Pre-Xmas Orders

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Date: October 18, 2014

Due to an unprecedented numbers of orders, the workshop schedule is fully booked till Jan 2015.

Display 1-2 Nov: Ashgrove Open Garden, Gumeracha

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Come join us at award winning Ashgrove Iris Garden. We’ll have arches, gates & garden items. Stay for devonshire tea and stroll through one of the best Adelaide Hill’s gardens. Owner Di Michalk won Gardening Australia’s 2013 award for Gardener of the Year.
Ashgrove iris garden open garden 2014

Daylesford Heritage Gate

Daylesford gate

Quite often we’re asked if we can replicate an old heritage gate that someone’s seen and fallen in love with. The usual scenario is that you’ve got an older property which has lost the original gates but you haven’t been able to buy an old gate from anywhere. You really need something ‘old’ to suit. The one gate we’ve been asked about the most is the one shown in the Vic Tourism ad for Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. This gate graces the driveway entrance to the historic Wombat Park Homestead with it’s magnificent gardens.

A hole in the OH&S manual?

It’s a no brainer that workshops are generally not the safest of places and OH&S principles need to be taken seriously. However sometimes there are things which simply can’t be pre-empted, like visiting wildlife! Working in the country certainly has some quirky moments and Graham was close to having his yearly quota in a short span of a week.

Farm memorabilia steel sculpture

metal garden sculpture Adelaide Hills

Every so often a project comes along which is kind of special. Special not just because it’s going to be something unique and beautiful, but because it holds a huge amount of sentiment for the client, and for us. This metal sculpture was one of those projects. Something that evokes memories in so many ways.

What to look for when buying Heritage Cast Jointed Gates – HV McKay Sunshine Gates, Cyclone and Simpson Gates

heritage cast jointed gate

The old Australian cast jointed farm gates from the turn of the 20th century are harder to find but as popular as ever due to the nostalgia around owning a heritage gate like those on our grandparents and great-grandparents old farms. Demand for old gates for sale has pushed prices quite high despite them being in really bad condition. We are often asked about restoring old gates but quite often the old “drag & drop gates” as they were once known, are not economically viable to fix. The bottom bars are

Genuine Adelaide Wrought Iron Gates & Fences

wrought iron gate in Adelaide

If you’re looking for a wrought iron gate or fence in Adelaide it’s important you know the difference between a genuine wrought iron product which will last a lifetime and a cheap and inferior product which will never look the same or last as long. The more Farmweld’s reputation grows the more we hear about the number of businesses in Adelaide advertising wrought iron gates when in fact all they make is panels from thin tubular steel with mass produced cast aluminium spears. It’s surprising how few people recognise the difference between genuine wrought iron gates & fence panels and cheaper tubular products labelled as ‘wrought iron’.

Keeping warm outdoors – the firepit

Mid sized fire bowl


Fire pits have been around for centuries in other cultures and are the latest ‘must have’ with garden lovers and landscape designers in Australia.  Farmweld released two wrought iron firepit designs at the Stirling Autumn Garden Festival in the Adelaide Hills. Available in three fire bowl sizes – large 1.2m, medium 900mm and small 750mm they come with beautiful heavy, hand forged wrought iron stands which adorn the

Looking for an Adelaide blacksmith to custom make your wrought iron?

Traditional gate design made with traditional and modern methods,

Andrew Hood – Adelaide Artist Blacksmith

Andrew Hood is one of a few professional artist blacksmiths practicing the age old craft of blacksmithing within the Adelaide area, in South Australia. Located at Birdwood, in the Adelaide Hills he has one of the last forges able to take on large projects as well as small.  Andrew has produced some lovely examples of traditional wrought iron and his work regarded highly by