Pro-glide Cantilevered Sliding Gates
mesh cantilever school gate SL001
Palisade gate for hospital SL002
Balustrade gate at hospital SL003
Residential balustrade gate SL004
Balustrade gate galvanised SL005
Ornamental Cantilever Gates SL010
Palisade cantilever gate SG007
Ornamental Cantilever Gate SL008
Cantilevered Sliding Gate SG009
Cantilever Sliding Gates CG011
Timber Sliding Gate SL012
Pro-glide 20 Sliding Gate SL013
Pro-glide 20 Safety SL006
Pro-glide10 Mesh Sliding Gate CG016
Cantilever Security Sliding Gate CG014
Automatic Sliding Gates CG015
Pro-glide30 Bespoke Sliding Gate CG017
Sliding Gate with Arm Barrier CG001
- Less groundwork required as no rail is used
- The ground surface can be uneven or sloping as the gate doesn't come into contact with it
- The gate's operation will be unaffected by debris and snow and ice below it
- Quieter operation
A cantilever gate is a slightly more sophisticated option compared to tracked sliding gates and overall has more advantages. A cantilever sliding gate basically operates by using an extended section of the gate to counterbalance the actual gate which spans the access. So in effect, the gate is suspended and therefore doesn't require a track below it to run along.
The process of deciding whether or not a cantilever gate is more suitable than a tracked option should start by reviewing the job it has to do and the site conditions.
- The width of the access point needs to be determined. If it is less than around 20-25m and assuming there is space on either side of the access for the run-back of double gates, then a cantilevered option will normally be suitable. Individual cantilever gates can be made to span an entrance up to 15m;
- Sufficient space adjacent to the gate to allow for the counterbalance section of the gate to run into, along with the gate leaf itself of course. As a guide, the counterbalance section of the cantilever gates will add about 40% to the total length of the gate.
- Uneven Ground Surface or Sloping - The ground surface the cantilever sliding gates operate over does not need to be exactly level because the gates never actually touch it. So if both types of sliding gates are being considered, it's worth weighing up the additional cost that preparing the ground to take a track would be, versus limited ground preparation for the cantilever gates option. See case study.
- Less Ground Work - Most importantly, the type of the site the access protects and the extent to which it gets extreme weather in the winter. The point here is that if the site is prone to debris - e.g. mud and stones - and these are being carried on vehicle tyres, then a cantilever gate is far more suitable because there's simply no track in the ground to keep clear. Equally, the same applies to snow and ice on the ground - a cantilever sliding gate will largely be unaffected by such conditions.
- Quieter Operation - A further consideration might be noise, and a cantilever gate is certainly quieter in operation than tracked gates. So this might be a factor if, for example, the access to the site was very close to a residential area.
We classify our Pro-glide sliding gates into three series. In an operational sense, all our gates are of equivalent quality. So the series of Pro-glide 5 sliding gates will work just as smoothly and efficiently as series Pro-glide 30 gates. The differences between series 5, 20 and 30 are about aesthetic design, added features and the level of bespoke design and construction. See past projects.