In this blog post we discuss railings and gates. Read on for our tips and advice for your property
Our guide to railings and gates
You're only likely to get your money back in the most gentrified areas of towns where housing costs are so high...
Brick front walls in Victorian and Edwardian houses generally used to have metal railings on top of them, but many were removed during the Second World War, in theory to use as scrap metal. Putting them back is expensive and you're only likely to get your money back in the most gentrified areas of towns where housing costs are so high that spending a few thousand pounds extra on the look of a property can be added onto a sale price. You don't have to replace the original style but be aware that very en vogue designs are likely to date quickly, and traditional or classic contemporary railings will be likely to appeal to more people for longer.
A rusty, dilapidated front gate half-hanging off its hinges is unlikely to set anyone off on the right foot. On the other hand, a well-made, smoothly functioning gate gives a great first impression.