When it comes to driveway gates (Cape Town), there is not one size and one style that will be a suitable fit for every home. With Glow Innovations, you can customise your driveway gate to ensure that the size, design, and functionality of the driveway gate are perfect for your home. In this guide, we outline how you can customise your steel, wood-clad, or Nutec-clad driveway gate. If you are looking for a unique driveway gate design, we have a range of bespoke driveway gates with innovative styles available. Take customisation to the next level by allowing Glow Innovations to create the exact driveway gate of your dreams with our personalised driveway gates (Cape Town) design service.
ClassiSteel™ Driveway Gates (Cape Town):
Glow Innovations is a specialist steel driveway gate manufacturer. If you are drawn to the strength, durability, and sleek aesthetic of a steel driveway gate, we have a wide range of steel driveway gates that you can easily personalise to your exact functionality and design needs. We have highlighted all of the ways that you can get involved in the customisation of your steel driveway gate.
1) Direction of the Steel:
Our steel driveway gates are available with vertical steel rods that are positioned within the steel driveway gate frame with an equally-sized space between each steel rod. You can choose to have just the vertical steel rods within the steel frame of your driveway gate, or you can add a horizontal steel rod across the centre of the steel frame. The additional horizontal steel rod will break up the vertical lines and add interesting detail to your steel driveway gate.
Our steel driveway gates come with the option to customise with a variety of different durable and high-quality steel spikes that will be positioned on the top frame of your steel driveway gate. Additionally, if you have customised your steel driveway gate with a centre horizontal steel section, you can have your selected spikes across this steel section. If you would prefer to have a simple steel driveway gate, you can choose to have no steel spikes at all.
The purpose of adding spikes to the top of your steel driveway gate is to further enhance the protective qualities of your driveway gate. Alongside the safety of driveway gate spikes, they can also add an aesthetic detail that will enhance the style of your steel driveway gate. We have briefly listed the available spike designs that you can choose between for your customised steel driveway gate.
Razorcomb: Razorcomb spikes are short, sharp spikes that will add a touch of detail to the top of your steel driveway gate. Our Razorcomb steel spikes are available with a wave profile that adds intrigue to these spikes.
Ricasso: Ricasso refers to the shape of the blade above the handle in a dagger or sword. Drawing inspiration from the Ricasso design, these Ricasso driveway gate spikes have a short and stocky spike with a slight curvature at the bottom to mimic a blade handle.
Diamond: The diamond spike is a classic choice for both protection and aesthetics in your steel driveway gate. The diamond spike takes the shape of a diamond with four straight lines that end in sharp points.
Pencil: The pencil spikes are long and slender spikes that will add elegance and a safety feature to your steel driveway gate. Pencil spikes are simple and sophisticated and will be the perfect touch to a customised driveway gate that is minimal in its design.
Fleur-de-Lys: The fleur-de-lys is a French decorative symbol. The fleur-de-lys represents a lily, meaning that this spike for your steel driveway gate will have delicate curves to represent the beauty of a flower, but will still be a strong safety feature with its sharp points.
3) Steel Colour:
We will customise your driveway gate to the exact paint colour that you desire to ensure that it seamlessly blends into the style of your home. Our steel driveway gate colour options include plain galvanised, black, grey, white, and green. To ensure that the colour you have chosen for your driveway gate is the best fit, we will provide you with the specific paint code so that you can view the colour swatch in person at your local hardware store.
We use Plascon Velvaglo Waterbased Enamel paint on our steel driveway gates due to its longevity. We will additionally provide you with a small batch of your selected paint for long-term maintenance and any touch-ups that may become necessary over time. If none of these paint colours suit your style, you can easily choose your own paint colour within the Plascon or Dulux paint ranges.
4) Height and Width of the Opening:
Our steel driveway gates are available in a range of standard driveway gate heights and widths. You can easily select between our 1.6 metre, 1.8 metre, and 2.1 metre height options and our 3 metre, 3.5 metre, 4 metre, 4.5 metre, 5 metre, 5.5 metre, and 6 metre width options. If these standard driveway gate sizes do not suit your driveway entrance, we can customise the size to your exact requirements.
You have the option to have your steel driveway gate manual or automated. We always recommend an automated driveway gate due to its increased convenience and security. When customising your steel driveway gate, you can browse through our selection of gate motors to automate your driveway gate.
HoriClad™ and VertiClad™ Driveway Gates (Cape Town):
Your driveway gate is the first impression that guests and potential buyers will have of your home. Make a statement with a personalised wood-clad or Nutec-clad driveway gate from Glow Innovations. We have highlighted the various ways that you can customise your wood-clad or Nutec-clad driveway gate to make it the perfect choice for your home design and practicality needs.
1) Direction of the Cladding:
Our clad driveway gates are available as either our HoriClad™ or VertiClad™ driveway gates (Cape Town). The HoriClad™ driveway gates include horizontal wood or Nutec clads and our VertiClad™ driveway gates include vertical wood or Nutec clads. You can choose the direction of the cladding that will best suit your desired aesthetic for your custom driveway gate.
2) Wood and Nutec Cladding Options:
We offer a diverse range of wood cladding for our HoriClad™ and VertiClad™ driveway gates (Cape Town). Our wood-clad range are all ethically and sustainably sourced from reliable wood suppliers to offer you peace of mind when you choose your wood cladding for your driveway gate. We have highlighted our wood-clad and Nutec-clad options that you can choose between to create the ideal clad driveway gate for your home.
- Meranti: Meranti wood has an even grain and a red tint to the wood colouring.
- Balau Timber: Balau timber, which comes from Malaysia, is a warm light brown with slight yellow tints.
- Garapa Timber: The Brazil-native Garapa wood has a golden to yellowish colouring that will go grey over time as the oils leach out.
- Thermo Pine: Thermo pine has an even darker yellow tone.
- Thermo Poplar: Thermo poplar wood has a darker colouring.
- Nutec: Nutec-cladding is made of fibre cement slats that can be painted to your desired colour.
All of our wood cladding is cut to your required driveway gate length and sanded until a smooth finish is achieved. Wood is susceptible to damage from weather and temperature changes, which is why we treat all of our wood cladding with multiple coats of a specialised protective seal. This will increase longevity and ensure that you can continuously enjoy the warm and natural aesthetic of your wood-clad driveway gate.
3) Wood-clad and Nutec-clad Mounting:
You can customise your wood-clad or Nutec-clad driveway gate further by selecting your desired mounting. The way you mount your driveway gate slats will have an impact on the visual aesthetic of your driveway gate. For our clad driveway gates, you can choose between the slats being inside the frame with the fasten from the rear, the slats inside the frame with the fasten from the front, or the slats on top of the frame with the fasten from the front. If you have selected the tongue and groove option for our VertiClad™ driveway gates, you can choose the mounting to be inside the steel frame or on top of the steel frame.
4) Steel Frame Colouring:
All of our wood-clad and Nutec-clad driveway gates (Cape Town) come with a steel frame to ensure the strength and durability of your driveway gate. As with the steel driveway gates in our ClassiSteel™ range, you can choose your clad driveway gate steel frame to be plain galvanised or painted in Plascon Velvaglo Waterbased Enamel black, grey, white, or green.
5) Height and Width of Opening:
Our HoriClad™ and VertiClad™ driveway gates (Cape Town) are available in the same standard driveway gate heights and widths as the ClassiSteel™ driveway gates. You can customise your clad driveway gate to the exact size that you require for your driveway entrance. You can also contact us with exact measurements of your driveway entrance if the standard sizes are not a suitable fit.
You can automate your clad driveway gate with our range of driveway gate motors. We provide a diverse range of driveway gate motors that are sourced from high-quality suppliers so that we provide you with only the highest standard of driveway gate automation. We also offer a range of driveway gate motors so that you can find one suited to your budget.
Our Bespoke Range of Driveway Gates (Cape Town):
We have done some driveway gate customisation of our own and created a range of bespoke driveway gates (Cape Town). From the intricate laser-cut design in our aluminium The Tokai driveway gate to our unique combination and styling of wood-cladding and steel in The Struben driveway gate, you can easily peruse our innovative designs in our driveway gates (Cape Town). If you would like to create a truly bespoke driveway gate, you are welcome to contact us directly and we will begin the design and quoting process.
About Glow Innovations:
Glow Innovations is a Cape Town-based manufacturer of steel driveway gates. In addition to our driveway gates (Cape Town), we also produce high-quality pedestrian gates, security gates, fencing, burglar bars, balustrading, electric fencing, and structural steelwork. Our experienced and dedicated team is always ready to provide you with the perfect gate, fence, or safety feature for your home or business.
At Glow Innovations, we took a deep breath and decided to do the homework which will enable our potential customer to have control of the design for their own driveway gate. Because information is power, we want the customer to know more before purchasing. To this end we have curated our most popular designs into an online store – https://shop.glowinn.co.za – which allows immediate pricing. Also we are embarking on a campaign to educate the market to allow customers to do more research and know more before making this large decision.