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Sliding Gates

AGD Systems manufacture, supply and install automatic sliding gates in timber, steel or aluminium for a perfect solution to reliable access control, convenience and security. The electric motor for a driveway gate is simple, reliable and effective with minimal strain on components providing maximum longevity and a low maintenance solution.

✓ Great for shorter driveways - more space inside and out

✓ Best for security generally, especially a forced entry attempt.

✓ Best domestic and commercial type electric gate system for overall performance and minimal maintenance on high usage

✓ Greatest resistance to high winds, greatest overall stability from the construction methods used and general tracking mechanism..

✓ Can be very wide indeed without any issues.

✓ Minimal stresses on component parts for longest lifespan with least maintenance.

Automatic Sliding Gate System

There are several obvious reasons for choosing a sliding gate system over other types.

If you have limited space inside your driveway or entrance area or maybe some other obstructions, then automatic sliding gates might be the perfect solution. However, one of the main benefits of an electric sliding gate system is the greater levels of security it provides for any property or premises.

Sliding gates provide maximum resistance to a forced entry over and above a basic swing gate system, which has a weakness in forced entry unless additional locking is incorporated. Sliding gates have a section incorporated at either end where the gate is secured behind steelwork, so lateral forcing is almost impossible.

Attention to detail is key with a sliding gate in terms of the correct groundwork and accurate level workmanship during installation. AGD Systems have carried out many hundreds of sliding gate installations throughout the UK since 1986 and do recommend sliding gates in as many situations as possible for the benefits they provide overall for the users.

Made to Measure Sliding Gates

All our gates are made to measure for individual requirements and for sliding gates this means the correct width for maximum benefits in access and correct height for visual impact and security.  The thickness of timber profile sections and the gauge of steel sections can also vary to cater for the difference in sized automated gate systems.

In aesthetic terms we can build our bespoke boarded timber gates using boards varying between around 60mm wide to 200mm wide depending on the dimensions of the gate

All our gates are generally bespoke because every single property has different factors involved, different designs for aesthetics, different sizes for driveway width and different access controls depending on the people using the gate.

Whenever you install electric gates on a property and it is the only entrance to your property from the outside, you have effectively moved your front entrance door to the gate position.

All access control and communication with the outside world has to be dealt with as such now at the gates

Steel, Aluminium and Timber Sliding Gates

We manufacture sliding electric gates in steel, aluminium and various hardwood timber species depending on design and size or any specific requirements to match with other materials on site

Iroko, Idigbo and Accoya are highly recommended timber species to manufacture gates from for their beauty of colour and graining but also for incredible stability, weather resiliance and longevity. We can also offer gates in Oak, Sapele and Cedarwood.

Steel and aluminium gates are available in open vision designs as well as closed designs for total privacy and security.  Aluminium gates will offer many designs associated with timber gates and include closed boarding combined with open design

Cantilever Gate System

In most commercial applications a cantilever sliding gate system would be used offering the same benefits of a standard tracked sliding gate system but without the need for ground track to be used.

When there is uneven ground or the need to have a totally smooth surface across the gate opening then the cantilever gate is perfect.

See our Cantilever gate page for information >

Gate Safety

Safety is a major concern for any electric gate system as they are effectively a large machine and when controlled by radio remote control then safety is paramount.

We always ensure every single electric sliding gate is pressure tested for safety when obstructed during closing and opening. Every single gate also has a minimum of one safety device fitted whether this might be a pressure sensor on the leading edge or photo cells across the movement area. Whenever an electric gate can be operated via an impulse from a remote control system then a safety device must be in place to prevent entrapment or injury and this has to be taken seriously with sliding gates.

Even a relatively small, manually-operated sliding gate has the potential to cause injury; powered gates can be substantially more hazardous if not specified and built correctly.

The safety of sliding gates is very important, hence powered gates are classed as 'machinery' and subject to The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008, which came into force on 29 December 2009 to implement the new European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

Sliding gates which are identified as a higher risk because of an open gate design, hence an entrapment hazard, will always have pressure sensors at either side to stop the gate if any obstruction is caught up in the gate when moving.

Designs and Styles

Sliding gates are suitable for a wide variety of applications, either domestic or commercial, so it is important that the aesthetics are suitable too.

Ornate designs for private properties or simply functional galvanised steel palisade gate designs to match in with fencing around warehouses and factory premises, all can be achieved with a sliding gate system.

Open designs are popular and allow free air flow and vision which may be required in many applications, close boarded timber designs or solid aluminium designs are all possible and we try to encourage a factory finish on all timber gates for maximum weather resistance and quality of finish.

Bi parting gates are possible and usually of equal dimensions to accommodate even larger openings or where side room might be limited.

A matching pedestrian side gate is quite often either necessary or a great further control of access to a property and the gates can be made to match the design of the main gate. Matching railings are also manufactured to keep a consistency in design, colour and material. Just ask and we can provide details of what is possible and the likely costs involved.

Sliding gates however rarely require the side gate because a sliding electric gate can have a setting to open partially and provide a pedestrian width access.


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