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Verandas, Porches & Canopies

PORCHES, VERANDAS AND CANOPIES

 

All of our ironwork is handmade to order from solid mild steel and finished using best quality paints applied with our tried and tested three coat spray system.

Our modular designs are easy to assemble and install and come in a range of typical sizes to which can be mixed and matched to suit your needs.  We specialise in bespoke metalwork and are of course happy to provide bespoke sizes and designs tailored to your exact requirements. 

Complete your porch or veranda with a choice of roofs and finishing touches.  Please see below for more details.

 

PORCHES

We offer a wide variety of porch iron work designs and finishing accessories to choose from or the option to create a completely bespoke porch design to suit your own style and the unique features of your property.  Our extensive range of aesthetically original metal work designs complement any period property whether it be Georgian, Victorian, Regency, or Arts and Crafts, and their simple elegance work equally well on more modern homes.

VERANDAS

A veranda (sometimes spelt ‘verandah’) is a wonderful addition to your home, acting as an outdoor room to enrich your lifestyle, giving you space to relax, entertain friends and family or simply enjoy your own company with plenty of shade to keep your Pimm’s cool in the summer! We can use any of our porch wrought ironwork designs or we are able to provide a bespoke design service to create your unique, personalised outdoor space.

CANOPIES

Our door Canopies are a great way to offer shelter from the elements whilst making your home characterful and inviting. Where space is limited or open access is required, a canopy is a great alternative to a porch. We offer a range of designs or the option to create a completely bespoke piece.  We can also make a door canopy to match our porches if you have a second entrance you would also like to cover.

Style Options

Our range of ironwork style options have been designed to complement a broad variety of architectural periods and personal tastes. All of our designs are available in sizes to suit the most typical door openings – however, as all of our ironwork is made to order we can create entirely bespoke sizes to suit any opening or space – we do not charge a premium for this service.

We are confident that you will see a design that stands out but if you are looking for something more individual please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Canopy Styles

Porch Styles

Veranda Styles

Roof Options

Fine Iron offer several roof options so that you can pick the finish that is right for you and your home.

Wanting a Lead, Copper or Pure Zinc finish? –  Then our roof frame work is the option for you. We would provide you with our roof framework that has been designed for use with our ironwork for finishing by others.

Thinking of light? – If you are concerned about losing light or letting light in then our glazing bar roof frame, with the option for full or partial glazing,  

Want a lightweight, complete solution? – Our galvanised mild steel, rolled and folded roof is a complete roof in itself and powder-coated in a heritage lead grey.

Roof Options

 

 

Finishing Touches

To complete your new porch or veranda we offer a range of high quality, craftsman made finishing touches to complement the robust quality of our wrought ironwork.

These carefully crafted pieces are made in Wales using skilled local suppliers – from natural Forest of Dean stone plinths, Cast shoes to our range of Spandrels. 

All of our Porches, Verandas and Canopies are finished in our high quality 3 coat paint system to ensure your ironwork stands the test of time  available in most RAL colours to ensure your new ironwork fits your scheme.

Personalising Your Choice

 

Ideas and Inspiration to Improve and Enhance your Home

 

This page is dedicated to metal porches, verandas, canopies and balconies in wrought iron, iron and steel. It has information on styles and accessories with some excellent photographs of some of our projects.

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Fine Iron Metal Veranda

Fine Iron Traditional Porches & Verandas

 

An excellent finish can be obtained on the steel construction of our contemporary and traditional porches and verandas using an electrostatic paint system.
The modular designs are relatively simple to install. They come in a range of standard sizes which can be mixed and matched to suit your needs.
We also produce a traditional zinc steel hip roof finished with a textured lead-effect powder coat or alternatively,
we can make a roof frame for cladding in a material of your choice such as lead, copper or slate.

We are of course happy to provide bespoke designs and sizes if required.

Regency Light Porch with Lined & Leaded Canopy

Wrought Iron Porch with Lined & Leaded Canopy

Crafted using our Regency light ironwork this porch adds depth and interest to the entrance of this home whilst offering shelter to waiting guests

Roseleaf Porch with Custom Frieze

Roseleaf Porch with Custom Frieze

This handsome porch was created using our Roseleaf uprights with custom decorative frieze panels and our roof framework with a larger than usual overhang as per the clients request.

Nouveau Porch with Flat Complete Roof

Nouveau Modern Metal Porch with Flat Complete Roof

Our Nouveau porch adds depth and character to the entrance of this home whilst offering practical shelter from the elements. It keeps a modern feel being finished with a flat rolled roof.

Regency Light Porch with Lined & Leaded Canopy

Crafted using our Regency light ironwork this porch adds depth and interest to the entrance of this home whilst offering shelter to waiting guests.
Visit Porch Projects for more details.

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Regency Light Design

Design it, the way you like it

We use Fine Iron and a large varity of design options to make your ironwork

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Georgian Canopy

Victorian Canopy

Our bolder Georgian style porch ironwork was used to create this substantial period looking canopy, perfect for this new brick building, which has Georgian features such as the panelled front door with central brass door knob and external lighting. Completed with our rolled mild steel roof with traditional half round welt. In this instance the canopy sits slightly higher as the client did not want the canopy to obstruct the glass panel above the door.

Wrought Iron Canopy

This client was concerned about the potential of losing light through the fanlight going into the entrance hall. Therefore, it was decided that a glazed roof would be the preferred option. We provided a glazing bar roof frame, which the client had glazed with an opaque glass – this choice meant the client retained the light, but will need less cleaning etc than a clear glass. The classic ring design was chosen for the decorative ironwork panels along with sun ray spandrels. The finished look being befitting of the period property on which it sits, whilst the mix of glass and steel provides a more contemporary feel.

Curved Metal Canopy

Wrought iron door canopy

At Fine Iron we know that your home can be as unique as you! That’s why we offer a completely bespoke service so that we can be sure to create the perfect ironwork to suit your home’s individual features.

This client has three semi-circular steps leading up to the property, so our typical rectangular design canopy would have been juxtaposed with the steps. Instead, we created a curved canopy using our Nouveau design porch ironwork, which mirrors and highlights the curve of the steps. Topped with our roof framework – perfect for lining and finishing in lead or copper to create that traditional finish.

Regency Metal Canopy

This canopy was made using our Regency light porch ironwork design along with sunray spandrels and a complete rolled roof. Any of our porch ironwork designs can be used to create a canopy– the main difference being the depth of the decorative frieze panel, porch frieze panels are typically 180mm deep, whereas canopy frieze panels are 140mm deep. This canopy was made as a double width, framing the decorative render around the door and providing more space underneath for cover from the elements.

Wrought Iron Canopy

A double width ring canopy with sunray spandrels makes more of a feature of the entrance to this home. Topped with one of our complete rolled roofs with half round welts, powder-coated in a lead grey for that traditional leaded look, this was then lead flashed in by a local roofer. The decorative ironwork was finished in our classic sateen black, which compliments most homes. I’m sure this timeless ring canopy will provide ample shelter and protection from the elements for many years to come!

Bespoke Metal Canopy

The brief for this canopy was to keep it as simple as possible to suit this modern property. A bespoke design was created, removing all infill pattern in the frieze panels and spandrels then reducing the depth of the frieze for a minimalistic look. This was finished in a white paint to tie in with the cottage style window and door frames – the result? A clean and simple canopy that looks as though it was built with the house! The client chose our lighter complete rolled roof to compliment the design, this was sealed with a proprietary sealant to give a clean line around the roof.

Bespoke Design Iron Canopy

This is a bespoke design based on the traditional French style glass canopy, a design that works wonderfully well with this arts & crafts style home! Traditional scroll spandrels were designed to sit below the glazing bar roof framework, which has simple scroll detail at the ends and decorative finials running along the ridge. The glass was finished with a scalloped edge and the client added a porch light in similar style to complete this picture-perfect canopy.

Bespoke Iron Canopy

 French style glass canopy

Rose Leaft Wrought Iron Canopy

Roseleaf design canopy

Rose Leaf Wrought Iron Canopy

Our beautiful and traditional looking Roseleaf design works fantastically well with this property, highlighting the decorative floral pattern in the side panels of the entrance. Formed using mild steel and cast leaves, this design is more ‘organic’ in appearance and also works well with traditional cottages and stone properties.  This double width canopy accommodates the side panels of the front door, with the added bonus of providing more shelter. It was finished with our complete rolled roof with half round welt detail, designed to complement our handcrafted, traditionally made ironwork.

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Roseleaf Design

Deco Design Iron Canopy

This client originally wanted a Deco design porch, however after careful consideration decided to opt for the same style decorative ironwork as a door canopy. This can be preferable with smaller entrances to keep clear access. The Deco design is attractive and decorative with the small central flower detail, whilst overall retaining an unfussy, simple look that works well on both period and modern homes.

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Deco Iron Canopy

Deco design canopy

A delicate and quite intricate verandah with a lead canopy graces this garden entrance in Hampshire.

Ornamental Veranda

Design it, the way you like it

We use Fine Iron and a large varity of design options to make your ironwork

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This ironwork veranda was produced to replace the original cast structure which had gone beyond economic repair. This replica was manufactured from laser-profiled steel combined with castings. Casting the entire structure would have exceeded the clients budget. The veranda is shown in galvanised finish prior to painting and installation of the roof.

A close up of the combined laser profile sections and castings demonstrating how different materials can be utilised to compliment each other.

  Deco Design Porch with Natural stone plinths 

This Deco style porch rests on natural stone plinths and was topped with our traditional curved roof framework which has been lined and finished in lead.

Lead porch canopy forms the roof of our Regency Light style of ironwork mounted on stone plinths.

Regency Period Style Porch
Mild Steel Porch

Regency Light style corner porch in painted finish on existing brick plinths with traditional rolled steel roof finished in a powder coated lead grey colour.

MORE PROJECTS 

GEORGIAN DESIGN PORCH WITH LEAD ROOF

          

The design of the of the columns and corner supports of the Georgian Porch partially represents the rays of the sun.

 Regency style veranda, lattice design constructed from mild steel. Can be supplied with or without decorative brackets.
On this particular project Fine Iron produced a roof frame that was lined and lead clad by the clients builder. As an alternative we produce a fabricated rolled zinc roof that is powder coated in a textured lead grey finish.

CORNER PORCH WITH LEAD ROOF CANOPY

Georgian period style of corner entrance porch in black painted finish with traditional lead roof canopy.

HOTEL BALCONIES

A closer view.

LEAD CLAD CANOPIES

This canopy was designed to compliment the veranda shown to your left.

WROUGHT IRON BALCONIES

The Ulster Reform Club balcony, Belfast.
Shown during reinstatement.

CELTIC WROUGHT IRON VERANDA

A closer view showing the detail of the dragons head and knotwork. This design was influenced by the Book of Kells.

WROUGHT IRON VERANDAS

A uniquely designed Celtic style veranda commissioned by a private client. This project was one of three for the same premises, including simple traditional balustrade and elaborate ‘Celtic’ style firedogs.

PERIOD WROUGHT IRON BALCONY

This wrought iron Balcony of the Georgian period is in Cheltenham. We can produce wrought iron balconies and ironwork from all periods and styles including Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Art Deco and contemporary.

MODERN IRONWORK HOTEL BALCONY

An example of a modern balcony built for a hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I contact you?

There are many ways to contact us and we are always happy to help! You can contact us via the contact page on our website, you can email us directly (info@fineiron.co.uk), or can telephone us during our normal working hours on 01874 636966. Our opening hours are 9am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. You can also find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram.

Do you have a showroom?
We don’t have a dedicated showroom; however, you are welcome to visit our workshop by prior arrangement. We are located in the hills just outside of Brecon. To arrange a visit please don’t hesitate to call us on 01874 636966.
Where can I find designs, styles and more information about your Porches, Verandas and Canopies?

We offer a wide range of metalwork designs and styles to suit any property– for ironwork as individual as you! You can find more information about our range of porches, verandas and canopies including our typical sizes. All of our ironwork designs and roof options can also be viewed in our online brochure, which can also be downloaded as PDF.

What materials are your products made from?
Our typical Porches, Verandas and Canopies are handcrafted from solid steel – we would only use hollow section in some roof options. Certain elements maybe cast iron – such as our optional cast shoe covers. Our traditional style columns are generally made from cast aluminium please feel free to contact us for more information about this.
For materials used for roofing please see ‘What roof options are available?’
What colours can I have my finished ironwork?
Our Porch, Veranda and Canopy Ironwork is finished in our high-quality paint system, which has been painstakingly scrutinised and revised to ensure a long -lasting and high-quality finish. We are able to match any RAL no. colour you would like and generally there is no extra charge for this service. Our paint is available in a matt or sateen finish. You will be provided with a small tin of touch up paint with the delivery of your new ironwork.
Are you able to galvanise – I live near the coast.
Due to the intricate design features of our ironwork we recommend having a zinc thermal coating prior to painting. We can do this in-house, meaning we have full control over handling of the ironwork and time implications to the production program.
What is Zinc Thermal Coating? When is it recommended?
A zinc thermal coating is an equivalent to galvanising, however as it is sprayed on cold there aren’t the risks of warping often associated with the hot dip process. We would recommend this if you are in a coastal or exposed area, some customers choose to have this for a glazing bar roof as it can be tricky having to get to the bars to repaint them or touch them up.
What do you need to know in order to provide me with my personalised estimate?

Ok, so here is what we need to know: –
Some basic contact information including your name, email address, telephone number and the address.
If you are able to send a photo of where the ironwork is to be installed this can be extremely useful – ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ as they say.
Approximate dimensions these must include the width, the depth out from the building and the height to the underside of the roof. (Click to see example image)
The design of ironwork you would like, whether it is one of our existing designs or you have been inspired by a design you have seen elsewhere
The type of roof you would prefer and any accessories you would like to finish your ironwork off – such as cast shoe covers or our forest of dean stone plinths (please see our brochure for more information about the options available)

Do you install the ironwork?
The vast majority of our porches, canopies and verandas are installed either by our clients or by their own builder as this helps keep prices down for our customers and very often there are already contractors on site carrying out other works or landscaping etc. Our ironwork has been designed for ease of installation and we do supply full installation instructions with simple diagrams and fixings.
What are roof options are available?
Typically, we provide three options for porches, canopies and verandas. Our complete rolled roofs are the most popular choice for our porches and canopies, although the roof framework for covering in lead or copper is also very popular. For verandas some clients do choose the complete rolled roof option, but more commonly we would provide our roof framework for covering in lead or copper or our glazing bar roof framework, that can be used with zinc sheets, a combination of zinc sheets and glazing (often above doors or windows) or completely glazed. Again, in order to keep the cost down it is usually more economical for any lead work and/or glazing to be completed by a local tradesman.
(We offer an array of roof options to give you the freedom to choose what you prefer. Our most cost-effective option would be our galvanised mild sheet roof (see below for more information about this type of roof).
We can provide a roof framework which can be lined and leaded by your local roofer/ builder – we do not line and lead ourselves as we are not a roofing company and there are many styles of lining and leading, which are best worked through with a professional in that trade.
We also offer a glazing bar roof, which allows you to have a partially or fully glazed roof, this can be straight or curved with hipped ends. We do not supply the glass as we are not a glazier, but do supply the mild steel sheet for infill panels if required.)
Can you attach guttering to a galvanised mild sheet roof?
9 out of 10 of our porches, verandas and canopies do not have guttering. It is not possible to attach guttering to our complete rolled roof, it is rolled and folded and therefore doesn’t have a drip edge to throw water into the gutter. If you would prefer to have guttering, you would need to opt for a roof framework or glazing bar roof.
Can you line a galvanised mild sheet roof?
The galvanised mild sheet roof is rolled and folded from sheet and as such, the underside of the roof is the inverse of the top, there is no internal framework. This being the case, there is nowhere to attach lining to. You could however insert a ceiling or you could paint the inside of the roof a different colour.
Can you flash around the galvanised mild sheet roof using lead or similar?
Yes you can, in fact this is the preferred choice for many of our customers, owing to the fact that it’s more durable than using a sealant and gives that traditional finish.
How will my order arrive?
Once the ironwork is complete, we will contact you to arrange a convenient day for delivery on pallet via our trusted courier.
We take the utmost care when packing and your pallet will be made specially for your ironwork. However, we would always ask that the ironwork is unpackaged and inspected before the courier leaves. In the extremely rare event of any damages we would ask that you make us aware of this as soon as possible and send any relevant photos. (All of our Ironwork is photographed prior to leaving our workshop)
Is there a delivery charge?
Some of our customers prefer to collect their ironwork directly from our workshop in the heart of Wales, for others this may not be practical so we can arrange delivery via our trusted courier. Cost would depend on location and size and number of pallets needed to safely transport your ironwork.
Do prices include VAT?
All prices exclude VAT unless otherwise stated.
Do you keep any stock?
Everything we make is handcrafted to order by our highly skilled workmen to suit your unique requirements so we do not keep stock, apart from some of our accessories.
Can I return my order if I don’t like it?

All of our Porches, Verandas and Canopies are handcrafted to order to your chosen design and specified dimensions. Fully dimensioned drawings will be provided for you and/ or your architect/builder to sign off before the commencement of any work. This being the case we cannot take returns. In the unlikely event that there is a fault or error with the ironwork please contact us immediately. For further details please see our terms and conditions of sale.

What is your lead time?
This can depend a variety of factors including the size of the order and design of your ironwork also the amount of orders we currently have going through production in our workshop at the time you place your order. As an average a typical lead time can be anything between 8-14 weeks. We may be able to get you order out quicker if required, please ask at time of order.
What is included with my ironwork?
Included with any of our porches, verandas or door canopies are our easy-to-understand fitting instructions, fixings required to assemble the ironwork and even an Allen key!
If you or your builder have any queries when installing our ironwork, we are always on the end of the phone and are more than happy to help in any way we can!
What maintenance is required if any?
All of our ironwork is constructed using the best materials and the highest standard of manufacture and with a little maintenance will last you for decades. For more information about maintenance, please see our ‘caring for your ironwork’ page.

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