About our supply and fitting service for Iron railings and gates
The Blacksmith designing and manufacturing
your Iron railings and gates is also 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
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
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
Metal work can be made to your own design or supplied standard from stock. There are so
sizes, metal choice and designs of railings, gates, security grilles and balustrade that we can't feature them all on this page. Instead,
initial contact will include showing our range and portfolio of Iron railing and gates supplied and fitted in Bristol, Somerset, North Somerset, Weston super mare, Clevedon, Nailsea and North
Devon in recent years.
Supply and fit security railings, gates and grilles
We advise on and fit Security Iron railings, gates and grilles
Security is an increasing concern for homeowners. Basement windows that are out of view and open alleyways are easy
target for burglars. To secure your property and keep burglars and opportunist thieves out, we supply and fit, metal Security "Over" doors, alleyway gates, Iron
security grills and security bars.
Window bars and door security grilles are only as secure as the installation. We manufacture, supply and fit the Metal
security grilles will keep burglars out, butany security bars or
grills over your windows will also stop people getting out in an emergency. If this is an issue we incorporate a window bar releasing
Are metal railings, gates and security grilles actually made of wrought iron?
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. Because it is expensive to make other metals were tried and 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 made out of mild steel.
What does the name Wrought iron mean? It actually means two things:
A type of metal, it's a variety of iron with additives that make it pliable twist-able and with a low corrosion rate.
.A process of formation "wrought" is the ancient verb "to work," and so "wrought iron" literally means "worked iron".
What is 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.
Automatic Driveway gates are only as secure as the
installation. Our gates are fitted by the
All driveway gates are manufactured and installed by a specialist metal work fabricator who supplies and fits
mild steel automatic gates at sensible prices.
Automatic Iron and Steel Gates & Automation Equipment Automatic gates installation includes the driveway gate, an automatic gate opener, remote access controls, and exit controls.
Explanation of the equipment needed to
operate automatic driveway iron gates.
What is an automatic gate opener? An automatic gate opener is the motorized arm that opens and
closes a driveway gate. A circuit board receives a signal from a keypad or a clicker and the automatic gate opener opens or closes the gate.
What are access controls?Access controls allow you to grant or deny entry through your driveway gate. Clickers or hand held remotes, are radio transmitters similar to a garage door
Keypads,allow visitors without clickers to enter
the property with a numeric code. They have memory for several different codes so that certain codes may be reserved for family, and others given to visitors such as regular delivery
drivers and meter readers.
Sensors allow visitors to open the automatic gate to leave the property. A keypad on
the inside, or a simple push button will open the gate. A exit sensor, buried alongside the driveway about 85' from the gate that detects (metal) vehicles and opens the automatic gate is
more convenient, but It will also sense a lawn mower, etc. so may not be the best choice for every situation.
Safety as part of the automatic
gate system.Photo Eyes or a similar devise to stop the gate from
closing, or reverse its motion if a vehicle is slow to clear the automatic gate is recommended.
Intercoms A simple intercom allows communication and the
ability to open the gate from inside the house.
Telephone Entry Systems can ring all the phones in the house with a distinctive ring and entry can be granted
with the push of a telephone button.
How much does an automated driveway gate cost?Cost of supplying and
installing electrically operated driveway gatesvary
for many reasons, such as uneven ground, amount of ground work required, drainage issues, difficulty and distance in cabling the power supply and different styles of gates and
Prices below should only be used as a guide. A site survey may be required.
Electric Metal Double Swing Gate Including:- Survey- Preparation work Groundwork- Power supply Gates - 3.6m
opening Support structures- Gate stops : £3000 £8000 One Way Audio Entry
System Including: One button audio entry panel, Handset with lock release, Power supply unit: £350 £800 One way Video Entry System including One button video entry panel, Mono
video monitor, Handset with lock release, Power supply unit: £750 £1800
How to choose the equipment
for an automatic driveway gate. We run through this with you, but I have included some guidlines below.
Automated Driveway Gates. First select a driveway gate style. Whether you choose a single swing or a bi-parting pair will decide the type of automatic gate
opener you will need.
Automated driveway gate Openers. Select your automatic gate opener based on your gate swing type, the usage the gate will get, and your budget. Solar powered openers are
Access Controls. You will need at least a remote clicker and receiver to enter the gate. For visitors to your home there is a variety of remote entry solutions available