Automatic Hardwood Timber Gates

Location: Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire

Client’s Brief: To provide a new entrance gates with separate vehicle and pedestrian access. Natural timber look, easy to operate and be in keeping with the village location.

AGD Specification

Gate Type: Inward Swinging Gates

Material: Solid Iroko – preservative base coat treatment only

Size: Vehicle Gates 12’ x 4’ approx,

Posts: Steel Posts over clad with matching timber board

Automation: 1 pair Rear Surface Mounted Rams

Make/Type: BFT LUX Hydraulic Rams

Safety: One set of safe beams and an underground detector loop

Access Control: Remote Control Handsets to work vehicle gates

Power supply: Power supply to both entrances by client’s contractor


These gates are traditionally constructed from Iroko hardwood which have been pre treated with a basecoat preservative and then left to weather naturally to a silvery grey finish.

The key feature here is that the gate and post material match exactly, this is because the posts are actual steel box section over cladded with matching Iroko hardwood board and post caps our recommended way doing things

The automation kit installed is the BFT LUX hydraulic surface mounted operator ram that has anti crush by pass valves and built in stops. The gates are operated via hand held transmitters in the semi automatic mode.

Safety equipment installed is photocell beams and underground induction safety loop detectors.

The matching pedestrian gate has a manual latch that allows access for the postman and other visitors on foot.

This particular gate is installed in the village of Priors Hardwick, Warwickshire and is a good example a traditional open pale gate style

AGD Systems carried out the whole installation with the civil works and power supply requirements being provided by the main contractor Trendgrey Construction based in Warwickshire.

Our sister company, The Garage Door Centre supplied and installed the automatic Hormann sectional garage door which can be seen behind the gate entrance.