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

Classic Roseleaf Porch & Complete Roof

The client required traditional wrought ironwork to compliment this Grade 2 listed building in Wiltshire. Our romantic Roseleaf design with its organic style vines and cast leaf detail fulfils this requirement and looks fabulous over these French doors. This decorative porch was finished off with our complete roof option, cast shoe covers and sunray spandrel brackets.

The client had this to say:- ‘From my very first contact through the website to the delivery of my porch I have been very satisfied with the ironwork and the service. It was a project I had been considering for several years but had not found the right supplier until now. Everyone I dealt with was knowledgeable, thoughtful and super patient with my efforts at measuring. The finished product looks outstanding.’


Roseleaf Design

Roseleaf Porch
Column Porch

Georgian Design

Column Corner Porch with Roof Frame

Fine Iron were commissioned to design and craft a corner column porch to suit this exceptional country Hall in Tunbridge Wells.

The size of the property required a larger than usual column and a substantial decorative base. Our Georgian design decorative frieze panel adorns the top of the structure and it was finished with a traditional style roof frame which was custom made to suit the corner placement and this has been lined and finished in lead by the client’s preferred builder. The ironwork was finished in a custom RAL colour to match the beautiful double doors with their ornate wrought iron panels.

The client was pleased with the end result and was kind enough to leave a lovely review on Houzz saying:-  ‘We commissioned Fine Iron to design and manufacture an iron porch for us. The result is stunning. The quality and the professionalism throughout the process was impeccable. We are so happy with the end result and cannot recommend Fine Iron more highly.’

Regency Light Porch with Lined & Leaded Canopy

I’m sure you will agree that this porch compliments the Georgian entrance of this home beautifully. 

Crafted using our Regency light ironwork this porch adds depth and interest to the entrance of this home whilst offering shelter to waiting guests. A tradtional porch light was affixed to the underside of our roof frame which has been lined and leaded to the clients tastes.


Regency Light Design

Wrought Iron Regency trellis design porch or portico covering a Georgian front door with traditional curved roof frame lined and covered in lead.
Large trellis style front Entrance Ironwork Porch on Brick with Custom Lead Roof Frame and spandrel Brackets

Double Treillage Porch on Brick Piers with Custom Roof Frame

This Double Treillage porch commands attention, providing a bold entrance to this expansive new private property. 

Featuring a custom designed roof frame with the skelital structure left exposed for added interest.

The ironwork sits comfortably atop brick piers and our cast shoe covers and sunray spandrels complete the look.

Deco Porch with Complete Rolled Roof

This perfectly proportioned porch was created using our Deco ironwork featuring repousse flower detail. This stylish, inviting porch was finished in our sateen black paint as was the complete rolled roof creating a bolder contrast against the colour of this double fronted family home and complimented further by the addition contemporary lighting and symmetrical black planters.


Deco Design

Decorative Deco deisng Metal Portico Wrought Iron porch with Zinc Powder-coated Lead Roof Canopy
Modern Contemporary Georgian style Metal Corner Porch awning Georgian with Flat Leaded Roof Canopy Cover

Modern Corner Porch

This corner porch was created using our Georgian design ironwork which features laser profile cut decorative inserts. Spandrels were ommitted and a flat roof frame was made to keep the clean lines needed to create this bold, modern style porch.


Georgian Design

Treillage Porch with Plinths & Leaded Roof Frame

This Treillage porch looks as though it has always been there!

The ironwork rests on our natural stone plinths and is completed with cast shoes, sunray spandrels and our traditional roof framework. A RAL no. was provided to match the paint colour with the window frames and door.


Treillage Design

Metal Traditional trellis style front entrance Porch awning on natural Stone Plinths with Lead covered Roof Frame
Large statement front door Porch. A Custom Contemporary Modern Metal Portico Awning with Complete Zinc Traditional Curved Roof Canopy

Custom Contemporary Porch

This contemporary style porch with its clean and simple lines was custom designed to perfectly frame and enhance the entrance of this large, modern styled new build home.

Finished with our curved and hipped complete rolled roof with half round welts, powdercoated in a heritage lead grey colour.

Deco Design Porch with Natural Stone Plinths 

This handsome Deco style porch rests on natural stone plinths and was supplied with our traditional curved roof framework which has been lined with tongue and groove boards and covered with lead by others. The corner cast shoes and sunray spandrels provide the final finishing touches to this porch which will provide ample shelter to the entrance of this lovely brick building for many years to come


Deco Design

Wrought Iron Deco Design Porch Covered Entrance featuring decorative flower detail stood on Natural Stone Plinths with Cast Iron Shoes and Roof Framework Tongue and Groove Wood Lining and finished in Lead
Traditional Trellis Ironwork Portico Porch on Dwarf Wall with Lead Roof Frame Canopy Cover and cast iron shoe covers

Treillage Porch on Dwarf Wall with Roof Frame

At Fine Iron all of our ironwork is made – to – order and we always work closely with our customers, ensuring good communication throughout to ensure that we meet your requirements, whatever they may be.

This private client wanted a wooden enclosed seating area within the porch – a place to sit and take off muddy boots after a long walk. The ironwork also needed to suit the cottagey feel of this home. Shortened uprights were purpose made to sit atop the dwarf wall and spandrels were used in all corners to create a softer arch – more traditional in style. The Treillage design ironwork looks fantastic finished in white, providing a bright and welcoming entrance.

The upright against the wall on deeper porches such as this gives a more symmetrical and balanced look.


Treillage Design

Regency Light Porch with Natural Stone Plinths

One of many porches crafted for a well known home development company, this particular porch was created using our popular Regency light ironwork with crosses in the top corners instead of rings.

Resting on natural forest of dean stone plinths to compliment the pavers leading to this new home and finished with cast shoe covers, sunray spandrels and our curved and hipped complete roof.


Regency Light Design

Regency Traditional Ironwork metal Porch Portico Awning with Natural Stone Plinths and Cast Iron shoes finished with Complete Zinc Roof Canopy Cover Powder-coated in a Lead grey colour and sunray spandrel Brackets
Custom Traditional style modern Victorian Column Glass Porch with decorative Wrought Iron scroll brackets to provide ample cover over a front entrance  doorway

Custom Victorian Style Porch

This traditionally styled column corner porch with decorative scroll detail and bespoke glazed roof was designed to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding architecture, providing ample shelter from the elements and a rather striking entrance. 

Regency Wide Porch With Complete Rolled Roof

Our substantial regency wide ironwork which is made of heavier section steel is perfect for those looking for a bolder appearance for their entrance. The uprights are wider than most other ironwork designs measuring 260mm wide compared with other designs which are 180mm wide. The decorative frieze panel is also 5mm deeper than other designs. This sturdy porch protects this unusually shaped entrance from the elements whilst framing the door and side windows of the property beautifully. 


Regency Wide Design

Laser profile cut metal Regency wide design Double Width Porch awning with Complete Zinc Canopy Roof Cover Powder Coated in Lead grey colour
Wrought Iron Traditional Georgian style Porch awning finished in a custom cream colour with Zinc Canopy Roof Cover Leaded and Spandrel Brackets

Georgian Porch with Complete Roof

This traditional Georgian style porch was finished in a cream colour to co-ordinate superbly with the door and window frames as well as the natural stone that this beautiful home is constructed from. Finished with a complete rolled roof powder- coated lead grey with half round welts to preserve the traditional look, it has been flashed in with lead. This porch highlights and gives definition to an the otherwise small, flat entrance.


Georgian Design

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. At Fine Iron we pride ourselves on our personal service to deliver a product that best suits the individual needs and preferences of our customers.


Roseleaf Design

Traditional Roseleaf design Metal porch portico featuring Cast Iron organic roseleaf and vine design with Tailor Made Decorative Frieze Design and a Lined and Lead Covered Canopy Roof and Guttering
Traditional Regency Trellis wide Ironwork Porch Front Door Awning with Complete Zinc Galvanised Roof Canopy Cover and Cast Iron Shoes

Regency Light Porch with Complete Roof

Our Regency light design porch compliments this stone, semi detatched cottage and it’s country style garden beautifully.

Finished with corner cast shoes, sunray spandrels and our complete rolled roof.


Regency Light Design

Corner Porch with Glazed Roof 

A corner porch is a fantastic solution for properties with limited space at one side. This particularly handsome Georgian design corner porch suits the door perfectly and was finished with a straight glazing bar roof framework, glazed by others with a clear glass to ensure light isn’t lost through the fantastic fanlight. Designed to cover the footprint of the top step, this porch is 1200mm deep and nearly 2000mm wide, offering ample area for a few visitors to take cover until they can be let in.


Georgian Design

A Modern classic style Corner Metal Georgian design Porch Awning Portico with Glass Roof Covering a Georgian style front door with fanlight
Front Door stylish Nouveau design Organic Metal Porch Portico Awning with a Flat Zinc Galvanised Roof Canopy Cast Aluminium Shoes and our sunray spandrel brackets

Nouveau 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.

The uprights have been made slightly shorter to sit atop small plinths topped with pavers and include our cast shoes to cover where the uprights have been resin fixed into the plinths.


Nouveau Design

Regency Light Porch on Brick Piers

Our ironwork compliments most building materials, be it brick, natural stone, slate or various renders. The Regency light design as shown is also one of our most versatile designs catering for modern or period properties to suit both contemporary and traditional tastes. The uprights here rest on brick piers (made by others) tying the porch in with the building and reaffirming its robust quality. This private client opted for our beautiful hipped roof framework which was then lined and leaded to the client’s individual tastes by a local roofer.


Regency Light Design

Traditional Blacksmith made Regency Style Modern large Metal Porch on Brick Piers with Lead Covered Roof Frame and Cast Iron Shoe Covers over a Large front door on a substantial brick home
Traditional Regency Period hand crafted Trellis style Ironwork side entrance Porch Portico with Cast Aluminium shoes and sunray Gallows Brackets and covered with a Curved and Hipped Canopy Roof frame

Traditional Porch

The addition of our Regency light porch beckons guests to the entrance of this home, framing the doorway and offering much needed shelter from the British weather when digging out keys!


Regency Light Design

Georgian Corner Porch & Covered Walkway

This corner porch was made using our Georgian design ironwork for a private client. The client chose our complete rolled roof and, due to limited space between the top of the door to the facia and roof we supplied a flatter version of this.

We are able to match any RAL no. paint, meaning you can tie the colour of your ironwork into the colours featured on your home, demonstrated perfectly here.

This client also wanted to create a covered walkway area so chose to use the same ironwork and colour for continuity and had a veranda with shortened uprights to sit atop an existing wall.


Georgian Design

Modern style Contemporary Georgian design Ironwork Corner Porch Awning Covered with a Flat Roof Canopy which is Zinc Galvanised mild steel that is Powder Coated Lead Grey. Finishing touches include Cast Shoe covers and Ironwork Gallows Brackets
A traditional hand crafted Deco Style wrought iron Porch portico awning featuring decorative central flower detail and cast shoe covers finished with a complete roof formed from zinc galvanised mild steel which is powder coated in a heritage lead grey colour

Deco Style Porch

Our Deco design was inspired by the Art Deco period, which itself took influence from the geometric forms of cubism as well as the unifying approach of Art Nouveau. It’s a versatile design that suits a wide range of property styles owing to the fact that it is decorative yet simple in design.

 This porch makes a focal point of the entrance – giving it depth and prominence as well as improving the sense of balance with the windows which are set to one side of the property.

A beautiful and practical addition to this home, this porch will provide ample shelter when digging out keys – with the added bonus of creating a small guard house for the owner’s faithful companion!


Deco Design

Porches for Property Developer

Fine Iron are proud to have produced various beautiful porches to suit several different property development projects. This developer opted for our popular classic, the Regency light design with sunray spandrels at the front to create a softer arch effect. We are able to design our ironwork to suit most any style of entrance as with this single roofed, dual porch to cover adjacent entrances.


Regency Light Design

Traditionally made Regency trellis style Porches crafted for Property Developers finished in our standard sateen black paint with complete roof formed from galvanised mild steel and sunray spandrel brackets
Wide and deep Regency style metal Front Entrance Porch portico awning with cast shoe covers, sunray spandrel brackets and complete zinc roof canopy hand crafted by our craftsmen for a large newbuild home

Substantial Front Entrance Porch

This hand crafted Regency light metal front door porch offers plenty of sheltered space for guests to take off muddy shoes being over 2m wide and over 1m deep finished with our Zinc rolled roof canopy cover and cast shoe covers. This particular entrance porch looks fabulously festive adorned with this luscious garland to match the wreath on the front door. 


Regency Light Design

Georgian Design Porch with Lead Roof


Constructed from mild steel, our porch and veranda ironwork can be supplied with or without decorative brackets. The spandrels on this Georgian Porch partially represents the rays of the sun.

On this particular project Fine Iron produced a roof frame that was lined and finished in lead by the clients builder. As an alternative we produce a fabricated rolled zinc roof that is powder coated in a textured lead grey finish.


Georgian Design

Wrought Iron Traditional Georgian Design Corner Porch Awning to cover a Front Door and French Doors with a Lead covered Roof Frame Canopy
Regency Style Metal Corner Porch Portico in a white painted finish with Spandrel Brackets and a Flat Zinc Galvanised Complete Canopy Roof

Regency Period Style Porch – Mild Steel Porch

This corner porch was ordered to replace a dated yellow brick and slate corner porch – greatly improving the curb appeal of this property! Crafted using our Regency light ironwork finished in a custom white paint using our tried and tested paint system sitting happily on the existing brick plinths with an almost flat rolled steel roof finished in a powder coated lead grey colour.


Regency Light Design

Lead Porch Canopy

One of our earlier projects, this wrought iron porch has a lead covered canopy that forms the roof of this Regency Light style porch ironwork mounted on beautifully made natural forest of dean stone plinths.


Regency Light Design

An Early Porch Project A Regency Style Metal Porch Awning on Natural Stone Plinths With Spandrel Brackets and a Lead Covered Canopy

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.

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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