Wooden Driveway Gates With Pedestrian Access

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Enhance Your Property and Security with Wooden Driveway Gates and Pedestrian Access

Distinguished and elegant, high-quality wooden driveway gates enhance the curb appeal of your property, adding a touch of timeless charm that complements both contemporary and period architecture. At 1st Choice Security Systems, we understand the versatility of wood and create bespoke wooden gates tailored to our clients’ unique preferences. Our custom services include the installation of wooden driveway gates with pedestrian access.

Incorporating a pedestrian gate, also known as a wicket gate, alongside your wooden driveway gates offers additional benefits. Firstly, it enhances security by minimising the frequency of opening and closing the main driveway gates, reducing the potential for unauthorised access. For those on foot, a pedestrian gate provides a quicker and more convenient entry and exit point, eliminating the need to wait for the driveway gates to open and close.

1st Choice Security Systems: Your Premium Choice for Custom Wooden Gates

Your Premium Choice for Custom Wooden Gates

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we specialise in creating bespoke wooden driveway gates that blend elegance, security, and functionality. Since 2006, our commitment to excellence has established us as a reliable and trusted partner for homeowners across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London.

Our commitment to delivering the perfect wooden gates for your driveway begins with a site visit. This allows us to understand your specific requirements and the unique character of your property and driveway.

As an added value service, we offer a complimentary security assessment. This thorough evaluation allows us to identify any potential vulnerabilities in your existing security measures, ensuring your home, family and pets are fully protected.

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Driveway Gates – Durability, Aesthetics, and Maintenance

Wooden driveway gates have an undeniable charm, adding a touch of elegance and natural beauty to your property’s entrance. However, selecting the right type of wood for your gates is crucial to ensure their longevity and resilience against the elements.

  • Hardwoods – Strength and Timeless Beauty

Hardwoods, such as European Oak, Idigbo, or Meranti, stand as the epitome of durability and aesthetic appeal. Their dense grain structure makes them naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect infestation, ensuring they can withstand the harshest weather conditions. Additionally, hardwoods possess a distinctive grain pattern that adds a touch of sophistication to your driveway entrance.

  • Softwoods – A Cost-Effective Alternative

Hardwoods - Strength and Timeless Beauty

While softwoods may not match the durability of hardwoods, they offer a more cost-effective option for driveway gates. Among softwoods, Western Red Cedar stands out for its exceptional resistance to moisture and decay. Accoya, a treated pine wood, undergoes a unique acetylation process that enhances its durability and dimensional stability, making it a suitable choice for driveway gates.

  • Maintenance Considerations – Ensuring Long-Term Beauty

Regardless of the wood type you choose, wooden driveway gates require ongoing maintenance to preserve their appearance and extend their lifespan. Regular cleaning, sealing, and staining are essential to protect the wood from moisture, UV rays, and insect damage. Additionally, inspecting the gates for signs of rot or damage is crucial for timely repairs.

  • Making an Informed Decision

The choice between hardwoods and softwoods ultimately depends on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and willingness to maintain the gates. Hardwoods offer superior durability and a classic look, while softwoods provide a more economical option. 1st Choice designers will be happy to talk through the range of options with you.

Tailoring Your Wooden Driveway Gates to Your Specific Needs

Before embarking on the design and installation of your wooden driveway gates, it’s important to clearly define your functional requirements. Understanding your specific needs ensures that the gates integrate efficiently with your lifestyle and security preferences.

  • Pedestrian Access. Incorporating pedestrian access into your wooden driveway gates offers a number of benefits. It allows for convenient entry and exit for individuals on foot, eliminating the need to open and close the main driveway gates for every passage. This not only enhances convenience but also contributes to security by minimising the frequency of opening and closing the larger gates.
  • Customised Entry Methods. With separate pedestrian access gates, you have the flexibility to implement different entry methods for different types of access. For instance, you could opt for keypad access for the main driveway gates, while utilising a simple latch or lock for the pedestrian gate. This customisation allows you to tailor your security measures to your specific needs and preferences.
  • Embrace a Personalised Approach. Whether you prioritise convenience, security, or a combination of both, we are committed to creating wooden driveway gates that perfectly align with your unique requirements. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your needs, preferences, and lifestyle, ensuring that the final product exceeds your expectations.

Entrust Your Home Security to Experienced Professionals

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we understand the importance of entrusting your home security to individuals you can trust. That’s why we employ only DBS-checked, SafeContractor-approved, SSAIB-approved engineers, adhering to the rigorous ISO2001-2015 standard. Moreover, we are DHF members, demonstrating our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Should you encounter any security concerns or require immediate assistance, our team is available around the clock, 24 hours a day, to provide prompt and expert support.

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Whether you’re looking for the elegance of wooden driveway gates or comprehensive security solutions for your home, 1st Choice Security Systems is your trusted partner. Contact us today on 0800 118 2414 to discuss your requirements and experience the difference that exceptional service can make.


  • 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