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Blacksmithing Thorough History: A Quick View

on November 01, 2016
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Blacksmithing has a long, interesting history that dates back to around 1,500 BC. The craft has evolved over time and become sophisticated and intricate. Modern blacksmiths use age-old techniques along with the latest tools to shape and form metal. At Boston Ironworks, we like to reflect on our history and understand how blacksmith work has evolved over the years. Here’s a brief introduction to the history.

Stairs Solutions for Small Houses

on October 28, 2016
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If you have a modestly-sized home, and are getting a loft built, you may be in a quandary as to whether you should install a ladder or staircase. The fact is that both these features have their pros and cons and what you choose will be largely dependent on your personal preferences. Our designers here at Boston Ironworks find that this is one of the most widely-debated topics when people are getting their lofts built.

Ornamental Iron Work: Uses and Tips

on October 21, 2016
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Ornamental ironwork has been used in various applications since the start of the 20th century. These installations are extremely resilient and durable and even today, some properties have ornamental ironwork pieces that are over a century old. Today, methods like basic metalworking and machining are used by hobbyists in their general metalworking projects. However, only skilled and expert artisans are able to provide ornamental iron work services.

Metal Decks Maintenance: A Quick Guide

on October 14, 2016
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There are a number of outdoor decking materials available in the market today, but steel proves to be the most resilient and durable one. Steel is increasingly being used in deck installations as well in the in the installation of various other outdoor features. However, the one downside to having a metal deck is that it’s susceptible to rust.

Planning is Key: Building Custom Staircases For Your Home

on October 07, 2016
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Any residential property that has more than one story will have a staircase; and when you are installing this feature in your home, there are a number of things that will have to be taken into account. We at Boston Ironworks suggest that you keep these factors in view while selecting a staircase for your home:

Step By Step: Bathroom Handicap Railings Installation

on September 22, 2016
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Bathrooms can very tricky places to navigate for people with limited mobility. Ordinary bathrooms simply aren’t safe to use, for elderly and handicapped people; so if you have them in your home, you need to add a handicap bathroom to the house. One of the most important aspects of such bathrooms are handicap railings. They offer essential support and help people avoid slips and accidents. At Boston Ironworks, we consider handicap railing installation a very easy DIY project that almost everyone can handle. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the process.

Everything You Need To Know About Wrought Iron Gates

on September 22, 2016
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Wrought iron gates are very popular, mostly because they’re elegant, have a timeless design, and are more affordable now. It’s important to choose the right gates for your property because the wrong design can compromise the look and curb appeal. Before you purchase a gate, we at Boston Ironworks, recommend you consider the information mentioned below.

Back to Basics: Classic Wrought Iron Balcony Designs

on September 22, 2016
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Balconies have a big impact on the exterior looks of your property. If you choose the right design and build, these balconies would blend in smoothly with the property and enhance its beauty. If you choose wrong, they’ll stand out like a sore thumb and compromise the value of your property. At Boston Ironworks, we offer a wide range of wrought iron balcony designs and can custom-build something for you as well. However, there are some basic designs that work well on all kinds of properties and they’re very popular with our clients.

Iron Fencing: The Beauty of Ornamental Iron Gates

on September 21, 2016
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Ornamental iron gates have been around for centuries now and they’re still quite popular with home and business property owners. Modern technology and fabrication techniques have made these gates much more affordable and accessible; so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t install on your property. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage customers to consider them because they have several distinct advantages:

Things to Consider When Choosing your Fabricated Gates

on August 24, 2016
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Gates are just as functional as they are beautiful.  They give some much needed privacy and security, while adding a sense of elegance and grandeur to your property. In most cases, they’re also a one-off expense; because well-maintained gates can easily last for several decades without causing many problems.

At Boston Ironworks, we’ve also noticed that good gates increase the value of a property along with the curb appeal. That’s why it’s important to choose them well; here are some factors you should consider: