How To Pick The Right Gate For Your Home

For most domestic properties, a gate at the front of the home is the very first thing people will see when visiting. First impressions count, and having a stylish wrought iron or sleek wooden gate installed is a great way to make an impact. 

But, being aesthetically pleasing is not the sole thing you should consider when having a gate installed. There are a number of factors you should bear in mind when selecting a new gate for your property, with security and accessibility also playing major roles. 

In this article, the team at Strand Systems has put together a handy guide on how to pick the perfect gate for your home so you can navigate through your options with ease.   


Every property is unique and therefore requires a gate that is tailored specifically to its individual requirements. This includes size, as it’s important to choose a type of gate that fits the dimensions of your property correctly. 

If you have a large, open driveway then you would benefit from a sizeable yet practical driveway gate. However, if you have a smaller driveway or a narrow walk to your front door, bi-fold gates are a smarter choice as a space-saving option. 

No matter how much space you have to work with, our team will always provide you with a gate that is the most suitable size for your home.    


Accessibility is a key consideration when selecting the right gate for your property. Opening and closing a gate made from heavy materials can be an inconvenience and can sometimes pose a safety risk, particularly for elderly or disabled people.

If accessibility is an important factor for you or your family member, then it’s worth considering electric and automated gates. Instead of having to manually open and close the gate, electric and automated options can be operated with just a click of a button, making the entire process much more convenient. 

electric gates in Radlett


One of the main motivations when looking to have a new gate installed is to enhance the overall security of a property. Electric and automatic gates are regarded as some of the safest types you can install. This is primarily down to the fact that only those who have access to the gate’s remote control can open it. Intercoms and keypads can also be incorporated for additional security.  

As well as this, the durability of the materials available means that they’re incredibly difficult to penetrate or scale, acting as a deterrent against any potential intruders.


It’s important to consider your budget when deciding on the type of gate that is right for you. Prices will vary depending on the specifications of your property, but there are always affordable options available.

With advances in technology and design, even the most sophisticated varieties are competitively priced. Plus, the longevity of the products and high-quality installations mean that you won’t need to pay out a large sum to replace your gate in the near future as it will stand the test of time.


At Strand Systems, we have over 30 years of experience in supplying and installing quality residential gates to properties across London, the Home Counties and East Anglia. From initial discussions all the way to the installation of your final product, we will provide you with a bespoke service that perfectly aligns with your property and your needs. To find out more, get in touch today.