MCL design, manufacture and install lock gates, flood gates, sluices, including temporary works such as stop logs.
MCL holds Chain of Custody (CoC) to guarantee the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification of timber structures, where this is specified.
Gates can be controlled manually with the use of balance beams or mechanically using winches and winding gears.
Gates can also be controlled automatically with electric motors and hydraulics, although with tidal gates the tide does all the hard work!
MCL use tried and tested methods, designed in accordance with today’s engineering standards to produce exceptional quality, hand-crafted structures that will provide a low maintenance, effective and extremely durable water management system.
All manufacture takes place in our own factory by highly skilled craftsmen. These teams also install most of the gates they build.
The most common species used are Oak, Greenheart and Ekki. Oak is more readily available with FSC® certification although its life expectancy is not as great as the tropical species. We also offer some projects with reclaimed timbers.