• To install a one piece automated sliding gate in place of the existing pair of bi-folding manually operated gates.
• The new gate would have to measure an additional 1m wider than the existing opening as the builders had been instructed to increase the width of the opening to allow easier vehicular access to the garage.
• Option of opening the gate partially, approximately 1.5m, for pedestrians and cyclists.
• The design of the gate was to match that of the existing personnel gates on the property, while the steel frame should be finished in the same colour as the door and window frames of the main building.
Our first meeting would be with the builder to understand his intention of the project i.e how wide the opening would be and what the finished ground height would be. Once we had this information we were able to set about designing the system before presenting the client, and builder, with cad drawings of the gate and more technical information of the running track to be laid in the ground as well as how much space we would require behind the wall to the right of the gateway when the gate was fully open.
The main frame was made from 50x50mm box section steel and supported by a 120x120mm post concreted approximately 1.5m in to the ground. Once fabricated, all of the steel was sent off to be galvanised and powder coated (RAL 7016, Anthracite grey).
To imitate the design of the personnel gates on site, we set about manufacturing two Cedar frames at our workshop, ensuring to match all dimensions where possible and constructing each section so that it could be easily disassembled, transported and then reconstructed with minimal effort on site.