Few places in the world offer so many examples of high quality, heritage iron railing as Greater London.
However, the iron railings you see around the capital today are only a tiny percentage of what used to be there.
In the second world war, London’s cast iron gates and railings were requisitioned to support war efforts.
While there’s mystery about what actually happened to the railings that were requisitioned, local authorities and domestic homeowners have only ever partially replaced the authentic Victorian and Edwardian railings.
This is a huge shame. As cast iron railings were made to match the age and style of their accompanying properties.
Plus, they lasted far longer than non-cast iron substitutes.
Simply stated, cast iron gates created to faithfully reproduce earlier designs look far superior than other alternative, and add real character to London’s streets.
That’s why people campaign to get London’s iron railings restored.
Period Gates can Restore London’s Railings
Here at Period Gates we are committed to improving the quality of London’s streets by restoring cast iron railings and gates to homes in London.
As you can see from railings we have restored already in the picture below, our gates and railings copy the original designs that populated London streets.
Interestingly, they are also created using the same traditional foundry techniques.
This means we can restore original style London railings to look the part but also guaranteed to last, making them a fantastic one-time investment.
For anyone in London who wants to see their home have the sort of iron railings they were always meant to have.
Railings that look right and will last many lifetimes, please talk to Period Gates today.
We are determined to help London’s street and homes look the way they were always supposed to until a war intervened to change the appearance of our streets.
Given the price of London property currently, making sure your home looks right inside and out also represents a sure-fire investment in sustaining and developing even more value for your London home.
Talk to Period Gates today about restoring gates and iron railings in London to their former glory