HOW TO FIT SLIDING GATES:
There are various set-ups you can choose when installing sliding gates. From years of experience and research, we recommend using this system for stability, ease and appearance. This works for both wooden and wrought iron/ metal sliding gates and will support all widths and heights. The main advantage with this is that it eliminates any additional on site welding or fabrication as all parts required are supplied (either with or without a purchase of a gate).
IMPORTANT: Every electric sliding gate install needs SAFETY EDGES where entrapment could occur. This is not included in our kits but can be added.
- Spirit Level
- Hammer Drill
- Tape Measure
So, lets look at the basics of the installation. First of all, when setting out for a sliding gate, ensure you have sufficient space. For an average size opening of 10ft (3m 058mm), you would need to allow an additional 800mm (overhang on gate) and 100mm for receiving post plus the 3m 048mm – therefore, at least 3m 958mm to either the left or right side of drive. However, for larger openings (of say 6m), you will need to allow an overhang of approx 1.6m.
Second, most sliding gates actually come in two sections. These are bolted together on site. One side of the gate will just look like half a gate and the other side will include the overhang. With wrought iron gates, they are designed so that once in the closed position, from the front, they look as a standard gate where all frame edge etc is visible. You will need to fit a safety edge on the opening slam and closing slam of the gates if automating them. This will ensure that if the gates hit any person/object the motor will detect this and stop/reverse.