Folding Driveway Gates

Folding Driveway Gates

Folding Driveway Gates

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 space-saving solution. Folding driveway gates are identical in design to any other swing gate, except that they’re made up of hinged panels. This means that you need less space for opening your gate inwards.


How Do Folding Driveway Gates Work?

Automatic bi-folding or tri-folding swing gates 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 top or bottom track mounted. We also install trackless gate systems. Our bespoke gates are designed for continuous operation, with a range of speeds available for opening and closing. Given the more complex operation of these gates, 1st Choice would recommend professional design and installation.

Bespoke Design for Automated Gates

1st Choice design and install folding driveway gates that are an excellent fit for your driveway, and for your property’s aesthetic. 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 what they will look like:

  • 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 wooden gate welcome 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. As part of our design and installation service, 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.

Maintaining Your Driveway Gates

Electric driveway gates are built to be durable, after all they have to withstand the British weather, day in, day out. This relentless exposure requires ongoing maintenance checks to ensure that your gates continue to work to the highest standards. 1st Choice offers servicing packages that include emergency repairs, guaranteeing top quality performance, year after year.


About 1st Choice Security Systems

For nearly 2 decades now, 1st Choice has been installing folding driveway gates for homeowners in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London. We know from speaking with clients how important it is that they’re able to trust installers of electric gates on their property. That’s why all our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, and SSAIB approved. If you’re looking for skilled and experienced designers and installers, who care about quality, give us a call.


If you would like to talk to us about fitting automatic folding driveway gates call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.

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