Can I see a bridge ?
A few bridges can be viewed in gardens open to the public such as Dingle Gardens of Welshpool where one of my Monet bridges can be viewed. This bridge featured in the recent BBC tv series Glorious Gardens From Above. Another of my Monet bridges can be viewed at Simon Gudgeon’s Sculpture by the lakes near Dorchester. Please note that some of these bridges were painted as I have only offered the powder coating service in recent years.
I also have bridges in NGS gardens and many of my past customers are happy to show their bridges to interested parties.
Can I have a bridge longer than 12ft ?
Unfortunately I only build bridges up to 12ft in length.
Can I have any colour of bridge ?
The bridges are powder coated by Shropshire Galvanizers. They can powder coat in any RAL numbered colour, although a £50 supplement is applied if it is not one of their stock colours.
How wide are the bridges?
My standard bridge width is 3ft and standard height from treads to handrail is 32ins. I can amend these dimensions to suit customer requirements. I can also adjust the steepness of the arc of the bridge to suit customer requirements. When ordering a bridge please check the width of any side gates to back gardens to ensure there is easy access. To read more on these and other design elements please click here
Do you install the bridge ?
I deliver the bridges personally. The metalwork is one piece ( unlike many wooden bridges which are delivered in flat pack form for self assembly) and when I have located the bridge to the customer’s satisfaction, I bolt the wooden treads to the bridge. This procedure usually takes a couple of hours and is included in the delivery charge. The delivery charge is dependent on the customer’s postcode and is calculated to contribute to my motoring costs, not my time.
Will my bridge need to be bolted down ?
My bridges are quite heavy and it is not necessary to bolt them down in most circumstances. If the bridge is crossing a fast flowing water course prone to flooding it is then advisable to bolt the bridge down. Please let me know if this is the case and I can weld brackets on (prior to galvanizing ) to facilitate this. If required I can also bolt the bridge down.
How long will my bridge last ?
The bridges will last infinitely longer than a wooden bridge . I regularly build bridges for customers whose previous wooden bridges have rotted. To read more about the longevity of hot dipped galvanized metalwork please click here