installing a gate on a sloping driveway

Installing Driveway Gates

In general, installing driveway gates is not something that should be attempted by anyone but a professional. When you are considering the purchase of a new driveway gate, you will need to take some things into consideration that are very basic.  The location of the gate is, of course, very important.  How close the gates are to the street where there is a lot of traffic, will be a very important thing to consider. If your driveway entrance is a small distance from the road it is best to have gates that open inwards or sliding gates that open parallel to the road. See our page on sliding gates
If your driveway slopes up from the road, then a standard opening gate will not work because it will hit the driveway. Abbey Gates can manufacture gates to suit a wide range of eventualities. If your driveway is on a slope or a gradient, this is not a problem.  We can design your gate to follow the slope.  This can be done by the means of special hinge arrangements known as “rising hinges”.

Gate design might start with a simple question of why you want a gate on your driveway in the first place.  You may feel its purpose is mostly as an aesthetic accent to your property or you may require it for extra security. For extra security & peace of mind, why not opt for the luxury of an automated gate solution? With most manual gates left open for the majority of the time, an electric gate will ensure that your investment serves its purpose, as well as adding value to your home. See our page on electric gates