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An Overview of a Residential Metal Side Gate 

A metal side gate is the best option if you want to give any pedestrian access inside the boundaries of your property a better level of protection.

This type of gate has a solid steel construction to ensure rigidity and limited flexibility, so they are a great way to secure back entry points, side entries, alleyways, or just about any location where you need to keep unwanted visitors out whilst keeping dogs, children, and valuables safe.

What are the Main Benefits?

  • Easy to install.

  • A wide range of designs is available.

  • Robust construction.

  • They provide enhanced visual appeal to the surrounding landscape.

  • An excellent security deterrent.

  • Require minimal amounts of maintenance.

  • Keeps pets and children safe

Metal side gate providing security to the rear entrance of a garden

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‚ÄčAre They User Friendly?

Metal side gates may be erected in various configurations based on your project requirements and are built to exacting standards to deliver structural strength. They quickly pull open and closed by hand and have a pair of hinges fixed to one side of the gate (which you should attach to an appropriate structure such as an existing brick wall or post). A sliding or tipping latch, which you can secure with a padlock, is typically installed on the other side of the gate. However, if you'd like greater security or a more practical way of closing the gate, you may replace the latch with a heavy-duty mortise lock which you can operate with a key.

Do they Provide a High Level of Security?

Metal side gates are typically produced in many designs to suit your requirements. Generally 6ft high, this type of gate will make a great security addition to your home because they are challenging to climb. Due to this, they are very well suited to vulnerable access points around your property, including areas such as back gardens, alleyways and other secluded access points that lead to the rear of your property.

Do They Have Any Drawbacks?

Because metal gates are manufactured to have gaps between the vertical bars, they do not provide significant levels of privacy. Therefore, if you are looking for a gate with a solid panel, an aluminium pedestrian gate or a timber-side gate would be a better option. In addition to this, because they are tall, you need to ensure that the wall is of adequate height to attach the hinges and latch. If this is not possible, then metal posts will be essential.

Do They Need a Lot of Maintenance?

If you select a gate design that has been electro-galvanised (zinc plated) and powder coated with a paint finish, the maintenance required is very minimal. This is because the steel is well protected against rust and corrosion. Alternatively, if you choose a design that is only primed, the gate must first be painted before you install it, then will need additional painting every few years to keep it looking its best.

What Designs are Available?

We can produce a Metal side gate in many designs. From the simplest of styles, which perhaps only feature a steel framework and plain infill bars, through to the most elaborate options, there is no limit to the design options available. Below are a number of the most popular designs we currently offer.

Manor side gate design

Manor

Specification: 25mm x 10mm flat bar steel framework, 12mm round metal infill bars, zinc plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated black.

Standard Sizes (Fits Opening): 2ft 6", 3ft, 3ft 6" & 4ft.

Verona side gate design

Verona

Specification: 25mm x 8mm flat bar steel framework, 10mm & 6mm metal infill bars, zinc plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated black.

Standard Sizes (Fits Opening): 850 - 910mm or 920mm - 990mm.

Classic bow top side gate design

Classic Bow Top

Specification: 25mm x 6mm flat bar steel frame, 10mm infill bars, 10mm x 3mm scrolls, zinc plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated black.

Standard Sizes (Fits Opening): 2ft 6", 2ft 9", 3ft, 3ft 3" & 3ft 6".

Stirling bow top side gate design

Stirling Bow Top

Specification: 25mm x 10mm flat bar steel frame, 12mm infill bars, 10mm x 3mm scrolls, zinc plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated black.

Standard Sizes (Fits Opening): 2ft 6", 3ft, 3ft 6" & 4ft.

Saxon side gate design

Saxon

Specification: 25mm x 10mm flat bar steel framework, 12mm round metal infill bars, zinc plated (electro galvanised) and powder coated black.

Standard Sizes (Fits Opening): 2ft 6", 3ft, 3ft 6" & 4ft.

Balmoral side gate design

Balmoral

Specification: 40mm x 10mm flat bar steel framework, 16mm round metal infill bars, primed black (undercoat).

Standard Sizes (Fits Opening): 3ft & 3ft 6".

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