Gate closers explained

Wrought iron gate with sign hanging with green metal wire. White sign with black text "Please close the gate"

Does your garden gate slam closed every time it’s shut?  Is your front gate always being left open?  Or your alleyway gates in your area left swinging open?

Then no doubt a quality gate closer could be an easy and effective solution to stop your gate from swinging open.  And no, they’re not a complicated, 20-page instruction manual product – gate closers (or gate closures as they’re sometimes known) can be a very simple device to close your gate behind you every time it’s opened.

The simplest gate cloMetal spring gate closer in stainless steelsing device on the market is a spring gate closer, which is literally just a spring that fits to a gate (sounds obvious) – this is the most cost effective closer on the market.  They may however make your gate bang shut, so either you fit a rubber stop or upgrade to a slightly heavier duty dampened gate closer.

decorative metal gate with controlled gate closer

The most popular and well-priced of the heavy duty closers is the gate closing gas strut – these incorporate a hydraulic damper which slows down the closing speed to prevent the gate from slamming, an extremely reliable solution and a quality alternative to the gate spring.  These can either be welded or screw fixed onto your gate.

Grey metal gate with hydraulic gate closing hinge kit installed

Another popular closer closing device is the hydraulic gate closer or APS which welds on underneath the gate.  This is a heavy duty spring closer which again has a hydraulic dampening, meaning that it can be adjusted to whatever closing speed you want.  It comes as a set with a top hinge meaning that no hinges are required for the gate.

Contact us to find out more!  Visit our gate closer page or give us a call on +44 (0)1243 552066.