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The Importance of Having Handicap Ramps in Boston

It’s easy to ignore the needs of the less physically able people of our society. Very few property owners have to go that extra mile and spend money on handicap support systems and installations. They don’t install ramps that can provide easy access to people in wheelchairs.

Unfortunately, this can cause considerable amount of stress and embarrassment to people with those disabilities. At Boston Ironworks, we strongly believe that every building, especially public buildings, should have handicap ramps because:

Everything You Need to Know About Ornamental Ironworks

Metals like iron and steel are very malleable. They can be molded into different sizes and shapes to create great ornament pieces. Iron has been used for several hundred years to accentuate properties all over the world.  The metal has been used in gates, fences, chandeliers, and other such accessories.

At Boston Ironworks, we have a team of skilled blacksmiths and ironworkers who can shape metal into a variety of different forms that can enhance the beauty of your property. Our ornamental iron work services are of high quality and great design. Here’s a brief explanation of what ornamental ironwork is.

Fire Escape Recommendations for Your Home

Fire can strike anywhere and cause damage to anyone. It’s important to be prepared and ensure your property offers appropriate means to escape the disaster. At Boston Ironworks, we’ve observed that many property owners neglect emergency exits and don’t have proper plans in place to deal with fire. As the best fire escape company in our area, we always offer our customers honest and unbiased advice about these installations. Here are some recommendations for you:

Indoor vs. Outdoor Staircases

Stairs are some of the most essential aspects of multi-storied properties because they give people access to all levels. They’re available in a number of designs and can be made from a variety of materials. At Boston Ironworks, we classify stairs into two broad categories; indoor stairs and outdoor stairs. They’re two different structures, and you need to come up with different plans and stairs solutions for them. Here’s what you need to know about indoor and outdoor staircases.

It's all about looks: Wrought Iron Balcony for your Home

A wrought iron balcony can add dimension and charm to your home and increase its curb appeal. The exterior of your home won’t look as flat and boring if you have an elegant balcony there. However, you need to choose the right design and size because balconies immediately attract attention and can be an eyesore if they don’t blend in well with the rest of the architecture. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend these balconies to clients who want to add a little interest to the façade of their home. Here’s some information about them:

Rusty No More: How to Repair an Ornamental Iron Gate

Wrought iron is elegant and sophisticated, which is why it has been used on properties for hundreds of years now. It’s resilient, can withstand outdoor elements easily, and adds to the beauty of any home. Unfortunately, wrought iron is also highly prone to rust and requires a certain amount of yearly maintenance to stay in a good condition. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend the following maintenance steps for your ornamental iron gate: