DECORATIVE SCREENS FOR DOORS AND GATESCreate the entry you will be happy to walk through day after day
At Urban Metal, we want to elevate experience through creativity and design, elevating spaces to bring people together. When bringing people together, be it in your home, your office, your school, where do they enter and what narrative is your entry communicating to your visitors? There’s no second chances when it comes to making a first impression and the entry to your home, business, school or workplace is no exception. Your entry is a chance to give your guests a little insight into your personality and to create a statement which you yourself will love every time you return. Doors & Gates are highly functional items and for this reason we choose to team up with some of our top of the line partners for the installation of these items. When it comes to doors and gates, you want them to work and work well every time. For this to happen, details need to be perfect to the millimetre. We have a black book of highly skilled gate manufacturers who take our decorative screens and create the entry you will be happy to walk through day after day.
Urban Metal specializes in the custom design and supply of laser cut metal screens for residential and professional projects. All designs are built through a creative, innovative process, based on years of experience and collaboration – working closely with people and their desired space to enhance the overall enjoyment, aesthetic and feel.
Why Do I Need Decorative Doors and Gates
Let’s first understand the concept and the functionality of doors and gates by looking at a few ways in which you could incorporate these into your space to enhance your lifestyle.
- Pedestrian Gates for home entry
- Various lockable options adding an extra depth of security for your home
- Transform lack lustre fences into artistic feature pieces by adding a gate with decorative panels
- Electronic driveway sliding gates
- Double swing gates including decorative panels, with manual or electronic locking/opening system
- Entry gates for your home or office
- Gates for pool entry—designs can be altered to comply with pool compliancy regulations.
Types Of Decorative Gates and Doors
Doors and Gates are available in many forms from slatted timber, solid timber, aluminium slats or wrought iron. There is a style of door/gate to suit every application. At Urban Metal, we concentrate on our area of expertise – laser cut decorative metal screens, a perfect blend of design and technology which can be added to your gate or door installation package. The benefit of laser cutting means that it gives a clean and detailed finish with minimal wastage. It also allows for our designs to be intricately designed and in many instances, the laser cut material makes the perfect base of the inclusion of colour as well as being easy to install.
The many choices available when it comes to choosing which decorative screening option is right for you means this process can be overwhelming. Powder coated aluminium screens are great for gardens, fences, courtyards and pool areas. They are also the perfect choice for creating private spaces in outdoor areas or for blocking the view of neighbours. They are light weight, easy to install, long lasting and require very minimal maintenance. Weathering steel, a popular choice due to the variances in colour, strength and no maintenance required look fabulous, however the rusted patina means that they are not suitable for all applications. Likewise for stainless steel. Available in two finishes, brushed satin or mirrored, they are an incredibly stylish choice, however they do require a certain amount of maintenance in comparison to other materials. Need additional help with material selection and to gain a better understanding of the pros and cons? Click here for additional information.
Decorative Gates and Doors – Designs
At Urban Metal Decorative screening we thrive on challenging creativity and what is expected when designing for a space. We don’t like cookie-cutter, done before techniques, and when designing specifically for doors and gates there are many additional factors which require important consideration. We challenge you to think outside-the-box. We can customize the laser cut panels for decorative doors and gates, depending on your design ideas, budget, placement choices, requirements and choice of material. Will your gate panels become the focal point to reclaim the aesthetics in your own sanctuary or do you require a door or gate which blends in and becomes a functional, yet less obvious, addition to your home. How much privacy is required? Do you need almost full coverage with minimal open areas providing less visibility through the gate panels or would you like more open area so that the gate screens are not too enclosed and allows the breeze to flow through? Do you need specific hole sizes to accommodate for enclosing pets within your property? Are your decorative doors or gates purely for aesthetic purposes and are required to create enough of a distraction to become a feature or statement piece. Whatever your requirements, we collaborate and work with you to ensure that the gates or door solution we provide goes above and beyond your expectations.
Fixtures & Framework
Our decorative screens are tailored to suit your needs and where required, fixtures and framework, posts or pre drilled holes can be provided, so DIY installation is made easy. To compliment our range of customised screen designs, available in multiple sizes, materials and colors, Urban Metal Decorative Screening also offers a multitude of fixture and framing options. Stand off screws to allow panels to be offset from the wall; framework with rounded edges, framework with square edges and framework whereby the panels can sit mid frame, meaning they look the same from both the front and the rear. Fixtures can also be colour-matched to your panel. Click here from more fixture and framework options, information and examples.
Careful consideration should be given to the installation of your Urban Metal Decorative Screen at the beginning of your project. During the design phase, we will spend time gaining an understanding of exactly where and how your panel will be installed. We offer a great range of fixtures and framework which can be included if required. For our Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast clients, we also offer a full Design-Consultation-Completion service and if required, we can also include for the installation of your decorative screen. For additional information on our installation services, click here.
Cleaning & Maintenance
To ensure your newly installed Urban Metal Decorative Screen is long-lasting and looking beautiful for years to come, it is important to understand the maintenance requirements.
Stainless Steel: A speciality finish which does require a certain amount of maintenance. As to the frequency, most suppliers would agree that stainless steel should be cleaned on an “as needed” basis. Regardless of the grade of material, all stainless steel can be prone to ‘tea staining’. Stainless Steel should be kept clean and free of dirt and grime to ensure its natural and original appearance.
Weathering Steel: A high strength steel which develops a protective rusted ‘patina’ which inhibits further corrosion. Originally designed for architectural use on bridge construction and shipping containers, weathering steel has been known to achieve a 100+ year life span.
Powder Coated Aluminium or Steel: For the majority of our powder coated panels, the brand we choose to use is DULUX. They recommend that a simple, regular maintenance program should be implemented. The effects of ultra violet light, atmospheric pollution, dirt grime and airborne salt deposits can all accurate over time and should be removed at regular intervals. As a general rule, cleaning should take place every three months. For additional tips to maintaining your powder coated products, please click here.