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Wooden Sliding Gates

Sliding Gates

Sliding Gates are produced similarly to swing gates. Likewise they are designed to look the same from the outside and if they are bigger than 2.7m wide, are constructed in two sections. These sections should then be bolted together on site therefore making them much easier to handle during delivery and installation. Also the longer a piece of timber, the larger possibility of twisting and moving. Moreover this means that a wooden sliding gates made in this manner should have a longer serviceable life in contrast to one large section. For larger sliding gates in addition to the standard sliding gate kit, metal angle irons may need to be engineered to ensure the gate works correctly, but this is in very extreme cases, Call Pete on 020 8054 7535 for more info

Main differences are as follows:-

  • Uprated bottom rail which makes a solid rail at the bottom, which is recessed to accept the gate track wheels.
  • The stiles (each end of the gate) are made 4 inches wider on each side so the produce an overhang on each side, but look like a normal gate from the front.
  • An extra section normally around 500mm long to help support the gate when opening and closing. Likewise this section allows for a motor.
  • We will always work our best with you to ensure the correct measurements are used and you will be supplied a CAD sketch prior to manufacture to ensure you get the best from your sliding gates.

Electric Sliding Gates v Manual Sliding Gates

Your new gates will be manufactured to suit either manual operation or automation so please let us know if you intend to add automation when ordering. The main differences are the length of the add on section to the gate for an electric sliding gate whereas we can add a keyed lock for your manual gate. 

We recommend using Roger technology automation systems for your electric sliding gate however we have also used Nice and Came so please let us know if you would like to use a specific brand just as all our electric gates.

How it works..

sliding gates setup help

We can provide plans of site for your wooden sliding gates either after visiting the site and doing a survey or we can even help remotely by viewing pictures of site and making our recommendations. Please note the site will need to be completely level for the Sliding Gates to operate correctly so some landscaping maybe needed. If you are unsure about the larger stiles or bottom rail or just want everything explaining further, please email [email protected] call Pete on 020 8054 7535.


Please see the attached pdf files for examples of set up for the 2 most common configurations we use…



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