Luxury Railings

A developer in New York was building a high-rise apartment building in the classical architectural style. As part of the architectural design there were some outdoor terraces that needed luxury railings. The architect had created some very interesting balcony railing designs. These designs featured an interweave and a greek key. The centerpiece featured a double…

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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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Beauty Takes Pain

Beauty takes pain! This project was tedious and strenuous, but we know it has a finish that will last for decades! See for yourself below! A landscape designer in Virginia was working on a Washington DC suburb property and building a beautiful terrace and outdoor space. As part of the plan, they needed terrace railings…

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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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Innovative Metal Stair Rail

A contractor was building a Center for art & design at a private school in New Jersey. The architect had designed a unique stair to provide access between the basement and the first floor. As part of the design innovation, he had integrated bleachers alongside this staircase. These bleachers were situated so that lectures could…

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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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Beautiful Exterior Safety Railings

Imagine walking down the streets of New Jersey, looking up and seeing balconies, terraces and steps on one exceptional home. They were breathtaking, but just one problem, they were not safe…yet! To meet safety requirements, the areas needed railings. We were here to help! We custom built beautiful exterior safety railings to fix this problem!…

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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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Modern Butcher Block Staircase

A New Jersey homeowner caught the vision of renovating their standard house into an ideal modern industrial themed home. Their architect’s design specified a double mono-stringer staircase with butcher block wood treads. The modern stair design specified for the rise and run to be cut into the iron stair stringer. We utilized 2” x 12”…

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