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.
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’.
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
We were approached by the owners of the new Landscaping and Design Centre on Glen Osmond Rd in Adelaide, to build a unique fence and wrought iron gate. They wanted something contemporary rather than traditional as their display centre had some unique modern landscaping layouts.
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
Another week has passed and as with most, there’s usually one project which stands out as a favourite. This week it was a project for a customer in the Adelaide Hills, in South Australia who had a large tree around with a girth of about 1.2 or 1.4m and she wanted to put a lovely, large wrought iron bench around it. She also wanted a steel tree bench which would last. She had a picture of an English tree bench she liked, but
The end of summer is approaching and now is a good time to look at maintenance of your open fire place and slow combustion heaters. So what maintenance needs to be done to your fireplace? Here are a few things to consider:
Rusty old garden gates and farming implements are much sought after as garden features. Many people love the rusty patina of steel. Learn how to maintain your steel items so they’re around for years to come.
Old gates and garden implements are getting harder to find for sale at auctions, clearing sales, demolition yards and second hand stores. Rusty old garden structures, especially heritage style gates, cast jointed farm gates like the Sunshine McKay and Simpson gates, old farming implements, rusty wagon wheels and quaint wrought iron garden gates are
We always enjoy doing custom iron work with an artistic touch. We had the pleasure of designing and fabricating this garden arch for a local customer, Michael who chose to go with a unique design. The brief of this design was to provide Michael with an organic looking garden arch to suit his garden.
Building projects are always easier when you have competent people to help you out. A lovely couple from Brisbane were in the process of having a courtyard built at the back of their home. They needed a wrought iron gate to set off their French provincial style courtyard but needed some assistance with the design of a gate as there was still nothing there. The safety of two small terriers had to be taken into account as well.