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Things to Keep in Mind while Building Handicap Ramps

on August 11, 2015
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There’s a need for more handicap ramps in Boston. There are several public buildings and places that are nearly inaccessible for people in wheelchairs. The inconvenience can be painful and a tiring experience to a handicapped person. At Boston Ironworks, we believe that a handicap ramp in Boston needs to be built properly for it to be comfortable. Here are some tips for that.

Fire Escapes – Preservation and Maintenance

on August 11, 2015
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External fire escapes are now an iconic part of architecture in older buildings. Modern structures have them inside; in a fire-rated place where people trying to escape aren’t at risk. However, old fire escapes have their own charm and are sometimes preserved for their historical significance.

Even if you don’t use them, fire escape maintenance is of vital importance. We at Boston Ironworks believe people should regularly inspect their fire escapes to ensure that they’re in good condition. Here are a few ways to do that.

Fire Escapes in the United States

on August 11, 2015
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Fire escapes are a very recognizable part of urban American architecture. You can scarcely see a single historical or older building without them. While modern buildings don’t have traditional external fire escapes anymore, older buildings in most cities, including Boston, have these relics still standing.

Over the years, they’re become an icon of sorts, featured in many movies and books. When a person thinks of a fire escape, they immediately visualize a picture of metal balconies and drop down ladders. But where did their journey begin?

A Little about Custom Made Spiral Staircases

on July 17, 2015
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A spiral staircase can go as high as you want; it consists of a certain number of stairs arranged in a circular fashion around a central point, which is the main support of the staircase as you go higher. Building custom spiral staircases is Boston Ironworks’ specialty.

Types of Spiral Staircases

High Functionality Custom Interior Railings

on July 17, 2015
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For most people a railing is just that, something to grasp or hold on to while climbing a flight of stairs or a ramp. There is however a wide variety of railings, all of which serve different purposes. Depending on where they have to be installed, you may need exterior railings, custom interior railings or handicap railings.

The Installations

A regular handrail is made specifically to provide support or it may be a safety feature, as when it is used along a staircase. This runs either horizontal or sloping, depending on the surface where the person would be walking.  You would find handrails commonly installed along:

The Allure of Metal Design

on July 17, 2015
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One of the best ways to transform the indoor or outdoor spaces on your property is to add something that is distinctively you. It’s possible to transform the entire look of the space with exquisitely fabricated metal design features. Today, metal is making a comeback in a big way and is used to add functionality and aesthetics in residential properties as well places of business.

Certification of Fire Escapes in Boston

on July 17, 2015
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Maintaining a fire escape should be of prime importance for any building or apartment complex. If fire escapes in Boston are maintained on a regular basis, ‘if’ being the operative word, then they should last as long as the building. In the unlikely event of a fire, and people living in the apartment complex needing to use it in an emergency, it would become more of a safety hazard than an escape route, if it isn’t maintained well.

Also the building /complex owners would be liable to pay penalties for violating the Building Code regarding the upkeep of the fire escapes. Boston Ironworks provides you with maintenance of fire escapes as well as certification.

Create Stunning Spaces with Ironwork & Metalwork Features

on July 17, 2015
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Not all metal works need fire to melt and work it, the earliest dated evidence of metalworking in America was in Wisconsin where copper was hammered until fragile and then heated so it could be worked on some more. This information is dated about 4000-5000BC. Today, welding is used to create exquisite pieces of metal art that is decorative and functional too.

How a Driveway Gate Adds Value to Your Property

on July 17, 2015
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The first thing that catches the eye of any visitor to your home is your driveway gate.  In many ways, it gives them inkling about your style preference and is a peek into what kind of property they are entering.  The design of the gate can range from flamboyant to minimalistic. Nevertheless, if it’s designed in a detailed manner, it can make a lasting impression.

Iron fencing Adds Aesthetic Appeal to Your Property

on May 26, 2015
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Iron Fencing looks very elegant and decorative. Many people like to get metal and wrought iron fences installed on their property. The latter is heated iron that is shaped   into very beautiful shapes and designs such as curves, spires railings and posts. It’s important to keep in mind, that any iron fence is much more than just a security feature; it adds a lot of aesthetic appeal to your property too.