The Advantages of Wrought Iron Gates and Railings

There are a lot of factors to consider when installing new gates and railings on your property. The biggest question on your mind is likely to be “what material is right for me?”
Ironcraft have been producing bespoke, hand-crafted gates and railings since 1965, and if our experience has taught us anything, it’s that wrought iron is the number one choice of material for gates and railings - but why?


You’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who doesn’t love the look of wrought iron. It brings an elegant and traditional look to any property, and can really add value to your home. A wrought iron railing can be as simple or as intricate as you are; with all our products featuring a bespoke design, tailored exactly to your tastes. Wrought iron gates and railings also have an advantage in that they’re much less obtrusive than a solid wooden gate; they let you to see out of your property, and display your beautiful garden to the world while still keeping it secure.
Which brings us to our next point…


Wrought iron is without a doubt the strongest and most hard-wearing material for gates and railings. It holds up against physical damage and can’t be easily broken through or torn down, meaning your property is safe from unwanted visitors. Wrought iron gates and railings with pickets or sharp tops will make it extremely difficult for any trespassers to scale, so you can rest assured that you’re as protected from thieves as you can be.


Unlike their wooden counterparts, wrought iron gates and railings require virtually no maintenance. Our galvanised and painted railings will outlast a wooden fence by decades if properly maintained. They’ll only needed to be repainted every 10 to 15 years, and even if this is too much maintenance for you, it would take years upon years of rusting to compromise the structure or strength of the metal. In fact, many people actually prefer the aged patina of a slightly older gate!

Wrought iron gates and railings will truly stand the test of time, both due to their durability and timeless, classic appearance. They are a worthwhile investment for any home, to keep your property safe, and add value in the process.