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At Babin Ironworks, we understand that our work will be around for a very long time and examined by many. As a personal point of pride and sound business thinking, we know that every piece of wrought iron we build has the potential to send new and repeat customers our way and we make sure we get it right. We are experts in all things steel and whether you are looking for us to design you a staircase, a railing, a balcony, a gazebo, a fence, a gate, or any other custom steel product - we're here to fabricate the solution for you! Think about including steel in your home, business, landscaping project, exterior or interior space in your next project.

Babin Ironworks is a family owned and operated steel fabrication company having over 60 years of combined wrought iron design and steel fabrication experience. With Babin Ironworks, you'll find an exceptional portfolio of handcrafted products that include, ornamental fences, glass railings, deck railings, pool railings, interior railings, outdoor railings, steel staircases, mono-stringer stairs, decorative fences, driveway gates, security gates, garden gates, residential balconies, commercial balconies, ornamental gazebos, steel arches, metal pergolas, arbours steel fireplaces, and so much more. These products become integrated features in and around homes, landscapes, residential and commercial buildings and remain so for a great many years. We are the true wrought iron fabricators and we fabricate our products using solid and structural steel.

Please visit our product pages for samples of our work and inspirational ideas. Whatever products you are searching for, whether they be railings, handrails, fences, spiral stairs, mono stringer steel staircases, gates, balconies, gazebos, or any other product that can be steel fabricated, you'll find a solution with us!

Here are some definitions to help you better understand our industry and the materials we use.

With those definitions out of the way, here's our brief summary of the history of wrought iron:

Without going into the details of "primitive human discovers fire and subsequently figures out how to create iron", we're going to start at Cast Iron. Cast Iron (a brittle form of iron that is melted and poured into a shape mold then left to harden) was used by Blacksmiths while still hot and malleable, and essentially (without going into detail) pounded on, reheated and pounded on some more until it was worked into a desired shape thus creating Wrought Iron. The word "Wrought" literally means worked by hand.

From there, Wrought Iron, among other things, would be used to create steel in a very costly and inefficient process, so steel was mainly used for specialty purposes at that time and wrought iron lived on. By the mid-1800's, the steel-making process was refined and industrialized, which greatly improved efficiency and therefore vastly reduced manufacturing costs. Mild steel, as it is called, became the growing trend.

To borrow a snippet of text from the Wikipedia Steel Page:
"With the invention of the Bessemer process in the mid-19th century, a new era of mass-produced steel began. This was followed by Siemens-Martin process and then Gilchrist-Thomas process that refined the quality of steel. With their introductions, mild steel replaced wrought iron. "

So nowadays, mild steel has completely replaced wrought iron on a commercial scale; however, the term "Wrought Iron" remains in use as a testament to the steel artist who custom designs and creates works of art. If you are interested in learning more about wrought iron or would like to better understand the term, here's a good place to start: Wikipedia link on Wrought Iron

Over the years the word wrought iron has been met with various spelling and identity challenges rod iron, rot iron, cast iron, malleable steel, soft iron, mild steel, steel, ornamental iron, decorative iron and so on. There have also been products that have been using this term to reflect their own products, tubing fence, aluminum fence, galvalume railings, etc…

A somewhat frustrating misconception that has somehow ingrained a level of fear into the word wrought iron is the finish – the paint. The finish on our products will last as long as any finish on any steel product out in the world today. If a finish on any metal product is damaged so that the metalwork underneath is exposed, then no matter what the product, the metal will start to oxidize – don't let anyone tell you different. Nature is nature and all metals start to break down when exposed to the elements.

The main factors to consider are structural failure due to oxidation, the look of your product when it does eventually start to oxidize and the maintenance needed to deal with the degradation. With our products, since they are built with solid steel bar and thick walled structural steel, if you damage the finish, even if they do start to oxidize, the product will simply look aged and repair is but a minor cleaning and dabbing of a similar wet metal paint to the damaged area – et voila! Good to go for another 15 years. There are a vast many people who actually ask us for an unfinished product because they want the old world wrought iron look.

Wet Spray Vs Powder Coat
We've researched both quite extensively and decided the wet spray finish was ultimately the best choice for our products. Don't get us wrong – powder coating is an exceptional finish and has its place – however, through testing and experience we strongly believe that due to the materials we use and our product applications, wet spray is a better choice all around. You should Google: Faraday Cage Effect – it's an interesting read. (Wikipedia Link)

Ornamental Fence
The fence industry, fence installers, fence contractors, and fence builders have come to use the term wrought iron to represent mass manufactured thin metal and aluminum fences - which isn't a bad thing – just a fact that has resulted in a general misunderstanding and hard to compare issue of where our solid steel products fit within this growing market. Other products made from thin wall tubing and folded metals are very prone to letting nature in. All tubing fences are made with hollow thin wall tubing that is open at ends leaving the interior completely unprotected. The molecular degradation starts as soon as it's exposed to oxygen in the air. In contrast, our fencing solutions are built of solid steel and structural thick walled tubing that provide a long life, elegance, security and structure. Navigate to our custom fences page.

Acier Fence - A Babin Ironworks Product
Are you looking for wrought iron but a little less custom? We've created a new level of simplicity and modularity to a centuries old product that has brought forward a new affordable solid steel choice to the modular fence market. Our system bridges the gap between high-end, high priced, custom wrought iron fencing and budget modular tubing fence without losing the charm, elegance and lifespan of old world wrought iron.

Gates - Driveway, walkway, garden, pool, access, security
Our gates whether larger or small, decorative or simple, are built to last. We produce a wide variety of wrought iron gate styles for many different applications from beautiful steel property access gates to metal garden gates and wrought iron walkway gates. They all can add richness to a property.
Navigate to our gates page.

Railings - Interior, Stair, Deck, Pool, Patio
Whether you are looking for an indoor railing, a deck railing or a pool railing, we can provide you with an elegant and functional solution that will stand the test of time. Our railings are solid steel handcrafted to reflect you and your style.
Navigate to our railings page.

Juliet Balconies and Balconies
Whether you are looking to secure a second level window with a window guard or are building a balcony that requires balcony railings to protect against a fall, we can offer you a wide range of styles and solutions to meet your needs.
Navigate to our balconies page.

Our Staircases are second to none
Our steel staircase constructions are typically built with fusion welding which essentially creates a single piece stair when complete. This permits us to assemble stair shapes that seem to defy the forces that will be applied to them. Do you have a tight space and require a custom staircase to fit it? Steel is one of the best options for you and can provide a very functional and exceptional custom built staircase for the limited space you have.
Navigate to our staircases page.

Serving North America
Although headquartered in North Bay, Ontario, Canada we manufacture and ship our products across North America. Our products can be seen all over Canada and the United States.

To name a few locations:

North Bay
Sturgeon Falls
French River
Elliot Lake
Manitoulin Island
Sault Ste Marie
Thunder Bay
South River
Port Carling
King City
Niagara Falls
Kawartha Lakes
St Catharine's
Lion's Head
Owen Sound
Port Hope
New Brunswick:
Saint John

Nova Scotia:
Cape Breton

Prince Edward Island:

St. John's



Fort McMurray

British Columbia:
Prince George
Babin Ironworks
54-B Exeter Street, North Bay, ON P1B 8G5
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