Folding Gates for Driveways

Folding Gates for Driveways

Folding Gates for Driveways

Electric Bi-Fold Gates for Driveways

Many of the properties we design gates for are located in cities, so they don’t have the luxury of a sweeping drive. This doesn’t mean, though, that our customers can’t enjoy the benefits of automatic gates installed on their property. Folding gates for driveways are an excellent solution for residences where space is limited. 1st Choice Security Systems designers have a range of creative solutions to bring to these scenarios.

Our customers want automatic driveway gates that look good, but also provide a first line of defence for their home and family. For that reason, all the electric gates installed by 1st Choice Security Systems engineers are bespoke. We always ensure that our folding driveway gates:

  • Integrate beautifully with the aesthetics of your home
  • Are designed to fit the dimensions of your drive
  • Provide a practical deterrent to opportunistic crime

Folding Gates For Driveways

When deciding on the kind of automatic gates to install, you’ll need to test the size of the arc your gates will need to pass through. If there isn’t enough space for swing gates to open onto your driveway, without hitting an obstacle, you need another solution. Sliding gates are an option, but many of our clients lack the lateral space to allow for the gates to slide back from their closed position.

Bi-fold gates look like traditional swing gates, except that they’ve been cut in half vertically. They are made up of four hinged panels rather than two. As the gates open, the centre sections fold into the sections nearest the post. This means that the arc of travel is halved, making bi-fold gates a great solution for wide but shallow driveways.

Folding Gates Save Space

No matter the size of your driveway, 1st Choice will design automatic gates that maximise its potential. So, you’ll have space to access your driveway easily, and park your car comfortably. 1st Choice engineers will visit your property and talk you through the range of design options available.

Gates Designed for Speed and Efficiency

One of the advantages our customers enjoy with folding gates for driveways is the speedy opening operation they provide. Halving the size of the gate’s arc results in a gates that open and close faster. This optimises your experience when arriving at or leaving your home and enhances the security your driveway gates afford.

“The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank you.”

– Rebecca Parks

A Range of Options for Your Bi-Fold Gates

Our design process always begins with a free security audit of your property. 1st Choice security engineers determine where your property’s vulnerabilities are, and how your driveway gates can help to close them down. There are a range of security tools that can be integrated into your gate design, and we’ll provide recommendations for the most appropriate.

The options we offer to our customers include:

  • HD residential CCTV integrated into your bi-fold gates installation.
  • door entry system uses an audio or video panel, with a button for opening the gate.
  • Your gate be made from a range of materials – aluminiumtimber, steel.
  • Bespoke design to ensure a perfect fit for your driveway.
  • Our bi-folding gates can be installed on a trackless system.
  • High-speed gates available, as well as standard operations.
  • Your choice of colour, logo, or customised patterns.

Why Work With 1st Choice Security Systems?

For over a decade now, 1st Choice has been installing folding gates for driveways in North London, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We know from talking to 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 checkedSafeContractor approved, and SSAIB approved. If you’re looking for skilled and experienced professionals, who care about quality, give us a call.


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Worried your driveway is too small for automatic gates? 1st Choice fit folding gates for driveways that don’t have the space for swing or sliding gates – 0800 118 2414

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