11 Mar 0
If you’re seeking a gate that not only increases your privacy, but gives your property a wow factor and adds to its value then a custom driveway gate could be the ideal solution. You can read more below about the importance of a custom driveway gate and how it’s a superior alternative to an off the shelf mass produced gate.
The advantages of a custom driveway gate
While a standard gate may seem to do the same job as a custom-designed driveway gate, it can be difficult to find one that meets your exacting needs. For example, a gate may not be the required size and it may have gaps or features that aren’t suited to a family with young children and/or pets. When you opt for a custom gate, you’re able to prioritise the factors that are most important to you. A customised gate can also complement your property while enabling you to decide how much of your home is visible to passers-by.
A gate is the first thing that most people see when they visit a property and this works in two ways. Firstly, if you’re a property owner, a stylish gate will give your property enhanced curb appeal that may give you the edge when securing tenants. Secondly, a custom gate allows you to add your unique sense of style to the exterior of your property – one that complements your taste and features of your home.
Typically, when purchasing a standard gate, you’ve little option but to accept the style or quality that’s available and often they fail to meet your needs and/or expectations. On the contrary, when opting for a custom driveway gate you can make decisions based on the quality of the materials used and what to prioritise in its design.
Increases property value
Thanks to the instant appeal of a stylish new custom gate, you can expect a soar in the resale value of your property. Not only will it make your property more appealing to prospective buyers when you come to sell but it may also attract more tenants if you’re looking to turn it into a rental property.
Custom driveway gate – things to know before getting your gate
Before getting your customised gate, it pays to know what you want your gate to look like so you can clarify this with your steel fabricator. Drawing a rough sketch on a piece of paper is a good place to start. Aside from the aesthetics, other points to consider include:
Functionality – You can determine what is your top priority e.g. is it privacy, security or both. Knowing this will help determine the height and style of the gates.
Opening – Another point to consider is whether you would prefer a gate that’s opened manually or a remote-controlled gate. The latter makes it less of a hassle when approaching your gate with a vehicle and saves the need to get out of it to open the gates, particularly when it’s raining. Depending on your available space, you also need to decide whether a sliding option may be a better option than a gate that swings open.
Materials – Finally, you get to decide what material you want your custom gate to be made from. Common choices include aluminium, wrought iron, cast iron, and steel. Your fabricator can talk to you about the pros and cons of each material to help you reach a decision.
The benefits of a custom driveway gate are many and if you want you can also include custom railing or a fence to complete the full package.
If you’re ready for a gate that offers all of the above benefits then give the experts at Metro Steel a call on 07 3204 1000 or drop by our facility in Deception Bay. We look forward to meeting you.