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Top 4 Most Popular Gate Types


Article by successlocallimited

Gates can often be overlooked when making property improvements, but they are the first thing you spot when arriving at someone’s home or business which makes it highly important to choose the right gate.

There are many things to consider when choosing a new gate, not least which will suit your space and the overall look of your property. To be able to make the best choice, you’ll need to know the different types and their qualities. The Gate Place has put together an informative piece about the 4 most popular gates in the UK to help you choose.

Swing Gates

This type of gate opens either inwards or outwards and you can choose between single and double leaf options. Double gates are arguably more aesthetically appealing and easier to operate while a single leaf gate can offer improved security and robustness.

However, something to consider before going for a swing gate is that for it to be installed your driveway needs to be fairly flat and you’ll need ample space for your gate to open into.


Sliding Gates

If you have a restricted amount of space in front and behind the gate, a sliding gate could be the perfect option for you. When opening or closing this type of gate extends or retracts from the side which means that this type of gate is ideal if you don’t have enough space for your gate to swing into. They can also prove to be more secure as the gate’s weak points are less accessible.


Cantilever Gates

If you don’t have the flat ground for a swing gate, a cantilever gate may be just what you need. This type works very similarly to sliding gates except for the track across the driveway. This removes the need for regular cleaning of debris on the track and makes them quieter since no part of the gate is actually in contact with the terrain. Instead, it is suspended on a beam known as, you’ve guessed it, the cantilever.

Cantilever gates possess many advantages, but requiring minimal space is not one of them. To install a cantilever gate you’ll need plenty of space since additional room is needed to incorporate the guides that allow the gate to be suspended.


Automated Gates

Swing, sliding on cantilever? Regardless of what you choose you can automate any of them. For ultimate security and functionality, automatic gates allow you to grant access to only those who you choose, with keypads and remote control systems. And of course, let’s not forget about the curb appeal and the boost it can add to your property’s market value should you decide to sell in the future.


Professional Gate Installers

The Gate Place specialises in the supply and installation of a wide range of gates for both domestic and commercial properties. Whether you are looking for a high-security industrial gate, a small gate for the garden or a driveway gate, The Gate Place can provide expert advice on the most suitable options and materials to your specifications. Get in touch on 0116 236 6525 to find out more or to book your installation.