Wooden Driveway Gates With Pedestrian Access

Wooden Driveway Gates With Pedestrian Access

Wooden Driveway Gates With Pedestrian Access

Custom Wooden Gate Solutions for Style, Security, and Convenience

Considering a wooden driveway gate? Imagine enhancing your property’s charm while also adding an extra layer of security – that’s what a beautifully designed wooden driveway gate with pedestrian access can do.

At 1st Choice Security Systems, we’ve been designing and installing custom wooden gates since 2006, specialising in homes across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and North London. We understand that every home is unique, which is why our wooden security gates for driveways are custom-made to match your style and security needs.

Adding a separate pedestrian gate (or “wicket gate”) is not only practical but also improves your home’s security. By reducing the need to open the main gate for those on foot, you can minimise potential security risks and ensure quicker, easier access for guests and family members.

Let’s take a look at the many ways a wooden driveway gate and pedestrian access solution can transform your property.

1st Choice Security Systems – Your Trusted Partner for Automated Wooden Gates

Your perfect driveway gate starts with a conversation and a visit to your home. We’ll take the time to understand what you require, the unique character of your property, and any specific security concerns you may have.

As part of our commitment to your peace of mind, we also offer a free security assessment. This comprehensive evaluation helps us identify potential vulnerabilities and create a custom solution that protects your home, your loved ones, and your pets.

Choosing the Perfect Wood for Your Security Gate: Balancing Beauty and Strength

The wood you choose for your driveway gate is about more than just looks – it’s about security, longevity, and creating a statement that complements your home. Let’s explore some popular options and their unique characteristics:


Hard Wooden Driveway Gates

  • Oak – Renowned for its strength and durability, oak is a classic choice for security gates. Its dense grain resists rot and insect damage, making it a long-lasting investment. Choose from traditional English oak or more exotic varieties like red oak.
  • Iroko – Similar to teak, iroko boasts natural oils that protect it from the elements. It’s a beautiful, resilient hardwood with a warm golden hue that ages gracefully.
  • Accoya – This modified wood offers exceptional stability and resistance to rot, insects, and warping. It’s an eco-friendly option known for its long lifespan.

Hardwoods, due to their density and strength, can offer enhanced security compared to softwoods.


Softwood gates

  • Redwood – Naturally resistant to rot and decay, redwood is a popular choice for its rich colour and affordability.
  • Cedar – Known for its aromatic scent and attractive grain, cedar offers good weather resistance and a unique aesthetic.
  • Pressure-Treated Pine – Pine, when pressure-treated with preservatives, becomes significantly more durable and resistant to decay. It’s a cost-effective option that can be customised with stains and finishes.

While not as inherently dense as hardwoods, softwoods can still provide effective security when combined with robust gate construction and appropriate security features.

Important Considerations:

  • Maintenance – All wood requires some maintenance to keep it looking its best. Hardwoods generally require less upkeep than softwoods.
  • Finishes – Stains and finishes can enhance the wood’s natural beauty, protect it from the elements, and extend its lifespan.

Let’s create a wooden driveway gate that not only provides a welcome to your trusted guests, but also stands strong against unwanted visitors.

Integrated Pedestrian Access – Convenience and Control

A separate pedestrian gate offers more than just easy access for those on foot. It’s a strategic way to improve your security by minimising the need to open the larger driveway gates unnecessarily. This reduces wear and tear on your automated gate system and is also a deterrent to unauthorised access.

Custom Entry Options – Security Your Way

The beauty of having both a driveway gate and a pedestrian gate is the ability to choose different entry methods for each. Here are some popular options to consider:

Automated Gates:

  • Intercom System – Speak with visitors and grant access remotely.
  • Keypad – Secure entry with a unique code.
  • Swipe Card or Fob – A convenient, contactless option.

Pedestrian Gate:

  • Intercom System – Same as above, but specifically for the pedestrian gate.
  • Keypad – Great for regular visitors or family members.
  • Simple Latch or Lock – Easy for everyday use, with the option for added security when needed.

We can even install multiple security features on both gates for layered protection. Perhaps you want an intercom on both for maximum convenience, or a keypad on the main gate and a simple lock on the pedestrian gate for easy access during the day. The choice is yours!

Entrust Your Home Security to Experienced Professionals

We understand the importance of trusting the people who secure your home. Our DBS-checked, SafeContractor-approved, SSAIB-approved engineers adhere to the rigorous ISO2001-2015 standard. We’re also proud members of the DHF, further demonstrating our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Should you have any security concerns or need immediate assistance, our team is available 24/7 to provide expert support.

Don’t wait to secure your home. Call 0800 118 2414 now for your free security assessment and gate consultation.