Selecting The Best Driveway Gates for your property

Selecting The Best Driveway Gates For Your Property

Traveling around Ireland and other parts of the world you see a lot of interesting properties and gates. 
Some people like to put their own individual stamp on an entrance gate.
Like a favourite painting or photo, customized gates give free expression to those with individual tastes who might want to show off their musical preferences or family heritage, to give just two examples.
I can’t think of a better greeting to your property than a gate that reminds you of what is important to you: security, or say, family heritage.
Keep those unsolicited intruders away from your door and also have a fine piece of craftsmanship that’s a pleasure to view.



Must read: Reasons to Install a Driveway Gate


Main Types of Driveway Gates

You have quit a few options here:
1. Slide gates
2. Swing gates
3. Automated or not
4. Wrought Iron gates
5. Galvanized gates
6. Wooden gates
Slide gates Vs Swing gates – may depend on how level the site location is surrounding the area of the gate.
From there, you’ll need to choose between an Automated or Manual gate and, if automatic, decide whether you prefer a keypad entry or card-based system.
And Finally,

Driveway Gate Materials

A Wrought iron gate is always a good choice of material mainly due to its anti-corrosive properties.
Other good alternatives are:
• Steel gates
• Galvanized gates
Wooden gates are also worth considering for two main reasons:
• Cost
• Aesthetics
If you decide to go for the wooden gate, just remember that it will require a lot more maintenance than any to the metal types.

How much do gates cost?

Cost of Gates

A driveway gate adds an extra measure of security to your home. With so many ready-made and custom built driveway gates available, it can be a stylish addition to your home and needn’t be expensive. Driveway gates can swing or slide open. For greater convenience, you can choose an automatic gate. Which one is best for you? How much is it going to cost?

When looking for a quote for Gates for your home or Business prices may vary quite a bit due to a few key factors. Here are some of the key elements to keep in mind when looking for a quote for Gates. Prices can start as low as €700 depending of the factors below:

1 Size : Obviously the bigger the gate the bigger the cost
2 Weight : A gate can increase in weight due to, heavier gauge steel used, more components used due to design and of course the size.
3 Galvanizing : Cost of galvanizing will change quiet a bit due to the impact of the size and weight.
4 Paint or Powder coating : After galvanizing you can also have your gates painted or powder coated with the latter been the more expensive.

Driveway gates can be made from steel, wrought iron, timber or aluminium. Ready-made gates are often manufactured from galvanised steel or aluminium. Powder coated in a variety of colours, they come in a range of styles and sizes. In most cases, you’ll be able to find a ready-made driveway gate that will be suitable for your driveway. If you can’t find a suitable style or size of ready-made gate, you can always have a custom gate built for you.
The downside to a driveway gate is that if it is not automated, you have to get out of your car to open the gate and then go back and close it after you’ve passed through. This can become a real nuisance in the rain or if you enter and exit your driveway frequently. If you’re undecided, get quotes for automated gates before you settle on a manual gate. You might be surprised by how affordable an automated driveway gate can be.

How Much Does a Driveway Gate Cost?

The cost of your driveway gate will depend on the material it’s made of, its size and whether or not it is custom made. Ready-made gates can be surprisingly affordable. Gates for sloping surfaces generally need to be custom-made.

So if you are in the market for some Gates why not give us a call on 0866012396/0906490520 and we will help you choose the Gates that suit both your requirements and your Budget.

Gate design by B&D Gates and Railings

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At B&D Gates and railings we supply and manafacture a wide variety of Gates and railings to suit all our customers demands and budget . Let it be garden gates , driveway gates , entrance gates or security gates we will work with you and your budgit to give you the perfect gates for your home or business . If you cannot find the design you are looking for in our gallery then simply email us a photo or drawining of the gates of your choice and we will give you a very competitive quote . Or if you are undecided on a design give us a call and we will be happy to give you all the advice you need to make sure you get exactly what you need . There are a couple of factors you should take into account when looking for gates.

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          1 Size of gates
          2 Design
          3 Budget

Size of your gates will have a big impact on price as the bigger they are the heavier they are and this has an impact on Galvanizing , materials , and more labour cost .

Design of your gates is of most importance as the more detail involved will of course have a big impact on weight , labour and of course price

Budget of course will determine how much detail , weight and how far you can go with a design .

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So if you are in the process of building pillars for a set of Gates give thought to both the width and height of your entrance as it will have a big impact when you do decide to install Gates . If you have any queries or need any advice then feel free to call us and we will be happy to assist in any way we can




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Quality Gates and Railings to secure your home or business premises

domestic security gatesAt B & D Gates and Railings, we supply premium quality gates for both commercial and domestic properties. There are many reasons why our customers purchase our gates some of which includes:

  • The security of a property or business
  • The security of children or pets
  • Security against intruders or burglary

However, whatever the reason gates, let it be Wrought Iron Gates, Garden Gates, Electric Gates will always enhance the property and also add value to it.

Gates are now becoming a must have for any domestic or commercial property nationwide as a result of a sadly ever increasing crime rate. Gates (manual or electric) are a necessary security measure to have to protect your property against unwanted intruders. At B&D GATES, we provide a wide selection of gates that will secure your domestic and commercial properties.

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Wrought Iron Gates

Wrought iron gates come in a wide variety of designs to suit all customers’ needs and budgets. All our gates come fully galvanized and when required can be painted black or powder coated to a colour of customers choice.




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We manufacture security gates to meet the needs of our customers and can install nationwide.






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Side Gates

Side gates are a great form of security for any home or business. Let it be to ensure the safety of your children or pets or protection against intruders a side gate is now becoming a must for all properties.





Garden Gates

Garden gates provide a great finish to all properties with the added bonus of adding value to it. We have a wide selection of gate designs on offer that can meet all customers expectations and budgets.





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Automatic/electric Gates

At B&D gates and railings, we also supply and fit top of the range gate automation systems to gates for the domestic and commercial sectors. Electric gates are a great way of adding security to all properties and can be added to existing gates or we can supply both the gates and the electrics, let it be a Sliding gate or Swing gate.