdoors and indoors. The two sets of mounting brackets will allow you to place the retractable stair gate almost anywhere.

 

Safetots Extra Tall Fitted Stair Gate

 

Stair Gate Extensions

 

Stair gate extensions are a perfect safety gate solution for wider stair openings or for unconventionally shaped spaces around the house. They can be used for both pressure fitted gates and screw fitted safety gates.

 

For more information about safety stair gates please e-mail customerservice@safetots.co.uk or call +44 1438 728 888

 

 

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Stair Gates for Your Three Storey House

STAIR GATES FOR YOUR THREE STOREY HOUSE

 

Buying a stair gate for any home is an important decision and a key child safety product for ensuring a young child’s safety in the home.  With larger homes such as a three storey home there are more stairwells to make safe and more doorways that need to be child proofed and your investment is larger.  It’s important to ensure you have the right stair gate fitted and with such a wide range to choose , from roller stair gates, wooden stair gates, metal stair gates, extra tall baby gates and screw fitted and pressure fitted gates, deciding on the best stair gate for your home can be daunting.

 

WHY DO YOU NEED STAIR GATES FOR YOUR THREE STOREY HOUSE?

 

Stair gates whatever their design, brand and material are designed and built with the ultimate function of dividing a room, creating safe zones for children to sleep and play safely and blocking access to doorways and stairwells.  It’s vital in a three storey home to install stair gates at all levels as more opportunities are present for potential accidents and incidents than there would be in a standard one storey home.

 

Larger homes with more storeys present greater risks to young children finding their feet, risks that can be prevented by installing stair gates throughout the home.  Fitting baby safety gates is crucial for your three storey house once your child has found their feet as babies from around the age of 6 months start crawling and exploring the wonders of their home and the risks of injury increase.  There are greater opportunities for children to hurt themselves from falls and bumps on the stairs once they start exploring their home environment.

 

WHICH STAIR GATE AND STAIR GATE ACCESSORIES SHOULD I BUY?

 

Baby safety gates that can be screwed into walls or handrails (screw fitted gates) are highly recommended for the top of the stairs.  Screw fitted gates provide the strongest, safest solution for the top of the stairs above pressure fitted safety gatesScrew fit gates have no trip bar, they are installed with screws and not pressure and stay stable should your child lean and come into contact with the gate. 

 

Pressure fitted gates can be used at the top of the stairs if this is the only option, however as pressure can be come released over time if not frequently tested and as they have a potentially hazardous trip bar they are generally not recommended for the top of the stairs.  Pressure fit gates are versatile, ideal gates for most other doorways and stairwells in the home, they can be easily transferred around the home or can be taken with you on visits to grandparents.  These safety baby safety gates are popular baby safe items with many parents as no drilling or screwing is required for installation and there is no lasting damage to walls or door furniture.

 

Stair gates for awkward stairs can be purchased and there are many stair gate fixings and stair gate accessories to enable you to install gates to most awkward doorways, stairwells and spaces.  Y spindles enable you to fit pressure fit stair gates to round bannisters and bannister installation kits enable you to evenly install a stair gate to a wooden or metal bannister and no drilling or screwing is required.

 

There are a wide range of safety gate fixings and safety gate accessories to enable you to fix stair gates to awkward stairs and stair gates in awkward spaces.  Safetots have many solutions to making installing a stair gate possible in most spaces large, small and awkward.

 

Stair gates are the ultimate baby safety item for keeping young children safe in the home, they provide the highest security for keeping children contained in safe zones and preventing them from entering potentially hazardous areas such as the kitchen, top of stairs, a fire place, and the outdoors.  Most stair gates cannot be opened easily by little hands.

 

Extra tall safety gates are ideal for taller children or for families with pets as they further deter and prevent children and pets from climbing or jumping over the baby safety gate.

 

 

STAIR GATES FOR YOUR HOUSE FROM SAFETOTS

 

Stair gates are one of the best ways to prevent your baby accessing the stairs. All Safetots stair gates including Safetots safety gates, Bettacare safety gates, BabyDan gates, DreamBaby gates, Lascal gates and Lidam gates pressure fitted, screw fitted and retractable are delivered with detailed instructions enabling you to install the gates easily without causing any lasting damage to your walls.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST STAIR GATE FOR MY THREE STOREY HOUSE?

 

Here at Safetots this is a question we get asked on numerous occasions.  What is the best stair gate? and one with no real answer.  The best stair gate for your home is a safety gate that fits your space perfectly, is the required height and has the required features.  Auto close gates for example will shut automatically once you have entered through the gate.  Most safety gates have a two way opening, ideal for kitchen doorways and room divides.  How a stair gate appears in the home is important to some people, and many parents prefer the look of a wooden stair gate to fit in with their contemporary furnishings.  To other parents and carers, how a stair gate looks in the home is less important and the functionality of a stair gate is top of the list.  A stair gate must fit well, but ultimately it is personal choice as to which gate you choose.  Extra tall safety gates are advised for families with pets, narrow stair gates are available for smaller spaces and room divides are ideal for safely creating zones in the home.

 

The key to choosing the best stair gate for your home is ensuring you have all your measurements correct.  Make sure you have measured both the top and bottom of the doorway and stairwell taking into account any skirting boards.  Decide if you want a pressure fitted or screw fitted gate and then let Safetots help you find the perfect stairgate for your home.  Take a look at our unique Safetots stair gate finder to help you find the most suitable and compatible stair gate for your home.

 

 

CONTACT SAFETOTS

Please contact us at Telephone +44 1438 728 888 or CONTACT US and we will get back to your right away.

Or key in all your details with our SAFETOTS STAIR GATE FINDER and let us find the most suitable and compatible gate for you. 

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