Around the corner sliding gate | Unique electric gate solutions

Many clients, particularly in London want an electric gate system to secure their car and property but their driveway has limited space for access. Electric gates are not permitted to swing outwards towards a public highway and a standard sliding gate would require too much space to open, so often, the best solution can be found by installing a round the corner sliding gate.

Renzland Powergates Ltd can offer clients a custom made round the corner sliding gate system which affords clients benefit of excellent utilisation of space, increased security, not protruding over a property boundary line whilst enhancing the value and saleability of a property.

The round the corner gate will conveniently and quietly slide along the side of the boundary line not obscuring any valuable parking spaces. Safety is assured due to safety edges, sensors and light curtains. We would also recommend if the gate system is not linked to acces control should be operated on a hold to run basis. The round the corner sliding gates can be integrated to CCTV, lighting and access control system if needed.

We are able to offer clients a large range of finishes- both timber and metal gates that “bend” around corners, while ensuring they are aesthetically pleasing and affording prestige. We can also design and install matching round the corner garage doors for mews properties that want the look and feel of a standard swing garage door without the “commercial” look of a roller shutter.

If you are live in London, Surrey, Berkshire or the Southeast and have an awkward driveway with a door or gate and are looking for a stylish electric gates solution, we would love to hear from you.

Our expert team can work with garden designers, architects and specifiers to design a solution to almost any problem area. We can provide CAD drawing and visual rendering of the proposed driveway gates. We love the challenge of transforming awkward driveways into prestigious examples of style and quality when other gate installation companies have walked away and said it could not be done.

We also offer “pop up” gates which raise of out the ground via a multi staged hydraulic pumping system, telescopic sliding gates and even gates that raise into the air, we have over 30 years of experience on unique projects.

View our video below to see our round the corner gate in West Hampstead, London, NW3.

Before / after

Before Around the corner gate
Before Around the corner gate
After Around the corner gate
After Around the corner gate

Internal view

More Case Studies

Electric gate installation- Dorking, Surrey

Our client required a bespoke timber gated entrance for a property they were renovating in a beautiful rural location (Betchley, near Dorking, Surrey)

Bespoke Timber Gates | Windsor, Berkshire

Our client required timber sliding electric gate for a property they were renovating in Windsor. The client wanted a gate that was a little more bespoke having seen many of the same type of wooden gates locally.

Heavy Duty Commercial Gates with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Access Control Integration

A police station required a secure and reliable automatic gate system with passive access control. The client didn’t want the risk of losing a remote control or coded entry as entry.

Bespoke Cantilevered Sliding Gate- Middlesex

The owners of a new property in Middlesex wanted an electric gate system to increase security of their open driveway whilst giving the entrance an identity.

Electric Folding Gate and Automatic Bi-folding gates

olding gate in the closed position

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. 

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.

Case Studies

Bespoke Electric Gates Installation- Nr Guildford, Surrey

The owner of a property in Godalming near Guildford, Surrey wanted completely bespoke electric driveway gates to make an impressive visual statement for visitors arriving at the entrance.

Heavy Duty Commercial Gates with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Access Control Integration

A police station required a secure and reliable automatic gate system with passive access control. The client didn’t want the risk of losing a remote control or coded entry as entry.

Electric Gates | East Horsley, Surrey

Our client required a bespoke  gated entrance with a Scottish theme for a property with a 50m long driveway in East Horsley, Surrey.

folding electric gate with matching pedestrian gates
folding gate in the open position
internal view of white wooden folding electric gate

Electric Gates Berkshire

After Electric Gates Berkshire

 Electric Gates Berkshire

Here is a recent installation for a multi user gate system in Ascot, Berkshire. The brief was to create an electric gate system which sympathetically blended in with the existing built environment whilst being well engineered for continuous usage.

The clients were unsure of the best way to build the entrance, so we came up with 2 suggestions-

  1.  Modifying the existing piers and build new piers
  2.  Removing existing piers and build new piers

Our design team took detailed dimensions and drafted both options on CAD which you can view below- option one was chosen as aesthetically the entrance looked more balanced with a narrower driveway and the additional 1000mm distorted the gate. This is where Renzland gates drive real value in to the project, very few Gate installation companies in Berkshire offer this level of detail and design consultancy expertise pre-build. This affords our clients complete piece of mind knowing exactly what they are getting for their money.

Due to constant use the gate motors needed to be heavy duty and very reliable therefore BFT SUB BT motors were chosen as they are a low voltage hydraulic operator built for very intensive use, suitable for any type of residential, industrial or multi-residence application. The motors are fitted with mechanical stops which eliminate the need for a physical gate stop which has been known to damage low suspension sports cars. The motors have a built in virtual encoder, guaranteeing maximum anti-crushing safety thanks to the electronic slowdown.

As there were several properties using this gated entrance we advised the client on a GSM based intercom. This is a wireless entry phone system which avoided any issues and saved the cost of taking up the brick driveway for cable runs and making good internally to the house.  The system was mounted on a matching podium so visitors do not need to exit the vehicle.

The gates were hung from 2 substantial steel I beams (RSJ’s) located inside the piers they are then filled with concrete. This requires very precise setting out of the steelwork and onsite fabrication to ensure the gates align perfectly.

In our professional opinion this is the most secure way to hang gates on this type of application. Due to a sharp decline on the camber of the driveway to one side, the gates had a subtle infill at the bottom to make the gap less obvious. The gates are galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 and powder coated to BS EN 13438 and BS EN 15773.

As you will see from the CAD visuals, this project was executed to the exact spec with the exception of the lights which were chosen and retro fitted by the client.

Color CAD drawing for proposed electric gates Berkshire CAD drawing for proposed electric gates Berkshire CAD drawing for proposed electric gates Berkshire 4 CAD drawing for proposed electric gates Berkshire 3

During electric gates installation- Berkshire

Electric gates installation in Ascot, Berkshire

Before electric gates berkshireAfter Electric Gates Installation Berkshire

Here is another recent electric gates installation in Ascot, Berkshire for a developer client- Great Sutton Homes. Great Sutton homes specialise in high end new build developments in exclusive locations.

Manor Court is an exclusive private development providing six unique 4–6 bedroom detached family homes. Each of the homes are traditional in appearance and construction, yet offer all the convenience, practicality and low maintenance demanded by today’s modern living. See www.manorcourthomes.com further details.

Renzland Powergates Ltd designed a installed a bespoke electric swing gate system- the brief was to design something modern yet simple in keeping with the existing landscape and to ensure harmonisation of the existing railings. This electric gate system features an additional side pedestrian gate, wireless intercom system with coded entry and 24v anti crush electric gate automation.

This electric gates installation in Berkshire is on the show home, and we would be happy to show you this and give you a demonstration.

If you are looking for a company to design and install an electric gates in Berkshire please call us on 01206 210 212 for a free electric gates design consultation.