Design Exterior Wrought Iron Railings For your home
Innovation and artistry combine to make for some very unique exterior wrought iron railings where creativity has no boundaries! The common challenge with exterior iron work subjected to weather conditions is the potential of rust. We address this by recommending galvanizing before priming and painting all exterior iron work so that all surfaces are protected from the outside elements. We specialize in providing wrought iron railing products ranging from small specially designed handrails to larger commercial project for apartments, hotels, restaurants, or any other commercial needs. Regardless of the nature of the project, we are happy to work with you to design the perfect railing for your property.
Exterior Residential Guard Rails
This is an example of a custom wrought iron residential guard-rail that consists of both forged and malleable iron. This is an excellent example of striking a great balance of strength and beauty with lifetime durability.
The top rail is a 1 3/4 custom MCR (moulded cover rail) and the decorative scrolls in the double bar are forged wrought iron with fish tail ends. They are also made out of a forged hammered 1/2 x 1/2 inch solid square bar.
What ties in the double bar detail with the rest of the railing are the custom forged pickets, which as you can see, alternate between simply hammered and hammered with a center detail. In fact, we always recommend the alternating of picket pattern to avoid a boring repetitive appearance and to add an element of interest to the design.
All of these railings meet and surpass all requirements of the Ontario Building Code.
As always, we recommend hot dip galvanize prior to painting to give our clients a lifetime of carefree maintenance.
Simple Double Top Rail
This railing has become one of our top sellers for its simplicity. In this photo, it is typically 36” in total height as per OBC requirement. It has double top rail with no scroll work in between, thus creating an impression of openness and visibility, not obtrusiveness.
It features a 1 ¾ decorative top rail (MCR), ½ x ½ solid pickets with a decorative ½ inch collar on every other post. Further, the 1 ¾ post not only give the railing some substance, but also lines up perfectly with the 1 ¾ top rail. Overall, we are proud of this project because the final product makes for a very solid, yet simple and elegant piece of wrought iron.
Exterior front porch/ walkout:
This particularly interesting project began when a client called upon our services and requested something elegant but extraordinary for the new front porch of his elegant South Rosedale property.
As you may tell from the photo, our final design was deserving of these very substantial cast iron posts.
The client liked the way the posts seemed to greet any guest with a sense of awe, giving the property an immediate sense of sophistication. They stand up tall and proud with a touch of old world glamour to match the existing white colonial posts.
Then, we changed things up. We fabricated the railings with the decorative double bar detail at the bottom of the rail, thereby, inverting the entire look and making the design slightly out of the ordinary.
Our client was so pleased and surprised by our original design. So much so, that he ended up working with us again on several other projects. In addition, he recommended us to several prestigious clients that he knew from his downtown restaurant.
Another happy client!
Similar cast iron post applications for exterior iron railings are:
Our neighbours keep asking us “who made your cool fence? ‘’ Thanks again. We are very pleased with the workmanship.
Tim and Isly
Dufferin Iron® & Railings
12 Sable Street
Toronto ON M6M 3K6
TEL: (416) 535-1686
FAX: (416) 533-3615