G92: Creative Folding Driveway Gates

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Prestwich Manchester

These creative wrought iron driveway gates were designed to fold back on themselves as they opened. These type of gates are sometimes referred to as bifold or concertinaed gates and are used to create parking space in an otherwise restricted driveway.

The design of these gates was based around stylised garden plants. The calla lilies, long elegant tapered scrolls and other organic detailing were made by heating the metal in a blacksmith's forge then hammering it to shape. Working the metal this way creates natural looking and gracefully flowing curves. More information about how some of the leaves used in these gates were made can be seen here.

creative folding driveway gates
the owner also commissioned this complementary pedestrian gate and these whimsical railings
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