Generally cantilever gates have a more industrial application, however, since we have a large factory floor and ample storage space we can make a cantilever gate using wooden slats that are vertical or horizontal or out of virtually any material you can think of or to match an already existing fence. Advantages over the traditional sliding floor tracks is that cantilever gates are suitable for uneven ground, not as easily affected by debris and are quieter and smoother to run.
All our cantilever sliding gates are purpose built with your needs in mind. Our expertly manufactured gates take into consideration key factors and principles such as safety, security, reliability, performance and serviceability, and of course aesthetics to suit the surroundings. Equally important are the concrete footings of the vertical stabilising poles. Our professional installers at Northside Fencing take no short cuts in quality and strength. Our gates are built to last and stand up to the elements, whether that be wind, rain, or sun or coastal environment.
Accurate counter balancing is extremely important in the smooth operation of your cantilever sliding gate. All gates are designed and manufactured under the guidance of the engineers who design and carefully calculate the mathematics. In every application, the gate must be bolted down to an appropriately sized concrete foundation, which provides the counterweight. If this is not done correctly, it will lead to all sorts of problems that may not be immediately apparent. That’s why you need to call the trustworthy team at Northside Fencing to do the job right. Call Northside Fencing to come and give you a free, no-obligation consultation to assess your needs and requirements. You won’t be disappointed, call today.
Did you know? The Wikipedia definition of cantilever is: “A cantilever is a rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate, anchored at only one end to a (usually vertical) support from which it is protruding……..When subjected to a structural load, the cantilever carries the load to the support where it is forced against by a moment and shear stress.” Simply put a cantilever gate system is where your gate is fixed only on one side and the gate slides back and forth by means of two carriage units, with wheels and a runner track. It can either be manually or more popularly electronically operated