The arrangement of the yard around the house is of great importance not only from a functional, but also from an aesthetic point of view. Fencing and gates should protect the local area, as well as decorate it, complementing and ennobling the exterior. Every home owner is interested in decorating the surrounding space with style and fashion..
For this purpose, forged elements are often used. Additional details for the fence add sophistication and sophistication to the overall design. In addition to beauty, jewelry can fulfill a functional task..
Fences with forged parts
Fences of this type are elite and stylish designs that remain at the peak of popularity..
Despite the high price compared to standard fence options, the demand for fences decorated with forged elements remains high. They are used to equip not only country houses, but also office buildings, estates of wealthy people, luxury hotels and other facilities..
Metal parts successfully combine functionality (benefit) and decorativeness. Fences with forged details have always been famous for their exquisite appearance, practicality and durability..
Such products harmoniously fit into various decorative styles, modern and classic. A wide range of materials is used in the production area.
Forged elements are in harmony with various materials that act as a basis: stone, brick, wood, metal.
Advantages of wrought iron decor
The features and positive qualities of metal fence decorations make them popular..
The appearance of the products is the first advantage to which you should pay attention. Chic, sophistication, attractiveness – all this is inherent in forged elements. Despite the fact that metal is a heavy and durable material, in the form of jewelry it turns into a light and weightless matter.
A carefully machined part has an almost indefinite lifespan. Having installed forged parts on the fence once, you will enjoy their appearance from season to season. The main thing is to install the element correctly and do not forget to treat it with a protective compound, if necessary..
Long-term loads, strong winds, snow, rain, dry air, scorching sun rays – all this and much more does not affect the forged parts. Quality products demonstrate reliability, practicality and resistance to various external factors.
If the cost of ready-made forged fences is not affordable for everyone, then almost every buyer can purchase individual elements. Depending on material possibilities, the client can order a certain number of jewelry.
A huge selection of elements makes it possible to choose the perfect option. Animals and birds, abstractions, strict geometric shapes, floral ornaments, butterflies, various patterns and much more. The sizes of the elements can be different.
They also differ in color. Professional designers create whole art compositions.
The fence is supplemented with additional details to increase the level of protection. For this, various tips are used and much more. The functional features of the elements will be discussed further..
If one of the elements breaks off during operation, it is easy to repair it..
If the breakage cannot be eliminated, you can replace the part with a new one, fixing it in the right place. Repair will take a minimum of time, given that there is no need to dismantle part of the fence.
Artistic forged parts are made in the following decorative directions:
- universal classic;
Modern craftsmen experiment with different styles, combining them in one piece. The forging does not have to be done in strict accordance with the architectural direction. Mixing styles creates unique and original shapes.
All commercially available parts can be divided into two groups:
- Decorative elements. The name speaks for itself. The main task of such elements is decorative. Additional parts are used to make the fence more expressive and attractive. The shape, color and theme of the element can be varied. It is chosen in accordance with the overall style of the exterior and the wishes of the customer. Figures are attached not only to the fence, but also to the gate of the fence.
- Additional (additional). These are functional additions that are designed to protect the fence from negative external influences and increase the level of security. These include: caps, tips, parapets, tops (they can perform both aesthetic and functional tasks). They are used on various types of fences and materials..
Most often, tops and tips are used as additions to brick fences and fences from a profile pipe.
The creation of metal decorations and accessories for fences is a complex and time-consuming process that requires special skills and knowledge..
Handmade – art forging
The most stylish and high-quality decorative elements are created by hand forging. Using special tools and equipment, craftsmen give the metal a certain shape. To make the products look as realistic as possible, they are supplemented with small elements.
This manufacturing process requires a lot of time and effort.. It will not work to make a forged element on your own. Craftsmen have been gaining experience for years in order to produce beautiful and durable elements that will attract the attention of others..
During production, ordinary metal becomes embossed, voluminous, patterned, acquiring the required shape and size.
Products of this type are the most expensive in comparison with other similar products. If you are looking for an original product to decorate your fence, then only handmade forged parts will do. Optionally, you can order a product according to individual drawings.
Products of this type are manufactured in large batches at factories. In this case, the originality is lost, but the affordable price allows everyone to decorate the fence with stylish metal details. The most common elements: monograms, leaves, peaks, curls, stands, rosettes, geometric shapes.
Commercially available products in standard gray color, as well as treated with paint and other coatings.
They are created through casting. Molten metal is poured into the molds, which takes the required shape. The molds are made of copper, plaster, cast iron and bronze. This method of production allows for the production of large batches, satisfying the needs of customers. Given the popularity of metal decorative elements, there is always a demand for them..
Metal inserts complement fences of various types. The most common models:
- Wooden fence.
- Profile railing (shaped tube).
- Fence made of profiled sheet and corrugated board.
- Brick fence.
- Metal constructions.
- Artificial and natural stone constructions.
The most popular of them should be considered in more detail..
The combination of wood and metal looks stylish and expressive. Two completely different materials, in contrast, emphasize and complement each other. Warm, soft wood and cold hard metal harmonize wonderfully.
Forged elements will not only decorate, but also increase the reliability, stability and practicality of the fence. Gilded elements will be ideally combined with wood in a rich warm color..
Dark metal parts are more visible on a light array..
Products of this type will be an excellent decoration of the local area in country style..
If the house is sheathed with natural wood, a fence made of natural material with forging will be perfectly combined with it.. Ideal for floral elements, as well as classic curls and monograms. Decorations are placed on the top of the fence or on the canvas itself.
Practical, durable and reliable fences are obtained from bricks. Monolithic structures are complemented by refined and sophisticated elements. Such a fence will protect property and possessions from illegal entry.. Designers call such a tandem the union of beauty and practicality..
The installation process for such elements is complex and time consuming. For work, it is recommended to hire professionals who will securely fix the jewelry without damaging the fence.
Welded tops are actively used. They are fixed on brick pillars and other parts of the fence. The shape of the additional parts can be different. Peaks and sharp points are especially popular., which not only decorate the product, but also increase its height and make the process of entering the territory more problematic for intruders.
If you intend to install a brick fence on the site and then supplement it with forging, you must choose the appropriate type of brick. Experts assure that it is very difficult to choose a suitable decorative component for a silicate brick fence.
Artistic forging looks best with this material:
- Standard red brick.
- Decorative facing.
In one word – colored brick.
Forged metal fencing
Forged parts can act as additional decorations or be the main part of the structure. In the second case, metal gratings decorated with forging are installed between brick pillars. Brick also serves as a fencing base.
Metal fences attract the attention of customers for a long period of time, reliability, practicality and a high level of protection. Against the background of such canvases, classic forged elements and decorations in a modern technogenic style look great. This type of fencing is the most expensive, especially when you consider the cost of additional elements..
Decorations are placed both throughout the canvas and in certain parts of it. On the tops, at the request of the customer, special tips are installed. Wrought iron fences demonstrate the high status and refined taste of the owner of the house. Fences of this type are perfect for the arrangement of both residential and commercial premises..
To cope with such a lack of forged fences as transparency, additional elements are used: polycarbonate sheets or corrugated board. However, some customers specifically opt for such designs because of their ability to freely pass air currents and sunlight..
Pros and cons of metal fences
Like every decorative element, forged fences have advantages and disadvantages..
- Fire resistant.
- Long service life.
- Beauty and grace.
- The ability to create a unique “live” composition with plants.
- The need for periodic treatment against corrosion.
- Difficulty in installation.
- The design will not save you from unnecessary noise.
You will find sketches of forged fences in the following video..