Commercial Case Studies

To help you figure out how much your job may cost, what it might involve and how long it could take; we have put some case studies to help make your decision easier. Please keep in mind that these prices are our own, and other metal work companies may have higher costs.

Case 1:
Ringstones: Various Railings, Primrose Mill


Ringstones Maintenance and Construction LLP



Primrose Mill, Harrison Street, Burnley in Lancashire.



Over 375m of various railings, posts, handrails and balustrades.


Price Breakdown:

Tube handrails = £3225

Gate & Fencing posts = £4300

Canopy posts = £3600

Balustrade = £3120

Railings = £27,245

TOTAL: £41,490


Time to Complete:

12 months from start of build, railings manufactured and installed on a stage by stage basis working to tight deadlines for Ringstones.

Description:  Over 375m of various railings at different heights and fittings were manufactured and installed at the Primrose Mill site, Burnley by S L Wrought Iron Ltd for the maintenance and construction company, Ringstones. The £6million development consists of 48 two and three bedroom houses and bungalows, and 12 sheltered flats all consturcuted to Level 3 of the code for sustainable homes. The metal work varied from railings and posts to handrails and balustrades, varying in heights and lengths and fittings. All metal work was made to order, which had to include detailed surveys and measurements on site, and high qulaity control within the manufacturing process to ensure accurate results when it came to installation.


The various metal work for this development included 20m of curved railings, 45 gate posts, 64m of base plated wall fitting railings, infill panels, and railings of heights from 0.6m high to 1.6m high. Also included was an access gate to the flats, tube handrails to ramps and steps, canopy posts for the entrance to houses and a stainless steel indoor balustrade for the flats. All outdoor metal railings, handrails and posts were galvanized and powder coated to the clients specified colours to ensure longevity and maintenance free finishes. All work was completed on target and on time as the development progressed, on a stage by stage basis in order for the residents to move in when planned.


Pricing Rates:

850mm curved railings = £97 per metre

Tube handrails = £127 each

850mm perimeter wall railings, 900mm base plate railings, 1000mm high railings, infill panels = £71 per metre

Canopy posts = £120 each

600mm railings = £68 per metre

600mm curved railings = £88 per metre

600mm wall top base plate railings = £62 per metre

Gate posts = £23 each

Fence posts = £34.17 - £48.67 each

Stainless steel indoor balustrade = £3120


Case 2:
Globe Construction: Hoop top railings


Globe Management Services Ltd.



Sabden, Ribble Valley in Lancashire.



120 metres; 112m railings and 8m palisade fencing.





Time to Complete:

4 weeks - 3 weeks to manufacture from order, and 5 days to install.


Break Down of Charges:

Hoop top railings at £68 per metre, hoop top gates at £175 each, 2 metre high green palisade fencing at £65 per metre, palisade gate at £270.

Description:   Globe Construction were managing a project for a new housing estate in Sabden, Lancashire. They needed safe, aesthetically pleasing railings to go around the perimeter of the complex separating the nearby land and river bank. S L Wrought Iron Ltd constructed their hoop top

railings, galvanised and painted the fencing sections at their own unit in Accrington, and installed the railings on site securely and professionally, meeting the deadline with ease. These railings also came with a double gate with locking mechanisms in the centre and bottom, with even a space for a padlock.


S L Wrought Iron Ltd also installed a 2m high palisade security fencing unit around a tree near the edge of the river bank, to block off unsafe access of the bridge over the river. This too has a security gate with locking apparatus.

More Case Studies-


We are currently gathering all the relevant information together to provide you with examples of our work with details of the size of each job, the work involved, location and cost.


These case studies will be ideal for you to compare with your own metal-working needs, and they will help you decide what metal-work you may need for your project, as well as giving you a great guide on how much the job may cost and what work will be carried out to achieve your final product.


For now you can browse our Gallery for examples of our work, and don't hesitate to Contact us for more information.

Description:  A multi-million pound trampoline park was proposed at an old warehouse near the centre of Accrington and S L Wrought Iron Ltd were chosen to help with the balustrade needs.

With multiple levels and access to a viewing platform and function rooms, there were various staircases that required protection from falling as per UK Building Regulations Part K.

The design was chosen to suit the modern and futuristic theme for the decor of the trampoline park and S L Wrought Iron designed the balustrades to fit and manufactured and supplied the safety glazing, bottom brackets, handrails and posts ready for the LED strip installation, all within time for the grand opening.


Phoenix Leisure Enterprises Ltd


Sydney Street, Accrington



Over 100 metres of glass and metal balustrades for various stairs and platforms

Price Breakdown:

Stainless steel with glass balustrade at £250 per metre (+VAT)

TOTAL: £20,000

Time to Complete:

Overall 2-3 months including design work, working to coincide with ongoing construction works, working to deadlines to suit the client and other on-site contractors.

Case 3:
Indoor Trampoline Park: Stainless Steel & Glass Balustrade

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