Before electric sliding gate- Richmond, Surrey
After- Timber electric sliding gate Richmond, Surrey
This is a recent electric sliding gate installation carried out by Universe Gates in Richmond, Surrey.
The entrance was modified to accommodate the new gates and give the client more parking spaces on the driveway. As the driveway is on a inclined hill, precise ground works were carried out ensure the gate ran smoothly and level.
The new timber gates are made from Entandrophragma cylindricum, commonly known as sapele or sapelli, it is a large tree native to tropical west Africa. It is reminiscent of mahogany and from the same family tree ha! Cadillac uses sapele wood for interior wood trim on its vehicles. It is a good compromise between the tough and extremely hard wearing properties of Iroko and the low cost of Softwood we would classify this as an entry level hardwood- therefore the rear of the gate was re-enforced with a metal framework that was galvanised with a black powder coat finish.
We have written an article on different species of timber used for automating gates which can be found here-
The Gate Automation will be provided by BFT a market leader in Gate Automation- All products we supply and fit come with a comprehensive 2 year warranty- extendable to 5 years for added peace of mind.
With gate power comes gate responsibility!- All Universe electric gates installation is force tested and commissioned to comply with all current EU Safety legislation and BS EN 12453:2001 with additional safety edges fitted where necessary.
Our Richmond client was delighted with our work and a review can be found here–