This spectacular and unique sliding gate is based around very heavy duty
hot punched holes.
steel strips for the
lower row are 80 x 10mm wide and pass through slots punched in the
horizontal 60 x 40mm solid steel bars. The holes are made by hammering a drift through the steel
whilst it is yellow hot.
As the drift moves though the softened metal, it pushes the steel to one side creating the expressive swellings surrounding the holes. The strips are
forged into round sections after they pass through the slots and this
section is then forged into
stylised leaves, flowers and tendrils.
The gate is 5200mm long, 1800mm high and weighs 3/4 of a tonne