Metal and wood are the common materials used for gates and fences across all properties in Singapore. A recent study reveals that over 80% of property owners prefer a metal gate to secure their properties. It is not a surprise as metal is the most used material at home or in the office. The fact that metal is more malleable than any other material makes it more popular. Customers also state that metal gates require little maintenance and last longer. However, metal comes in several different compositions presenting a wide variety of choices for gates. We use wrought iron, cast iron, aluminium, or a mix of these materials to make gates.
Cast iron and wrought iron are the most sought-after material in the construction industry. Both are by-products of iron, and there is a vast difference in the construction process. Wrought iron is manufactured by heating iron and reshaping it to the desired form using tools, while cast iron is produced by melting iron and pouring it over a cast. The process of reheating iron, designing, and cooling make wrought iron more malleable and a top choice for metal gates and fences. However, we must educate our readers on the different points one needs to consider before choosing a metal for construction. Read on to find the various factors.
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Use The Right Hardware On Metal Gates
The hardware used to hoist the gate should be of good quality. Else, the gate will not hold the framework, and it will not last long. You may feel that brackets and screws that are used to support the gates are minor things. It can easily be made from aluminium or plastic material and fixed on metal gates. But that is quite wrong. While it sounds like an inexpensive option, it is a very costly mistake. Plastic and aluminium will not jell well with metal gates. It will spoil the aesthetics and will easily break away. You must pick hardware made of wrought iron as it can be easily welded into the rest of the gate. It adds a nice beauty, texture, and durability to the gates and fences.
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The construction process followed in designing and installing the gate is important as it determines the quality and longevity of the gate. The most popular way of constructing gates is to assemble different pieces and weld them together. However, this method can yield a poor result. The parts of the gate can quickly become loose, form rust, and become out of shape. Some manufacturers resort to using nuts and screws to keep different pieces together. This method will only prove more harmful as it scratches the metal and provides more surface for rusting. The best way is to construct the metal pieces together so that it looks made for each other. Each piece should be constructed for the other such that there is less welding and screwing them together.
Here at Brooklynz, the leading steel fabrication company in Singapore, we ensure that the production team follows all standards to produce great quality metal gates. We analyse the requirement with you to determine the right materials for your metal gate.
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