Maximising Space: The Best Aluminium Driveway Gates for Limited Space

When space is at a premium, traditional swing or sliding gates may not always be feasible options. However, with advancements in gate design, there are innovative solutions available, especially for those looking for aluminium gates. At TFS Gates, we understand the importance of providing solutions that not only meet functional requirements but also optimise space utilisation. In this blog post, we explore the best driveway gate options for restricted spaces, focusing on bi-fold and sliding gate designs made from aluminium.

Bi Fold Aluminium Gates

Bi-fold aluminium gates offer a practical solution for limited space scenarios. These gates resemble conventional swing gates but
are divided vertically into two equal sections. As each pair of bi-fold gates
opens, one section folds onto the other, significantly reducing the arc
required for opening compared to traditional swing gates.


  • Compact design: By folding onto themselves, bi-fold gates minimise the space needed for operation.
  • Compatibility: They can be automated using a wide range gate automation systems, which we would always advise to be installed by a reputable installer.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various driveway widths and property layouts
  • Installation complexity: Bi-fold gates may require additional installation time and expertise due to their design, which can often mean a higher installation cost.
  • Maintenance: Proper installation and regular maintenance are crucial for smooth operation, especially if using tracks or rails.

Sliding Aluminium Gates

Sliding gates offer another space-saving solution for driveways with limited clearance. By moving along the length of the driveway, sliding gates eliminate the need for space to accommodate swinging arcs. Here are some innovative sliding gate options suitable for restricted spaces:

Bi-Parting Aluminium Gates:

  • Utilise two gates and motors, each opening to one side of the driveway.
  • Ideal for driveways where space constraints prevent the installation of a single sliding gate.
Telescopic Aluminium Sliding Gates:
  • Consist of multiple sections that slide against each other, resembling a telescope.
  • Coordinated movement ensures efficient opening and closing.
  • Suitable for maximising space without compromising on functionality.

Round-the-corner sliding gates:

  • Constructed from multiple hinged vertical sections that follow a curved track.
  • Perfect for properties with obstacles such as walls, that traditional sliding gates would collide with.


  • Bespoke solutions; Due to the customised nature of these gates, professional consultation is recommended to ensure the gate meets specific requirements. 


When space is limited, choosing the right driveway gate is crucial for both functionality and aesthetics. Aluminium gates, with their lightweight yet durable properties, offer excellent solutions for restricted spaces. Whether opting for bi-fold or sliding gate designs, homeowners can maximise space without compromising on security or convenience. At TFS Gates, we specialise in crafting bespoke aluminium gates tailored to your unique needs. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and explore our range of space-saving gate solutions. By providing innovative gate solutions, we help homeowners make the most of their available space while enhancing curb appeal and security.