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The most 3 common things your gates and railings can protect you from

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Wrought iron metal gates and railings can fulfil several crucial roles for your home – but without question, some of the most important revolves around privacy and security. Essentially, they’re excellent for giving you peace of mind that you can enjoy your property without worrying about any kind of intrusion – whether that’s annoying, disruptive, or even outright threatening.

So with that in mind, here are three of the most common things your gates and railings can protect you from – and an extra bonus advantage, too!

Potential intrusion

This is, of course, the obvious one. Wrought iron railings and gates are the first line of defence against anyone who might be considering unauthorised access of your home. It’s no secret that the majority of intruders are opportunists, which means that a suitably imposing barrier can do wonders in discouraging them from attempting to enter a property. Wrought iron gates and railings are quintessential examples of this kind of barrier, making them an invaluable security measure for your property. You can, of course, enhance their security value by pairing them with additional measures, such as cameras, sensors or alarms.

Salespeople and other ‘doorsteppers’

It might not be quite as scary or harmful as burglary or other types of home intrusion, but for the vast majority of people, the act of ‘doorstepping’ can be at best annoying, and at worst intimidating. Doorstepping in this context essentially refers to the act of going to someone’s door to try and speak to them, even if they don’t want to say anything. It’s not necessarily a malicious act – almost all political parties will send representatives to people’s homes in selected areas in order to get a picture of the national mood about their party.

The purpose of wrought iron gates and railings here is twofold – first of all, they signal that you’re unlikely to be open to the kind of dialogue that lots of doorsteppers will be trying to begin with you – whether that’s because they’re trying to sell you something, raising awareness of a certain cause, or simply trying to get your opinion.

And of course, if your unwanted visitors would normally choose to ignore that signal (lots of them are there with jobs to do and targets to meet, after all), wrought iron gates can of course physically block their access to your home, which can sometimes spare you from some quite irritating sales pitches.

Unauthorised use of your driveway

Not everyone wants to get direct access to your home – some people just want a convenient turning space. There’s nothing wrong with that in itself, but if you live in a high traffic area, or an area with few other viable turning spaces, you might find that you get annoyingly frequent intrusions and disturbances – particularly irritating if they happen late at night, or early in the morning.

Wrought iron gates and railings can help you reclaim control over your driveway, preventing unauthorised vehicles from using it as a shortcut or turnaround point, and giving you peace of mind. (Or peace in general!)

Property demarcation

Now, this isn’t technically an external factor in itself – more just an extra bonus point in favour of gates and railings. Namely, not only do they safeguard your property, but also serve as a clear demarcation between your land and the surrounding area. They define the boundaries of your property, delineating where your ownership begins and ends.

This demarcation is not only important for privacy reasons, but can also help with legal situations around property rights. By clearly marking your property with gates, you can establish a visual and physical barrier that discourages trespassing and encroachment, helping to prevent disputes with neighbours and ensuring that your property remains yours alone.

These are of course just a few of the most crucial factors – you may be able to think of several specific to you! Whatever the case, you can take your pick from a wide range of wrought iron railings and gates right here at SL Wrought Iron. We have an extensive range of wrought iron metal gates and railings to choose from, encompassing Langho, Barnoldswick, and Wilpshire. If you’d like any more information on our products, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! You can give us a call at 01254 236994, or you can send us an email at We’re more than happy to help!