The Natural beauty of real timber makes for truly stunning timber sliding gates. All gates are made to order; therefore you don’t need to compromise.
We can make gates in tanalised softwood or Hardwood.
Sliding gates can offer a few advantages over swing gates if you have the space to install one. If you have a drive that slopes upwards or if you park very close to the gate, then it’s certainly worth considering. Sliding gates also cope very well in exposed locations.
Smaller gates, up to 3000mm wide can normally be made as one gate with no internal steel frame work. For the bigger gates we normally make a box section steel frame and then clad on one or both sides with timber. You can specify either hard or soft timber.
Automation of sliding gates is simple with our range of low voltage BFT operators, they are extremely reliable and safe thanks to their built in obstacle detection.
Tanalised softwood gates come pre-treated with a special tanalising fluid; this is done under pressure to force the fluid deep into the timber, giving good protection from the elements. You can stain the gates to the desired colour if required, or when the tanalising goes grey after approximately 1 year.
Hardwood gates are beautiful. We can manufacture them in several different timbers including Iroko and Sapele. As their name suggests, these timbers are very tough and stable making them perfect for gate automation. There is a choice of solid or open designs to suit your individual entrance.
Hardwood gates come unfinished as standard but we do recommend oiling or staining. Oiling is ok, its quick to do but you do need to keep on top of it. Staining is more expensive and time consuming, but you only have to do it every four years if you use a good quality stain such as Sikkens.