Custom lakefront Driveway Gates

A client wanted to have custom lakefront driveway gates created for both entrances to his home. The goal was to add both security and beauty to his home. The driveway gates were to be 8ft tall at the sides and arch to 9’6” high at the center. Each gate was 8ft wide and then there…

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Seeing Double?

A property owner in VA wanted to add privacy and security to his property. He0 .decided he wanted to add automated driveway gates to both the main entrance and side entrance. The driveway gate design was a debated topic. The owners wanted a thicker picket for more mass and character. They also wanted the spacing…

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Beautiful Beachfront Pergola

An architect had designed a modern New Jersey shore home located right on the beach. There is a third floor terrace providing an exceptional view of the area. The client wanted to be able to enjoy this area to the max, so he asked his architect to make the space more user friendly. So, we…

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Red Rocks Fence

A visionary invested in a property at the entrance to red rocks park, a public natural amphitheatre that has incredible acoustics due to the natural rock formations. The visionary wanted to provide a wedding venue for at this exceptional location. Part of the dilemma was how to create a distinction between public park and private…

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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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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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Bullet Resistant Riot Fence

 It’s January 6th, 2021. A new year has just begun, and the horrors of 2020 are now behind us… right? WRONG! All of a sudden the world is in shambles yet again, and the most powerful government in the world has been temporarily paralyzed. An angry mob stormed the U.S. Capital this day, and five…

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Bay Front Gates Project

The existing front gate for this bay front property had been constructed from iron. With the entire property undergoing renovation, it was decided to pursue new driveway gates. The architect and client first design direction was to design a wooden driveway gate. But upon doing some research, and learning that the front gate could be…

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