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What kind of Driveway Gate are you looking for?

Whether you like the look of something we've already done or have a specific idea in mind, our passion and specialty is working with you to design and build every gate as an original piece. 

We can build and install all types of gate including: sliding gates, swinging gates, cantilever gates, telescopic gates and sectional sliding gates.

  • Electric Driveway Gates: Electric gates provide enhanced security and convenience, allowing seamless entry and exit with the touch of a button. Also known as Automatic Driveway Gates.

  • Sliding Gates: Sliding gates are ideal for properties with limited space inside the property, offering a smooth and efficient opening mechanism without obstructing the driveway.

  • Swing Gates: Swing gates add a touch of elegance and don't require a level driveway, making them a stylish and versatile choice for any property.

  • Cantilever Gates: Cantilever gates offer robust performance and durability, functioning smoothly without the need for a ground track. They are ideal for situations with uneven or sloping sections.

  • Telescopic Gates: Telescopic gates optimise space usage by smoothly retracting into a compact position, making them ideal for properties with limited driveway space.

  • Sectional Sliding Gates: Sectional sliding gates maximise space and provide excellent security, with a unique design that allows them to operate efficiently in confined areas and around bends.

Our driveway gates are designed, engineered, fabricated and installed completely by Designer Gates. We can even take care of the ground preparation and fencing for your convenience.

Pool style aluminium swinging gates by Designer Gates in Chch
Louvre sliding gate by Designer Gates in Chch
Sliding automatic gate. Matching walkway swing gate

The Benefits of Automatic Driveway Gates

Automatic driveway gates offer numerous advantages that make them an excellent investment for any property. From boosting security to enhancing curb appeal, discover the key benefits of installing an automatic driveway gate:

  • Security: Enhanced protection against unauthorized access with robust locking mechanisms and smart phone app integration.

  • Convenience: Effortless entry and exit with remote controls, keypads, and smartphone connectivity.

  • Aesthetics: A wide range of stylish designs and finishes to complement any property.

  • Increased Property Value: Attractive and functional gates that add to the market value of your property.

Choosing the Best Gate Type for Your Property

We offer a diverse selection of automatic driveway gates, each designed to meet different needs and preferences. Explore our range of gate types to find the perfect solution for your property.


Space-saving Sliding Gates

Slide open and closed along a track, usually along the fence-line at the front of the property. Ideal for driveways with limited clearance inside the property or to save driveway space.

Requires Flat Surface

Needs a straight fenceline to slide in behind and a flat concrete foundation to move across. Our team can take care of a foundation for your gate to slide on.

Double swinging electric gates by Designer Gates in Chch


Difficult Shaped Entrance

Perfect for entrance-ways that can't accommodate a sliding gate or have angles involved.

Requires Space Inside

Needs ample clearance on the side the gate swings open to avoid hitting objects.


Uneven Section

Sliding gates that are suspended above a driveway. They operate without ground tracks, supported by a cantilever system to the side of the entrance. Ideal for gravel, uneven or slopped entrances.

Requires Additional Support

Cantilever gates need additional structural support to achieve the cantilever design.


Space Efficient

Gates that slide in sections, including around a corner, making them ideal for confined spaces where there is not enough room for a single panel sliding gate.

Requires Even Ground

Needs a level and stable surface along the property line to support the gate and its track system.


Maximising Driveway usage

Telescopic sliding gates have multiple overlapping panels that retract into a compact space, making them excellent for properties with limited space. 

Requires Clearance

Telescopic gates require less space overall, but need clearance for both the gate opening and the area where the gate panels will stack. 

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Designer Gates Features

Our automatic driveway gates come equipped with a range of advanced features designed to enhance functionality, safety, and ease of use. Discover the innovative features that set our gates apart.

Remote Control Access

Allows homeowners to open and close the gate from a distance using a remote control, for convenience and ease of use.

Smartphone Integration

Offers remote access and monitoring, adding flexibility and control from anywhere in the palm of your hand.

Safety Sensors

Infrared safety beams that prevent accidents and ensure safe operation by stopping the gate if an obstruction is detected.

Intercom System

Integrated intercoms enhance security by allowing homeowners to verify visitors before granting access, even in the dark.

Vehicle Detection

Sensors that detect vehicles approaching the gate, automatically opening the gate for authorised vehicles or during authorised times, adding convenience.

Keypad Entry

A keypad for entering a security code to open the gate, allowing secure access for family members and trusted individuals. Even a single use code for the courier.

Automatic Closing

Gate automatically closes after a set period, ensuring the gate is not left open inadvertently.

Durable Materials

Constructed from quality materials including steel, aluminium, wrought iron components and timber for long-lasting performance.

Quiet Operation

Reduces noise pollution and ensures the gate operates discreetly.

Battery Backup

Backup power system that operates the gate during a power outage, ensuring uninterrupted operation and security

Custom Designs

Customisable designs to match the property's aesthetics, adding to the visual appeal and complementing the home's architecture.

Weather Resistance

Coatings and designs that withstand harsh weather conditions.

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