CASE STUDY – BELLSURE, Gas Strut Closer
Manor Place Depot, London
Gate closing solutions for external gates in residential areas can be a challenge, due to outdoor environment and potential vandalism. Bellsure chose the Gatemaster gas strut closer for their cycle shelters in a prestigious development in the heart of London.
Our client Bellsure was asked to supply a cycle storage scheme in Manor Place Depot, a residential development part of a multi billion pound regeneration scheme in Elephant & Castle.
The bespoke shelters that Bellsure designed were solidly constructed from steel and clad in timber. The gates were therefore robust but also a reasonable weight.
Bellsure chose an electro-magnetic lock as the locking device for this project. The client was also looking to fit a closing device to the gates to ensure they always closed and secured themselves. In addition, they needed a solution that would close slowly to prevent the gates causing any disturbance.
The Gatemaster Solution
In order to solve the clients concerns, we suggested a screw-fixed gas strut closer. This is a hydraulically dampened gas strut that ensures a gentle close and is very easy to fit to metal or wooden gates. This suited their specifications for the following reasons:
• Easily retro-fitted: The gas strut closers were required to be fitted after installation.
• Slow closing: The unique oil dampening within the gas strut ensures the gate closes safely and doesn’t bang shut.
• Unobtrusive: The slimline strut blended in well with the cladded gates.
We regularly install the Gatemaster gas struts on our shelters and they have proven to be good quality and reliable. A lot of the shelters we install are steel framed clad with timber which makes the gates heavy, and the Gatemaster closer works well with no issues. It was a good retrofit solution for our Manor Place Depot install, the gas struts fitted well with the doors and were easy to install with the screw on brackets. Overall a good install for us and the client was pleased with the end result.