One of the distinctive features of New Orleans is our wrought-iron railings. From French Quarter balconies to historic stairways and beyond, these distinctive “iron lace” designs are a focal point of both old and new NOLA architecture.
With our iron railings, you can bring this Victorian style to your house – at an affordable price that won’t break the bank. We create all our custom wrought-iron products in-house or order directly from the factory, so you don’t have to worry about paying expensive markups on your new handrails.
And since wrought iron lasts for decades (and longer) with proper maintenance, you’ll enjoy your design upgrade for years to come.
If you’re considering adding traditional balcony railings or other residential rails to your New Orleans home, give us a call, or keep reading to learn more about how wrought-iron railings can add a new dimension to your interior and exterior design:
When you install new Victorian railings, you join a rich tradition of New Orleans style.
Iron balconies became fashionable in Europe around the mid-1800s, with French and Spanish immigrants bringing their ornamental and decorative tastes to our city. Since we had a number of blacksmiths already – who could create the beautifully-crafted wrought iron balconies and railings on demand – we quickly became known as the “city of iron lace.”
Wrought iron can last hundreds of years with proper care; as a result, many of these original railings can be seen downtown today.
Many homeowners choose to continue this local tradition in their homes today by installing a distinct style of wrought iron railings. However, tradition is not the only reason these railings are a NOLA favorite.
Wrought iron offers many benefits not found in other materials including:
We’ve found our customers appreciate the ability to create handrails that reflect their personal style and last for decades, and that’s why we continue to offer ornamental iron railings to our clients.
Railings from Big Easy Iron Works come with many benefits. In addition to stylistic features, wrought iron provides many durability and safety features for homeowners.
Here are a few reasons our clients love their wrought-iron commercial and residential rails:
At Big Easy Iron Works, we’re proud to have 30 years of experience providing wrought-iron ornamental railings, custom fences, and more to NOLA residents.
We believe customer satisfaction comes first: we work to create a finished product that makes you smile. Additionally, we know quality craftsmanship begins with quality materials. We don’t cut corners on your project (literally or figuratively).
Here are a few reasons our clients choose us:
Once you’ve installed your custom wrought-iron handrails, you may decide you’d like to add other wrought-iron features to your home. Whether you’re interested in security-enhancing features (such as fences and gates) or leisure upgrades (such as an enclosed porch), we can help.
Here are a few of the services our railing customers sometimes pair with their new ornamental railings:
Directions from Craig Tracy Gallery—Head southwest on Royal St toward St Ann St and then turn left onto Toulouse St and turn right onto Decatur St and then continue onto Magazine St.
Directions from Holocaust Memorial— Head south toward Bienbille St and turn right onto Bienville St. Turn left onto N Peters St and continue onto Tchoupitoulas St and turn right onto Poydras St and turn left onto Magazine St. Make a slight right to stay on Magazine St.
New Orleans is uniquely diverse, artistic, and full of life. We’ve built our business here because there’s no place on earth quite like NOLA in creativity or energy.
If you’re new to the NOLA metro area, welcome! Here are a few places we recommend you see:
The Storytelling Ironwork of New Orleans (Atlas Obscura)
Get A Catchy Balcony Using These 60 Best Railings Designs (Pouted Magazine)
Wrought Iron Balcony Railing (Houzz)
Big Easy Iron Works
3436 Magazine St., Suite #120-B
New Orleans, LA 70115
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“Great job on the iron gates! I can’t believe they finished installing the iron gate and repairing our fence. A lot of my neighbors recommended Big Easy Iron Works and I can see why they trust them so much. Very professional workers came and the owner checked up from time to time. Great experience.”– Vanessa Johnson
“You have my respect for Big Easy Iron Works! Thank you for staying true to your word about quality service. They helped install our new iron fence and it exceeded my expectations to be honest. They explained everything they would be doing every day of the job. I really recommend them for those living in New Orleans. Hire them for your fencing needs.”– Billy Anderson
“I contacted Big Easy Iron Works because most of my neighbors recommended them to me. I am satisfied with the time that they took to finish the work repairs with my wood fence. The fences they placed turned out nice and they looked like they would last longer. I would also recommend them to my friends in New Orleans.”– Shirley Oaks