Electric Driveway Gates and Brick Pillars in Horsham | Which Style is Right for Your Property?

Electric gates are a great addition to any property, increasing security and visual appeal, among other benefits. However, to get the most from gate automation systems, it’s important to choose the right style for your needs. Driveway gates come in a variety of design options, including sliding and wooden gates and security gates. You can also choose other features to suit your needs, such as brick pillars, security barriers and new driveways. The most suitable style for your Horsham property will depend on various factors, which we discuss below.

As well as installation services, we provide high-quality gate repairs to keep systems in perfect condition, meaning you don’t have to worry about maintenance requirements.

Here are some key points to consider when making the switch to gate automation:

Size and Opening Mechanism

The amount of space available is vital in determining the most suitable driveway gates for your project. The width of the space which metal and wooden gates need to cover dictates a number of features, such as style and material.

Larger and heavier gates need stronger automation equipment to ensure installations meet requirements.

Sliding Electric Gates

Properties with limited space and in high-traffic areas benefit from sliding styles. Sliding gates are a popular choice for commercial applications because they maximise space whilst ensuring easy access for vehicles of all sizes. They are a preferred choice for security gates.

An important factor to consider is that you will need enough space for the sliding part of the gate, generally affixed to an adjacent wall, whilst allowing a big enough gap for vehicles to pass through.

Swing Gates

In the same way as traditional gates, these swing either inwards towards your Horsham property or, less commonly, outwards. The main requirement for driveway gates in this style is that there is enough room for them to open onto driveways without causing an obstruction or safety risk.

Swing gates offer a more traditional feel, especially when paired with brick pillars, making them popular with homeowners and commercial customers.


The design you choose is down to personal preference, but we recommend choosing a gate that matches the style of the property. For example, ornate driveway gates work well with traditional homes, while simple security gates are ideal for commercial premises. With a variety of designs available, we find the perfect gate automation solution for your home or business. Options include:

Whichever style you choose for your property, we offer professional gate repairs and maintenance to optimise performance long into the future.

Our customers can also rely on us for the installation of high-quality driveways and security barriers. We offer block paving, natural stone, gravel and cobble drives, allowing you to create your ideal property entrance.


Our time-served team in the Horsham area understands the unique needs of the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Consequently, we can help find the perfect solution to meet your practical needs.

For homes, gate automation offers ease of use and gates can be remotely controlled to quickly provide access to visitors and delivery drivers. In terms of maintenance needs, wooden gates may need more care over time, but our gate repairs and servicing options make this easy.

If you own a business premises, or have responsibility for a public space, we work closely with you to ensure your security installations are fit for purpose.

When you have to choose between security barriers and gates, the decision often comes down to two factors: your type of user and traffic intensity. For multiple, frequent users, we recommend low-voltage barriers that allow for rapid, repeated opening and closing. This is great for customer satisfaction in shopping centres, hotels, sports centres and more.

If your site sees fewer vehicles coming and going, security gates and bollards will likely suffice. They maintain security while allowing staff and deliveries access as required.

Call 01483 379 954 to discuss any aspect of services. We provide brick pillars, driveway gates and driveways in Horsham and all surrounding areas.