Railings

At KP Engineering, we design, manufacture and supply supreme quality railings. These made to measure and bespoke metal railings and wrought iron railings are manufactured in London for both commercial and residential use.

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Affordable Railings with Exceptional Quality Manufactured in London

How you define your boundaries and secure your home or business, says a great deal about your values. We will support you in making that very personal and often professional statement.

Above all, our iron railings are made exactly to your expectations in both appearance and size. In addition, they are available in a range of colours to fit your design specifications. However, should you wish to add your own colour, we can also provide you with railings in primer ready for you to paint them yourself or you can take them as galvanised and powder coated in most RAL colours.

With that in mind, take a look at the gallery on this page which features a stunning array of design and style concepts for all kinds of railings requirements. Our concepts include outdoor metal railings, wrought iron railings, wall railings, garden railings, railings designed especially for steps or stairs, balcony railings and, of course, the ever stylish and stunning Juliet balcony railings.

In all honesty, we are extremely proud of the quality railings and metal railings we produce here at KP Engineering. Our determination to provide a bespoke, professional and timeless product is our historic aim. With that in mind, it is only fair to have a little look at the history of wrought iron railings.

By way of example, presumed to be one of the first, most prominent and recorded historical uses of railings around property, involves London’s very own St Paul’s Cathedral – just over 13 miles away from our own premises here in Wembley.

An earlier version of St Pauls Cathedral, which had stood on the same site, was extensively damaged during the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The story goes that Sir Christopher Wren, the architect who designed and oversaw the construction of the cathedral we know today, begun in 1675, and was determined that any railings which were to be installed around the building must be made of wrought iron.

Wren’s plans for the railings, circa 1709, and referenced on the official St Paul’s website, were dropped by the building committee which opted for more extensive and wide-ranging cast iron railings to encircle a larger area. They were incredibly expensive and were supplied by an independent outworker who was not an ironsmith and was someone of whom Wren did not approve. Wren’s doubts proved to be right because the railings, which took more than four years to be constructed and fitted, needed to be amended on numerous occasions.

Other similarly early uses of wrought iron for grandiose railings and gates include the magnificent ‘White Gates’ which frame Leeswood Hall in Flintshire, North Wales created by renowned 18th century ironsmiths the Davies Brothers of Bersham near Wrexham.

The wrought iron railings of London City hit the headlines in the early decades of the 20th century during the suffragette movement when women fighting for the right to vote, chained themselves to railings in an attempt for their protests to be heard.

In particular, one example involves a Miss Nell who attached herself to the iron railings directly outside the Prime Minister’s official residence in Downing Street, London and, as a result, enjoyed ample time to make her fervent speech while police officers worked hard to free her.

Indeed, similar protests which took advantage of the strength and longevity of wrought iron include those by Olivia Smith and Edith New who had chained themselves to the same railings in 1908 to distract police offices so their colleague in ‘crime’ could sneak into Number 10 and disrupt a cabinet meeting!

Wrought iron railings have surrounded many church yards and buildings around the UK for centuries. However, an altogether different use was found for railings during the wartimes of the 20th century. In the course of the Second World War (1939-45) a very large number of wrought iron railings were excavated around the UK to be melted down and reused for armaments.

It is said, however, that thousands of those removed from public buildings, roadside boundaries and church yards around London were never actually used and were thrown into the River Thames. Legend has it that there were so many railings lying on the famous London riverbed that captains needed help to be guided out to sea because the metal was playing havoc with their compasses!

Paradoxically, a small number of fences today found around the perimeters of some South London homes are surviving examples of the little-known but especially constructed 600,000 steel and wire ‘stretchers’ used by the Air Raid protection teams to aid the casualties of the Second World War ‘blitz’’.

In 1997 a City of Westminster Report into the status of 11,000 buildings in the area, labelled as of ‘special architectural or historic interest’ focused on the up-keep, refurbishment and layout of their associated railings. The report said that railings and ironwork are such important part of the celebrated past buildings and visual appeal of Westminster that they will be protected in equal measure to other, more famous examples of structural design.

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Fantastic service and product. KP have just manufactured and installed a gate to basement level, in keeping with my existing railings. Seamless process from survey through design to installation

Janina Rutherford Avatar Janina Rutherford
May 17, 2024

Great company! Good organised and very professional. Mr Ketan’s communication and updates very professional and final product is very high quality! Highly recommend company! 5 starts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vlad Sorge Avatar Vlad Sorge
April 12, 2024

KP Engineering Works Ltd were a pleasure to work with from the outset through to completion. They spent good time ensuring the measurements were perfect, and kept us up to date with each element of the design, build and installation. The product looks great and it really is built to a high quality, with high quality fixings mounting to the wall. I highly recommend working with the KP Engineering team.

Christopher Rigg Avatar Christopher Rigg
March 1, 2024

Excellent service and communication from start to finish. Ketan was great to deal with, and both the surveyor and installation team were very professional. Would highly recommend.

Chris Burns Avatar Chris Burns
January 18, 2024

Really pleased with our new gate from KP. Professional and courteous throughout the whole process the biggest challenge was deciding which design to go with. Would definitely recommend.

Ken Jones Avatar Ken Jones
January 5, 2024

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