Which Gate Suits Your Property Best?


A driveway gate at the front of the house is the first thing people will see when visiting your home. 

If you want to make a statement with your property, a stylish driveway gate will define the boundaries and aesthetics of your home, making quite the impression on guests. It will also provide a wealth of benefits for you and your home, including enhanced security and privacy. 

If you’ve decided to install a gate for your property, it’s important to consider the complete range of gate design options available. 

At Village Gates, we’re a family-run business with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing bespoke, made-to-measure gates – we know a lot about choosing the right gate for your home. 

Here’s our guide on which gates suit your home best.

Wood or metal: Which is best?

When it comes to garden and driveway gates, you’re typically going to have the choice of a wooden or a metal structure – anything else is rare.

Now, of course, they each have their own share of benefits and drawbacks and have completely different appearances. This decision could ultimately depend on the look you want to go for – wooden can be seen as more traditional whereas metal could appear more modern to some – though there are some sleek-modern wooden gates available.

Wood and timber gates are generally designed to bring a sense of comfort, warmth and privacy to your property – they add a welcoming feel to your home. Aluminium driveway gates, on the other hand, boast strength while adding a contemporary aesthetic to your property. That said, both offer incredible durability, strength, security, privacy and personality.

Made-to-measure wooden gates

Bespoke wooden gates are made to measure. This makes them a great option for your property’s gate since they can be designed to perfectly fit your entrance, even if it is an unusual shape. With wooden gates, you can completely cover the entry without worrying about inconvenient gaps or needing to bulk out the edges to fit the gates.

Our wooden gates are bespoke, expertly crafted by qualified joiners and are expertly made to measure. Because of this, we can provide a vast range of sizes to meet the needs and dimensions of your property. Your customised gates will be manufactured to your exact specifications and will suit your space precisely, no matter how challenging.

You can hire established timber experts, like ourselves, to design a custom gate that complements your design preferences and enhances the exterior of your home. 

Due to the level of finish and the high calibre of the workmanship put into making them, bespoke wooden gates are also very easy to maintain – a fit-and-forget option if you’re looking for a low-maintenance yet super stylish driveway gate for your property.

Security is paramount

Among the many primary objectives of installing a new driveway gate is increasing the overall security of your property – as well as your privacy. Driveway gates can be entirely covered to prevent passers-by from seeing into your garden and home, or they could include designs that allow people to see your house from the street. 

The design you opt for can all depend on how much you value privacy, and how much you would like to show off of your home – an especially key consideration if you are looking to sell in the near future. Driveway gates can be constructed with this in mind if you don’t want to skimp on showcasing your property and garden. 

Choosing a driveway gate for your home

When choosing your driveway gate, there are a couple of things to consider to determine which one suits your home best.

What size do you require?

All homes are different, so each one needs a gate that is customised to meet the specific needs and requirements of that property, including size. Choosing a gate style that properly fits the measurements of your property is crucial. 

Driveway gates can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can even be custom-made to suit the exact dimensions of your property – timber gates are a perfect choice for made-to-measure gates.

What design do you prefer?

Think about the materials you already have around the parameters and match those – the majority of our customers will select a design and style that complements their home. 

For an experienced driveway gate manufacturer, you can also ask our reputable team here at Village Gates for guidance. Our exceptional team of wood and timber gate specialists can suggest designs that will complement your property and its exterior.

Do you require specific accessibility functions?

Accessibility is another factor to consider when choosing the right gate for you – this includes the opening and operation style. 

Do you want your gate to swing open or slide open? Sliding is more convenient for smaller and tighter driveways since a swing gate could open onto a large portion of the driveway or the street. 

Moreover, do you want your gate to open automatically or manually? Automatic gates are more expensive but provide additional security and convenience.

For driveway gates built to last, shop at Village Gates today

At Village Gates, we design, manufacture and install wooden garden gates and driveway gates that are fit for purpose. We have a range of design and installation options available, including gate frames, gate posts, composite gates and Motor AC-powered driveway gates. 

Regardless of how complex your needs are, we can design a made-to-measure, durable wood driveway gate that is perfect for your property, a complex installation is easy for us. No matter what style of bespoke wooden gate you desire, we will provide a competitive price structure for you. Our recycled wood gates are other popular picks. 

With over 30 years of experience, we have gathered incredible expertise and an amazing team whose skills are unmatched. We have hundreds of sizes, from bespoke sizes to standard sizes that serve to suit your domestic security requirements. 

We can assure that any property owner will find the perfect gate for them – just view our gallery of gate installations to see for yourself. We have in-depth product knowledge when it comes to wooden garden gates. 

Get in touch today for a free consultation and no-obligation quotation where we will produce your dream bespoke gate at an affordable price.