Here’s a breakdown of the solid bronze gate hardware from Coastal Bronze used on this particular outdoor arched gate project. Featuring old world designed hardware as manufactured by Coastal Bronze, this installation includes a combination of 4×4 Cast Bronze Butt Hinges, Drop Bar Latch and a Thumblatch to operate the drop bar from the inside. With a focus on gate hardware, Coastal Bronze fills a gap in the hardware industry for a product that will never rust in extreme outdoor conditions. As the bronze hardware ages, the product will form a greenish patina.
This outswing gate does not use a gate stop because a full length jamb is installed on the inside of the post (latch side, 3rd photo in collage below) to stop the gate from swinging inwards. In the situation that a door jamb is not installed, we strongly suggest the use of a gate stop to stop the door from swinging in the wrong direction and to protect the entire hardware assembly (hinges and drop bars) when the gate is shut, or inadvertently slammed.
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What is bronze?
Bronze is an alloy that contains mostly copper, tin and some lead. It’s introduction over 5,000 years ago revolutionized metal work and launched the Bronze Age. By adding tin to copper, workers created a metal that was stronger and impervious to corrosion. Bronze artifacts have been found dating from as early as 3,500 BC.
Coastal Bronze Hardware is pure bronze; 90% Copper and 10% Tin.
Is bronze hardware more beautiful?
Moving from the scientific to the aesthetic, we can assess the superiority of bronze as a feature in the landscape. Bronze has a long history of use as the preferred material for outdoor hardware, partly because of its durability but mainly because it weathers so beautifully.
Once installed outdoors, the metallic bronze hardware darkens to an old-penny brown then eventually to a greenish/blue patina. These colors compliment the browns and greens in nature and do not distract from the natural beauty of the landscape.
About Coastal Bronze
Traditional Bronze Hardware for Gates, Doors, Shutter, Barns, Window, and Carriage Doors.
Coastal Bronze specializes in gate hardware for wood or metal gates, door hardware along with barn hardware and a complete line of strap hinges that will accent any gate or door. You will find a complete line of window and shutter hardware.
With a focus on gate hardware, Coastal Bronze fills a gap in the hardware industry for a product that will never rust in extreme outdoor conditions. As the bronze hardware ages, the product will form a greenish patina.
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