Because our aluminium gates are secure, light, strong & resistant to corrosion they are ideal for any circumstances but are particularly well suited to automation. This page covers the frequently asked questions that can arise from installing any gate but also includes special tips to help with the installation and operation of automatic electric gates.
We will update this page on a regular basis to make sure that you are kept up to date with any relevant changes, particularly in relation to automatic electric gate safety. Our in-house technical department have already designed hinges that remove a potential pinch point.
The answer is surprisingly wide -we have successfully made gates over 10 meters wide! Please note you may need to check with your local planning authority in certain circumstances first.
If you are intending to have swing gates, it depends on the design and weight of the gate component parts. Obviously the heavier and larger the gates are, the more strain is exerted to the gate frame and hinge assemblies. However, our aluminium gates have the clear advantage that they are, size for size, considerably lighter and stronger than wooden alternatives. For widths beyond 4 -5 meters, you will probably be best advised to have the gates made as slider.
These can still look like normal swing gates but slide along a track instead.
The great thing about our aluminium gates is that they are light as well as strong. This greatly reduces the requirement for heavy duty civil engineering. Generally, we would recommend they are either hung from galvanised steel box section posts or brick piers. If they are going to be hung from wooden posts we recommend a hardwood post such as oak.
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