Richardson Composite Sliding Gate (Tall)

Our composite sliding gate systems are the perfect finish to your driveway. Complete with our next generation composite infills.

We offer this gate in both cantilever and tracked systems, bespoke made to your sizes.

Next Gen. Composite Sliding Gate Range

Our composite sliding gate systems are the perfect finish to your driveway. Complete with our next generation composite infills. We offer this gate in both cantilever and tracked systems, bespoke made to your sizes.

Welcome to our composite infill, metal framed gate range.

With a wide range of colour combinations we can be sure to find a match for your requirements.  All of our composite is eco friendly - a mixture of recycled wood and plastic - which lasts a lifetime. Combining ultra premium 50mm gate frames with the composite cladding results in a luxurious & maintenance free product!

Look through the product photos on this page for guides on how to create your custom gate. More info & specifications at bottom of page.

For your peace of mind we will send a confirmation email/call you after order is placed to confirm sizes prior to fabrication.

Please use our measuring guide located within product photos, to help choose the correct 'gap width'.

All we need is an accurate 'Gap Width' and we will calculate everything else - clearances, posts (if required), hinges etc.

Every item within our composite infill range comes galvanised as standard.  We also offer optional Powder Coating.

Check out our gallery to view the high quality of these gates: Gallery.

For installation options & guides: Installation. For shipping & lead times: Delivery.

Not sure what options to choose? Call our expert team on 01698 829 876, email us or click live chat!

From: £2,344.00


Product Description

We offer many premium composite sliding gate systems.

All of our sliding gates are manufactured with an overhang, which has several purposes. The first is that it allows the support roller system (typically hidden behind the opening) to connect to the gate. It also is more aesthetically pleasing as you cannot see through the sides.

When measuring for your new composite sliding gate, simply take the opening size as you normally would for a driveway gate (measure the clear opening).

Included in our pricing, we have allowed for this 500mm overhang which is manufactured as part of the sliding gate. You only need to select the size bracket for your gap width, opening size.

For example, if your gap/opening is 3.6m - we will manufacture the gate to be 4.1m. You would select the price/size bracket that has 3.6m within it.

If you need help planning your sliding gate system, whether its tracked or cantilever, contact our technical support team today!

Metal Framed Composite Infill Gate Range

Our metal framed composite range is amazing value for money - and maintenance free! Manufactured from our ultra premium 50mm frames and clad with Next Gen. composite boards at 150mm wide. These maintenance free composite boards have a realistic wood effect on both sides, so the gate looks equally as stunning from the inside!

We have been designing and manufacturing gates for a long time, with our skilled fabricators having many decades of experience in the industry. We have designed and redesigned our composite gate frames over the years, being one of the very first companies to introduce composite boards into the gate market, back in 2016!

Please read the description below which will help guide you through customising and purchasing the last gate you will ever need!

Remember - Any of our products can be manufactured ready for gate automation (electric gates) & access control systems. Please contact us for more information.


Proudly 100% manufactured here in the UK, using British steel!

Purchasing Guide

We understand that there are many options to select when purchasing our products. We have written the below explanation to assist you. If you are unsure please call or email us for assistance - we are here to help! Include photos if possible!

Build Specification 

Please click the 'Specification' tab to view the materials this gate is custom manufactured from.


State Your Gap Width

Tell us your exact gap width, by typing into the empty box. This can be in metric or imperial (mm or inches). This is the exact size we will base your product manufacture on.

The majority of gate setups are installed BETWEEN (or face to face) the gap width provided.

If you require your setup to be installed BEHIND the gap width please let us know in the notes.

Gap Width Selection

The second option is required in order to price your gate. Please select the matching price band which reflects your actual gap width.  We will contact you to amend your order should these not match.


Gate Height

All of our gate heights are taken from the gate edges, not the centres. This allows you to match the heights of existing pillars/fencing/hedges etc.

Please see our 'height guide' which is contained within the product images.  Alternatively, we have a page dedicated on 'How To Measure'.

Gates with arched designs vary in height, with a typical driveway gate arch being around 300mm or 1 foot. If you select an gate which includes an arched top, then the height you select will be the height at the edge of the gate (nearest posts/pillars). The height of the arch will be taller than your chosen size. If you require exact arch sizes please let us know when ordering and we can provide technical drawings!


Composite Infills

We offer a wide range of composite infill options, which include a range of colours in both brushed & wood grain finishes. Please click the product images to view the options.

Please contact us for free samples of our composite range boards.  We can also powder coat the gate frames in a matching colour to the composite infills, just let us know!

Our composite is Eco friendly and consists of both recycled timbers and plastics. It is long lasting and requires no maintenance, apart from washing!


Gate Finish - Galvanising (Base Coat)

We galvanise all of our gates & metalwork as standard. When purchasing a gate, we always advise ensuring that it is first galvanised before any coatings are applied. Non - galvanised gates are guaranteed to rust over time, which results in a long life of maintenance each year!

It may cost a little more now, but it is a wise investment for decades to come. See more on our Galvanising Page.


Gate Powder Coated (Top Coat)

Please select the relative price band to match your gap size. Powder coating is priced based on size, therefor the larger the gate, the higher the cost of powder coating.

We offer powder coating as an optional extra. This allows us to cater for all types of customer requirements and budgets.

Our powder coating is applied ON TOP of the galvanised coating.  This ensures a very long coating life. Powder coating is a maintenance free finish (does not require re coating, lasts decades) - only requires washing down from time to time.

We will need to contact you to amend any incorrectly selected options.

See our Powder Coating page.

Note - you can also paint the gate yourself if you wish to do so. If you do not select powder coating then the gate will come galvanised (silver coloured, metal finish).


Gate Powder Coating Colour

Note - please only use this option if you have selected 'Gate Powder Coated' above, which carries an additional cost. We will be unable to process your order if it has been incorrectly priced/chosen.

We offer powder coating in any RAL Colour (RAL is a technical term for 'colour codes').

Please select your colour or alternatively state the colour/RAL code in the comments before purchase.  Some obscure RAL colours may carry an additional charge - we will notify you if this is the case.

If you would like your gate frames to match the composite infills please let us know as we can cater for this!


Gate Furniture (Locks, Drop Bolts & Hinges Etc)

All gates are supplied ready to install - no extra gate furniture required (however, you will need your own fixings if wall mounting etc).

Locinox Lock Unit - All of our metal framed composite gates come with a locinox unit as standard. This is a professional outdoor lock system, that is installed inside the frame. It comes with front and back handles along with 3 keys. It operates in a similar manner to your PVC front door lock and handle system! We offer this in both silver and black finishes. Please look at the product photos to view the lock system.

Drop Bolts - All driveway (short and tall) composite gates come with 2 x dropbolts (which are pre installed to the gates) and rests to hold them up when not in use. These drop bolts allow you to secure the gates in both the open and closed positions. All pedestrian single gates DO NOT come with a drop bolt as standard, but they can be added if requested. See product photos.

Gate Hinges - Gates are supplied with appropriate amount of adjustable gate hinge eyes. 2x for pedestrian gates, 4x for driveway gates. Our gates have 'lugs' pre welded onto the frames, which the hinges bolt through and allow for adjustment.

Gate Hanging Hinge Plates - Gates are supplied with metal hinge plates with hanging pins. These can be fixed to walls, timber posts/metal posts & brick pillars.

Specialist Accessories Available - We offer various specialist accessories, including self closing units (non electric), which close the gates behind you automatically. Please contact us for more information.


Metal Posts

We manufacture custom posts to suit each set of gates, if required. We will always provide the correct size/specification of posts to suit your gates.

We can also add custom lugs for mounting to walls etc - just let us know!

All of our posts are galvanised as standard.

All posts include fitted pins for hanging gates, at the correct heights (posts are custom made at the same time as the gates).


Posts Finishes

If you require the posts to be powder coated, on top of the galvanising, please select this option.

We will automatically coat the posts to match the colour of your gates.


Locinox Lock & Handle 

For driveway sets of gates, please select which gate leaf (left or right) you would like the locinox lock and handle to be installed. This will be the leaf that opens first.

For single pedestrian gates (tall side gates/path & garden gates), please select which side of the gate you would like the lock to be installed (left or right).

This lock system is an advanced outdoor lock, handle and key (3 keys) setup.

Please also select if you would like a black or silver finish.


Push Or Pull To Open?

Our Metal Framed Range is hinged in such a way that the gate will only swing in one direction.  We need to know if the gate opens inwards (standard) - push to open.

Or, if the gate opens outwards (pull to open). Please see our 'Hinges Help' tab located within product description.

All designs are based on you standing on the street or outside the property.

'Opening In' would be opening INTO the garden, 'Opening Out' would be opening out, towards the street.

These and some other gates are not universal opening - so it is paramount that we get this correct!


Gallery - Real Life Images

We recommend viewing our gallery to see the finished products installed. We have 1000's of completed jobs which we proudly put on display for you to view. All of our photos are 100% our own work which we have compiled over the many years in the industry.

View Gallery



We unfortunately DO NOT supply fixings for attaching items to walls/posts etc (unless we are both supplying and installing your new gates!).  When installing gates to existing structures,  there is no 'one size fits all' fixing.

We can advise what we recommend but we cannot accept liability for incorrect choice/use of different types of fixings.

It is ultimately the installers choice, to choose the correct fixing size and style for the installation at hand.


Delivery & Lead Times

All of our gates & metalwork is custom made to order, and there for carries a lead time.

Please view our Delivery & Lead time page for more information.

Please DO NOT arrange for contractors or installation of your new gates until you have confirmed with ourselves it is OK to do so (or you have received your delivery). There are many processes involved in manufacturing a lifetime gate!

Metal Framed Composite Gates - Specification

  • Main Frame - 50mm x 50mm Steel Hollow Section (SHS).
  • Internal Frame (to support infills) - 50mm x 25mm Rectangular Hollow Section (RHS) + 25mm x 25mm SHS.
  • Gate Arch (if applicable) - Dependant on design - Most designs - 50mm x 10mm flat bar. Some designs 50mm x 25mm RHS & 50mm x 50mm SHS.
  • Hinge System - 16mm Adjustable hinge setup (may vary depending on setup size and requirements)
  • Metalwork Finish - Hot dip galvanising as standard. Top coat - industrial powder coating (optional).
  • Lock System - Locinox internal lock system. Front & back handles (black or silver). 3 Keys.
  • Posts (optional) - Dependant on gate size - from 50mm x 50mm to 150mm x 150mm.
  • Country Of Origin - Proudly 100% bespoke manufactured, within our UK workshop with British steel.
  • Composite Gate Infills - 145mm x 19mm tongue and groove boards (no daylight gaps on gates). Eco friendly recycled timber & plastic. Several colours and finishes available.

How to measure and install a sliding gate system

NOTE - we are currently updating our extensive guides on measuring and installing sliding gates, including how to videos. Basic information has been provided below during this time. Please contact our technical team for more assistance at present.


Measuring For A Sliding Gate

Measure your opening width or gap width.

Ensure you have enough run back (for when the gate is open). Typically you require at least 500mm more than the opening size for a tracked gate. For a cantilever, it is typically 40% more than the opening size.


Installing A Sliding Gate

With the correct preparation a sliding gate install can be relatively easy.

Levels are important - take the levels across the driveway (does it rise or fall left/right?). Also, the levels into the run back area (where the sliding gate opens).


We offer our sliding gate systems in both cantilever and tracked versions.

The kits come with all hardware to allow a complete installation of a manual sliding gate. If you wish to automate this, we can also supply sliding gate motors by Roger Technology Italy - the best on the market!  We install these ourselves and can highly recommend them for reliability.

These sliding kits are used on all of our different gate ranges - composite sliding gates, aluminium sliding gates and metal sliding gates.


Cantilever Sliding Gate Kit:

Cantilever gate track (attached to bottom of gate)

Cantilever carriage wheels x 2 (the gate runs on these wheels, which are attached to concrete base)

Cantilever carriage end inserts x 2 (to finish the ends of gate carriage)

Cantilever meeting point/resting cups x 2 (to locate and

Support post system + base plate for installation

Closing post & locating 'Y' mouth (receives the gate in the fully closed position)

Stop safety post (receives the gate in the fully open position, also prevents and accidental run offs)

Sliding gate guide / support roller system

Optional - Sliding gate brushless motor kit


Tracked Sliding Gate Kit:

Sliding gate ground track (concrete in OR bolt down) (The gate runs on this track similar to a train track)

Tracked sliding gate wheels x 2 (These are installed directly onto the bottom of the gate, which then sits on the track)

Support post system + base plate for installation

Closing post & locating 'Y' mouth (receives the gate in the fully closed position)

Stop safety post (receives the gate in the fully open position, also prevents and accidental run offs)

Sliding gate guide / support roller system

Optional - Sliding gate brushless motor kit

Our current lead time from order confirmation to delivery is 6 to 8 weeks. More delivery information can be found on the delivery page, from the home page menu.
We have a wide range of sliding gate hardware available, for example post boxes can be custom designed into the sliding gate system. Please contact us for more information at this time while we are updating the website.
We offer a range of electric gate motors and associated hardware, such as toothed rack, to suit your new automated sliding gate system. Products will display here shortly. Please contact us for more information at present.