Swing Driveway Gates
At Creative Metal Design Ltd we produce swing gates in metal or a combination of wood and metal. When choosing swing gates the size of the driveway is a deciding factor. As swing gates open into the driveway they take up space that may be used for parking. Our team will assess and advise if swing gates are a possibility and design your swing gates to suit your property and budget requirements.
Swing gates are our first choice for electric entrance gates due to flexibility in design and materials. Also swing gates are cost effective and elegant security option with increased durability and straight forward safety aspects.
Sliding Driveway Gate
Sliding gates are an ideal solution to limited driveways and limited space road access. Built in metal, or metal and wood, our sliding driveway gates are designed and built to be very quiet and compliant with current safety regulations. However, sliding gates are a lot more dangerous to the gate user due to size and many hazard areas that need to be covered by safety equipment. More safety equipment used for the gate automation, more complex the automation becomes with potential failure to one of the components fitted.
Also electric sliding gates require separate access to the property due to manual release location on the inside of the gate. Sliding gate costs generally are higher than same size swing gates. Increased labour costs due to design complexity, additional groundworks for the gate track installation, matching pedestrian gate costs as well as additional safety equipment that is required to ensure the user safety.
Metal Driveway Gates
Our metal driveway gates are built using quality steel with meticulous attention to detail. Corrosion proofing is provided with either a hot-dip galvanization treatment, with a life expectancy of 25 years, or a non-immersive zinc undercoating prior to a powder coat, with a life expectancy around 8 years. Metal gates can be designed to compliment any style of home and will look good and function faultlessly for years to come.
Wooden Driveway Gates
Our wooden driveway gates are built with hand selected timber and combined with steel or stainless steel frames for durability and easy maintenance. Each custom cut board is of a high grade and treated individually with natural oils and tints, ensuring exceptional quality and looks inside and out.