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Fire Escape Planning: Tips and Recommendations

on January 05, 2018
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Most people live their entire lives without facing any fire threat, which is why many take fire safety for granted. Unfortunately, a fire can break out without warning at any time so it’s always a good idea to be prepared and know what you need to do in the event of a disaster. At Boston Ironworks, we have built and maintained fire escapes in Massachusetts and are familiar with the safety requirements involved. Here are some tips and recommendations regarding what you should do in the event of a fire disaster:

Top Reasons to Consider Having Custom Spiral Staircases

on December 28, 2017
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Multi-storied properties need a staircase so people living there can move between floors easily. These staircases come in different sizes, shapes, designs, and colors. Most traditional staircases are straight and boxy, and usually don’t add much beauty to the interior or exterior appearance of the property.

Apartment Security Tips: Fabricated Gates and Doors

on December 20, 2017
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The safety and security concerns of apartment owners or renters are quite unique. They share the space with other renters and owners, and the building often has to deal with a large amount of foot traffic. All of this increases the likelihood of intrusion and burglary, which is why tenants or owners need to find ways to improve the property’s overall security. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage clients to consider fabricated doors and gates.

Handicap Railings Installation: Installing simple bars

on December 11, 2017
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People with disabilities, injuries, and limited mobility always struggle to scale stairs. They’re more likely to fall and sustain injuries, which is why it’s a good idea to install handicap railings. These railings will provide the necessary support and stability if individuals climbing the stairs trip or lose balance. Handicap railings installation isn’t that difficult and can be a quick weekend project. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend the steps mentioned below to install handicap railings:

Blacksmith Work: Types of Anvils

on November 28, 2017
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An anvil is one of the most important tools in a Boston blacksmith’s collection. It is a flat, uniquely-designed, heavy block of metal that provides blacksmith’s with a surface to work on their metal. The anvil also has some structural elements that help the blacksmith shape and form the metal according to their liking.

Fire Extinguishers Safety for a Successful Fire Inspection

on November 23, 2017
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All properties are required by law to conduct thorough fire safety inspections regularly and they need to pass this inspection in order to be deemed safe for occupation. These inspections determine whether the property has adequate protections in place to prevent fire and if they have easily-accessible solutions to help occupants in the event of the fire.

Metal Fabrication Services: What is and Where is Headed

on November 21, 2017
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The metal fabrication industry has seen its ups and downs over the years. It has come a long way from the profitable industry that it was in the post World War II era. Today, many metal fabrication shops are struggling to remain afloat and maintain profitability. While the conditions have improved considerably since the economy bounced back from the last recession, the industry still needs to change and transform a little in order to thrive. At Boston Ironworks, we offer a diverse range of fabrication services in Boston and believe that diversification is the only way to maintain a healthy business in this industry.

Fire Escape Repairs: Step by Step

on October 20, 2017
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Fire escapes are an important aspect of a building as it provides a safe egress route in the event of a fire. Like all man-made structures, it requires regular care and maintenance in order to be structurally sound and safe to use. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage our clients to carry out fire escape repairs and maintenance regularly to ensure there are no problems with the structure. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to carry out the repairs:

Boston Balconies and Decks Building

on October 18, 2017
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Decks and balconies are a great way to utilize the outdoor space. They add to the aesthetics and the value of the property and can be a good investment. At Boston Ironworks, we’ve noticed that our clients are often confused by the amount of Boston balconies & deck design options available in the market today.

Which one is better? Wood or Metal Decks

on October 16, 2017
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Decks are some of the most popular outdoor installations in the recent years. They have a positive impact on the overall value of the home and provide a great outdoor space for property owners to relax and enjoy a break with their family. There are a number of different kinds of decks available in the market and it’s not easy to make a choice. At Boston Ironworks, we recommend the tips mentioned below as they’ll help you decide whether you want a wood or metal deck.