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The Blacksmith designing and manufacturing your Iron railings and gates is directly involved with the installation and fitting of the finished ironwork. Providing a complete service through from ordering to supplying and fitting both wrought iron and its modern replacement, mild steel.
Ordering from some non-UK "supply only" companies can leave you with badly fitting iron work and the extra cost for a skilled fitter to correct and fit it.
If you prefer to fit the ironwork yourself we will run through the measurement process with you taking the guesswork and worry out of ordering wrought iron work online. We won't ask you to fill in an online form.
To take the guesswork out of supply and fitting metal work we speak to you. So if contacting us by email please provide a telephone number for us to call you back.
Where gates and railings are being made to be fitted in a curve, on a slope or steps. We can provide a full site survey and design service at a sensible price.
Metal work can be made to your own design or supplied standard from stock. There are so many shapes, sizes, metal choice and designs of railings, gates, security grilles and balustrade that we can't feature them all on this page. Instead, our initial contact will include showing our range and portfolio of Iron railing and gates. We have supplied and fitted in Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset, Weston Super Mare, Clevedon, Nailsea and North Devon in recent years.
In most cases the answer is no, they are manufactured using mild steel.
Wrought iron is no longer produced on a commercial scale. Many products described as wrought iron, such as railings and gates, are these days made of mild steel.
Wrought iron is expensive to produce so other metals were developed and today when we say, "wrought iron," we refer to iron that resembles wrought iron in appearance, strength and a low corrosion rate, but is actually mild steel.
What does the name Wrought iron mean? It actually means two things:
What is the modern replacement for wrought iron? Mild steel.
Mild steel is an alloy of iron and carbon discovered in the 1800s while looking for ways to mass-produce wrought iron and it has become normal practice to use this lower cost metal for the manufacture of railings, gates, security grilles and balustrade.