STEEL GATES & FENCING
We can fabricate any gate or fence, if you can dream it, we can make it.
All steel gates & fencing, as well as all tracks, brackets, hinges, etc. are galvanised before installation.
Steel gates & fencing ensures that the best quality, strongest and sturdiest materials are used to fabricate our clients' gates and fencing, that suits the clients' site and situation. It is important to ensure that the materials used are not too flimsy for the purpose it needs to serve, nor to heavy and bulky, as this will lead to problems in the future.
Steel gates & fencing can be arched, or squared off. The most cost effective and standard gate or fence that can be fabricated has a square tubing frame, square tubing inners, spaced 120mm apart, with a spike of choice on top of the gate frame.
- 1800mm high
- 50 x 50mm square tubing frame
- 19 x 19mm square tubing inners
- Spikes on top of frame
- 2 x 80mm wheels
Standard steel fence between wall:
- 32 x 32 square tubing frame
- 20 x 20 square tubing inners
- Spikes on top of frame
Standard steel fence:
- 1800mm high
- 32 x 32mm square tubing top and bottom bars
- 20 x 20mm square tubing inners
- Spikes on top
- 50 x 50mm square tubing posts to mount fence panels onto
- 76 x 76mm square tubing posts are used at the corners and ends of gates & fencing
LHV uses cast iron spikes to weld onto the gates and fencing. Various styled spikes are available but do vary in price. Steel spikes are available at an extra charge.
Doggy bars can also be fabricated for all gates and fencing. Doggy bars are 10mm square bars that usually are about 800mm to a metre in length and are welded to the bottom of the gate and extend to the centre bar of the gate, in between each 20 x 20 inner. These are used to prevent small dogs, cats, etc. from existing or entering the gate. A 32mm x 32mm square tubing bar is used for the centre bar.
Round bar or pipe can also be used as inners to fabricate any gates and fencing, but tubing will still be used to fabricate the gate or fence frame.
If possible a sliding gate option should always be installed, as opposed to swing gates, as swing gates have far more potential to cause problems when automated. Sliding gates simply slide back and forth on a track, and a sliding gate motor is also a far more efficient, simple system in comparison to a swing gate motor automation.
80mm roller wheels are installed onto LHV sliding gates, as these are easy to replace down the line if necessary, and leave an 80mm clearance between the bottom of the gate and track. Any sliding gate no matter the size or weight should only ever have two wheels installed onto the gate, if more wheels are added, it can cause the gate to slide in uneven positions.
The track, which is what the gate wheels roll on, must always be installed as straight and level as possible, as this is essential in the smooth running and maintenance of the gate, especially if automated. LHV always galvanises all tracks that are fabricated and installed, to prolong the life of your track and prevent rapid corrosion from the sea air. LHV garage doors and gates fabricate gate tracks that are very stable and strong, as an angle is welded on top of a square tubing that forms a R.I.B. The track is then placed into a dug out trench and steel pegs are hammered, at an angle, deep into the ground and welded to the track. The track is then concreted in. This process of fabrication and installation ensures that the track is exceptionally strong, will not sag or crack out from its concrete bed. This process also allows the client to be able to drive over the track on the same day of installation, as opposed to having to wait a day or two.
As the track can be installed in one day, the client will not be left with an open property that is a definite security risk. LHV installs and completes its sliding gates in one day.
As security is the crucial point of gates and fencing, anti lift brackets are always fabricated and installed onto the gate to prevent thieves from easily entering or removing the gate.
The client can either opt to install a single leaf swing gate or double leaf swing gates. If the opening where the gates need to be installed is wider than 2500mm, the client should definitely choose to have two swing gates installed as opposed to a single leaf swing gate system, if the client wants to automate the gates. This is due to the fact that swing gate motors should also only be installed onto gates no wider than 2500mm per leaf. A wider single leaf swing gate can however be installed if no motor is going to be installed onto the single swing gate.
LHV garage doors and gates fabricates its own hinges to weld onto swing gates, as opposed to using bullet hinges that will rust and seize in the Western Cape, due to the sea air.
Pallisade fencing consists of vertical slatted angled steel pales, that can have as many as 7 spikes on each pale. The pales are welded onto 40 x 3 angles that are connected onto 69 x 69 posts, in 3m panels. 2.5m panels or shorter have 40 x 50 posts. The pales range from 1,6mm to 3mm thick.
Palisade fencing is usually found in industrial areas, due to its heavy duty, industrial appearance.