Automatic Sliding Gates

 Automatic Sliding Gates for Melbourne

Stay warm and dry in winter and cool in summer when you install an automatic sliding gate. Automatic sliding gates (also known as electric gates) are becoming more popular as they are great at reducing the space needed for a vehicle to access a driveway.  As we offer more than just one brand of electric gates so you can be guaranteed that the automatic sliding gate system that will suit your budget, home and lifestyle.

Electric sliding gates also make great driveway gates when you have uneven ground where it is impractical to use a driveway hinged gate. These types of reasons have seen automatic sliding gates becoming extremely popular for both residential and commercial properties.  Instead of the usual swing arc the electric gate simply slides across the access point of the driveway. These electric sliding gates are not connected directly to a gate post, but are configured into a slide frame.

These types of electric driveway gates are most often used for vehicle access, but some people use them for pedestrian access gates too. Automatic sliding gates come in a wide variety of styles to suit your individual needs. 


When getting an automated gate, you need to make sure that you get everything you need. Some of the accessories that you can consider for your automatic sliding gates include:

  • Remote Controls - for opening the gate without leaving your car.
  • Battery Backup - for peace of mind automatic gates will work even if there is a power failure. If you decide not to have a battery backup, it is recommended that you have a manual release in case of a power shortage (so you will never be locked in or out or your driveway)
  • Keypads - great option to give access for pedestrians
  • Safety beam - a proximity sensor to make sure the gate does not close when a person, pet or car is passing through the automatic sliding gate (sometimes called an anti crushing feature).

Automatic sliding gates are usually fabricated using a 50 x 50mm frame with the bottom rail 100*50mm to incorporate the wheels. Gate posts are needed on either side of the electric gate that suits both the style of the electric sliding gate as well as their size and weight.

All our driveway sliding gates use low voltage motors of a range from 24 volt up to 240 volt. The size of the motor for an automatic sliding gate depends on the weight of the gate. Most domestic driveway gates do not weigh more than 300kg (unless they are made of wrought iron or stainless steel) so only a small motor is needed.
The opening and closing speed of the gate can vary from around 200mm per second to 950mm per second
Automated sliding gates can be made out of various material including:

We can even match your new automated sliding gate to either a new fence or an existing fence. We can also fit remote units to most existing gate types.

Joe's Fencing & Gates service all of Melbourne's Northern suburbs. The suburbs of Melbourne we service include Fawkner, Coburg, Brunwick, Glenroy, Pascoe Vale, Oak Park, Ascot Vale, Essendon, Strathmore, Campbellfield and Tullarmarine.

View our service area map of Melbourne to see if we service your location.

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At Joe's Fencing & Gates we also install automatic sliding gates for commercial and industrial properties.