Electric Sliding Gates for Melbourne
Electric sliding gates (also known as automatic sliding gates) are becoming more popular. The reason why they are becoming so popular is that they great at reducing the space needed for a vehicle to access a driveway.
We offer more than just one brand of electric gates. Because of this we guarantee you will get an electric sliding gate system that will suit your budget, home and lifestyle.
Electric sliding gates are usually fabricated using a 50 x 50mm frame with the bottom rail 100mm x 50mm to incorporate the wheels. Gate posts are needed on either side of the electric gate that suits both the style of the electric sliding gate as well as their size and weight.
Benefits of electric sliding gates
One of the most common reasons for installing electric gates in Melbourne is for security reasons. Electric sliding gates are much more secure than the traditional gates with a simple latch system.
Electric gates are also great for homes that are on busy roads. This is because it makes it quicker to get in and out of driveways. Best of all, electric gates will also enhance the overall look and value of a home.
Electric sliding gates also make great driveway gates when you have uneven ground where it is impractical to use a driveway hinged gate. These types of reasons have seen electric sliding gates becoming extremely popular for both residential and commercial properties.
Instead of the usual swing arc, the electric gate simply slides across the access point of the driveway. These electric sliding gates are not connected directly to a gate post, but are configured into a slide frame.
These types of electric driveway gates are most often used for vehicle access, but some people use them for pedestrian access gates too. Electric sliding gates come in a wide variety of styles to suit your individual needs.
Types of Electric Sliding Gates
Electric sliding gates are made in a variety of materials. We find the most popular materials used for automatic sliding gates are:
Aluminium makes a great lightweight electric sliding gate that is durable, long lasting and is low maintenance. Even better, you don't have to worry about it rusting. As well, the coated aluminium will not warp or require repainting. They are a great cost effective solution.
If you are looking for strength and endurance then a steel electric sliding gate is the solution. They are fire, termite and pest resistant. They are are great at deterring intruders. This is especially true if they are designed with security in mind.
Colorbond makes a stylish electric sliding gate. It also gives you the maximum when it comes to privacy as there are no spaces between slats. Colorbond gates are also long lasting with little maintenance. An added advantage is that you can choose from a wide range of colours. You can even matter your Colorbond electric sliding gate to your fence, roller door or even roof!
Matching your Electric Sliding Gate to your Fence Style
There are lots of styles that electric sliding gates can be built with. Here are just some of the many styles we use - especially when we are matching them to a fence:
Electric Sliding Gate Accessories
When getting an electric sliding gate, it is important to think about the accessories you want. Types of accessories include remote controls, keypads, safety beans and battery backup. You can even now use your smartphone to control your electric sliding gate.
Electric Sliding Gate Motors
All our driveway electric sliding gates use low voltage motors of a range from 24 volt up to 240 volt. The size of the motor for an automatic sliding gate depends on the weight of the gate.
Most domestic driveway gates do not weigh more than 300kg (unless they are made of wrought iron or stainless steel) so only a small motor is needed.
The opening and closing speed of the gate can vary from around 200mm per second to 950mm per second.
The following are just some of the many styles electric sliding gates that you can choose from:
WHY CHOOSE US
We are a family owned business. That's why we know it is a big decision to get a new fence.
We have over 10 years experience. That's why we have the expertise to install many different styles of fencing.
We only use the highest quality materials. This means your fence will have a great finish and last a long time.
We are Melbourne's leading fence & gate specialist servicing the Northern suburbs of Melbourne including Ascot Vale, Brunswick, Campbellfield, Coburg, Essendon, Fawkner, Glenroy, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, Reservoir, Strathmore, and Tullamarine.
At Joe's Fencing & Gates we also install automatic sliding gates for commercial and industrial properties.