Electric Gates for Small Driveways

Electric Gates for Small Driveways

Electric Gates for Small Driveways

Automated Driveway Gates, Made to Measure by 1st Choice

If you have a small driveway, you may think there’s insufficient space to secure your home with an electric driveway gate. This is absolutely not the case. Our 1st Choice Security Systems design team are passionate about ensuring that anyone can have security gates installed. To this end we design and install a range of bespoke electric gates for small driveways.

Security gates are now one of the most popular options for home and business owners wishing to protect their property against opportunistic crime. They not only allow you to determine who you allow in; they also increase the value of your property. Last, but not least, the range of designs now available means that they’re a stylish addition to your driveway.


Bespoke Electric Gates for Small Driveways

A 1st Choice designer will make a site visit in order to take the dimensions for your automated driveway gates design and find out more about the style and materials you require. Additionally, we offer a free security assessment of your property, which audits your existing security systems, and exposes the vulnerabilities which still require attention.

1st Choice offers a range of electric gate design solutions for small driveways:

Bi-Fold Swing Gates

If you would prefer swing gates, but lack the depth of space to accommodate the full-size version, we can install bi-fold gates instead. These are swing gates that are cut in half and fold back on themselves when opening. This means they use around half the depth of space required for normal swing gates. Whatever the style of gate you’re looking for – metal, wood, wrought iron – we can adapt them to the bi-fold structure.

Sliding Gates

The great advantage of sliding security gates is that cars can drive right up to them, rather than having to leave space for the swing opening. If your property is close to the road, therefore, sliding automatic gates are a great option. They’re also perfect for inclined, or small driveways. The gates run on a track that is laid across the front of your property and can be fitted with a motor that provides the speed of opening you require.

Telescopic Sliding Gates

It’s not only the depth of a driveway that can prove challenges, we also regularly encounter insufficient space on either side of the drive to install sliding gates. Where this occurs, the 1st Choice team suggest the innovative telescopic sliding security gate. This design splits the gate into two or three parts that slide back next to each other. This arrangement requires far less lateral space than traditional sliding gates.

Curved Electric Gates

Curved electrical gates are an elegant solution for clients whose driveway aperture is both shallow and narrow, whilst also being bounded by gateposts. A lateral slider track won’t work, therefore, and swing gates would hamper entry. We design the track to accommodate the gate posts, and the specially designed electric gate slides the curves along the side of the drive to facilitate opening and closing.


Security Gates are Key to an Effective Security System

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we have no hesitation in recommending a security gate, whatever the size of your driveway. They create a boundary which is separate to your front door, and the sight of security gates is often enough to deter opportunistic criminals. An automatic gate is only one part of a security system, however, and we would always recommend additional elements such as an alarm, CCTV, or entry control.

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 know more about installing electric gates for small driveways? Call the 1st Choice team today on 01525 718757

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