Driveway Gates

See all our Driveway Gate designs in one place. Choose from wooden driveway gates, metal/ wrought iron driveway gates, hardwood driveway gates, cedar driveway gates or a mixture of both with our metal framed, timber infill gates. If you're unsure of which gate material to choose - browse through our designs below.
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Which material is best for Driveway Gates

Before selecting a driveway gate design, you need to decide which material the gate will be produced from. There are advantages and disadvantages to each material so considering the points below should help you decide. If you have questions, please call our team on 0800 6124 965 who will be happy to answer your driveway gate questions.

Privacy and Security: All gate materials can add security to your home but if the new driveway gate is to add additional privacy, its best to choose either wooden or metal framed timber infill driveway gates. 

Maintenance: Wooden driveway gates require a lot more annual maintenance compared to metal/ wrought iron driveway gates. It is recommended to re-coat wooden gates (with either the same stain or paint) at least once a year. This can be time consuming but worth the effort to keep your gate looking great for years to come. Metal driveway gates really only need an annual inspection to touch up any areas where paint may have been chipped or scratched during the year.

Movement: Timber is a natural product and is likely to move throughout the year. Our wooden driveway gates are produced in such a way as to allow movement within the gate without you noticing. However, with extreme temperature sways or horrific wet spells the gate can expand or contract. By having adjustable gate hinges you can simply adjust the gap (usually within 10 minutes). When the gate returns to original size, re-alter the hinge to original position. Softwood Pine driveway gates (due to lower density level) are more likely to move compared to Hardwood Iroko (which has a much higher density level). Metal driveway gates will not be effected when it comes to movement due to extreme weather. They will constantly stay the same size so no alterations need to be made. 

Electric Gates: If you're considering adding power to your gates, it's best to inform us prior to the driveway gate being made - especially if it's a wooden gate. Additional strength needs to be added. Because wooden gates have a "closed boarded" finish that can act like a sail, a more powerful 230v automation kit is required. Most will add above ground automation kits to wooden gates as they are a cheaper option than installing underground systems. With Metal gates, there is no "sail effect". Therefore a lower 24v system is used. However, because its open panelled, underground automation needs to be selected so that you keep the look of the gate without seeing the automation kit.

Price: The cheapest range of driveway gates we produce is in Redwood Pine or some of our metal driveway gates. On average, the price of hardwood or cedar gates will be 2.5x that of a pine gate. 

Life span: As with anything, the better maintained the longer the product will last. Generally, a pine gate will last 15+ years, hardwood and cedar gates 20+ years, metal framed and metal gates 25+ years.