KP Engineering creates a wide range of made to measure metal garden gates and bespoke single leaf wrought iron gates, and these simple, sturdy metal gates are ideal for front gardens.
Affordable Metal Garden Gates with Exceptional Quality Manufactured in London
Made from a single panel, these metal garden gates can be attached to steel posts or brick piers, and add some extra security to the front of your property.
Wrought Iron Gates Styles
We offer many different styles of single leaf iron gates, and if you live in London or the South East, then we can measure and install too. We also offer supply only to both domestic and trade customers. You simply supply the measurements, and we can create made to measure or bespoke metal garden gate to suit your style.
The variety of railheads delights and meets expectations for even the most demanding customers. You can select a metal gate with solid or hollow infill bars. Most of our customers are interested in round infill bars, but we also offer a square profile shape.
How Secure is a Metal Garden Gate?
This style of metal garden gates is ideal for securing your front garden, whether you want to keep people out or keep children and pets inside. It can be secured by a latch, or locked with a deadlock, sash lock, padlock, or combination keypad lock, and railheads could be added as a decorative touch, and to stop people from climbing over the metal garden gate. You can get a metal gate without railheads, but adding eye-catching, fancy railheads will enrich the appearance and safety of your yard.
Our single leaf short iron gates suit lots of different properties, from period to contemporary homes. You could go for a simple metal garden gate that has been painted black, or something with a more elaborate, decorative design that has been galvanised and powder coated.
Review our extensive offer of garden railings, and match it with the metal gate model you are interested in.
A brief history of metal gates
Metal garden gates and railings are surely among the first images that come to mind when we think about marking our boundaries and shielding our property. Fabricated metal, or wrought iron, is not only beautiful architecture if done right, but it is also safe, sturdy and secure. By the same token, wealthy and middle-class Victorians clamoured for original, decorative wrought iron metal garden gates and wrought iron gates and railings because they made a bold statement about status.
These metal gates could be ornamental and colourfully decorated. They told every passer-by that the people who owned this particular property in a smart area of town could easily afford to own it and live in it. In addition, it was clear to passers-by the inhabitants certainly had the funds to protect their belongings both inside and out.
It was a stern and serious reminder to those on the street, that they should stay on the public footpath side of the property boundary. But it wasn’t all bad – they would be granted the privilege of being able to gaze in awe at this beautiful home from the other side of the surrounding metal gate and railings.
Famous metal gates and iron garden gates
These days, fine examples of the most beautifully formed wrought iron metal gates from the Victorian era can still be seen on historic and grand buildings and landscapes across London, the UK and across the world.
Some of the most beautiful examples include, of course, the exquisite double metal gate and railings that protect what is probably the most famous house in the country – Buckingham Palace. Designed by the Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Arts the metal gates were commissioned in 1905. Others in London include the striking Grade II Listed ‘Victoria’ metal gates at Kew, as well as the beautifully ornamental, wrought iron gate at Kensington Palace, once home to the late Princess Diana but now inhabited by her son HRH Prince William, his wife Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and their children.
Arguably, in many of the grandest and most stately of buildings, a beautiful, ornate wrought iron metal gate is often accompanied by the wrought iron window frame, holding together stunning and historic stained-glass windows. Beautiful examples of these can be found in some of the UK’s most majestic cathedrals such as Canterbury and York and, of course until recently, the medieval Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
There can be little debate that the beauty of many such majestic metal gates, railings and windows demonstrates the incredible malleability, longevity and desirability of wrought iron.
Opening the metal garden gates of history
Too many centuries ago to count, the Bronze Age was overtaken by the Iron Age. The reason being that iron was malleable enough when incredibly hot to create fantastically strong, early tools and heavy, hand-held weapons. Early Greek armies made great use of iron swords and, by the 5th century BCE, iron had eradicated the use of bronze swords across Europe.
Subsequently, grand, medieval buildings sprang up throughout the continent using iron for structure, security and decor. Iron was also a fantastic metal for manufacture of durable cooking and kitchen appliances, door furniture and heavy, solid locks and it was in great demand.
Wrought Iron was first created out of a mix of natural components using the ‘Pudding Process’, which was invented by Victorian industrialist Henry Cort in 1784. It involved the transformation of iron into wrought iron by heating and agitating the metal in a furnace with reactive elements.
In addition, wrought iron did not rust and was easy to paint. This was much to the delight of those middle-class and wealthy Victorians who discovered they could transform its standard grey colour into beautiful greens to give invisibility to the metal garden gate and railings. They could also use ‘stone’ colours to blend in with surrounding structures.
Wrought iron is so named because ‘wrought’ is the archaic word for ‘worked’. It’s wrought iron’s acquiescence, its ability to be bent and shaped as opposed to cast iron’s fragility, that made wrought iron the world’s favourite malleable metal for many generations.
As a result, wrought iron was fabricated in substantial amounts across the world and has remained a familiar and, until recently, a necessary feature of everyday life, including in the creation of the wrought metal garden gates and railings for security, decoration and practicality.
If you’d like a quote for any of our metal garden gates, fencing, or other metal products get a quote today by filling in our enquiry form.
Our Metalwork Your Way!
All of our products can be customised to meet your requirements.
Our infill bars can be made from hollow or solid bars. Their profile can also be round or square. Our railheads can be swapped with another type from a wide range of styles and we can even manufacture our products with or without railheads. Each products can be made with or without an arched top. When requesting a quotation please let us know if you have any preferences and we’ll be happy to help.