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Veranda Projects

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Veranda Projects

 

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

 

Trellis Style Regency Veranda Ironwork with a Straight Unhipped Glazing Bar Roof which has Glass Panels over French Doors and Zinc Galvanised Infill Sheets to created a shaded outdoor living space

Front Entrance Veranda

Our Cambridge veranda, with it’s uncomplicated design would suit a range of architectural styles including both period and modern homes.

This particular veranda is awaiting the last red brick style pavers to be laid before the cast shoe covers slide down to cover where the solid mild steel uprights go into ground. This handsome wrought iron veranda has our complete zintec roof canopy in the traditional curved and hipped style and provides a large covered area over the front entrance of this home.

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Cambridge Design

Corner Entrance Veranda with Leaded Roof

Our Deco design ironwork was chosen to create an entrance veranda for this home in Devon which was built in 1920. Arches were created at either end using our sunray spandrels and the structure was completed with our roof framework which was hipped at one end and abutting the wall at the other, this was then lined and finished in lead by a local roofer/builder. The ironwork was finished in a custom RAL colour to compliment the window and door frames.

This structure makes a striking feature of the front of this home whilst offering plenty of practical, sheltered space for waiting guests or to store and take off muddy boots and shoes.

Corner Entrance Veranda with Leaded Roof
Regency Veranda with Glazing Bar Roof

Regency Veranda with Glazing Bar Roof

Our Regency veranda ironwork looks like it has always adorned this lovely home.

With ample space for a table and chairs this traditional veranda is 1.5m deep and around 7m long. Finished in an Agate grey colour to compliment the window and door frames and topped with a glazing bar roof canopy that has 3 glass panes over the French doors  to retain light into the home whilst the remaining bays have zinc sheets to provide a comfortable, shaded area for sitting and enjoying this charming country garden. 

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Regency Light Design

Traditional Verandah

A wonderful addition to most any home, this metal verandah creates a fantastic, functional outdoor living space to be enjoyed year round!

This ‘Trellis’ style ironwork design adds country charm using our Treillage metalwork design. Providing ample seating space to entertain friends and family or just to relax, this verandah is 2m deep and just over 7m long. Finished in a lychen green colour with cast shoe covers, sunray spandrels and curved glazing bar roof frame with five curved glass panes and zinc infill sheets.

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Treillage Design

Regency Veranda
Custom Bespoke Decorative Wrought Iron Verandah featuring Flower detail with Spandrel Brackets and Lead Covered Roof Canopy Frame

Bespoke Verandah with Leaded Roof Frame

A custom veranda design was used to create the 2 verandah’s adoring this property. The insert patterns were created using the main decorative element of our Deco ironwork. The matching vernadah’s retain the symmetry of the facade and were topped with our curved and hipped traditional roof frame which has then been lined and leaded.

The ironwork was finished in our high quality standard black sateen finish paint which contrasts beautifully with the light natural stone cladding of this expansive home.

Decorative Wrap Veranda with Fully Glazed Roof Frame

This traditional wrap around veranda covering 3 sides of the building was made with our Deco ironwork, offering plenty of covered space for entertaining and enjoying the large garden come rain or shine! This delightful, expansive metal veranda was handmade by our experienced craftsmen and creates a stunning feature on this home and is sure to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.  

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Decorative Traditional Style Hand Crafted Metal Wrap Around Veranda with Cast Iron Shoe Covers and Glazing Bar Roof Frame with Glass Panes Only creating a covered Walkway and Seating Area
Traditional Victorian Wrought Iron Column or Pillar Veranda with Cast Collars and Bases, Simple Custom Scroll Spandrel Brackets, Egg and Dart Decorative Frieze and a Glazing Bar Roof Frame with 3 Glass Panes and Zinc Galvanised infill Sheets that has been flashed in with Lead

Traditional Victorian Column Veranda

This project required an authentic and sympathetic approach as the veranda was to replace an existing metal veranda which had fallen into disrepair on a Grade 1 listed home.

We advised the client that on this occasion restoration was not the most cost effective option. This Victorian style veranda was made using traditional columns, ‘egg & dart’ frieze, custom scroll spandrels and a beautiful curved and hipped glazing bar roof with glass panels over the front door and windows and zinc infill sheets to create a pleasant shaded seating area.

Our replacement ironwork veranda gives the facade of the house a new lease of life whilst remaining true to its historical context.

 

Georgian Veranda with Leaded Roof Frame

A long yet shallow veranda created using our Georgian ironwork, primarily to offer some protection and shade over the wooden french doors and sash windows, it also adds depth and character to the property. Cast shoe covers, sunray spandrels and a leaded roof canopy complete the look.

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Georgian Design

Traditional and Modern Style Metal Georgian Veranda with Leaded Roof Frame, Cast Shoe Cover and Spandrel Brackets providing a Sun Shade over Large French Doors
Traditionally made yet Modern Regency Ironwork Veranda Balcony with Matching Wrought Iron Railings and Floor Deck, Stone Plinths, Cast Shoe Covers, Spandrel Brackets and a Lined and Leaded Roof Frame Covering a Side Entrance and French Doors From a Master Bedroom

Regency Veranda Balcony with Matching Railings and Floor Deck

Our Regency veranda balcony ironwork adorns this property adding period charm to an otherwise contemporary renovation. The structure creates a covered area over French doors on the ground floor as well as a beautiful area outside of the master bedroom for enjoying a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine!

Our ironwork sits proudly atop natural forest of dean stone plinths and includes a laser profile cut floor deck and decorative railings with twist detail and decorative panels to compliment the Regency metalwork design and our traditional roof frame which has then been lined and leaded and the skeletal structure left exposed.

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Regency Light Design

Ornate Metalwork Veranda with Glazing Bar Roof Frame

An entirely bespoke, ornate wrought iron veranda featuring Celtic inspired, highly decorative spandrels including a dragon motif attached to the traditional columns and the ring-beam of the straight glazing bar roof which has been fully glazed to avoid loss of light into this delightful country home. 

Ornate Metal Veranda with Victorian columns, Custom Celtic Dragon design brackets spandrels and a  Glazing Bar Roof canopy with glass panels only
Traditional Metal Decorative Wrought Iron Verandah with infinity pattern and central cast flower detail and a curved Glazing Bar Roof, glass panels over windows and doors with zinc infill sheets to remainder

Wrought Iron Verandah with Glazing Bar Roof

Nestled between two protruding walls this verandah (created using our elegant Henley ironwork) provides ample covered space for seating to enjoy the garden. Our curved glazing bar roof frame sits atop the decorative metalwork with glass panes above windows and doors to avoid loss of light into the home and zinc infill sheets to offer some shade in the summer.

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Custom Column Veranda with Fully Glazed Roof

Crafted for an expansive manor house this bespoke column veranda uses larger columns and deeper than usual decorative frieze panels to create the bolder statement required for this impressive building.

The traditional ironwork veranda is completed with a straight, unhipped glazing bar roof frame which has been fully glazed including glass panels to the triangular side sections. 

A timeless combination of steel and glass that compliments this historic manor house magnificently!

Traditional Wrought Iron Custom Column Veranda with flower, leaf design decorative deep Frieze panels and straight, un-hipped glazing bar roof frame , fully glazed with glass panels to triangular ends
Traditional Wrought Iron Trellis Style Veranda with Glazing bar roof which has glass panels over windows and zinc infill sheets, cast shoes and guttering, shown with a tailor made tarpaulin cover

Covered Metal Veranda

With the addition of this custom made tarpaulin on runners which is weighted at the bottom this wrought iron veranda can be enjoyed whatever the weather! 

We are happy to obtain a quotation for one of these to go with your new Fine Iron verandah – just let us know!

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Treillage Design

Traditional Verandah with Custom Brackets

This traditional column verandah wraps around 2 sides of this beautiful home providing a covered walkway between the numerous French doors. 

Made using columns with a decorative base to add interest, custom decorative scroll spandrels and our traditional curved and hipped roof frame canopy which has been lined with tongue and groove boards and finished in lead with a scalloped edge.

Traditional Victorian Style Ironwork Column Verandah with Custom forged steel scroll Brackets and curved roof frame which has been lined with tongue and groove boards and finished in lead with a decorative scalloped edge
Custom Galvanized Metalwork Veranda with decorative Greek key pattern, four sided laser profile cut columns, decorative frieze panels and a straight, hipped glazing bar roof frame canopy with glass panels over windows and zinc infill sheets

Custom Veranda with Partially Glazed Roof

One of our earlier decorative veranda projects, this bespoke veranda design features a Greek fret or key design on the four sided uprights and on the decorative frieze panel. The straight and hipped roof features 3 glazed bays comprising of 4 glazing panels, which are located over the windows and front door to ensure that light isn’t lost inside the property. Side panels were also installed to provide a more enclosed veranda without losing light.

Veranda Balcony with Railings and Complete Roof

This wroughtiron veranda balcony with simple railing panels transformed the exterior of this updated extension. Finished with our complete roof canopy which is formed from zinc galvanised mild steel which is rolled and folded and powder-coated in a heritage lead grey colour.

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Regency Light Design

Decorative Regency style Wrought Iron Veranda Balcony with matching metal Railings and Complete Zinc rolled canopy Roof showing Before and After

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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