Folding Driveway Gates

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When Space is Limited, Consider Folding Driveway Gates

Driveway gates traditionally open inwards. This allows cars to drive right up to them, without having to manoeuvre out of their way. It also protects pedestrians passing your property. If, however, you wish to install swing gates, it does mean that you’ll need adequate depth for the gates to swing through.

Where the depth of your drive wouldn’t allow for the full arc of your gates, 1st Choice has a solution. Folding driveway gates are identical in design to any other swing gate, except that they’re hinged down the middle. This means that you need less space for opening your gate inwards.

How Do Folding Driveway Gates Work?

Bi-folding swing gates are hinged in the centre of each gate. They work with standard gate automation motors which are appropriate to the size of the gate as a whole. The opening mechanism is both elegant and efficient; the outer section of each gate folds into the inner section as the gate opens inwards. The arc of the swing is nearly half that required without the fold. This makes them an ideal choice for smaller driveways.

Folding driveway gates can be installed without a track, but they will need a close stop for the gates to fold onto. Given the more complex operation of these gates, 1st Choice would recommend professional design and installation.

Bespoke Design for Automated Gates

Once you’ve decided how your gates will operate, you get to do the creative work of deciding on materials you would like them to be made of, and how they should look:

  • Wrought Iron Gates. The heritage designs made possible by the use of wrought iron are hugely popular for older properties.
  • Aluminium Gates. Lightweight and yet durable, aluminium gates provide the opportunity to welcome visitors with a sleek, contemporary design for your gates.
  • Wooden Gates. The solidity and reassurance of a traditional wooden gate makes this a sought-after choice. The warmth of a welcoming wooden gate suits any kind of property.

Integrated Security Features

Folding driveway gates look good, add value to your property and they provide enhanced security for your home. 1st Choice Security Systems engineers carry out a free security audit prior to installing your gates. This will reveal any security vulnerabilities, and allow us to install features that will close the gaps. We may, therefore, recommend the integration of residential CCTV, or an audio/video entry system.

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.

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If you would like to talk to us about fitting bespoke folding driveway gates 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