Aluminium Driveway Gate

Aluminium Driveway Gate

Aluminium Driveway Gate

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. A lightweight aluminium driveway gate, for example, provides the potential for great looking design, combined with impressive security capability.


What is Aluminium?

Aluminium is a soft metal, which is lightweight and silvery in appearance. You’re most likely to come into contact with is as foil food packaging; it’s also widely used in construction, electrical manufacturing, and transport. Despite its softness and malleability, Aluminium is extremely strong and non-corrosive. It’s also infinitely recyclable, making it a hugely attractive metal to use if you’re concerned about reducing the carbon footprint of your property.

Why Choose an Aluminium Driveway Gate?

1st Choice Security Systems engineers find aluminium gates to be a seriously impressive proposition as part of their driveway gates range. They’re lighter than wood, steel or wrought iron, beautiful to look at, and an excellence security resource. There are so many ways in which these gates are the perfect for home owners that it’s difficult to know where to start. So, we’ve come up with our 5 top 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. These gates need only a regular wipe down with a damp cloth to keep them 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 is stronger than iron, and boasts a diversity few other metals achieve:

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

This combination of strength factors means that aluminium won’t become brittle in cold temperatures; it has excellent resistance to corrosion, and will maintain the security of your property.

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 a range of sleek and elegant designs that celebrate a minimalist aesthetic. The finish on your gates is second-to-none quality. Whether you’re looking for a specific colour to match your property’s exterior, or even a wood finish, you’ll be delighted by the finish we can achieve.

4. Type of Gates

At 1st Choice Security Systems we don’t expect to encounter 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 bi-fold gates for small driveways.

5. Excellent Value for Money

Aluminium gates are an affordable choice, offering exceptional value. Because they weigh far less that wood, steel or wrought iron gates, the electric gate system is subject to less wear and tear over its lifetime. This means a significant reduction in repairs and replacement parts over the years. We would still, however, recommend regular gate maintenance to keep the motor in good working order.

An aluminium driveway gate offers an excellent deterrent against unwanted visitors, offers durability, and – thanks to its protective coating – 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 or near 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 would like to talk to a 1st Choice engineer about aluminium driveway gate installation, call us today on 0800 1182414.

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