Donkeywell Forge created a set of driveway estate gates for a client that specified they wanted them to incorporate traditional blacksmithing elements. We were able to advise and support the client through the design process using our knowledge of traditional blacksmithing methods. Donkeywell Forge traditionally drifted the swellings on the arch element and hand riveted this to the horizontal iron bars. The scroll work on top of the gate and the latch were hand forged in our coke forges and also hand riveted to the frame. The gate was then painted in the client’s desired colour and then installed with careful consideration as the gates were to be fitted so that they would be fully automated.