What gates should you select for the entrance of your building site?

Your building site’s entrance should not be an invitation to steal or vandalise. Moreover, your entrance should not cause frustration in the drivers of arriving and departing construction vehicles. An entrance to your building site should impress on authorised visitors to treat the terrain with respect. So, how do you make an obstacle-free and burglar-proof entrance that suits your building site? This blog provides insight into the pros and cons of purchasing a swing gate, a sliding mobile fence, or a Steelhoard gate.

Types of vehicle gates for your construction site

1. Swing gate

This is the most common and economical way of creating an entrance. A swing gate matches its name and has two mobile fences. This type of entrance is used for short-term construction projects with a minimum risk of theft. You simply connect this fence to the existing fencing.

This choice is very dependent on the risk profile of your building site.

2. Sliding mobile fence

This type of entrance is the most commonly used after swing gates. The gate has one or two robust mobile fences that can be slid toward each other. One or two mobile fences are used depending on the desired thoroughfare. These gates are often secured with a padlock. A sliding mobile fence is often used when other solutions cannot be used, such as a hinged swing sliding gate. It makes it easy for everyone to easily enter and leave, including at the end of the workday. However, it does not prevent theft and requires manual actions to open and close the gate. Sliding mobile fences are most often purchased for short-term projects with a low risk of theft.


3. Steelhoard vehicle gate

Do you want to protect the construction site from prying eyes or because there are valuables lying around? Then the Steelhoard traffic gate is the right option. Unauthorised people cannot see what is behind the construction fences and gates. The Steelhoard vehicle gate is suitable for long- and short-term projects with a high risk of theft. 


Your choice depends on the type of building site and how prone it is to theft

As stated above, the choice is dependent on how prone the building site is to theft, the type of materials at the building site, arriving and departing construction traffic, the duration of your construction project. The requirements here partly determine the advice (and, thus, costs) on purchasing the fencing, such as a sliding gate for the entrance. Above all, the design of your entrance must be practically and financially feasible. Make sure you make a well-considered decision because your personal choice lasts years.

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