The Zero Degrees Gate, Bristol

Ironart’s Martin Smith worked closely with our clients Woodhouse & Law in Bath to design, make and install this amazing ‘found objects’ gate at Zero Degrees in Bristol. This was a really exciting and interesting project which we executed within a very tight deadline.

Martin and our team pulled out all the stops to make this happen, sourcing all component parts from scrap yards, salvage yards and contacts we knew would be hoarding bits and pieces we could use!  The gate features Clifton Suspension Bridge, plenty of references to the Bristol Docks, engineering, Brunel, industry and hot air ballooning. We are absolutely chuffed to bits with the results – it look terrific. This completely unique and quirky gate is at the entrance to Zero Degrees micro-brewery and restaurant right in the centre of Bristol at 53 Colston Street Bristol BS1 5BA. We’re sure it will stop people in their tracks for many years to come!

Zero Degrees Ironart gate

In the workshop this week…

Some happy snaps taken today showing the diversity of projects on the go here at Ironart in a typical working day!

Jason has made this set of three beautiful forged field gates for a wedding venue in Canterbury, Kent which have just come back from the galvanizers.  Dom was working on some fiddly drop bolts for a customer while Martin has been busy laying out pieces for an amazing ‘found objects’ entrance gate which will grace the entrance of a cool revamped pub on Colston Hill in the heart of Bristol. This project has been commissioned by local interior and garden design firm Woodhouse & Law. We can tell that Martin is in his element working on this project because he’s been singing non-stop since he started work on it. The gate will evolve as it comes together – we’ll keep you posted as he progresses it. He’s also working on two antique Coalbrookdale benches, one Lily of the Valley three seat bench dated 1864 and a huge 6ft long Nasturtium bench – never a dull moment!