LATEST: Sustainability week at Joseph Ash Galvanizing Read more

Railings for a home in Wimbledon

Name of fabricator: Metal Dynamics 
Galvanized by: Joseph Ash Galvanizing
End client: Private home
Finish provided: Shot blasting, hot dip galvanizing and powder coating
Size and amount of steel: The full railings weighed in at 240kg and were 815mm high by 5995mm in length.


Project goals
As Metal Dynamics are known for their workmanship and quality, they were engaged by the homeowners of a property in Wimbledon who wanted some railings for the front of their garden. The clients wanted something different and commissioned Metal Dynamics to produce something new and beautiful.

What happened
Lee Richardson and Matt Aldhouse at Metal Dynamics set to work designing and fabricating the railings from mild steel creating 80 x 80 x 3mm box sections for the top and bottom bar and posts, and 50 x 50 x 3mm ERW box sections for the infill bars. All the infill box sections were internally vented, ready for the next stage of the process: steel protection.

Workmanship this striking needs to be protected from the elements. This can be achieved by applying a long-life, low-maintenance galvanised coating which safeguards steel from atmospheric attack. For this part of the process, Metal Dynamics booked Joseph Ash Medway – who they use for the majority of their steel protection – to shot blastgalvanize and powder coat the steel.

Materials and size
The railings were fabricated from mild steel. 80 x 80 x 3mm box sections were created for the top and bottom bar and posts, and 50 x 50 x 3mm ERW box sections for the infill bars.

The full railings weighed in at 240kg and were 815mm high by 5995mm in length.

Outcome
The final railings installed by Metal Dynamics and the client was very happy.

Lee Richardson at Metal Dynamics said, “We are very pleased with the finished job and how these railings look. It is nice to do something a bit different. We have been using Joseph Ash for our galvanized and powder coated metal work for many years and the quality of their work is very good.”

Tim Palmer at Joseph Ash Medway said: “We have treated a number of projects for Metal Dynamics and we’ve always admired the steelwork they send to us. It was a pleasure to work on these railings for Lee and Matt and it’s great to see photos of the finished steel at its final destination. The railings look particularly impressive. Definitely an ace job for their Wimbledon customers!”

Next page