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A cantilever sliding gate operates by using an extended section of gate to counterbalance the actual gate which spans the required opening. So the gate would glide along the opening without coming into direct contact with the ground.

Sliding gates are generally more secure than swing gates as they are retained within a rigid structure and are retained at the closed end making them much more difficult to force open and in particular less likely to be breached by vehicle impact. In addition, the more vulnerable points of a sliding gate are less accessible compared to a hinged gate.

Features/ benefits:

  • Less ground work required as no rail is used.
  • The ground surface can be uneven or sloping as the gate doesn't come into contact with it and won't be affected by debris and snow and ice below it.
  • Quieter operation compared with a tracked gate.

Gates are available with a full set of security features including safe-edge, photocells, warning lights etc. Also available with customer branding between guide posts and on the gate leading edge panel.

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Standard product features


Width (maximum opening): 15 m. For even larger entrances a pair of gates can be used to cover an opening of double the size.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-25-35/303 Carbon steel gates

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS clauses:

Product specification

An important note about specifying



Procter Contracts


+44 (0)0800 2944177

Product reference

[Pro-glide 10]
Rectangular hollow section (RHS) guide posts, with heavy duty welded mesh or sheet panels.
[Pro-glide 20]
Circular hollow section (CHS) splayed guide posts, with profiled sheet metal panels, integral warning light and motor cover.
[Pro-glide 30]
Bespoke hollow section guide posts with bespoke infill.


[As drawing]
Insert details.
[As schedule]
Insert details.

Guide post infill

[Heavy duty welded mesh]
Pro-glide 10.
[Sheet metal panels]
Pro-glide 10.
[Profiled sheet metal panels]
Pro-guide 20.
[As drawing]
Bespoke design, insert drawing reference.

Gate frame infill

[Heavy duty welded mesh]
[Vertical bars]
[As drawing]
Bespoke design, insert drawing reference.

Colour/ Finish

Polyester powder coated, RAL - Insert colour requirements.


[Inset operator control panel with light]
Optional on Pro-guide 20 and 30.

Manufacturer details

11 Pantglas Industrial Estate,
Cardiff, CF83 8XD
Tel +44 (0)0800 2944177
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