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Wrought Iron Gates Direct Blog

Welcome to our blog. Here you will find some helpful advice, information and news relating to gates, fencing and railings in general.  From time to time we will also be adding some of our special offers and promotions so make sure you check back to see if anything catches your eye.  

When it comes to shaping a garden that reflects your personality, accentuates the features of your home, elevates your property’s value, gives you a slice of nature and a haven to socialise with friends, you have to look at the bigger picture.


When it comes to fencing, the choice often boils down to two primary materials: metal or wood. Whether you’re looking for an ornate, decorative metal fence to complement your period home or perhaps a timeless, rustic wooden fence, the decision ultimately comes down to one crucial factor – cost. Stay with us as we look at the pros and cons of each to determine which is more budget-friendly.


If you’re thinking of constructing or replacing a new set of garden gates, the rules are very much the same as garden fencing. It all comes down to the height of your gate, and the location of the property you live in. Let's look at some of the key considerations and assess whether your garden gate project requires some pre-planning.



Whether you’re looking to improve the security of your property or enhance privacy from prying eyes looking into your garden, a side-gate makes for a worthwhile investment. But have you considered which way it should open? It’s a question many homeowners often stumble across when fitting a new side gate.

When considering home improvements, we often think about adding value to our property. Installing a new kitchen or bathroom can be expensive but typically increases resale value. What about smaller projects like new gates? Do attractive gates at the front of your home add value or are they merely a decorative feature?

It would be hard to imagine homes without fences here in the UK. Whether you get on great with your neighbour, give them a quick hello as you venture out, smile and nod or try to avoid them at all costs, it’s important to have some kind of well-defined boundary.

When it comes to selecting the perfect driveway gate for your property, there's a lot to think about. A good-quality gate not only enhances security but also adds kerb appeal and value to your home. The style you choose makes a strong first impression on visitors and should complement your property's existing architecture and surroundings.

As the name suggests, this type of gate allows pedestrian access to a property, but it’s essentially another means of keeping your property secure, boosting privacy or keeping your pets contained.

Wrought iron is renowned for being incredibly strong, durable and rust-resistant. Although very little maintenance is required, it's important to keep an eye on any build-up of dirt or mud to avoid the risk of rust. It's best practice to clean your fence from time-to-time using a bucket of warm, soapy water and a soft brush or sponge. Once clean, be sure to wash away any residue soap with fresh warm water to prevent your fence from discolouring.

We know just how exciting it can be to make home improvements that instantly elevate the value of your home and transform the appearance of your property. That’s certainly the case when replacing old, tired, and weak fencing with a robust barrier brimming with character.

Whether you’re considering a side gate, sliding estate gate or a driveway gate for your property, it’s crucial to understand the components that hold it securely in place. Ensuring the right level of stability and functionality is a must – but first, you need the right fittings.

Wrought iron is one of the most beautiful and durable materials used for fencing and gates around the home. This alloy with very low carbon content combines timeless elegance with strength and durability to create a secure barrier, elevating safety for your family. Hilst wrought iron is very resistant to wear. One of the questions that often comes up is, “Does it go rusty?"

Wrought iron is renowned for its durability, strength and beauty. For centuries, this iron alloy with a very low carbon content has been the top choice for gates, and whilst it lends itself perfectly to intricate designs, wrought iron also delivers exceptional levels of durability.

Whether you're replacing an existing gate or looking to enhance security with new boundary walls, railings and driveway gates, it's essential to consider safety – not just for you and your family but also members of the public.

Heavy duty wrought iron gates

Wrought Iron Gates are a hot commodity for people who have money to spend on their homes. But even if you have the money, you might be wondering why they cost so much? This question and more will be answered in our post here.

Wrought iron railings powder coated green

Are you looking to add a touch of elegance and style to your home? Wrought iron and steel railings are the perfect way to do it. From their classic look to their durability and strength, these types of railings can give any property an added boost in terms of aesthetic appeal and safety. But what's the difference between wrought iron and steel? And which material is best for your home? Let's look at the differences so you can make an informed decision on which type works best for your needs.

Double gates providing security to a courtyard entrance

Before the middle ages, wrought iron was used to create weapons and tools, but in the 16th century, its ability to produce decorative gates and railings really came to the fore. The malleability and durability of wrought iron has been proven over thousands of years, however, even with wood, steel and aluminium gates available today, wrought iron is making a comeback.

Metal garden gate and railings adding security to the front entrance of a residential property

According to a recent Halifax survey, the second most cost effective property improvement in terms of the return on investment that homeowners can make is the installation of gates. In fact the addition of this form of security product is only a runner up to energy efficiency and fuel efficiency costs.

Double gates mounted onto brickwork and a supporting post

When you plan on installing new gates and railings, you will need to know how appropriate the opening will be. Here we detail the 5 key considerations we think you should consider.

picasso bi fold driveway gates

Left exposed to the elements throughout the year, a gate will take a battering from the elements, and you do not adequately maintain it will start to deteriorate in condition. Please read this blog post to find out how to prolong its life expectancy.

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