Iron & Metal Fabrication
Archived Q&A and Reviews
We need someone who can help us design and create a couple of stair railings and a banister railing. Does anyone have a referral? Thank you.
I used Universal Ornamental Iron Works to put in hand and stair railings in the front of my old craftsman style home in 2004. They did a great job for a reasonable price- looks like the railing was part of the original design of house rather than added on years later. Their phone is 510.278.2990. I think they are in Hayward. Good lluck
I need to have a decorative iron stair railing built for the concrete steps that are part of the pathway to my front porch. I haven't found any recommendations on the website for metal fencing. Can anyone recommend a company or individual specializing in this type of work, especially small jobs? Thanks very much! Nancy
To Nancy who was looking for someone for her iron stair railing.. We were very happy with Serratos Iron Works Co, located at 927 76th Ave, Oakland. We worked with Louis, 510-636-9227 Dan
We've had a great experience with Serratos Iron Works. They made the railings (and gate, posts and pickets...) for our new deck, and they also made us new handrails for the stairs inside our home. They were fast and super nice. Their price was also excellent! Serratos Iron Works, 923 76th Ave, Oakland, 510-636-9227 Dan
We need to find wrought iron hand railings for interior stairways -- does anyone know where we can find them or find someone who makes them? My contractor says that these need to be custom-made (I haven't found any in any home improvement stores) and our job is too small (only 2 stair cases) to interest any of the ironworkers who would make them. Any suggestions? Thanks. SMB
We just had a wrought iron stair railing installed by Tim Cisneros, an architectural blacksmith in Oakland. You can see it on his website, www.theforgeworks.com under ''Residence Railing, Albany, CA 10/25/02.'' It was a small job--just the stairs from our first floor to the second (about 16 feet), and we enjoyed working with him. The work was neat, on time, and precisely done. You might give him a call. 510.763.1242. R. K.
Mr. Bill Roan Blacksmith Home: 532-5158 is a very talented local blacksmith who can make custom railings for your home. He was a joy to work with. He came to my home and listened to what I needed and then made something even more perfect than I imagined. He also teaches his trade at Hayward CSU. Call him and tell him JM Drew sent you. jmd
I saw the post about Belaire Engineering and the wrought iron window guard. I e-mailed Tom and he responded immediately and was extremely helpful. I e-mailed him a photo of what I needed and he made it perfectly. my wife loved it. I highly recommend them. www.BelAireEng.com e-mail : belairee[at]pacbell.net Phone 510-538-6950, Fax 510-538-4084 seth
I'm looking for decorative iron window guards. I see them on houses all over (on a lot of the new houses in the Oakland hills)- they are decorative and put over the small windows on doors(sometimes even over larger windows). I'm sure they do serve a security purpose, but they also just look great- especially on Spanish style houses. Does anyone no where to purchase these decorative iron window ''guards''? I've had no luck finding them. Thanks! Molly
We have a Spanish-style house and recently got wrought iron window guards for our two front windows for decorative purposes. We had them done by BelAire Engineering in Hayward and were pleased with the work. The contact person is Peter Chien at 510-538-6950. Janice