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5 Reasons to Install an Aluminium Driveway Gate

Many 1st Choice customers ask whether residential security gates need to be made of thick, heavy metal. At one time this may have been the case, but now there’s a whole range of driveway gate designs using different materials. Security no longer means that you have to make your home look like a fortress. An aluminium driveway gate, for example, provides the potential for great looking design, combined with impressive security capability.

Why Choose an Aluminium Driveway Gate?

1st Choice Security Systems engineers recently started installing aluminium gates, and they’re seriously impressed with them. There’s so many ways in which these gates are the perfect fit for home owners. Here are 1st Choice’s top 5 reasons to install an aluminium driveway gate:

1. Low Maintenance and Durable

Aluminium gates cost around the same as wooden gates, but they can be relied upon to last much longer. They’re also extremely low maintenance. Aluminium won’t rust, or corrode and it’s not affected by even the most extreme weather conditions. The paint finish (a powder coating) fuses the colour with the metal, meaning it’s long lasting, and needs only a wipe over to keep it looking good as new.

2. Aluminium Driveway Gates are Strong

Aluminium is one of those everyday miracles. It’s incredibly light – probably one of the lightest metals to work with – and yet, it’s also very strong. Whilst steel triumphs as the strongest of metals, aluminium can boast a diversity few other metals achieve:

  • Tensile strength
  • Impact strength
  • Compressive strength
  • Yield strength

3. A Variety of Design Options

Aluminium is lightweight, which makes it far more flexible when it comes to design. Using aluminium, 1st Choice designers can create ornate, bespoke patterning to enhance your property’s exterior. The finish on your gates is second-to-none quality. Whether you’re looking for a specific colour, or a wood finish, you’ll be delighted by the effect, and longevity.

4. Type of Gates

At 1st Choice Security Systems we never expect a standard driveway, because they simply don’t exist. Which is why we offer our customers a range of gate options to match the space available. Aluminium is supremely easy to work with, and we are able to offer swing gates, an aluminium sliding gate for shallow driveways, and folding gates for small driveways.

5. Excellent Value for Money

Aluminium gates are an affordable choice, offering exceptional value. An aluminium driveway gate offers an excellent deterrent against unwanted visitors, it looks great and will continue to do so for years, and it will perform well in just about any weather conditions you can throw at it!

About 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems knows how important it is to be able trust installers working in your home. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, SSAIB approved, and we’re a DHF member. We work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. Should you need us in an emergency, we are available 24 hours.

If you like the sound of aluminium driveway gates, and you’d like to know more, call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.


  • 1st Choice Security Systems - The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank youRebecca Perks

  • 1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.Dev Patel