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Metal Entrance Door Canopy Projects and Design Ideas


Please take a look at a small selection of our previous door canopy projects below to see the quality of our work and provide inspiration for your own project.

Scroll Design Door Canopy

This substantial wrought iron canopy awning was crafted for a client in Chippenham.
The client chose our traditional style scroll canopy ironwork with complimentary wave scroll spandrels and our lightweight, complete roof option. The ironwork was finished in a bespoke silver/grey RAL colour in keeping with the window and door frames.
The canopy measures over 3m and 1m deep offering plenty of shade and shelter over the French doors.
We think this canopy looks fantastic – it looks as though it has always been there!


Wave Scroll Design

Wave Scroll Metal Door Canopy
Traditional Door Canopy with Zinc Roof

Traditional Door Canopy with Zinc Roof

This client chose our traditional ‘Ring’ design ironwork for their cantilever canopy – a fantastic choice to compliment the stained glass panels of the door and window.
The ring design is a versatile style which works well on both traditional and modern homes.
This door canopy was completed with matching ring spandrel brackets and our zintec roof.
As this property is quite close to the coast the client opted to have our zinc thermal coating (which is a cold spray alternative to galvanising) applied before being painted in our standard sateen black.


Corner Door Canopy

Our Nouveau ironwork design was chosen for this large corner door canopy, the design features a vesica piscis design, which beautifully mirrors the design in the double entry doors.

This is a fairly large canopy measuring 2000mm wide and 750mm deep and has been topped with our popular complete roof which was sealed with a proprietary sealant.

Any of our canopy ironwork designs and roof options can be made as a corner configuration – just let us know in your enquiry.


Nouveau Design

Metal Canopy
Glazed Wrought Iron Victorian style Ring Canopy with decorative spandrel brackets

Large Scoop Door Canopy

Our Scoop design canopy features simple yet substantial brackets with ring detail and a Zintec roof with drip edge to direct rain to the outer edges of the canopy. We are sure you will agree that it is a perfect addition over this modern doorway, providing additional shelter as well as making a bolder feature of this entrance.


Georgian Door Canopy and Zintec Roof

Not only is this door canopy a handsome addition to the entrance of this home but it will also shelter the original painted wooden door from the worst of the British weather.. and of course the homeowner when they are trying to find their keys!

This particular front door canopy was designed using our Georgian ironwork and Sunray spandrel brackets and measures 1200mm wide by 640mm deep. Topped with our complete Zintec curved and hipped canopy roof which has been sealed with a proprietry sealant. Read more…


Georgian Design

Georgian Door Canopy and Zintec Roof
Metal Canopy

Large Ring Design Canopy

Our versatile ring design ironwork was chosen for this canopy as it compliments the existing balcony railings beautifully. The client opted for our complete Zintec roof which has be sealed rather than flashed in for a clean and contemporary feel.

Measuring just over 2m x 0.92m this canopy offers protection to the wooden door and side panelling whilst providing ample shelter for the homeowner when finding their keys!


Regency Door Canopy

Our Regency Light canopy metalwork was chosen to create a more prominent entrance for this home. The decorative ironwork frieze panels are complimented by our sunray spandrel brackets and was finished off with our complete canopy roof option.

This particular entrance canopy is 2045mm wide and 640mm deep and as the wall it is affixed to is perfectly plumb the client chose to seal along the edge of the canopy roof with a proprietary sealant.


Regency Light Design

Double width Wrought Iron regency trellis style front door Canopy with Zinc Canopy Roof and sunray sprandrels
Glazed Wrought Iron Victorian style Ring Canopy with decorative spandrel brackets

Ring 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 canopy 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.


Deco Style Door Canopy

Our Deco canopy ironwork design was chosen to create a modern door canopy for this recently refurbished home. 

The decorative frieze panels of this elegant metalwork design features a simple cross punctuated by a small central flower and our unfussy sunray spandrels compliment the design superbly. Finished with our complete galvanised mild steel canopy roof which has been powder-coated in a heritage lead grey colour.

This particular wrought iron canopy is 1200mm wide and 880mm deep, framing and accentuating the entrance along with providing adequate space to stand beneath.

Decorative Deco design Metal Door Canopy Cover with complete Zinc Roof
Contemporary style metal Canopy with Zinc Canopy Roof. A Simple Door Canopy solution over french doors

Contemporary Canopy

The brief for this door canopy was to keep it as simple as possible to suit this modern property. A custom 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 metal 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.

Custom Entrance Canopy with Leaded Roof

A traditional style canopy was required for this converted paddock house. 

The client opted for a simple, bespoke frieze design to match the frieze panel design chosen for a wrought iron porch on the same site (please see our porch projects page to view this). This was paired with our Roseleaf design spandrels featuring cast iron leaves are in keeping with the country charm of the property.

Our traditional roof frame was chosen to finish this cantilever canopy and has been lined and leaded, leaving the skelital metal frame exposed beneath. Though the vast majority of our canopies and porches do not have guttering however this particular client decided to add guttering to the ringbeam of the canopy roof.

Custom Bespoke Design Front Entrance Canopy with Leaded Roof  and Cast Iron roseleaf design spandrel brackets
Fine Iron Over Door Georgian Metal Canopy with Complete Zinc Roof

Georgian Canopy

Our bolder Georgian ironwork was used to create this traditional style front door canopy, perfect for this new brick building, which has Georgian features such as the paneled 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.


Georgian Design

Decorative Wrought Iron Canopy

A beautiful Roseleaf wrought iron canopy was chosen for this entrance, the design complimenting the floral design in the side glass panels of the door.Our Roseleaf style is a more organic metalwork design featuring cast roseleaves with matching spandrels completing the look.

This door canopy is 2045mm and 950mm deep – plenty of space for a couple of guests to shelter underneath whilst they wait to be let in. The Zinc rolled roof is 400mm high – slightly shallower than our typical 500mm and has been sealed using a proprietary sealant.


Roseleaf Design

Double width traditional Wrought Iron Door Canopy with Cast Iron Organic roseleaf and vine design frieze panels and brackets finished with a complete zinc roof cover
Traditional Victorian style ironwork Front Door Canopy cover with ring spandrels and complete zinc roof flashed in with lead

Traditional Front Door Canopy

Our popular Ring design was chosen for this metal front door canopy. Completed with matching ring spandrels and our rolled canopy roof option. This client chose to lead flash the canopy roof – the most durable option and added asked the builder installing the canopy to add a ceiling underneath which has been painted white.

This single door canopy is 1200mm wide and 640mm deep and the canopy roof is our typical height of 500mm.


Side Entrance Canopy

One of our beautiful handcrafted metal door canopies is a perfect solution to offer cover over any entrance.

This client opted for a ring canopy to provide protection over the side, stable door of their home. Finished with a traditional style, curved canopy roof that will provide shelter for many years to come.

Side Entrance Modern Victorian wrought iron Over Door Canopy Awning with zinc roof and ring design brackets
Double Width Traditional Wrought Iron ring design Over Door Canopy Cover with complete Zinc roof powder-coated in a lead grey colour

Double Width Over Door Canopy

Our Ring design canopy ironwork was chosen to offer protection from the elements over these double wood panelled doors. A popular classic, this metalwork canopy will never go out of fashion!

This canopy is our ‘typical’ single wide deeper depth (2045mm x 920mm) and has been finished with our complete canopy roof option which was subsequently flashed in with lead creating a robust seal. 


Curved Nouveau Canopy with Leaded Roof Frame 

This over door canopy was designed to mirror the curved steps leading up to the entrance of this home. Our Nouveau ironwork was used with additional rings placed in the decorative inserts. The design beautifully compliments the shapes found in the stained glass panel of the front door. The canopy was finished with a traditional curved roof frame which has been lined and finished in lead.


Nouveau Design

Customized Half round Nouveau design Metal front Door Canopy with leaded roof frame and sunray spandrel brackets
Traditional curved French style Scalloped Glass and metal Door cover Canopy with cast iron finial to the roof ridge and custom scroll spandrel brackets

French Scalloped Glass Canopy

The brief for this entrance canopy was a glazed ‘French’ style canopy. Fine Iron worked with the client to create a design that truley makes an entrance on this arts and crafts style home! 

The design features traditional scroll style spandrels, decorative finials to the ridge of the canopy roof and has scallop edged glass panes. The client added a beautiful wrought iron laturn to compliment the design of this unique door canopy.

Traditional Style Custom Canopy

One of our earlier projects this custom door canopy is similar in style to our Ring design however it has additional crosses to the centre and corner rings and vertical bars centrally creating a break between the rings. Finished with large sunray spandrels and our roof framwork which has been lined with tongue and groove boards, left exposed and covered in lead.

Traditional Custom Bespoke ring design Metal Canopy Awning  with a curved and hipped roof frame that has been lined with tongue and groove boards and finished in lead

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How can I contact you?

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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.

As with any natural product that has been painted for protection, particularly one that spends its life outside, ironwork does require periodic inspection and a little maintenance in order to keep it looking beautiful.

This is a very easy process:

  • We recommend a full visual inspection 6 – 10 weeks after installation to ensure there is no discolouration/oxidation from water ingress which may occur in some of the tighter joints, or from chips/scratches that may have been missed initially.
  • Frequency of subsequent inspections/maintenance will depend very much on local conditions but should be at least annually.
  • Any debris, leaves etc. should be cleared to prevent water getting trapped and sitting against the ironwork.
  • The ironwork should be wiped over with a damp cloth intermittently to remove any dust/dirt.
  • Any chips/scratches that occur in use should be touched up as soon as possible before oxidation occurs. We appreciate that you may not spot them straight away so if oxidation has already occurred, this can easily be remedied by gently and carefully rubbing back the affected area with a light abrasive pad/Scotch pad (such as those on the back of a washing up sponge), applying a proprietary rust inhibitor and touching up with the paint provided. Step by step instructions on how to do this are available on our website.
Installation - How to handle my ironwork?

Thank you for purchasing your new ironwork from Fine Iron. We want to ensure you are completely happy with your ironwork and it remains as pristine as when it arrived for many years to come.

In order to do that, please follow these simple guidelines:

  • The ironwork should be unwrapped on arrival in order to check the goods. If you do not intend to install the ironwork immediately it can be tempting to leave it wrapped for protection – please do not do this (refer to packing and delivery instructions for further information).
  • The ironwork components are very heavy. If they are placed directly on or against a hard surface (e.g concrete, brick, stone, paviours), either when unpacking, when storing it after unpacking prior to installation, or during installation, the weight if the ironwork on/against the surface can damage the paint finish. The damage to the coating may not be easily visible so you may not even think it requires touching-up with the paint provided but after a time oxidisation will occur and orange staining will become apparent on the surface. To prevent this happening, please ensure a suitable buffer is placed between the ironwork and any hard surface – this could be cardboard, a lint-free material or similar.
  • It is preferable not carry out any cutting/welding works, or any work that creates sparks or debris travelling at high speed, in the proximity of the ironwork but if this is unavoidable, please ensure you provide suitable protection and cover the ironwork beforehand. Sparks and debris will embed in the surface of the paint which are then highly likely to cause oxidation/rust to form.
  • Once installation is complete, wipe the ironwork over with a damp, lint-free cloth to remove any dust/dirt (this will also help you to spot any chips or scratches).
  • Chips and scratches to the ironwork will invariably occur during the installation process. This is perfectly normal and we provide small tin of paint with every order to enable these to be touched up (this can also be used to paint the heads of the fixings). Touching up should be done immediately or as soon as practicable following installation before any oxidisation occurs.
  • We recommend a full visual inspection 6 – 10 weeks after installation to ensure there is no discolouration/oxidation from water ingress which may occur in some of the tighter joints, or from chips/scratches that may have been missed initially.
  • In the unlikely event oxidation/discolouration occurs, this can easily be remedied by gently rubbing back the affected area with a light abrasive pad/Scotch pad (such as those on the back of a washing up sponge), applying a proprietary rust inhibitor and touching up with the paint provided. Step by step instructions on how to do this are available on our website.
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