Why Choose Aluminium Sliding Gates?

Why Choose Aluminium Sliding Gates

Why Choose Aluminium Sliding Gates?

A Guide to Aluminium Driveway Gates

Are you contemplating a driveway gate upgrade? Look no further! 1st Choice Security Systems are your trusted experts in the design and installation of electric gates for residential properties across Beds, Bucks, Herts, and North London. Established in 2006, we are specialists in the creation of bespoke driveway gates that look stunning and provide a secure boundary for your property.


For decades the choice of materials for driveway gates was either wood, steel, or wrought iron. Now there’s a modern alternative that is lightweight, durable, and strong. As if that weren’t enough, aluminium sliding gates are stunning to look at, and can be finished to seamlessly match the style and aesthetic of your home.

Explore with us the remarkable benefits of aluminium driveway gates, as we reveal why they may just be the perfect choice for your property.

Aluminium: The Material of Choice for Driveway Gates

Over the past decade the 1st Choice team has seen aluminium gaining popularity as the go-to material for driveway gates, and for good reasons. Let’s take a look at what makes it such an attractive option and how secure it is.

1. Strength and Durability

Aluminium is not quite as strong as steel, but what it loses in strength it more than makes up for with its lighter weight, tensile capacity, and malleability. You can bend aluminium into complex shapes without it losing its structural integrity, which makes it an ideal material to design with.

Its superb resistance to corrosion makes aluminium an ideal choice for outdoor applications, where gates are constantly exposed to the elements. Unlike wooden gates that can rot or metal gates that may rust over time, aluminium gates are built to stand the test of time, ensuring a long-lasting and reliable security solution for your property.

2. Design Benefits

One of the standout features of aluminium is its versatility. Whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or a more traditional aesthetic, aluminium can be customised to suit your style and architectural preferences.

At 1st Choice, we offer a wide range of design options, including ornate patterns, powder-coated finishes, a great range of colours. Working with aluminium means you can bring your vision to life.

3. The Look of Aluminium Gates

The Look of Aluminium Gates

Aluminium sliding gates exude an air of modernity and luxury that is hard to match. Their clean lines and polished appearance instantly elevate the curb appeal of your home, leaving a lasting impression on visitors and passersby. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, aluminium gates can also increase the overall value of your property, making them a smart investment.

4. Benefits of Sliding Gates for Driveways

Sliding gates offer several advantages over traditional swing gates, especially for driveways:

  • They maximise the usable space in your driveway since they don’t require the clearance that swing gates do.
  • They’re ideal for properties with limited driveway space as they operate laterally.
  • If your driveway incorporates an incline, sliding aluminium gates won’t snag or stick.
  • Sliding gates provide enhanced security, as they are more difficult to force open compared to swing gates.

Fitting Bespoke Driveway Gates

If you’re starting to like the sound of aluminium sliding gates, let’s walk you through the process of fitting bespoke driveway gates from 1st Choice Security Systems.

  • Consultation: We begin by scheduling a consultation where our experts will assess your property, discuss your design preferences, and understand your security needs. This step is crucial to ensure that your gate is tailored to your specific requirements.
  • Design and Customisation: Once we have a clear understanding of your vision, our team will work with you to design a gate that perfectly matches your style and meets your security objectives. You can choose from various finishes, patterns, and automation options.
  • Manufacturing: After finalising the design, we use high-quality materials and cutting-edge technology to ensure the gate’s durability and functionality.
  • Installation: Our installation team will then install your bespoke gate with precision and care. We take pride in our workmanship and attention to detail to guarantee a seamless fit and optimal performance.
  • Automation and Security Features: As experts in electric gates, we can incorporate state-of-the-art automation and security features into your aluminium sliding gate. This includes remote control access, door entry systems, advanced locking mechanisms and a manual override for additional peace of mind.

Why Choose 1st Choice Security Systems

Aluminium sliding gates offer a winning combination of strength, durability, design versatility, and security benefits that make them an ideal choice for your driveway. When you choose 1st Choice Security Systems as your design and installation partner, you can rest assured that you’re investing in a bespoke solution that enhances both the look and the security of your property.

1st Choice Security Systems understands how important it is to be able trust installers fitting aluminium sliding gates on your property. All our engineers are DBS checked, SafeContractor approved, and SSAIB approved. We use a job management system to ensure maximum efficiency and we work to the ISO2001-2015 standard.


Ready to find out more about aluminium sliding gates for your driveway? Contact us today for a consultation – 0800 1182414.