We all want to keep our homes or businesses safe and secure, but it’s also important that your property looks aesthetically pleasing. Some security measures – although efficient – can look rather unsightly, and a lot of people won’t like the look of barbed wire or clunky steel bars. If you’re looking for an option that’s both stylish and secure, then consider installing metal driveway gates to your property. This solution is highly versatile and is just as effective for both domestic and commercial customers. 

Metal Driveway Gates or Wrought Iron

Metal driveway gates, also known as wrought iron, is an iron alloy with a much lower carbon content in comparison to cast iron. As a material, wrought iron is highly durable, malleable, corrosion-resistant and easy to weld. Wrought iron was the most used form of malleable iron before the advance of steel, and it was used to make a vast number of products including wire, railings, gates, garden furniture, nails, horseshoes and more. 

Many modern products that are described as wrought iron are made from mild steel, but the properties of both metals and the methods used when working with them are very similar. Wrought iron is also still used as a description because the products are made to resemble how they would have looked in the past if wrought by a blacksmith. 

Benefits of Metal Driveway Gates

Metal driveway gates are extremely strong and durable in comparison to other gate materials like wood or vinyl. This strength makes it highly resistant to dents, bending and shock damage, so you can be confident that this is an investment that will last you a long time. 

Metal driveway gates are much more resistant to rust in comparison to regular iron. Wrought iron is refined with a small amount of slag (a by-product left behind when a metal has been separated from its raw ore). Slag is fibrous in nature, so mixing this into the wrought iron makes it much more resistant to rust. Rust is unsightly and can also weaken the structure of iron and steel, so wrought iron is far superior in this respect. 

The security of your property is naturally an important concern, so ensure your home is safe by installing metal driveway gates. As we know, wrought iron is very strong which makes it extremely difficult for thieves to break into. The gates can also be made at great heights, creating an effective barrier that’s very difficult to climb over. Wrought iron gates can be installed at the front of your property, or you could add a wrought iron fence all around for even more security. Some people also use them as metal garden gates, to keep pets or children safe within a back garden or to stop people trespassing on your property. 

It’s likely that you will have seen some impressive wrought ironwork as a feature of stately home gates, upmarket hotels or other public buildings, with wrought iron often being used for decorative balcony railings, gates or fences. Metal driveway gates are highly malleable, which means it’s easy to create stylish, elegant and highly decorative gate designs in a way that you can’t with other materials. This elasticity means that they can be shaped into all sorts of eye-catching designs. 

Installing metal driveway gates is a great way to add to the curb appeal of your property. The design, strength and craftmanship of wrought iron gates is unmatched, so they’re sure to make your property stand out. Even if you aren’t planning on selling anytime soon, there are many other benefits to adding metal gates. 

Due to their durability, it’s unlikely that your metal driveway gates will need repairs very often – but if they do, this is very easily managed. If a portion of the gate is damaged then it isn’t necessary to spend money replacing the whole gate; a specialist in iron gates and fences will be able to easily repair the damaged portion without the need for a brand new gate.If your gate is looking a little chipped or tired, then a fresh coat of paint is all it needs to restore it to its former glory. Just one or two coats of paint should be enough to keep your gate looking fresh for another three to four years. 

One of the great appeals of metal driveway gates is the chance to create your own unique bespoke design. As mentioned, wrought iron is very malleable and easily moulded into almost any shape you can think of, so the choice of designs is endless. Some popular iron gate styles include bow top, flat top and post and ball, but customers can work closely with a forge or manufacturer to come up with their own unique shape and pattern.

The skill and craftsmanship that goes into making metal driveway gates is second to none, so you can be sure that you’re getting a high-quality product. The forging process uses specialised tools and processes for a result that showcases a very high level of artistry and skill. This attention to detail and expertise ensure that wrought iron gates stand out.

Our beautiful metal driveway gates offer excellent value for money and are sure to add style, security, and value to your property If you’re looking for the highest quality metal driveway gates get in touch with a member of our team. Our modern and traditional designs are popular with both residential and commercial properties.