Driveway Gates Peterborough

Driveway Gates Peterborough

Driveway Gates Peterborough

Residential Gates Design and Installation

A residential driveway is far more than simply a parking place; it’s where home starts, a zone of protection and privacy, and a welcome to visitors. 1st Choice Security Systems design and install the bespoke driveway gates Peterborough clients request. They look stunning, are automated for efficiency and comfort, and provide a powerful first line of defence against intruders.


Driveway Gates Peterborough – 4 Benefits

1st Choice clients in Peterborough are looking for a range of benefits when they invest in electric driveway gates. Here are 4 of the qualities that most regularly come up when homeowners talk to us about installing driveway gates:

  1. Kerb Appeal. Driveway gates in Peterborough provide a warm welcome to guests and an eye-catching frontage for your property. Whether you want to channel the Edwardian era with wrought iron gates, or you like the stylish minimalism of aluminium gates, 1st Choice creates bespoke automatic gates that make passers-by take a second look at your property.
  2. Protection for the Family. Driveway gates are the perfect way to prevent opportunistic crime, but there’s another, equally important security function they perform. Doorstep scammers rely on being able to access the front door in order to con their victims. Automatic gates create a protective front line which keeps them at bay.
  3. Privacy. Metal electric gates or timber residential gates create a protective barrier between the public world of the pavement, and the private domain of your family. And they don’t need to look like a fortress in order to achieve this. 1st Choice installs a range of elegant contemporary designs that efficiently shield your family from unwanted attention.
  4. Increased Property Value. Peterborough clients who are planning to sell their sell their property, find that automatic driveway gates are a powerful way to make it more attractive to buyers. In the current housing market, everyone’s looking for ‘differentiating factors’, and driveway gates are popular with buyers of all ages.

Bespoke Driveway Gates Peterborough

At 1st Choice we know, from 2 decades’ experience, that there’s no such thing as a ‘standard’ driveway, especially in cities like Peterborough where space is at a premium. That’s why we design and fit bespoke residential gates that are unique to the dimensions of your driveway.

Every 1st Choice installation starts with a site visit, allowing us to measure up and take a look at any potential challenges your driveway may offer. As part of this visit, we offer a free security assessment, which audits your existing security systems, and identifies any vulnerabilities which still require attention.

There are a number of electric gate solutions that we offer:

  • Swing Gates. Probably the most popular style of gate. It requires a deep driveway in order to operate efficiently. If your property has a shallow approach, we recommend bi-fold swing gates. In this design, both of the gates that are sliced in half and designed to fold back on themselves when opening. This clever adjustment means they use half the depth of space required for normal swing gates.
  • Sliding Gates. If you have a driveway that’s built on an incline, or is too shallow for swing gates, you may wish to install sliding gates. They run on a track that is laid across the front of your property and are automated to provide the speed of opening you require. They require space on either side of the driveway to lay the track.
  • Curved Electric Gates. For driveways that are both shallow and narrow, whilst also having gateposts to take into account, curved electric gates for small driveways are a perfect solution. We design a track to accommodate the gate posts by sliding it along the side of the drive to facilitate opening and closing.
  • Telescopic Sliding Gates. Where there is insufficient space on either side of a driveway, we suggest a telescopic sliding security gate. This design splits the gate into two or three parts that slide back in perfect alignment with each other. This arrangement requires less lateral space than traditional sliding gates.

A Case Study – Installation of 5 Metre Wrought Iron Gates in Peterborough

Installation of 5 Metre Wrought Iron Gates in PeterboroughThe 1st Choice team designed bespoke swing wrought iron driveway gates, in response to our client’s requirements. Following on from our free security audit, the client opted for a GSM intercom unit which allows for two-way communication between visitors and members of the household. Access to the property is mobile enabled. We love the look of these gates, and our client gave us great feedback.


Driveway Gates are Smart and Secure

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we are always delighted to design and install a residential security gate, whatever the size of your driveway. They offer a protective boundary which is separate to your front door, and the presence of driveway gates is often enough to deter opportunistic criminals. Plus, they look great and complete the frontage of your property perfectly.

We know how important it is to be able trust installers working in your home. All 1st Choice 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.


Would you like to speak to a member of the 1st Choice team about installing driveway gates in Peterborough? Give us a call today on 01525 718757

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