A Quick Guide to Gated DrivewaysInstalling a driveway gate can provide a boost to your property’s aesthetic appeal and security. You can choose a style that complements the house and add various functions to make your arrivals and departures more pleasant and safe. If you plan on adding a driveway gate, here is what you need to know.

Why You Should Gate Your Driveway

Adding a gate to your driveway comes with many benefits. Here are some of the main advantages that you can enjoy from fencing your driveway entrance.


Your home is a place where you should feel the most secure and comfortable. You and your family should be able to feel safe and secure when at home. A gated driveway adds more security to a home, keeping intruders out and discouraging anyone who would plan to enter the premises.

Unauthorised Traffic

Adding a driveway gate will help you manage and coordinate the traffic to and from your home, helping you avoid unauthorised use of your driveway. You can fit a gate with an intercom to help you control access to your home as well, a feature that can be especially useful when you have guests over.

Family Safety

If you have small children or pets, you will know that there are many risks that can come with them playing outside, especially if they end up playing on the main road. A driveway gate will keep them safe and prevent them from running out onto the main road. You can also monitor the driveway entrance through security cameras to be aware of anyone entering or exiting your home.

What Type of Gate is Best?

Here are some of the different types of gates that you can consider installing:

  • Privacy gate: this type of gate will not allow passers-by to see inside your yard or pry around your home. These gates are tall and opaque, usually coming with a privacy fence. You can also choose a non-privacy gate and add privacy screens to it.
  • Wrought iron ornate gates: everyone knows the elegant look of wrought iron. If you want this gate type, you can opt for something similar made of aluminium to make it more affordable and practical.
  • Wooden gate: Natural materials like timber will fit more rustic homes and add beauty to your property. If your yard and outdoor area are mainly decorated with wood, it makes sense to choose the same material for your driveway gate.

A Gateway of Choices

Installing a driveway gate has several clear benefits for your home. You can choose from plenty of models, materials, and styles to match perfectly with the architecture and decor of your home.

Our team of custom home builders here at Australian Heritage Homes can help you choose the right style and function for your driveway gate, adapt the driveway to accommodate the new structure, and professionally install the gate. We have decades of experience in building custom homes in and around Melbourne and can guarantee that you will be satisfied with our services. Contact us to find out more!