Think about the brickwork when installing railings and gates

Tube expansion is one of the many methods you can use to alter your tubing so it is a suitable shape. We happen to be a business that specialises in it. The tubes we help to create go on to serve purposes in both the industrial and domestic sectors. The team works with steel as well as various other materials too.

Items we can fashion using tubes include railings and gates. Usually, installing these will be a mostly straightforward affair. Avid home improvement enthusiasts should be able to get the job done without much hassle. However, you need to take a number of major considerations into account before getting to work. This way, you can ensure that everything will run smoothly. Moreover, not every structure has the ability to take the extra weight on the brickwork. This could result in issues over time if you don’t take the correct steps.

Look at the condition

The most important consideration here is the condition of the brickwork. When you think about the average single gate, you will realise it weighs between 25 and 75kg. For double gates, the figure is between 100 and 250kg. This depends on the specification of your steel. Railings may be lighter but it is still an extra weight for the materials to hold.

You will agree here that it is vital to look at the structure that you are going to hang the gates and railings off. At the least you must determine its general state. It needs to be capable of offering a secure and safe fixing point that can endure the tests of time.

Freestanding brickwork

tube expansionThere are a few more things to think about with freestanding brickwork. By this, we mean any pillar or wall that is not part of your house directly. For instance, the majority of properties normally have some variety of boundary wall. You need to make sure this brickwork is stable and can support the gate or railings. It may not be able to support as much weight as the actual property can.

At Multiform Tubes, we are able to achieve tube expansion using two distinct methods. Ram forming is the first and we use a tapered, dedicated die. The second approach we use involves a hydraulic operated expanding die and is designed with flexibility in mind.

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