15 Jan 5 types of driveway gates

Trying to choose the right driveway gate to match your property’s aesthetic, but have no idea where to begin? We’re here to help. It’s fair to say that there really is a design out there to suit everyone, providing your family with the privacy and security you need to lead a comfortable lifestyle in your home. Regardless of whether you’re all about the timeless classics, or maybe you’re into more of a modernistic style, you’ll be able to customise the design around your personal taste. 

Steel driveway gates

The effortlessly elegant steel driveway gate creates the perfect entrance to your home. Its durability strengthens the degree of security that this gate provides, being an incredibly versatile choice that can be intricately customised to your preferences. Steel driveway gates are also really easy to maintain; give them a scrub with warm, soapy water every so often for a sparkling finish that will dazzle your visitors. 

Aluminium driveway gates

One of the many benefits of aluminium driveway gates is that they’re made from one of the toughest materials, yet boast a lightweight design. Being both weather-resistant and low maintenance, what’s not to love? There are a variety of stylish designs to choose from too, so whether you’d like a textured, smooth, matte or gloss finish, or perhaps you’d like your driveway gate to be painted with a wooden effect, there are no limits to creating your dream design. Still intrigued? Take a peek at our ‘why choose aluminium gates’ article to see if you’ve met your match. 

Wooden driveway gates

If you’re all about traditional styles, you’ll fall in love with a wooden driveway gate. With the ability to suit just about any home aesthetic, this finely crafted design is sure to be admired by your neighbours. For those that want to inject a touch of colour into their life, why not take your pick from one of our 50 staining colours and paints? Create something totally unique, or choose a clear top coat of varnish to really bring out the wood’s grain. 

Composite driveway gates

Being a design that’s climbing the popularity ranks, the composite driveway gate offers robustness, and environmentally-friendly perks. They’re made using bamboo and recycled high density polyethylene, which is a bonding agent that doesn’t damage the planet. Showing us that style and sustainability can go hand in hand, you’ll definitely be satisfied with this low-maintenance and long lasting option. 

Gate access control

Looking for additional security? Thanks to gate access control, you’ll be able to let your guests in with the touch of a button. You can choose from a keypad system, GSM intercom or video intercom, depending on if you’d prefer to hear or see your visitors before granting access. Not only this, if you’re away from home, simply provide trusted neighbours or friends with the keypad number so they can help you out with parcels or house sitting. 

Maintaining your driveway gate

To keep your driveway gate looking good for as long as possible, make sure you keep up with the maintenance. A gentle scrub and a fresh coat of paint every once in a while goes a long way, bearing in mind that certain materials (such as wood), will need additional care; our guide on how to treat timber will tell you everything you need to know. Still need some more information? Check out our tips for perfect gate maintenance to get your design looking brand spanking new. 

When it comes to gate installation, you won’t be left in the dark after project completion. In the rare instance that something does go wrong, a member of our team will be on hand to help keep your driveway gate in the best possible condition.  

We’re here to help find you the perfect driveway gate design to match up with your expectations, offering security without compromising on aesthetics. Get in touch and choose yours today!