If you’re looking for new gates or railings, you might want to consider going for metal fabrication. With so many types available, you’re sure to find a design to suit your needs. Whether you’re keen to order right away or still want to learn a little more, let’s explore the top 5 reasons to invest in metal gates and railings.

1. Strong and Durable

Metal is a robust material known for its durability. Strength is, of course, a desirable feature in both gates and railings — you want to know they’ll stand firm. Metal is stronger than wood.

If you’re looking for an external gate, you can guarantee security with a steel option — whether at home or work. And if you’re looking for railings, metal offers stability to support anybody using the stairs or walkway. Another benefit of steel railings is that they are smooth and easy to hold — metal is ideal for staircase handrails, too.

2. Low Maintenance

Who doesn’t love a low maintenance feature? Investing in metal gates and railings can give you peace of mind, knowing you won’t need to worry about their condition.

Unlike other materials, metal doesn’t warp, bend, or crack, so it’s easy to upkeep, regardless of the weather. There’s no need to sand, re-paint, or varnish over the years like you have to with wooden gates and fences. Instead, a quick clean and occasional oiling on the hinges should keep your metal gate ticking over!

Although you don’t need to keep up with regular maintenance on your steel railings and gates, we do recommend you make sure any bare metal has a protective coating. Galvanised metal gates are a particularly great option for coastal properties.

3. Cost-Effective

Because of its long-lasting durability, metal can be an excellent investment for your gates and railings. You’ll be less likely to rack up maintenance and replacement costs. Plus, because metal gates can act as a deterrent to thieves, you may find that they help bring your insurance premiums down.

4. Suitable for Commercial and Domestic Properties

Though metal may seem like a fairly industrial material, it can also make a great addition to domestic properties. Metal is a versatile material that can be adapted for different purposes. A steel security gate can be an imposing feature to keep your business secure. However, at the same time, an ornate metal gate can bring a touch of class to a residential home.

Who knew there were so many options?

5. Variety of Styles Available

And metal’s adaptability doesn’t end at what kind of gate it’s used for. You can also choose from an array of designs to complement any kind of building aesthetic. Metal is a popular choice for residential homes as it gives a clean, modern look. However, you also have the flexibility to get something more detailed and ornamental — why not give us a call to discuss bespoke projects?

Alongside adapting the shape and style of your steel railings and gates, you can also add different finishings to achieve a unique look to suit any building. At Parallel Fabrication, we offer RAL colour coatings with a whole spectrum of shades — from classic blacks and greys to bold primary colours.

Adaptable Metalwork

Whether you need metal garden gates for a rural home or security fencing for your business, we’d be happy to discuss your needs and develop the perfect solution for you. Metal is a fantastic and adaptable material that combines style with strength and durability.

So why not get in touch with us online to get started on your designs?