Automated Sliding & Cantilever Gates

Whatever your needs ADS Fabrications will work with you to provide the ultimate solution to meet all your privacy and security requirements, Automated or non-Automated.

Our gates are designed and manufactured to protect your commercial, industrial and domestic premises. Our gates are also force tested for safety. Read more about Electric Gate Safety.

Arrange a free site visit to discuss your requirements in more detail and offer the best advice on your gate design and automation.

Design, Manufacture, Install and Maintain

  • A full risk assessment is carried out prior to each install
  • We will ensure that your automated gate is manufactured to BS EN 12453:2001
  • Quality mild steel is used for all our gates with a range of decorative details
  • All our gates are fitted with the essential health and safety requirements governed by law
  • For a fantastic long lasting finish it can be galvanised or powder coated

Sliding Gates

Most sliding gates installed correctly will provide very high levels of security, especially against attempted forced entry. The fact they slide sideways means that a lot of space is left free behind the gate where a normal swing gate would have to operate, making car parking and the like a lot easier and giving more spaces. A sliding gate can be produced to very wide sizes easily and generally only requires one electric motor to operate therefore saving money over the two motors required for a pair of swing gates. Many gates we have installed have been designed in the style of a pair of gates if appearance is particularly important.

Sliding gates can be activated from many types of access control equipment, such as digital keypad, push button, radio fobs, proximity or card swipe systems, number plate recognition, biometric reader, photocell or induction loop, and even by mobile phone connection.


No need for tracking along the length of the opening it is suspended over the entrance with horizontal posts.
Its quieter than track gates, reduces the need to keep the tracking clear of debris. The channel or beam is set on bearing rollers which are engineered to a high standard, and which, in turn are bolted down to a large concrete pad. The gate is then created by being fabricated onto the beam or cantilever gate channel. The Gate is then mounted on the bearing rollers, which allows the gate to glide smoothly some 50 to 80mm above the height of its concrete base. The base needs to be set at a height that is low enough to maximise security but high enough so that the gate glides freely over any obstacle in the opening, such as manhole covers, railway lines, or objects that would normally prevent the laying of a track for a tracked sliding gate.