We forge and weld according to your specifications, any safety lock feature can be incorporated.
We care about hand crafting processes and manufacturing techniques. Transforming raw and reclaimed materials into products with utility, durability, with a design approach.
Realising your interior design for homes, outdoor, exhibitions and product displays, store fronts, restaurants, bars, hotels.
From speciality excavator shovel to custom grating, you send us a sketch and we provide a quote.
Photos from various projects.
Many of our art work and hand crafted offerings include to custom-design and make. And our services are geared towards outstanding experiences.
The photos show one project for stairs we specialise in steel constructions and include realising the staircase walls with railings – that can include various materials.
WE ARE ECHT, HERE TO CRAFT.
WE BUILD THINGS WE`RE PROUD TO SAY WE`ve BUILT.
WE LIKE HOW WE MAKE IT. A LOT.
SO, WE BUILD TOWARDS THE FUTURE.
Banisters and Railings
Our railing work includes welding and forging steel; we can incorporate wood, glass, and other materials. Photos show various examples.
An encounter with an admirable item in our life
— can touch our soul
— and leave a trace in us
— that never disappears
For spirals we can incorporate pre-fabricated elements, we offer custom welding and forging, and speciality railings. Fotos show one project in various stages.
A collaboration with Emerald Art Glass in Pittsburgh.Custom work can avoid conventional burglary bars, for back yards, basements and garages. A sturdy steel grid exhibiting a diameter of your choice reduces potential entry surface areas and replaces burglary bars. The window glass can be static or hinged, several windows in one frame are posible, the maximum angle for opening can be restricted.
Photos from various projects.
In our association of ECHT craftsmen, Vaughn Washburn focuses on steel forging and iron casting. Such custom work can be stand alone art, or part of ornamental elements in larger projects. E.g., elements in railings and fences, or an entire theme for a larger design project. Such theme may be inspired by your own ideas. Some of the examples here were developed for someone who wanted to present a gift to a special person, some as corporate memorabilia.
For Windows, safety features come first, of course. We can add functions like sturdy hinges and locks, to enable to open them securely. We also can make sure that your view is not to much compromised. If you have design features in your space that you like to see repeated in your window guards - please send a photo. To mention an example, a family had beautiful ornaments on their 1910 fire place mantle, that we translated into the design of matching window guards in that room. Photos show various projects.
The clients wanted to use their courtyard more often, on a property that sits in a very densely build area. They asked asked for sight protection and requested a structure that has a contemporary modern appeal, more like an architectural sculpture than a fence. We build this sight protection out of Corten steel, that rusts naturally but then stops to protect the structure. We includes burglary resistant gates and doors. To grow plants on the otherwise brick plastered ground, we added matching planter boxes out of the same materials.
Escape ramps and railings, fire door access - can all be custom build. If desired, with your design ideas. The doors can include fire-resistant glass and also sturdy burglary-resistant steel constructions with glass, to allow for daylight; also with translucent-only or patterned glass. A collaboration with Emerald Art Glass in Pittsburgh.
Photos show various projects.
Crafted with old-world methods from the 1880s – 1920s, that were established for artisanal “Jugend-Stil" crafting in Germany and Belgium. Semi-transparent glazing with a great depth, an almost three-dimensional aspect of the color.
In a collaboration with Emerald Art Glass in Pittsburgh, we offer custom steel windows. The work can include custom hardware and stained glass or speciality glass. Photos from various projects.
These are thought as conversation piece in a room. While they radiate interesting light they require general lighting in the space. Incorporate them to illuminate with highlights but not as light fixture. Ask us for custom- design. This work is a collaboration with Emerald Glass in Pittsburgh, our friends that can 3-D CAD cut, grind and polish crystal glass in various shapes, and vacuum high-temperature laminate color sheets in between glass panes.
Here, with color decoration laminated within the double safety glass panes. An outdoor decorative steel bar grid, that replaces conventional burglary bars and appears as art work on the outer facade. A collaboration with Emerald Art Glass in Pittsburgh. These photos show one project in all steps.