Different Types of Driveway Gate Designs

Driveways connect your property to the road and if you don’t have any gates to guard it, anyone can slip into your property without permission. Well-designed driveway gates will improve the security of your property and add to its beauty. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage all clients to install secure and resilient driveway gates on their property. These installations are very versatile so you’re sure to find some interesting gate design in Boston. Here are some options for you to consider.

1. Slide Gates


Slide gates are some of the most popular designs for both residential and commercial properties. As the same suggests, these gates slide open and close on one side or either side of the driveway based on the gate design in Boston. You need some space on both sides of the driveway if you want to install this design.

2. Swing Gates

Swing gates are the oldest and most common design for driveway gates. They can have a single or double door and swing inward. They can also be automated or manual based on your preferences and budget. Manual doors can be a hassle because you need to step out of your vehicle to open them. Automated doors will swing open at the click of a remote button.

3. Barrier Gates

Barrier gates are largely used in commercial properties to control the flow of traffic. They’re usually made of wood and aren’t suitable for properties where security is a big concern. Barrier gates are usually found in parking lots and other such spaces because they don’t require much security and are guarded by gate operators in most circumstances.

4. Vertical Pivot Gates

Vertical pivot gates are similar to barrier gates as they swing up to open. However, instead of a single bar of wood, you have a solid gate made from metal railings. These provide more security and are ideal for properties with limited driveway space. With this design, you can add a gate to your property even if you don’t have space on either side of gate posts or on the driveway itself.

5. Vertical Lift Gates

Vertical lift gates are similar to pivot gates because they take up less space. They’re anchored on both sides and mounted on posts that lift them up. This saves space and allows the traffic to pass unhindered.

For questions and enquires on gate design in Boston, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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