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Large Aluminium Gates with Decorative feature

Aluminium electric residential gates


For long-lasting durability and low maintenance


Complying to safety & security regulatory standards


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Aluminium Gates by CM Gates & Barriers

Comparison between aluminium and wooden gates

Aluminium Gates are becoming increasingly more popular because of their strength, durability, and versatility when it comes to design. Over its lifetime, aluminium gates will not suffer from the issues commonly faced by wooden gates.

It won’t warp, rot, shrink, expand, crack, or discolour like wooden gates. Therefore, it won’t require the expensive maintenance needed to keep wooden gates in reasonable condition.

There are many important considerations including how the gates look when they’re new, what they’ll look like when they’ve been in place for some time, and of course the cost, and aluminium is one of the popular choices when people consider all these factors.


Long-lifespan & safety of aluminium gates

Aluminium’s long life span is due to the natural thin layer of oxidation formed on its surface which effectively seals and protects it. They also don’t absorb water, the way wooden gates can, making them a more durable choice.

Aluminium is incredibly light and strong for its weight. Meanwhile, one of the main issues with gate safety is the weight of gates and the force required to open, close, or stop them. The lighter the gate, the less energy it will need to move or stop, therefore the safer it will be.

As safety is one of the primary concerns for anyone considering gates, aluminium automatic gates are the perfect solution.

Aluminium Decorative Gates

Advantages of aluminium gates

The low weight and modular design of aluminium gates make installation easy. The method of installation is not only easy, but also strong. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for wooden gates since joints can be affected by rot over a period of time.

Advantages of Aluminium gates are:

  • Maintenance free - just give it a wipe down with warm soapy water

  • Lighter than its wooden counterpart meaning it's less labour on the automation system

  • The powder-coated finish carries a 10-year guarantee

  • Seaside-resistant certified

  • Doesn't absorb water (a major cause of wood degradation)

  • Doesn't rot, twist, split, fade, or warp

  • No discolouration or cracking

Our aluminium electric gate projects

Contact us for aluminium automatic residential gates installations in Scotland, Northern England & Midlands

CM Gates & Barriers is based in Livingston, between Edinburgh and Glasgow and covering Scotland, Northern England & Midlands.

Unit 2 & 4 Polbeth Ind Est
West Calder
EH55 8TJ
Aluminium gates gallry
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