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Guide to Residential Gates

Posted by Andrew Levick on Oct 9, 2018 9:03:43 AM

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Why do residential properties need driveway gates?  Your home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.  You want to make it as secure as possible so you can protect your family.  While also adding security, a driveway gate adds a sense of finish and kerb appeal and gives that extra level of security.  The presence of gates gives your property increased levels of privacy and can even reduce noise levels - although that depends on what type of gate you get.

The first thing to consider is the primary function of the gates. Do you need to prioritise their security or aesthetic appearance, or a combination of both.  These factors will also be dictated by your budget to a certain extent as costs can vary enormously and your choices may be governed by the amount you are willing to spend.

When considering what material to use for your new driveway gate, there are many popular options.  Metal or wood both have their strengths.  Metal gates are available to suit all budgets, whereas wood is ideal if you want an attractive set of driveway gates in a conventional style.  

This guide includes things you wouldn't think about such as lighting options, how to power the lights for your driveway gate, security options and considerations to make when you install your gates.

Shutter Spec Security are able to provide a full drawing, fabrication and installation service for electric and manual driving gates.  

Included in this comprehensive guide is:

  • Choosing the right driveway gate for your property
  • Swing gates or sliding gates
  • Metal or wood
  • Benefits and drawbacks of other materials
  • Other considerations
  • The function and operation of the gates
  • Power supply
  • Lighting options
  • Why driveway gates are a great option for your home

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Topics: Driveway Gates, Property, Security