Driveway gates are often installed primarily for security and privacy. They also present an elegant, sophisticated appearance. There are endless combinations of wrought iron styles, designs and different materials that can be used within the gates. This provides an opportunity to make “that Grand Statement”. We at Grouse Railing can create many styles and sizes of gates. As very few materials have the ability to provide style and strength. Wrought iron metal has a clear advantage over anything else in this department.
This gate style and design is the most sought after! Opened manually or completely automated. Many different gate designs and opener options are available. Usually constructed in two swinging sections or leafs that mirror each other. These styles of gates will require significantly large sized footings or one keyed footing (one whole complete pad tying both pillars together across the driveway.) The stone or steel posts that support the gates, only offer two options.
Posts made of steel that are visible. Or the more requested, elegant stone pillars which contain the steel post (skeleton) within the stone pillar.
These are single sections or panels that travel back and forth on a track system or on a cantilevered mechanism. Upon activating the gate via a remote, sensor, key pad or even manually, the section will begin to move horizontally until it has cleared the drive way.
Sliding driveway gates are great for short spaces where grade or space for a conventional swing is not permitted. An additional advantage sliding gates have over conventional gates is the ability to operate after a heavy snowfall. They can still do so due to the fact that they travel on a line that is as thin as the gate itself. The lack of significant resistance will still allow fairly normal operation.