Having a driveway gate installed is a perfect way to give a great first impression and can also increase your security and privacy. However, installing a driveway gate yourself 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 a street where traffic flows will be a very important thing to think about. 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.
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 and if your driveway is on a slope or a gradient, this is not a problem. We can design your gate to follow the slope and this can be done by the means of special hinge arrangements known as “rising hinges”.
Driveway Gate Design
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.