Railing is a necessary safety measure on every staircase. However, you always want them to look neat and fit into the design of the room, and if they are on the street, they attract attention with their spectacular appearance. Forged railings perfectly cope with such tasks, which will be discussed in this article.
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The wrought iron porch railings are elegant, airy products that are durable, durable and durable. Such fences for the porch are most often made to order, and you can always provide your own sketches, thus obtaining a model that no one of your acquaintances will have. In addition, wrought iron railings work well with many types of materials, making the choice a lot easier. They can be installed on different types of porches.
Wrought iron… The result will be a solid structure that is not afraid of negative weather phenomena, which will be extremely difficult to break and destroy.
Concrete… Forged elements go well with concrete, soften the faded gray color, and add originality to such a porch
Made of wood… Wood and iron are materials that have looked harmoniously with each other at all times. A wooden porch and wrought iron railings are no exception
Made of stone or brick. Another worthy combination that has shown itself perfectly in mansions and private houses. It looks impressive and pretty strict
Forged porch railings can be created using two types of forging: hot and cold
Hot… With this technique, the workpieces are heated until they become plastic. The process is exclusively manual. The obvious advantages of the method will be that the resulting products will have a variety of shapes, as well as artistic value. The main disadvantage is the high prices for finished models.
Cold… Here, the workpieces are not heated, but shaped using special equipment. Thanks to this, the products come out cheap, are made quickly, and the process itself does not take much effort. However, such railings are simple, they have neither uniqueness nor exclusive appearance
To make the railings forged by means of cold forging look more presentable, they are often additionally decorated. The following elements can be used for decoration:
balustersable to effectively highlight a certain product among hundreds of others;
volutes - decorative units in the form of a spiral or the letter S;
baskets - elements in the form of an ellipse or sphere;
leaflets - such a floral ornament immediately gives the railings a different look (different types of leaves from deciduous trees, grape, maple can be used);
handrail - an integral safety element on the railing.
Porch railings, especially those made by hot forging from personal sketches, know no boundaries in their shapes and sizes. Everything is limited only by the imagination of the customer and the master. However, several common subspecies can still be distinguished.
Convex… These are volumetric railings with a convex profile. They look pretty soft, smooth, comfortable.
Direct… Classic samples with a straight, like a string, profile. It is unlikely that they will ever go out of fashion
Exclusive… Such railings do not have clear forms, since the customer here decides what he likes. Waves, zigzags, spirals, circles - they will do whatever your heart desires in an elite workshop
Speaking about the types of railings, one cannot fail to mention the porch as a whole, since it is very important that it blends harmoniously with the railings.
For example, many people prefer a canopy ring. The pillars, which are a continuation of the railing, will become the support for it, so they must also be forged. The pillars can be beautifully decorated, but the decor should match the decorations of the fence. In addition, if an experienced designer is involved in the development, he may advise including additional elements in the overall composition, for example:
- garden wrought-iron furniture;
- various stands for flowers - floor or hanging;
- exclusive forged urns.
Beyond the shapes, bespoke handrails cant be presented in different stylistic directions.
Baroque… This is a pompous, pompous style - whimsical forms, graceful drawings are present here. Railings are complex in execution, but the result is able to surpass even the most daring expectations.
Modern… It is not too strict and does not require clear canons, easily accommodating elements of other directions. You can often find asymmetry here, but the drawing has smooth, soft lines that do not overload the eye. All elements are in harmony with each other, nothing gets out of the general concept
The characteristic features of Art Nouveau are floral patterns, fauna, berry and fruit elements.
Gothic… Straight and austere railings, distinguished by majesty and nobility. An excellent choice for a large private home. The lines are in strict geometry, they are all correct, laconic. The upward striving is inherent in the style: sharp peaks and strict tops are widely used here
Renaissance… The Italian Renaissance is recognizable in many details. The drawing is distributed evenly, harmoniously, there is symmetry in everything. The images have a kind of center, from which the rest of the drawing flows smoothly. Such railings can be richly decorated with flowers, bunches of grapes, intricate spiral elements
Classic… Classic fences are always in vogue, and if you are afraid that you will not guess the style, you can choose them. They are restrained, most often they have references to ancient times. Very graceful, evenly distributed, harmonious. Often decorated with curls and vines
Roman style… Quite a popular destination, often found within the city. This style is characterized by simplicity and restraint, the railings are absolutely symmetrical. The main element of the decor here is the currency
Country… Rustic rustic style is an ideal choice for those who appreciate nature and rural comfort. The railings made in this direction are very simple, there are no frills here. The drawing has rustic motives, the lines are smooth and calm
If country is chosen, the porch must be wooden.
Loft… Attic minimalist style. Perfect for those who do not like pathos and all sorts of difficulties in design. Light and simple, somewhat rough railings will perfectly decorate a house in the same style. Most often, such fences have straight and strict lines
Minimalism… The name of the style speaks for itself: there are no complications, no intricacy, no unnecessary tinsel. The forms are simple, laconic and restrained, there may be no decor at all
Provence… French country style, the embodiment of tenderness and romance. Railings in this direction always attract attention, because they are decorated with flowers and leaves. The main thing is that the fences themselves are not dark. In this style, it is better to choose light models that do not overload the design
These are not all directions that can be used for wrought iron railings. Other popular styles are:
- art deco;
- high tech;
Where is it used?
Forged products are very popular, and often such railings are placed in various places. Let's highlight some areas of the installation.
Private and country houses… Each owner wants his house to look beautiful and unique. This is easily accomplished with a wrought iron railing. Such decorative elements immediately demonstrate the taste and well-being of the owner of the site.
The shops… If there are stairs leading to the store, having a wrought iron railing is a good investment. After all, they can be decorated depending on the activities of the owner and the type of store. Such railings will immediately attract the attention of passers-by
Public and private institutions. Agree, a hospital or a bank with wrought iron railings is more credible than a building with railings like driveways
In addition, the style of the handrail can also depend on the scope of the organization.
Forged railings are always a good choice. However, it is always better to see once than to imagine. Let's look at a few examples of buildings where such railings, it seems, cannot be replaced by anything.
- Simple straight model with a symmetrical and unobtrusive pattern. A good choice for home, and for a beauty salon, and for a store.
The ornate railings are clearly handmade. The flowing lines of the picture resonate beautifully with the floral ornament
An elegant product with different line types and delicate patterns. Colored elements add originality to it
A very decent model with interesting decor. Harmoniously combined with the abundance of wood in the design
Exclusive metal railings of unusual shape. Will be a great addition to wood and brick
Simple, uncomplicated model. However, it looks amazing against the backdrop of fresh green grass and wood
Dark blue and very original railings. A rare thing, because designs usually do not differ in color variety
An interesting, richly decorated product. Exquisite handrails and small hanging lanterns at the bottom of the structure add special chic.