Folding Gate and Bi-folding gates for driveways
On some occasions due to the driveway layout or gradient, it is not possible to install a standard swing or sliding electric gate- this could be because there is an incline or not sufficient space for a sliding gate to work.
In this scenario a bi-folding gate could be the ideal solution. Due to minimal leaf swing arc – 25% of effective aperture or 50% for a folding gate, this prevents the gate being in the open position obscuring car park spaces, access doors etc and enables the gates to swing over raising gradients to the secure side of the folding gate, this makes it easy for vehicles to drive around the open gate leaf, reducing the risk of impact damage.
We can design, build and install any folding or bi-folding gate of your choice in timber, metal or wrought iron the gate in the picture was designed and built to compliment the house and garage door. Please note bi-folding or folding gates are significantly more expensive than a standard swing gate installation our prices start at £10,000 . The system requires a hydraulic gate operator for very intensive use and a lot of additional gate safety devices to ensure no one can become trapped or crushed by the folding gates. The installation of a folding or bi-folding gate system is more involved than other types of electric gate systems as it has to have more design time, civil engineering done at the initial stage and requires precise below ground steel work, custom made hinges and exact geometry worked out- this is certainly not a task for a DIY enthusiast or even an average gate installer.
Would you would like fast opening and closing cycle time? –you got it, 5-10 seconds. Due the line motion of opening folding gates are also very secure and vertically impossible to force open without exceptional force
Here is a video of a automatic bi-folding gate we designed and fitted in Ascot, Berkshire it uses a tracked based system without the need for rollers.
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We also cater for hi-speed bi folding gates for commercial properties which require a higher duty cycle for busy entrances. If you have a property in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire or Essex and would like free advice or a quotation for a folding or bi-folding electric gates we are one of the very best gate installation companies in country, please contact us today to find out why.