Automatic Wooden Gates
We have a large selection of wooden gates, from solid timber frames and inserts to metal frames with wooden infills, and from wooden cladded gates to high quality solid oak gates. All our gates are tailored to suit your requirements. Listed below you will find a small selection of wooden and timber gates, for more detailed information download our catalogues.
All timber constructions are subject to movement caused by weather and temperature changes as wood is a natural breathing material. Any additional loads created by automation can considerably reduce the life of timber gates. Twisting and stress can be avoided by designing the system correctly from the outset, which of course we take care of.
Additional strengthening of the gates may be required with the addition of metal bracing across major timber joints. In particular some wider 5 bar gates would require an additional timber rail and bracing bar along their length.
- Solid Oak Gates
- Manual & Automatic Gates
- Sliding Wooden Gates
- Metal Frames Gates
- Solid Timber Gates
- Swinging Wooden Gates
Automatic Wooden Swinging Gates
Swing gates can comprise either one gate leaf or two, and can be automated on either basis. Swing gates can also open inward or outward, depending on the location, terrain and other factors. The majority of swing automatic gate systems tend to be inward-opening twin-leaf. Twin-leaf systems have the effect of halving the area into which each gate leaf opens, thereby limiting intrusion and generally speeding up the operation of the system.
Outward-opening swing gate systems are generally installed where the road or driveway inclines, sometimes quite steeply, toward the property. By opening outward, little modification in gate design is required, but consideration has to be given to the gate approach, access control and certain safety aspects. However, inward swinging gates can be designed to navigate “up the hill” by means of special “kicking” or “rising” hinges. Such systems can be installed where outward swinging gates are neither practical nor desirable.
Types of Automatic Wooden Swinging Gate Systems
Swing gates can be powered by essentially three types of mechanisms: underground automatic gate motors, surface automatic gate rams, or universal arms (sometimes known as Articulated or Jointed Arms), the latter two types of systems noted above are catgorised as “above ground” systems. Underground motors are often referred to as “hidden” systems, since virtually nothing is visible above ground level. With the first two types above, the drive units can be hydraulic or electo-mechanical in design. Some electro-mechanical systems operate at 240V AC, while others operate with high-efficiency low-voltage systems (typically 24V DC). Universal arms are always electro-mechanical in design.
Service, Maintenance & Repairs
EDS can maintain any type of existing system, providing on-site and workshop repairs to any make of systems. With a large stockholding of spare parts we can turn around repairs rapidly.
Regular maintenance is fundamental to ensure your systems operate as effectively as when they were first installed, we are able to provide competitive quotation for maintenance of new and any type of existing system.
EDS are able to provide Wooden Gates, Oak Gates, Steel Gates, Stainless Steel Gates, Aluminium Gates and most other types of materials, please contact us for more details.