Having made the decision to install driveway gates, the will serve not only to increase security and privacy for your family, but also to enhance the look of grandeur of your home.
While it might seem an easy task to the untrained eye, making the decision to attempt driveway gate installation yourself, is not something that we, at Gatesmart, would recommend, unless you have any experience in doing so.
There are significant considerations that need to be taken into account when installing driveway gates. Take a look at the simple questions we have provided below that you should consider before purchasing driveway gates. These questions will help you understand your options and give you a chance to consider the design types available to you.
How close will your gates be to the pavement where pedestrians walk by or the road with traffic passing through?
Should your gates open inwards or do you require sliding gates? Do you have a steep, sloping driveway?
Do you require a manual or automatic driveway gate?
The location of your gates is very important. If your gates open close to a road or narrow pavement you might want to consider opting for inwards opening gates or even sliding gates, as these will open parallel to the road.
For steep, sloping driveways a standard opening gate is not suitable. There are however work-arounds should you require driveway gates to fit a driveway with a gradient.
For increased security, always consider automated driveway gates, manual gates have the tendency to be left open all day. Automated driveway gates alternatively tend to serve the purpose they were installed for, due to the ease and convenience of opening and closing remotely.
At GateSmart, we are experienced in designing, manufacturing and installing electric or manual driveway gates. We install driveway gates across Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties. We offer an initial consultation at your home to assess your requirements. We will discuss design ideas with you and can come up with a new design, adapt or use existing designs depending on your requirements. For driveway gate design ideas check out our gallery.
Get in touch with us at GateSmart today! Call us on 01494 611 111 for more information, following our free consultation with you we will provide a no obligation quote for driveway gates in Buckinghamshire.