Do you require a gate that is convenient in terms of functionality and doesn’t take up too much space? In that case, you may find that a bi folding gate suits your needs perfectly..
What are bi folding gates?
These gates have folding back sections, known as panels. The latin prefix bi- means two, therefore bi folding gates are gates that have two folding back sections (or panels). Bi folds come in a variety of sizes and materials. What’s more, they can also be used both internally or externally.
When do you need a bi folding gate?
If you have a space without the capacity to fit a standard gate, then you should definitely consider looking into bi folding alternatives. In particular, if your drive is on an incline, then a standard swing gate would bottom out – either scraping at points or having an ugly gap. These gates, however, are a great alternative to swing gates as they only take up a quarter of that space – thereby solving the problem.
In the event that your gate needs to fold only to one side, we can install a customised gate that uses only two leaves that fold in one direction, giving you maximum vehicular access.
For extra convenience, you can choose automated gates – which eliminate the need to open your gate manually and save you both time and effort. Automatic driveway gates in particular are a popular option among people looking for a convenient and effective solution to protecting their property.
What materials are bi folding gates made from?
Whether you’re looking for wooden gates or wrought iron gates, Portcullis can create a design to suit your needs. Alternatively, you can opt for the standard bar in-fill design.
Only using the highest quality materials, we can offer gates either in galvanised and powder coated steel designs or made from high quality hardwoods such as Iroko or Utile.
Stuck on which material to go for? Check out our designs page for some inspiration.
The benefits of bi folding gates
We have already covered some of the bonuses of these gates, but the three biggest are:
- Vehicular access improvements
- Forget having to get out of your car and open your gate. These types of gates can be paired with the majority of access control systems for vehicular access, so you can open your gate without leaving the driver’s seat.
- Quick operation
- Bi folding gates only take between three and seven seconds to open – that’s twice the speed of a conventional gate.
- Take up minimal space
- The folding panels mean that they take up far less room than the standard model – which is why so many residents choose them.
Why should you choose Portcullis to provide your gates?
You should choose Portcullis Gate Automation Ltd because we are an industry regulated company with highly experienced surveyors and gate installers. We are able to tailor gates to your individual circumstances and specifications. What’s more, should you need it – automation is available using the latest surface mounted operators.
At the forefront of innovation, we use the latest technology in our design process. Our construction team is comprised of professional installers that make sure your gate is installed quickly whilst maintaining health and safety standards.
Can I design my own gates?
Of course. At Portcullis we have a gate builder app that allows you to fully customise your own gate from the bar design to additional decorations.
If you have any enquiries about bi folding gates, feel free to contact us for more assistance.