Gate Design & Fabrication
All of our gates are designed and fabricated at Ken Carr Ironworks.Extreme care and attention to detail are central to Kenneth’s work practices. All of our gates are available in 12mm, 16mm, 20mm and 25mm solid square or round bar. Frames can consist of flatiron, box-iron and even decorative hammered box-iron. There is a huge variety of decorative ironwork additions that can be added to each set of gates. These beautiful ironwork additions are available to view on our gallery under the “Decorative Ironwork” section. You can choose from any style of gate and add the ornamental iron decor to your personalised liking.
All of our iron gates are fully galvanised and come either powder painted or spray painted.
What is Galvanising?
Galvanization is a method of protecting ironwork and steel from corrosion. The main type of galvanization is Hot-dip galvanization.During this process the steel is passed through a bath of molten zinc (460 celcius)which adheres to the surface of the object. When exposed to the elements zinc slightly oxodises forming a zinc carbonate on its surface which in turn insulates and protects it from the elements and corrosion.
What is Powder Painting?
Powder paint coating will last up to 20 years. Powder paint is coated all over the iron and sticks to it like a magnetic powder. The gate are then passed through a high temperature oven which melts the powder paint to the steel. This gives a very even finish and a highly durable finish to any set of gates.
What is spray painting?
Spray painting is a slightly cheaper option than powder painting. A high build acrylic paint is used with an etching primer mixed through it. The etching primer makes the paint stick to the steel ensuring many years without having to re-coat. This is a very high quality paint and unlike some top name diy paint brands, the paint will not blister after a few months.