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Tips for a Successful Fire Inspection

on December 13, 2015
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If you own a business, passing Boston fire inspection is vital to keep it running. Business owners are often wary of these inspections, but they don’t realize that they can protect you from liability lawsuits. If you pass fire inspections every time the inspection takes place, no one can really accuse of letting the safety standards drop in the event of a fire.

Safe and Appealing – Building Secure Balconies

on December 11, 2015
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Balconies are a very attractive addition to any home, especially for people living in apartment complexes and co-ops. They give home owners the chance of having a small outdoor place where they can enjoy some sun. Some homeowners also install small balcony gardens to add a piece of green to their home.

Creative Designs for Custom Steel Gates

on December 09, 2015
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Gates are a great way to increase the security of your residential or commercial property. They’ve been guarding homes & other places for several hundred years now. However, gates can also add an interesting design element to your property. Anyone who has visited old country manors, old buildings, or palaces will have seen some very ornate and stunning gates.

Is it Better to Repair or Replace a Fire escape?

on November 12, 2015
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You’ll find that more often than not, your building fire escape is very badly maintained and might not be able to support egress. Neglect of fire escapes is fairly common, especially if they’re not on the front façade and are out of sight. Usually front façade fire escapes are well maintained because they might damage the aesthetic appeal of the building. If a fire escape in New England is showing signs of extreme wear and tear, the people often ask whether they should try to salvage it or replace it entirely. Here are a few things that would help you make that decision.

The History of Blacksmithing

on November 12, 2015
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Blacksmithing is a profession that has faded into obscurity over time. The only place you’re likely to see it now is in stories, movies, historical reenactments, and in some old villages. However, for a long time, blacksmithing was one of the most vital professions it the world. One could say that development and architecture relied heavily in the services of a blacksmith to move forward. A Boston blacksmith was long considered the king of all trades because of his ability to fashion his own tools.

Design Ideas for Metal Doors

on November 11, 2015
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Metal doors can add a delicate sophistication and charm to your home, while being secure, resilient, and low on maintenance. These are usually used to secure entrances to the garden, add entrances to the fence, on walkways and driveways, etc. Some people also use metal doors for their main entrance to their home.

Metal doors are strong and add another layer of security to your home. However, choosing the right design is vital otherwise your metal door would look out of place and downright ugly. Here are some metal door design ideas for your home.

How to Paint and Refurbish Your Fire Escape

on November 10, 2015
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If you have a fire escape in your building, you’re probably aware that it needs to be well maintained. While many suspect that fire escapes in Massachusetts aren’t really an efficient mode of egress, they still need to be maintained well. You need to conduct regular inspections, check to see if all the blots and fastenings are in place, and make sure that the metal is properly coated and is rust proof.

Different Types of Driveway Gates Available in the Market Today

on November 09, 2015
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There are several advantages of installing driveway gates in Boston. Not only are they very elegant additions to your property, they increase the security of your home. They’ll also increase the value of your property and enhance your curb appeal. However, choosing the right one can be a difficult. There are several different types of gates available in the market today and trying to understand which would suit your purpose isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Get Enhanced Security with Window Grills

on November 06, 2015
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Security of your home and family is very important and not something you can afford to be complacent about. Most people install high-end security systems in their home to make sure that their loved ones are safe. But sometimes, these security systems can fail. In such cases, it pays to have added protection that would be difficult to surmount. Window grills in Boston are just that. At Boston Ironworks, we believe that by simply adding grills to your windows, you can enhance the security of your home.

Why Should you Install Driveway Gates?

on October 13, 2015
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Most people leave their driveways bare, ignoring a glaring hole in the security of their home. This is because driveway gates in Boston used to be expensive. Only the higher income groups used to install these structures on their property. Today, driveways gates are more affordable and still many people hesitate to install them.

At Boston Ironworks, we encourage of clients to consider this installation seriously. There are several advantages of installing driveway gates in Boston. Consider the following points.