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Established in 1946

We started our company in 1946 in our own factory in the West Midlands.  Trading as Brettell Brothers Ltd our sole function was manufacturing and selling products to retailers throughout the country. As the years passed, our company grew and our product range diversified with the addition of wrought iron style gates, railings, handrails and balustrades.

We identified pretty early on that demand for gates and railings was growing, both from homeowners and developers. As the trend for enhancing security around homes and other premises was set to gather pace we designed and launched a small collection of decorative ironworks to sell directly to the public. We later chose the trading style “Gates Railings Direct” because the name better reflected our products and is easier to remember. Even for those who are not familiar with our company, they see our name and immediately know what we sell.

Choice of styles and price ranges

We offer outstanding quality at sensible prices.  Rather than holding stocks of standard sizes all of our wrought iron products are made to measure for each customer meaning they get bespoke products at off the shelf prices.  With a variety of styles in different price ranges there’s something to suit all budgets. We have wrought iron gates and railings in our Standard Range, Select Range, a beautiful and substantially proportioned Elite Range and our Bespoke Range.

Made to measure for a perfect fit

How do we differ from the competition? We don’t restrict our customers to standard off the shelf sizes.  All of our gates, railings, handrails and balustrades are made to order so you get a perfect fit every time without having to alter your products. Every customer has different sized walls etc, no two requirements are alike. We don’t begin manufacturing your products until the dimensions you require are checked and sing agreed by you. Anthony, our Technical Director, is available to guide you through this process if you need help.  Simply provide us with measurements, Anthony can guide you through this as well, and we’ll make your ironworks to suit. You’ll receive made to measure ironworks without the bespoke price tag.


We have painstakingly designed our products so they are easily installed. Prior experience isn’t necessary, as we say if you can use a drill, spirit level and a spanner you should be good to go. Of course, not everyone has the time or inclination to install their products.

If you live in the London area and would like a measurement and installation service we can probably help with that too. We work in association with Angus Morley of Garden Solutions and Ciprian Ichim of The DaVinci Ideas and Concepts. Angus runs a successful garden design and construction company based in Ealing while Ciprian’s company offers professional garden design and property maintenance services across all of the Central London postcodes.

Please have a browse through our various wrought iron style products, we have a wide selection to choose from.  If you cannot find the size, style or specification you need then please call us on 01384 392300 to discuss your requirements. Based on the information you provide, we will send you a competitive quotation within two working days.


We ship to all locations across the UK. We also ship overseas by special arrangement. Please call us for details.

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