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Both options have their benefits, sliding gates are a great space saver if you have a short driveway as they do not take up any swing room like swing gates or hinged gates. This allows sliding gates leave space for your carin the driveway where swing gates would usualy swing. With sliding gates special consideration should be made to the position of the gate when it opens...... 

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Are Sliding Gates or swing gates Better?

Posted 4/4/2014

Both options have their benefits, sliding gates are a great space saver if you have a short driveway as they do not take up any swing room like swing gates or hinged gates. This allows sliding gates leave space for your carin the driveway where swing gates would usualy swing. With sliding gates special consideration should be made to the position of the gate when it opens ,and how it may effect a pedestrian gate. Landscape should be considdered when installing sliding gates, it may need to be excavated or an appropriate track installed to open onto. In a commercial fencing or factory fencing situation or where high security fencing is required, sliding gates can be made more secure easier than swing gates. Swing gates have their benefits they are generally simpler and often require less maintainence than sliding gates depending on the application. Both sliding and swing gates can have gate automation added.Choosing the right product can be a case of working out what you are trying to achieve. For more information cantact Lockfast fencing for advice or a quote on quality sliding or swing gates or automation for both sliding gates and swing gates.