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Cast Iron Gate Collection
Wilson's Cast iron or heritage cast iron is a fantastic material to use in the construction of traditional entrance gates. Cast iron is melted down and poured into a mold that has been carved and crafted by hand; the melted iron is then allowed to solidify.
Once this process is completed the cast gate is removed from the mold and is now then hand rubbed and finished .It is in this process that allows cast iron to stand out from the rest.
The mold will have fine detailing that cannot be replicated by other gate fabrication methods, therefore once completed nothing comes close to a excellent cast period driveway gate.
Cast Iron is an excellent material it is resistant to destruction by oxidation.This means cast iron will only ever surface rust which does not penetrate unlike other metals where corrosion takes place. This is the main reason cast iron has been used since man started engineering. The earliest cast iron artifacts’ date to the 5th century BC, discovered by archaeologists.
In the west, where it did not become available till the 15th century, its earliest uses included cannon and shot. Henry VIII initiated the casting of cannon in England. Soon, English iron workers using blast furnaces developed the technique of producing cast iron cannons, which, while heavier than the prevailing bronze cannons, were much cheaper and enabled England to arm her navy better.
The iron masters of the Weald continued producing cast irons until the 1760s and armament was one of the main uses of irons after the Restoration. At Wilson's our Period Cast Iron gate designs date from 1890 and are a complete replica of originals.
We have made slight adjustments to the gates which allow automation. If you are after a gate that will add to the look of your home and give it instant appeal and character look no further than our cast iron gates...nothing else comes close.