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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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Refurbished Beauty

A custom home builder was renovating a row home in DC. Along the front of the property was an antique wrought iron fence that was in a sad state of despair. There were iron fence sections that were completely missing. It also had sections that the design elements were missing. We were determined to refurbish…

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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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Mainline Front Gate

Picture this!  Nestled among the busy streets of Philadelphia is an exceptional home built decades ago in a true mainline style. This house is eye catching, but missing privacy and security. So, the client decided they wanted a mainline front gate that looked original to the house. To start off the job we assessed the…

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Something Old, Something New!

An old car lot can look new! See for yourself how this PA used car lot revamped their curb appeal with just one custom rail! This car lot was undergoing an expansion adding additional showrooms to their site. They needed Iron railings to meet code requirements, as well as boost their visual appeal! The two…

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Realistic Natural Branch Railing

Imagine this: A couple in the Philadelphia area owns a beautiful house, but it was missing just one thing. A beautiful railing for their stair off of the patio! What can they do? They feel like they are missing a big part of their home…so, they chose us to create a realistic natural branch railing.…

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Philadelphia Terrace Railings

A world renown, Philadelphia based architect was designing an exceptional upscale home in the Mainline area. A small taste of the unique landscape design of this beautiful property: the incorporation of an old barn and silo as a pool and sports area. Our responsibility on this exceptional home was to provide railings for a back…

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Ornamental Iron Custom Entry

A prominent New York area architect was designing an upscale home in Scarsdale NY. As part of the first impression for the prestigious home was the front entry doors. The doors had custom designed Ironwork that overlay these custom front doors. The grill work overlay had sculptural iron feel to it with custom iron bosses,…

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Creating Hand-Forged Tulip Bouquets

The above is a video of the craftsmanship involved with creating aluminum tulip bouquets in a custom terrace railing. The entire stair and deck railing was built from aircraft grade aluminum with the tulips being the focal point. Experience the magic of hot metal being forged into artistic ironwork as we create iron gates, stair…

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