Very few customers that are in the market for a new balcony know about wrought iron and its potential as a metal material used for outside home or office decoration. Wrought iron is an iron with low carbon content. It is a semi-fused mass of iron with a grain resembling wood. This grain is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of being broken. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Before the development of effective methods of steelmaking and the availability of large quantities of steel, wrought iron was the most common form of bendable iron.
Wrought iron is no longer produced on a commercial scale, leading to many products described as wrought iron, such as guard rails or garden furniture and gates, being made of mild steel. The reason it is described as such is because a long time ago, it was all worked (wrought) by hand. Furniture made from wrought iron has a long history, dating back to the time of the Roman Empire.
Wrought iron balconies, which are also known by the name Juliet balconies (as they resemble the type of balcony feature in the popular Shakespearean play) are a popular addition to a home, embellishing the outside with beauty coming in an infinite possibility of shapes and designs.
Imagine stepping out from a second floor onto a suspended wrought iron balcony to enjoy the morning sun or to relax with a book on a sunny afternoon. From here, looking out through a set of second story garden doors adorned with beautiful steel art that when opened, frame a breathtaking iron railing that will certainly transform the feeling of a room or the look of the outside of a home.
Wrought iron balconies come in all shapes and sizes, so whether you are looking to add a regular balcony with artful metal railings, are in need of wrought iron window guards, or are looking for a wrought iron balcony for a home’s windows and doors, it can be built. Wrought iron balconies provide a stylish and elegant solution that will transform the look and feel of any household space.
There is certainly no argument to the fact that wrought iron balconies are one of the most beautiful features of any home or business. The benefits of such an addition to a home is that they add to a living space of the house and many of them are used simply for the balance and elegance they bring to the house. A property’s appearance is a unique expression of the owner. From simple practical designs to stunning and unique custom decor, wrought iron craftsmen found across the UK will create a beautiful balcony that will help make any home or business form a lasting positive impression.
Wrought iron balconies can give the front of a home the perfect facelift – adding instant style and added security to the home. It is certain to complement and enhance any part of the home in which the wrought iron balconies are installed.