Driveway Gates - Johannesburg, Pretoria and Wider Gauteng

A property always needs its own space and boundaries. Without a boundary, the property may appear like an open field inviting the intruders to enter. With the circumference around the property, it needs a gateway that fulfills the need of opening and closing the gateway within its own space. The driveway gate serves this purpose greatly. An automated driveway gate can be a further assistance in protecting the property.


Which driveway gate should I choose?


Choosing a driveway gate greatly depends on the style and its intended purpose. A simple timber gate that blends in seamlessly with the fence or wall provides a traditional look and feel. Alternatively, a solid timber clad or wrought iron gate can offer a greater level of privacy and security for your home.


Options to Choose the design: The better part of the story is that the property owner has all the freedom to select the size and style. The design the owner selects for the property will give him more of the satisfaction and leave the property with his personal touch.


Automated or manual


If you want to go that little bit further you may consider an automated gate. No more hassle of getting in and out of the car on a wet day, and the benefit of the gate always being closed when the driveway is not in use. Electric gates can be a great addition to your property by deterring unwanted visitors, but make sure you get them installed by a professional gate engineer. There are many options to choose from depending on your driveway access and slope.


Driveway gates need more care since they are exposed to the atmosphere. The wood might warp, cracks might be formed and sun’s rays can cause bleaching. Care should be taken to save them from weathering away. Water-repellent preservatives are applied to reduce mildew infection and for slow greying.


Bleaching oil stains are utilized to simulate natural weathering at a quicker rate. Once the wood begins to darken, reapplication is done. Exterior paints are extremely useful in reducing weathering of wood and in turn the gates as well.