Newgate Blog


You would not believe the work involved in installing an automatic bollard.

When you walk through your town pedestrian shopping area, you see some automatic bollards in a line, to control vehicle traffic.

But peel back the layers of the bollard installation and see the amount of work involved.

Pits, concrete tubes, sand, drainage, cables and then a final surface finish of tarmac or concrete.

Spare a thought for engineers who prepped the ground in readiness for your bollards.


Not your average new shiny gate!

This is not what your brand new shiny gate from Newgate is supposed to look like!

Unfortunately, it has had a disagreement with a supermarket lorry – and most definitely lost.  This is the pitfalls of being a supermarket Service Yard Gate.

Sometimes, the entrance to the service yard is so small, or badly positioned, that the delivery drivers have to aim their lorry at the gate position to manoeuvre into the yard.  Nine times out of ten it works, and then on the tenth time!

This Electric Swing Gate was soon repaired and put back in operation.

Check out our range of Supermarket Service Yard Gates on our website

Swing Gate






Thats not supposed to happen

If you are going to have a problem with your Challenger Rising Arm Traffic Barrier – you might as well make it a good one!

Where to start?

• Pole damaged
• Curtain Damaged
• Output shaft bent and twisted
• Door not secure
• Traffic lights twisted
• Barrier pointing the wrong way
• Weights jammed into security kiosk

And that’s only the damage that is visable on first inspection!

But, let’s look on the bright side, it won’t take long to put it right.

If you want to talk to “a man that can”, ring us today on 01636 704000


Showroom condition


It’s alright seeing a brand new traffic barrier leaving the factory for its new home, but you don’t always get to see what its new home looks like.

This “Heavy Duty” traffic barrier is more the exception than the norm – yet it will sit there all day every day, and in all weathers.

Newgate’s Heavy Duty barrier is just that – heavy duty, durable, long lasting, 100% duty rated and R & D tested to a million operations.

Does this face look bothered?

To get your H.D. Barrier today, call us on 01636 700172 or email –


Trapped WindThis Heavy Duty Barrier, with high bar curtain assembly, certainly isn’t as healthy as it should be.

It’s certainly experienced some major damage, whether it be from severe weather conditions, or vehicle impact.

We suspect the latter of the two – it usually is!

But, as usual, the damage looks worse than it is.  A couple of hours attention from one of our Service team, and some new horizontal and vertical sections, and this barrier will pass it’s medical and be fully fit again.

If you have a sickly barrier, or gate, just call our Service Team for assistance.

Telephone: 01636 704000


Nobody Loves Me

What’s this Newgate “Heavy Duty” barrier done to upset someone?

It’s lost its pole!
Its reader post is bent!
It’s wet!
It’s miserable!
It’s gloomy!

Surely, life’s got to get better than this!

Of course it will.  This barrier is probably one of the most arduous and durable in today’s market place.

Don’t underestimate Newgate’s Heavy Duty Barrier!

Want one? – call us today and be amazed at its performance and price.

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The Domino Effect

Although not Newgate equipment, this traffic barrier system certainly makes interesting viewing. The protection bollard certainly “didn’t” do its job – it’s supposed to stop this sort of damage!  As you can see, almost every fixing bolt has been pulled out of the ground and who knows how much internal damage has been done to the car park barrier and pay machine.  For friendly advice on how to restore a barrier system – call our Service Department on 01636 605400


traffic barrier accessoriesThe latest addition to Newgate’s range of traffic barrier accessories – a lamp post, complete with “No Entry” sign.

As you can see, this Challenger traffic barrier already has a red and white pole, bottom curtain and Stop signs – the usual accessories.

Never done one before, but if its safe, practical and cost effective, we will try anything.

If you have any specific requirements for your traffic barrier just let us know.



not your every day - CopyNewgate’s electric rising arm traffic barriers are installed Worldwide, and in many  diverse applications.

Looks like this pair of “Challenger” traffic barriers have to control construction traffic, in this case a big dumper truck.

Not a problem, when these barriers were originally development tested to minimum of one million operations, in a continuous 24/7 time cycle and in all weathers.

Bring it on!  If you can drive it, Newgate can control it.

For details on our Challenger barriers, or our other Heavy Duty, or Manual barriers – check out our website today


overkill barrier - CopyHave you ever seen a foundation block the size of this one for just a traffic barrier tip support post?  It’s bigger than the barrier base!

The barrier installation looks good, but I hope that someone has taken the local “scenery” (power train lines) into account.  They pose more of a “threat” than crashing your car into the foundations.

Newgate can, and will, do “special” accessories, ie. a longer tip support post for non-standard applications – just ask us!

For standard, and special barriers, gates and accessories just contact us on 0808 156 1561 or