Electric Sliding Cantilever Gate installed in Co. Tipperary

This blog entry is about a house entrance we installed an Electric Sliding Cantilever Gate on in Co. Tipperary..

We had done a site visit and met the owners, Sharon and Mike, 3 weeks previously. On our first visit I straight away saw a number of issues that were going to cause some difficulties. Sharon informed me that, they had had 2 other gate manufacturers visit and both said it wouldn´t be possible to fit an entrance gate to their entrance, as there was quite a rise on the driveway and because the driveway veered sharply to the right, immediately after passing the right hand side pier.

It had been suggested to fit a set of wrought iron entrance gates, and automate them out,instead of in. This is always a very last resort,as electric gates and electric gate systems are all designed to open in,for good reason. The main reason it doesn’t work, is that if someone drives up to your entrance gates it means they can not open out.

I proposed fitting a Cantilever Sliding Gate,with a Faac sliding gate system fitted to it. The cantilever Gate System does not require a track on the ground to run on,instead in runs on a system of wheel carriages,located behind one pier. It is ideal in a location where standard driveway entrance gates wont work.

While Sharon and Mike didn’t fully understand the mechanics of the cantilever gate system,they were relieved to hear that We had fitted many of these systems and that we would 100% stand over them.

We fitted and automated their electric sliding cantilever gate today. Everything went perfectly. We used the 24 volt Faac sliding gate motor and fitted a GSM Intercom and Keypad. The GSM Intercom allows the Client to answer the intercom from anywhere,worldwide, and also to control access to their gate. Sharon and Mike were delighted to return from work to find their new entrance gate not just fitted,but also the automation fully completed.
While they originally had some concerns about the possibility of ever getting a gate to work on their entrance ,they were delighted that we had come up with the perfect solution. This is the benefit of using a gate company that has so much experience. You can view a video of this gate on our facebook page Classicgates Waterford.

So on to our next job,another sliding gate,this time clad in wood effect Pvc, in Co Wexford.

I will post about it next week when we have it fitted, Thanks, Richie,

Electric Gates installed in Waterford

Wrought Iron Electric Gates Classic Gates WaterfordToday we were in Waterford to fit a set of Wrought Iron Entrance Gates at a newly built house.We had visited this house previously . The clients had been trying to decide between electric, wooden entrance gates or steel entrance gates,they finally decided on a set of wrought iron electric gates, finished in black,as they didn’t want to have any future maintainence issues with the timber gates.


Some people refer to automated gates as electric gates but we know what they mean when they say this.


We had recommended using a Faac underground automation system,with a G.S.M. Intercom .The first step was to fit the foundation boxes for the automation .This gives us our levels and entrance width.It is vital that these foundation boxes are fitted correctly,as this insures the system will work properly.


Once We had this done We went away and fabricated the gates,got them galvanised to prevent future rusting and then coated them in the agreed black finish.We fitted the gates and completed the automation all in the same day.The Faac automation system works perfectly with this type of gate and is well capable of operating without any problems.

Wrought Iron Entrance Gate WaterfordThe clients were delighted with the gates and automation system and were very happy to recommend us.This is the most important issue for Us as We love to  get new work from people who are referred on to us from people we have worked for in the past.

Next We are fitting a cantilever sliding gate on a business premises in Waterford City,



Sliding Security Gate Installed in Waterford City

So today we are fitting a sliding  security gate at a car  dealership in Waterford city.

We were called to this premises shortly after they had experienced an unfortunate break in.Some people broke in and started a mini bus, which they then used to force the existing swing gates out,so they could steal a valuable car which was being kept in the storage yard.

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