Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Automatic Gates-Glasgow,Scotland

Automatic Gates Wishaw

Ironcraft Steel Fabrications design, install and service automatic gates to meet the individual needs of our clients acoss the Wishaw area.

These gates are highly popular and have been used in residential, commercial and industrial situations.

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Swinging or sliding automatic gates for your Wishaw property?

Choosing automatic gates is not just about choosing the style or choosing the ones that match your budget; you need to ensure that they work safely and this means making the right choice when it comes to the style of opening - in most cases, automatic gates at Wishaw properties will either swing open or slide.

Which would you choose?

There are pros and cons to both style but there are many factors that you need to bear in mind, some of which will have a direct influence on which style of available to you…


The one thing that plays the biggest part in most of the large purchases we make is MONEY! How much (or little!) we have to spend on automatic gates at our Wishaw home or business can also dictate the style of opening. Typically, as there are less moving parts and equipment involved, swing gates are easier on a tight budget. Sliding gates take more preparatory work too, as well as track and rollers etc.


Surprisingly, maintenance also plays a part in which style of opening you will choose. In the main, again due to the lack of moving parts and complicated structures etc., swing gates tend to be less difficult to maintain and keep running in a trouble-free way.

Sliding gates, again with the various parts etc. involved in their movement can mean that maintenance is a heavier burden.

*However, all automatic gates at Wishaw properties and others need to be maintained and serviced on a regular basis. As the property owner, you must ensure that the gates are safe to use and comply with all current regulations. For example, they must be fitted with sensors that mean they stop should they detect an obstacle in the way, whether that is a cardboard box, person or pet! Maintenance of all automatic gates, regardless of how they open needs to be factored in to your budget*

  • Space

However, the biggest influence in terms of which style you opt for is how much space you have available for the gates to operate.

  • Stuck for space - then sliding automatic gates are the best option; don’t forget, the gates will need to open in a way that leave a gap between them and the nearest obstacle when fully open to prevent crush injuries.
  • No space limitations - then both options are open to you! Swing gates take a lot of space on a driveway therefore you need to ensure that your car, for example, can be pulled quite far on to the driveway so that the gates have the optimum amount of room to open and close.

And so now you have decided on the style of opening and closing, all you need to do is decide on the style of the design...

Please contact us to discuss your automatic gates requirements in the Wishaw area.

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