Bi-Folding Driveway Gates in London

Bi-Folding Driveway Gates in London

Bi-Folding Driveway Gates in London

1st Choice Installs Bi-Folding Driveway Gates in London

Driveway security gates are popular in London because they serve a dual purpose. Most 1st Choice clients choose to install electric gates because they look good, and provide a stylish approach for their home. The fact that they provide an effective deterrent to opportunistic crime is a welcome extra, especially in areas of the city where the crime rate is high.

In any large city space is at a premium, so many of our clients are looking for innovative solutions to smaller driveway openings. Bi-folding driveways gates provide a perfect solution to narrow, or shallow London driveways.


How Do Bi-Folding Gates Work?

Swing gates need to move through a 90° angle and have to open inwards onto your driveway. If you have a preference for a swing gate, but have limited space, the bi-fold gate offer an ingenious solution. The gates are cut in half on the vertical plane and then joined with hinges so that they fold as they open or close. As a result they cut down the space required by 50%.

3 Advantages of Bi-Fold Gates

Of course, the space solution tends to be the most important advantage when it comes to choosing bi-folding gates, but there are other benefits too:

  1. Inclines. Many residential driveways in London are built on a slight incline, which may not even be noticeable, until you try to install automatic gates. The bi-folding gate solves the problem of swing gates catching or scraping as a consequence of the rise in your driveway.
  2. Faster Operation. By reducing the space required to move through, bi-folding gates may be able to open more swiftly than full-size swing or sliding driveway gates. This, however, is dependent on the size and dimensions of the space they’re moving through.
  3. Trackless Gates. Bi-folding electric gates can now be installed without laying track for them to run on. This makes maintenance simpler, as the tracks no longer need to be cleaned out, and improves the durability and efficiency of your residential security gates in London.

Bespoke Folding Gates for Driveways

1st Choice Security Systems designers and installers are committed to providing good-looking automatic gates for driveways that secure properties effectively. That why we create bespoke designs that are tailored to the specific driveway we’re working with. Our gates for small driveways include designs which can slide around corners, or telescopic gates that work on laterally aligned tracks.


Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

We carry out a free security audit prior to starting work on your design. This allows our engineers to highlight any security vulnerabilities on your property, in order to integrate appropriate security features into your design. These may include residential CCTV, or audio/video entry control.

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.


1st Choice Security Systems have over a decade of experience in the design and installation of bi-folding driveway gates in London. Call to speak to a member of our team today on 01525 718757

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