Private residence gate automation

Private residence gate automation

Hidden sliding gate automation blending into Lake District materials

Project Brief

This beautiful property nestled on the side of lake Windermere commissioned a gate to compliment it. The pillars clad in lakeland stone and the gate leaf set with english oak.


The 8m gate leaf is to move through the main cylindrical stone pillar and engage with another cylindrical stone pillar.


The gate is the main entrance for access to the residence for the owners, deliveries and visitors requesting access via an intercom.


Automated Gate Installations

Working with one of the UK’s leading architectural and sculptural metalworkers Chris Brammall, we craft beautiful bespoke and automated gates that are not only secure, reliable and safe, but also look stunning.

The Challenge

The visual appeal was being reduced by the necessity of an additional pedestrian entrance and a solution was not expected.

The gate visual appeal was not to be spoilt by overt positioning of safety and operational electronics.



We offered to setup the gate to allow for pedestrian access as well as vehicular access, this means the gate will open 1m wide for pedestrians and the full 8 meter span for vehicles. Instantly reducing complexity and the need for a pedestrian gate.

We specified hidden ground loops to detect vehicle presence and offer simple no touch exit of the property.

The edges of the gate leaf required edge protection to identify any object present to stop the gate, we set these into the leaf to improve the visual impact, these are traditionally wired, we used radio transmitters hidden within the structure to hide this necessary feature.

Traditional infrared safety beams are unsightly black boxes applied to gate installations to provide necessary pedestrian safety, we specified the most discreet product that covered both the inner and outer areas.

We integrated the opening of the gate with the whole home control system allowing the gate to be opened from the control system throughout the house.


Tech We Used

Came Gate Motor

Tried and trusted Came sliding gate motor has ample power and quiet smooth operation ideal for this installation

Came remote fobs

Secure and discreet the Came fobs allow for the many users of the system to remotely open the gate for either vehicles or pedestrians at the touch of the button.

Argos Photocells

Just 25mm diameter flush mounted these infrared beams are highly reliable and are the most discreet product available.


Chris Brammall