From stair rails to log holders via a glass porch, a pergola and a sturdy pool cover holder.

The variety of metalwork and ironwork projects continues apace this year.

We will allow the photos to speak for themselves!

 

A contemporary twist to this overhead porch at a very pretty, stone house.

A contemporary twist to this overhead porch at a very pretty, stone house.

Unusual, 'scallop' design for this beautiful and majestic pergola. Tensioned cables form the roof to support a growing vine.

Unusual, 'scallop' design for this beautiful and majestic pergola. Tensioned cables form the roof to support a growing vine.

A beautiful and simply curving log holder which, indoors, could also form the base for a console table!

A beautiful and simply curving log holder which, indoors, could also form the base for a console table!

...or outside, it can do its job of holding a mighty stack of logs!

...or outside, it can do its job of holding a mighty stack of logs!

An unusual one here, fabricating strong and robust end supports for a very long pool cover holder. Note the addition of strong, locking castors for ease of moving it about.

An unusual one here, fabricating strong and robust end supports for a very long pool cover holder. Note the addition of strong, locking castors for ease of moving it about.

Railings to enclose a pool area. The start of 'cow proofing' the whole area!

Railings to enclose a pool area. The start of 'cow proofing' the whole area!

A nice detail here to accommodate a change in height.

A nice detail here to accommodate a change in height.

A lovely project - simple, uncluttered style railings on a Japanese style staircase with inbuilt under storage.

A lovely project - simple, uncluttered style railings on a Japanese style staircase with inbuilt under storage.

..and a view from beneath the staircase of the 'hidden' fixings. 

..and a view from beneath the staircase of the 'hidden' fixings. 

A tower, a narrow curving staircase and the need for a handrail for a safe ascent and descent. Very simple, forged end handrail, finished in clear varnish.

A tower, a narrow curving staircase and the need for a handrail for a safe ascent and descent. Very simple, forged end handrail, finished in clear varnish.

A view of the handrail from the top of the curving staircase.

A view of the handrail from the top of the curving staircase.

Ironwood Motif. A pergola project in the April sunshine.

Our latest project, in the bright, unusually hot sunshine of an April day is to install a pergola over a small courtyard to support a vine and a rambling rose. The roof of the pergola is formed of steel cable and tensioners. Fighting off the abundant rose with its determined thorns and the blossoming wisteria beset by hard working bees we were able to support the large, old vine whilst installing the new structure beneath.

 

The beautiful wisteria almost filling this terrace area.

The beautiful wisteria almost filling this terrace area.

The new pergola viewed from above. Tensioned cables across the roof provide strong support.

The new pergola viewed from above. Tensioned cables across the roof provide strong support.

View from below of the pergola, looking up to the wisteria.

View from below of the pergola, looking up to the wisteria.

View of the pergola from the road. Next project here is to replace the gate and fence. Coming very soon....!

View of the pergola from the road. Next project here is to replace the gate and fence. Coming very soon....!

Ironwood Motif, 2016, A year in View. A year of variety.

Ironwood Motif, 2016, A year in View. A year of variety.

Contemporary-style railings at a traditional farmhouse on the Causses de Cajarc.