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4 Reasons to Buy a Driveway Gate

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For many homes in the UK, a driveway is more than a place to park a vehicle; it can be the main entrance to your residence, playing an important role in making a positive first impression for family and friends – as well as potential buyers!

It’s therefore easy to appreciate why so many homeowners in the UK choose to protect their homes by starting with their driveway, and installing a gate is the best way to start. Below we’ve detailed 5 of the key advantages you’ll gain from investing in a good quality driveway gate.


Sets the tone for your home

From the natural warmth of wood to the simple and stern appearance of solid steel, driveway gates can be used to complement your home’s architecture, increasing kerb appeal at the same time. Timber driveway gates can provide a stunning entrance for cottages, barn conversions and rural estates in the countryside whilst a decorative metal design can offer traditional properties an art deco look that’s reflective of the era in which the house was originally constructed. There are many considerations to be made in terms of appearance, so it’s important you take the time to weigh up the options because a driveway gate can make a very big statement.


Boosts security

With burglaries continuing to rise in the UK it’s essential to ensure you heighten security in every possible way. Whilst CCTV cameras and alarms can be effective deterrents to some prospective burglars, vandals and trespassers, a driveway gate offers a physical layer of protection that can’t be ignored. It’s not just a case of choosing the right material, there are various accessories that can be incorporated to maximise safety and protection, such as automation kits and remote controls.


Enhances privacy

The level of privacy a gate brings does of course depend on design; however, it’s fair to say that any gate is better than no gate. Metal driveways gates do not tend to offer the same privacy as timber gates, so if you have children or pets and wish for them to be able to play in peace, we’d always recommend a wooden gate as these will create the most secure and private enclosure.


Property Value

Whether you’re looking to sell or are eager to continue making improvements to your home where possible, it’s important to understand that a driveway gate can add to your re-sale value. This generally relates to security because when you have a secure, strong and attractive gate, you immediately give prospective buyers a feeling of enhanced security, adding a great deal of value as a result.

If you’d like to discover more of the rewards you can reap by investing in quality metal driveway gates or wooden driveway gates, please browse our many products online, or for any further information or advice, please get in touch with our friendly team today.