Exciting News!

Compass Ironworks participated in the NOMMA 2022 Top Job Competition and was given 2 gold awards and 1 silver award. The NOMMA Top Job competition covers driveway gates, interior stair railings, exterior railings, iron fences, iron furniture, iron sculptures and iron restoration projects. Entries come from all over the country, and even internationally. These submissions…

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Remarkable Railing that is Cost-effective

A custom home builder in Maryland was completing a beautiful custom home. There were numerous stairs and terraces that needed attractive railings to meet code requirements in order to get a certificate of occupancy. This home was built with amazing detail and remarkable quality. Thus, the railings needed to be done just right, both from…

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Modern Rail and a Dog Gate

A local client was doing a home renovation and wanted to upgrade the mudroom stair area. The interior designer had a vision for a modern, artistic rail and a dog gate to go with it. We were happy to help bring this vision to life!             We utilized 3/8” rectangular flat bars and then gave…

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Go With the Flow!

A Pennsylvania interior designer took on a renovation to upgrade the clients house to a more contemporary theme. When you first walk in there was a huge staircase that needed renovations. The goal was to design an iron stair railing to set the tone for the entire space. So we decided to go with the…

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Classic Iron Railing

A classical home builder was working on a custom home in greater Philadelphia area. As part of the home layout, he designed an outdoor living space for the back of the home as well as a basement entrance. All these spaces required wrought iron railings and stair handrails. We matched the classical theme of this…

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Antique Gates (with a surprise!)

One of our clients in the Philadelphia area had found breathtaking antique gates. He bought these wrought iron gates to protect the driveway of the house he was building. Since he didn’t have a place to store them currently, he simply leaned the gates against a large oak tree. Unfortunately, a tropical storm came along,…

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Love is in the Metal!

Love is in the METAL…I mean air! Everywhere you look, you see beauty and things that symbolize love, love, love! That’s exactly the atmosphere Brigalias, a beautiful wedding venue, along with the help of us at Compass Ironworks has perfectly created. This venue, and our company, were the perfect marriage! (Ok enough with the cheesy…

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Breathtaking Waterfront Iron Railing

A Philadelphian couple was building their dream home on the New Jersey Shore. As part of the build they incorporated breathtaking iron railings to add to the beautiful waterfront view. It also added very classical design elements to the architecture of this exceptional home. See for yourself! Without compromising beauty for practicality, and to provide…

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Pool Railing and fence

A couple in Baltimore MD were building a custom home. The had a beautiful terrace on the back of the house. And beautiful stairs leading down to the pool level. Their desire was for a durable iron railing design that would require zero maintenance. We created all of the terrace railing, stair railing, and the…

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Abandoned house – Interior before and after

A client in DE had bought an abandoned home and we revitalized the interiors to bring this unique home up to the latest design trends.The stair handrail was quite dated, and had serious code compliance issues. Please see the before and after slide show above. They reviewed numerous stair railing designs, and requested us to…

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