Wrought iron is a timeless and traditional option for Auckland home features such as fences, gates and balustrades. It can be twisted and shaped to look grandeur or classic, and is a strong material that is built to last – just look at some of the world’s great buildings, which owe their strength and beauty to metal fabrication.
You may not realise it, but the fine detail in balustrades, gates and garden screens is often the work of wrought iron specialists. Also known as blacksmiths, they can cut, shape, join and solder metals into forms that are as decorative as they are functional, for Auckland home projects large and small.
What does a blacksmith do?
Whether your taste is classic or contemporary, a blacksmith or wrought iron craftsman can design and fabricate bulk metals to complete the style of your Auckland home, then install them onsite. This includes ornamental sculptures, stair and balcony balustrades, fences, and gates. Some pieces are mass produced, while others can be custom crafted with intricate curves, spirals, decorative insets and symbols. To achieve your desired effect, they will use a range of processes including forging, bending and welding.
Often working on home features such as stairs and balconies, blacksmiths, welders and wrought iron craftsmen should be trained in safe work procedures, and have a thorough knowledge of building codes.
Questions to ask a prospective Auckland blacksmith:
How many projects like mine have you completed?
What training and licensing do you have?
How do you charge, and what does that include?
Can you give me a written estimate?
What do your services include?
When can this job be completed?
What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
What will I need to provide?
Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?
Find an Auckland blacksmith, welder or wrought iron worker on Houzz. Scroll through this page to find blacksmiths, welders and ironworkers in your area that can design and fabricate metal work for the interior or exterior of your home or landscape. You can browse their portfolio, read reviews and see how other homeowners rate their service and expertise.
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