Wooden Driveway Gates
A wooden driveway gate can add value to your property as well as improving security. A beautifully crafted gate can create a memorable first impression of your property. Each wooden gate will have its own unique experience due to the natural differences in the grain of wood.
Double leaf driveway gates are the most common type of gates used on driveways. They typically have a 50/50 split, with the gates opening inwards inwards towards the property. However, it is also possible to have an uneven split to suit the specific layout of a driveway. Additionally, gates can be open outwards from a property, as long as they do not open onto a public pavement or highway, as this is prohibited by the Highways Act 1980
Wood is a relatively durable material, and can be a good choice for driveway gates. Softwood gates are more affordable than hardwood gates, but are not as durable. Hardwood gates, on the other hand, have a low knot count and a superior grain, making them more resistant to damage. Regular treatment with a modern UV oil can help extend the life of a wooden gate. Additionally, unlike metal or plastic gates, wood has a unique ageing process that can add to its aesthetic appeal.
Are Wooden Driveway Gates a Standard Size?
There are many off-the-shelf standard-sized driveway gates to buy online. However, in reality there are few, if any, standard sizes of driveways or entrance ways. Moreover, most of the time gates will need to fit an existing entrance that you cannot easily change without adding huge costs to the final bill.
Charltons Courtyard & Driveway Gates offers a range of designs that can be made to measure for your driveway. Each design can be made into a made to measure garden gate or side gate. Either, as a one off design, or to match your driveway entrance. This allows you to choose a design that suits your property and its setting, and ensures that your gate will fit properly. Additionally, having matching gates can add to the overall aesthetic appeal of your property.
If you want to automate your wooden driveway gates, it is important to consider the two automation methods: above ground and below ground automation. Above ground automation is often used on 5 Bar gates and typically requires the addition of a heavy-duty rail. The Courtyard & Driveway gate range will also need a heavy-duty bottom rail to withstand the stresses and strains of automation. It is recommended to consult a qualified installer for the supply and installation of automated gate equipment. This will ensure that the gates are installed properly and can operate safely and effectively.