Architectural metalwork isn’t just for commercial projects anymore. More and more, residential architects and custom home builders are incorporating decorative metal fabrication into their designs, from indoor architectural metalwork to outdoor structural features. Here at Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabrication, we will work with you to create unique architectural metalwork for all of those uses—but how do you go about incorporating decorative metal fabrication into your design?
Incorporating decorative metal fabrication into a project can result in designs for just about anything. Some of the most popular items are custom hand railings and stairs, fences and property gates, stair railing hardware and hand-hammered wrought iron designs. But don’t limit yourself to just those, as you can also use decorative metal fabrication for the design of sculptures, balconies, or entrance gates for driveways and decks. More popular commercial uses include using architectural metalwork in the design of restaurants and breweries and adding a little more custom detail to equestrian horse stalls and the steel door pulls that adorn them.
Designers appreciate the benefit that decorative metal fabrication offers, particularly when it comes to doors, gates, and horse stalls. Instead of suffering through the wear and tear of constantly being opened and closed, a sturdy metal door will be able to stand up to the constant movement. The same idea goes for hand railings and stairs, that when you go with the typical wood option, eventually you’ll have to replace some spindles or possibly the entire railing. If you decide to use steel hand railings, the longevity and durability surpass those of standard wood designs.
Good architectural metal fabricators will be trained to use top-quality materials and products in order to yield your one-of-a-kind design. Custom craftsmanship and design, combined with a state-of-the-art CNC machine, affords the ability to create just about anything you can imagine.
If you have ideas—whether traditional, modern, or anything in between—let our team of architectural metal fabricators here at Mid-Atlantic Steel Fabrication bring them to life. We can work with many different types of metals, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper, to help you incorporate decorative metal fabrication into your next project.