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A magical wildlife gate in Wales

Galvanised and powder coated wildlife gate

Imagine a home with an entrance that would make people stop in their tracks and be amazed at its beauty. Thanks to Richard Murphy, of Murphy & Hunt, there is such a house in Cwmbran, Wales, the owners of which are lucky enough to have this stunning steel gate on their land.

Richard Murphy who runs Murphy & Hunt – a steel fabricating company based in Abergavenny, Wales, fabricated the gate.

The gate was designed and built to look like wildlife has intertwined itself with the steel and taken over the railings.

Standing at over 3.7m wide and 2.2m high, the gate took about a week and a half to make.

So that the steel is protected from corrosion and lasts for many years, Richard – a valued customer at Joseph Ash Galvanizing – asked our Bridgend plant to hot dip galvanize the metal. The gate was collected from Murphy & Hunt by members of the Joseph Ash Galvanizing team, hot dip galvanized in two parts at Bridgend, and then delivered back to the company, where Richard painted it before delivering it to the end customer.

If you are interested in having your own steel gates fabricated, you can contact Richard Murphy of Murphy & Hunt by email on

Steel fabrications can be art forms, and this gate definitely falls into the category of art. It is truly stunning and we are proud to be a part of its history in order to help protect its future.

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