Should You Choose Cantilever or Sliding Gates for Your Home?

Investing in premium entry gates for your property is an excellent way to improve your safety, the appearance of your façade, and the ease that you and your guests enter and exit your house. Two of our current favourite options include cantilever and sliding gates – whilst they appear to operate in a similar manner, they are also quite different too! It can be difficult to know which option is best for your home, which is why we’ve compared a quick guide to choosing the perfect entry gate.

Before you pick one style over the other, it’s important that you understand their differences!

Cantilever Entry Gates

Often considered one of the more modern options on the market, cantilever gates use a clever system tucked behind your fencing that allows them to glide through the air, rather than along the ground.



Sliding Entry Gates

A traditional option, sliding gates do exactly as their name says – they slide along the ground when opening and closing. They can be open and closed at will, and are the perfect choice for sloping driveways where other designs may not be suitable.



As you can see, choosing between a cantilever and sliding gate comes down too much more than just personal preference. The material that your driveway is made from plays a huge role, as does your budget and a number of other factors.

Regardless of whether you know exactly what you want, or you’re still struggling to decide between the two, we recommend contacting our friendly team on (03) 5975 1655. With over 20 years combined experience, we can walk you through the entire process and ensure you pick the perfect entry gate for your architectural style and individual needs – book your free measure and quote today!