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Gates & Automation

Sliding Gates

A sliding gate does not need the space that a swing gate requires to open. This leaves the full length of the driveway usable for parking vehicles and is useful where space is restricted. A closed sliding gate also offers better resistance to being forced than a pair of swing gates providing higher security and is the reason they are so often used on commercial properties.

Tracked sliding gates are a straightforward and economical way of installing sliding gates. A tracked sliding gate will consist of two main elements. Firstly embedded in the ground is a length of metal rail spanning the entrance. Then the gate that is guided along the track using wheels mounted along its base.

The tracking on the gate needs to be kept clear from debris which could impair the smooth operation of your gate, but with a quick regular sweep there is no reason that your sliding tracked gate will give you any problems during its lifetime.