Driveway Gate Planning Tips
But, overall, aluminum designs are often the most affordable. ‘When considering how the gates will open, typically we would install driveway gates gray painted floors to open inwards,’ says Leigh Barnes. ‘It’s more natural, when you are driving into a site, that the gates open away from you as you approach them.
Photo Credit via CCZero via CanvaWooden gates cradled in large, dominating hedges always make us think of The Secret Garden. A gate like this can’t help but encourage wonder and curiosity from anyone who passes by. This design feature makes a garden or outdoor space feel truly magical and special, no matter what lies on the other side. Rustic stone pavers lead to a salvaged wood gate accenting a light gray shingled beach cottage home.
Steel is the most heavy-duty option for metal gates, so if you’re looking for something particularly sturdy, this could be the best option for your space. The frame for a basic wooden fence gate should be a simple box with 4 sides, usually somewhat smaller than the gate opening. If you’ve got a 3×5 opening in the fence, build a 3×4 box out of a weather resistant wood.
When the gate opens, the arched foot slides on the driveway and when the gate opens over raised ground, the vertical rod rises accordingly, thus lifting the two horizontal rods. The gate top and bottom rails were cut out of 240mm x 45mm (1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) stock. Refer to the plans for dimensions and drawings showing the curved shape.
These heavy duty gate frames are ideal for use on a cattle farm where the main objective is keeping the cattle within a safely confined space. The strong gates can withstand a lot of use and abuse by large animals for years. The sloping top and open panels makes for a traditional look. This custom driveway gate complements its surroundings with its beautiful warm wood tones and lattice details. You’ll be extra grateful when it’s pouring with rain or if you’re in a rush.