Wooden Driveway Gates With Pedestrian Access

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Looking for Wooden Driveway Gates With Pedestrian Access?

High-quality wooden electric gates can be relied upon to add distinction and elegance to your property. No matter whether the architecture is contemporary or period, the charm and versatility of wood is undeniable. At 1st Choice we design wooden gates which are tailored to our clients’ requirements. We regularly fit wooden driveway gates with pedestrian access in Bedfordshire, the Home Counties, and North London.

What Kind of Wood is Best for Driveway Gates?

Wooden driveway gates are more susceptible to the weather than steel, wrought iron or aluminium, so the kind of wood you choose is important. Hardwood or softwood? There is definitely a difference – which is reflected in the price. All wooden electric gates though, require ongoing maintenance and care to keep them looking good year after year.

  • Hardwoods such as European Oak, Idigbo or Meranti are the most durable option. Hardwood is also preferred for its appearance; it has less knots which allows the distinctive beauty of the grain to show through.
  • Softwoods, if carefully chosen, offer a good looking alternative to hardwoods. The Western Red Cedar is one of the most durable of the soft woods. Accoya is a treated Pine which makes it extremely durable and a great choice for driveway gates.

What Do You Need Your Wooden Driveway Gates To Do?

Before we start work on designing your automatic driveway gates, we need to be completely sure of what you require them to do. Choosing wooden driveway gates with pedestrian access ensures children or tradesmen can come and go easily. To facilitate this we’ll install a keycode on the pedestrian gate. This will work independently from the remote control operating the automatic gates.

Security Features for Your Automatic Gates

As well as looking good, driveway gates provide both privacy and security for your home. As a ‘first line of defence’ the gates will allow you to identify callers and give access only to people you know and trust. Dependent on the design you choose for your driveway gates, they can also provide privacy for your family, and a clear barrier between the public street and private property.

1st Choice engineers carry out a free security audit for all clients as part of their driveway gates service. We alert clients to vulnerabilities on their property, and recommend security systems to reduce risk. These may include residential CCTV, intruder alarms, or door entry systems.

Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

At 1st Choice Security Systems we know how important it is to be able trust installers working in, or near your home. All our 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.

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If you would like to talk to us about wooden driveway gates or security systems for your home, call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.


  • 1st Choice Security Systems - The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank youRebecca Perks

  • 1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.Dev Patel