Custom Wrought Iron Work
Custom wrought iron work is one of our more diverse and interesting area of work.
We have been fortunate to encounter, design and build some very interesting pieces—all custom, and every piece in solid wrought iron.
All of these projects required creative thinking and innovation in order to stay within budget and keep our clients happy.
For example, M-001 was a City of Toronto project along the belt line extension walking path.
They required information signage at every major intersection. These signs had to be visibly large, structurally sound, yet decorative and attractive for walkers on the trail. Installed on custom footings, each rooftop had a unique colour to distinguish locations along the path. These signs went up on time and within budget.
Iron handrails are an elegant and simple solution to promote elderly mobility. Many of our customers come to us for handrail designs in order to make front steps or other areas of the property more accessible, safe, and easy to navigate. More importantly, iron handrail installation can prevent severe falls that could lead to serious injuries, making this simple measure a lifesaving feature.
Even if elderly accessibility is not a concern for your property, our designs can be useful in our Canadian winters, when slips and falls along driveways are common.
Decorative Iron Doors
Decorative wrought iron doors are a secure and beautiful addition to any home or property, providing the security you need without sacrificing looks. Whether you are building or remodeling, we can incorporate the classic artistry and strength of iron in many creative ways. From classic to contemporary, old European to modern North American, we create designs specifically to suit your needs.
Decorative Covered Canopy
We met this particular client through a mutual association. A project that began with his home ended up at his cottage, and then another property.
This client needed a canopy over his side entrance that would accentuate the French-Provincial design of his custom-built home. This gentleman was world-savvy, particular in his taste, and very knowledgeable. He custom-designed all of the metal work we have done for him throughout the years.
In this scenario, he requested an iron canopy with a glass top to match the window covering above it. Since you could not see the clear glass overhead, he asked us to weld a wire mesh screen to the bottom of the glass to give the illusion of having a roof over your head. It was brilliant and looked great. And finally, we added the large chain link tie backs to complete the Chateau appearance. The foot fit the shoe perfectly!
Custom Decorative Structural Support
We worked together with a designer in the Castle Loma neighborhood to custom build a structural support system to resemble the beautiful and massive oak trees on her property. The initial problem was finding a way to support two critical structural members in her kitchen that overlooked her backyard without creating a terrible eyesore in her new custom kitchen. She came up with a very creative solution, which was to build a centre structural trunk with secondary support members resembling a branch instead of a steel structural support. From that initial idea, the tree concept was created. We then added a few more branches and then welded individual decorative iron leaves to these branches. The final product was spectacular; a structural support resembling the beautiful oak trees surrounding her home.
Due to recent disruptions with Ontario’s electrical service, we had a very unusual custom request from one of our long-time clients. He had enough of these power outages and decided to fully equip his 12,000 sq. foot home with generator that would fully sustain the electrical needs of his large property. The problem was that the generator was situated in plain sight by the cabana in front of his pool.
This was an eyesore considering the beauty of his property. Also, what had to be enclosed was his entire pool equipment, which was in plain view for his neighbours to see, which he was not pleased with.
We offered a variety of solutions, from standard iron picket fence to a fully enclosed sheet metal enclosure. The final solution was a hybrid of both. The pool equipment was enclosed with a perforated sheet metal the blocked 50% of the view but allowed all the equipment to breath properly. The massive generator was totally enclosed with custom made satin coat sheet metal, which was then painted black and in front of it, we dressed it up with custom wrought iron that matched the rest of the fence around his property. The final product as you can see is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
We are always looking for our next exciting customer with an interesting project. Will it be yours?
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