Gates for Small Driveways

Gates for Small Driveways

Gates for Small Driveways

Your Driveway is Unique. Your Driveway Automatic Gates Should Be Too.

Does your driveway’s size or shape make you think installing automatic gates would be a challenge? Think again. At 1st Choice Security Systems, we understand that not all driveways are created equal. That’s why we specialise in designing bespoke automatic gates including gates for small driveways – that are made to fit your driveway perfectly, no matter its size or location.

Why shouldn’t you enjoy the convenience and security of automatic gates, even if you have a…

  • Short Driveway without the space for traditional swing gates to open fully?
  • Driveway Close to the Road which means gates that prioritise visibility and secure closure are vital.
  • Awkwardly Shaped Driveway offering the challenge of an angled, curved, inclined or narrow driveway.

For over a decade 1st Choice Security Systems has been installing custom driveway gates across Bedfordshire, the Home Counties, and North London. We don’t just sell gates – we design solutions. We make a promise to every client that our automatic gates for driveways will complement your home, meet your security needs, and overcome driveway challenges.

Gates for Small Driveways – 4 of Our Creative Solutions

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we love a challenge. Your unique driveway inspires us to create innovative automatic gates that not only improve your home’s security but also complement its style. We’ve yet to encounter a driveway we couldn’t design gates for!

Here are four of our most popular electric gate designs for smaller or awkwardly shaped driveways:

1. Electric Sliding Gates for Driveways – Maximising Space and Convenience


Electric Sliding Gates for Driveways

Ideal for shallow driveways, sliding gates eliminate the need for swing space. This means your car can pull right up to the gate, maximising your usable driveway area. With self-locking mechanisms, you can choose to leave the gate open or closed as you wish.

If space on one side is limited, our dual-motor option solves the problem. Two gates, each with its own motor, halve the required track length, ensuring smooth operation even in tight spaces.

2. Bi-Fold Swing Gates – Traditional Style, Compact Design

If space is limited on both sides of your driveway, folding gates for small driveways offer the charm of traditional swing gates with a space-saving twist. Bi-fold gates are hinged in the centre, so these gates fold in on themselves as they open, requiring only half the swing depth of standard swing gates.

3. Driveway Gates That Slide Round Corners

For driveways bordered by walls or panels, we offer a truly elegant solution – driveway gates that glide around corners on curved tracks. This design incorporates hinged vertical panels, allowing the gate to smoothly follow the curve. Wrought iron gates are particularly striking in this configuration.

4. Telescopic Gates for Small Driveways

When space is limited on only one side of your driveway entrance, telescopic gates are the answer. Two gates slide on separate tracks into a single opening. The roadside gate covers the full width of the driveway when closing, while the inner gate extends only halfway, maximising usable space.

Small Driveway? Big Security – Access Controls for Driveway Automatic Gates

Access Controls for Driveway Automatic Gates

Don’t let a small driveway compromise your security or convenience. At 1st Choice Security Systems, we equip every gate—regardless of size or design—with state-of-the-art access control options. Whether you want a convenient hands-free experience or a system that prioritises guest verification, we have you covered.

Choose Your Perfect Access Control Solution:

  • Remote Controls – The classic choice for effortless opening and closing from your car or home.
  • Keypads – Grant access with a personalised code, ideal for family members or trusted visitors.
  • Intercoms – Identify callers with audio or video before granting access.
  • Smartphone Apps – Control your gate from anywhere with a user-friendly app.
  • Vehicle Recognition Systems – Automatically opens your driveway gates as your car approaches, for the ultimate hands-free experience.

Security and Convenience, Tailored to You

Our team will help you select the access control options that best suit your lifestyle and security needs. We’ll ensure your gate is not only beautiful and functional but also equipped with the technology to make your life easier and your home safer.

Custom Driveway Gates, Tailored Security, and Peace of Mind

Your driveway deserves a gate as unique as your home. At 1st Choice Security Systems, we design and install bespoke automatic gates that perfectly match your requirements – regardless of your driveway’s size or shape.

Your Security is Our Priority

Concerned about your property’s security? Before we even begin designing your gate, we offer a complimentary security audit. This thorough assessment identifies any vulnerabilities, allowing us to integrate protective features into your gate’s design.

The 1st Choice Experience:

  • Bespoke Designs – Your gate is as unique as your home, designed to match your property and meet your specific needs.
  • Trusted Professionals – Our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, SSAIB approved, and we’re a DHF member, adhering to the ISO2001-2015 standard.
  • Peace of Mind – Once your gate is installed, we offer regular electric gate maintenance, and our 24/7 emergency service ensures help is always available when you need it most.
  • Customer Satisfaction – Don’t just take our word for it. Our happy clients speak for themselves:

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

– Rebecca Parks

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Take the First Step Towards a Secure and Stylish Driveway

Contact the 1st Choice team today on 01525 718757 for a free security audit and consultation. Let us design a custom gate that enhances your property’s security and kerb appeal.