Horizontal Rails Austin TX

Are you a builder or developer in need of a quality architectural and ornamental iron company?


ADA Compliant Rails

Drain Grates

Anchor bolts, weld plates, embed plates, truss plates, decorative truss plates etc.


Cable Rails

Horizontal Cable Rails



Iron Doors

Wrought Iron Custom Design!

Here is a quick sample of some of the things we can do for you. Give us a call. A free estimate can never hurt when you call gonzales iron works!



Cable Railing


Cable Rail Austin Looking Awesome



Grab Bars and Handrails on Standard Metal Staircases and Spiral Staircases

Why does Austin city code requires you to install handrails and grab bars on staircases and spiral stairs?

If you don’t have them – you may fall off!

Wrought-Iron Staircase with custom railing

Wrought-Iron Staircase with custom railing

All kidding aside, you need to make sure that your spiral staircase, apartment building stairs or residential home staircases not only meet code – but are safe and secure. A hand railing can be artistically designed using wrought-iron or metal and built to any specification and installed at your home office by our professional installation crew.

There are a number of building code requirements to consider when designing stairs:

  • Tread length
  • Riser height
  • Space between stair balusters
  • etc.

All are just some of the many things that you will need to review with your architect or builder prior to installation.

If you are in need of a spiral or metal stairs, give Gonzales Iron Works a call at 512-835-1304 (Austin, Texas). We have over 50 years experience making all types of staircases including wrought-iron, Victorian, spiral including all types of railings.


Driveway Drain Grates, Trench Drain Covers, Drain Grate Covers, Sidewalk Drain Grates

Steel Grate Cover Close-UpCustom-made Drain Grates Covers for Austin Texas and central Texas.

Is your home or commercial project basically finished but you need that one last item? Is that last item a drain grate, trench grate, L- Grate (Vane Style), bicycle drain grate, concrete gutter inlet grate or anything else to help keep debris out of the sewer lines?

If the answer is yes, and you need a  during Austin Texas or Central Texas storms.

CALL US NOW! 512-835-1304 We can help.

Often times, people or contractors go to  big box hardware store looking for drain grates and trench grates but cannot find ones that fit their specific sizes. Then they call us….Next time you need a drain grate just give us a ring and let us know the dimensions –  we will get them custom fabricated for you.


Austin TX Drain Grate

Custom Steel Grate for Farm


Sewer Drain that drain for a parking lot – – Parking lot drain grates — We can make them. Just give us a ring at 512-835-1304..

Energy Efficient Steel Awnings for Home or Office

Steel and Metal Awning

Energy-efficient steel awnings

Want a steel or metal awning for your garage or front door? Something that looks awesome and will keep the heat out of the home?

Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows. You can use an awning to shade one window or have an awning custom-made to shade the entire side of your house.

Both metal and fabric awnings can be used over windows and doors, but, in Texas, metal is preferable because of its durability and performance. The initial expense of metal awnings will be more than that of fabric, but their longevity is often worth the cost.

Energy efficient steel awnings are not only a great way to add a fantastic look and feel to your residential or commercial property, they are also a great way to reduce your utility bill. Here in Austin, Texas homebuilders and communities have been installing garage awnings and window awnings in a
variety of shapes and sizes due to customer demand.

“People realize that steel awnings over their windows reduce the amount of heat transfer into their homes and help to cut down on energy use. We have been advocates of high-end residential and commercial energy efficient steel awnings for over 20 years, but they are just now becoming popular,” said Jacob Reinhauser, a US Green Building Council and LEED certified architect.

The energy efficient awnings assist in stopping the sun from beating down on your windows, thereby reducing heat transfer and thus assisting in cutting down on electric bills. During hot Austin, Texas summers of 95* and more, the additional shade provided by these steel awnings on an average home with 300 square feet of window area can significantly help to make the home more comfortable.

One local Austinite recalled ordering a steel awning from Gonzales Ironworks because she liked the way it looked on her neighbor’s house, “the shade it provided my house was just a nice additional benefit.” Many residential and commercial property owners feel the same way, they are not just installing steel awnings on their buildings for the heat transfer reduction, they are doing it because they like the way it looks.

You can choose window treatments or coverings not only for decoration but also for saving energy.

Call us at 512-835-1304 for a consultation and estimate to install energy efficient steel awnings for your home or commercial property..

Metal and Wrought-Iron Railings from Gonzales Iron Works

How do you like your handrails? Plain and boring like prison gates, or with beauty and detail like heaven’s gates? If you answered the former, you’re probably a prison guard. But if you answered the latter, you’re probably a happy current or future Gonzales Iron Works customer. We like to add a touch of love to our handrails and make them not just a support rail, but as a piece of art as well.


Look at the detail we put into our handrails.


wrought-iron railing balcony handrail spiral staircase handrail


These are balusters fit for a king, and they really belong along the stairs of a museum entrance. We’ll make an eye-catching wrought-iron railing design outside of your home, business, or wherever.


Here’s a handrail we just built at a home in the West Lake Hills of Austin. Notice the fine attention to detail in each of the balusters.



At Gonzales, it’s not just about getting the job done, but more about going the extra mile. We want your handrail to do more than hold you up: we want it to impress your friends, to make them jealous of how well you’re doing.


If you want to customize your handrails to your specifications, call us at (512) 832-1304!.

Spiraling out of control

So you’re moving into your new place and you need to spice it up a bit. Maybe you need to get between your top and bottom floor with class. Your new place isn’t just your “humble abode”, it’s Xanadu, it’s a classy joint; you want this to be the mansion you dreamed about when you were a kid, imagining your successful career as an astronaut, and all of the amenities that come with it.

We have a variety of spiral staircases with detail and precision, with emphasis put into the design of our newels and balusters.

Well what better way to make your house into a mansion than with a spiral staircase? This is a specialty of  Gonzales Iron Works; we have handcrafted a variety of spiral staircases with detail and precision, with emphasis put into the design of our newels and balusters.

Look at the work we’ve done, and what we can do for you:

Outdoor spiral staircase

Outdoor spiral staircase


Interior spiral stairway

Interior spiral stairway





Of course, these spiral staircases can also be used on the outside of your apartment complex or condo. You’ll feel like a million bucks every time you walk up or down one of these beauties.


Here’s how our handrails are made and installed:



If you want us to class up your home or complex, call us at (512) 832-1304!.

Handrails - ADA Compliant for City of Austin Code

Gonzales Iron Works have been manufacturing handrails and installing them in Austin and South Texas for over 50 years.

We can custom manufacture something for  you or we can manufacture and install standard (basic) handrails similar to what you see at most houses around town.

Example of an interior handrail Gonzales Iron Works Recently Manufactured & Installed

Handrail we designed and installed. The ballusters are thick and the color is a nice bronze.

In all cases, the handrails will be and are up to city of Austin Code so that when the final inspection comes, you don’t have to delay moving in (or if you are a builder –  get paid!)


Reasons for a Carport in Texas

Carports are a necessity in Texas

GEEZ, it’s hot out there. Seriously, this summer I’ve had dreams that I’ve walked outside to a snowy wonderland, only to wake up at 7 A.M. to the rattling sound of my window A/C unit, sweaty and stuck to my leather couch.

One of the worst parts about this heat is going outside, touching the scorching hot car door handle and having to drive around in that humid death trap for five minutes before it starts to cool down.

Well luckily, Gonzales Iron Works has a solution for you: steel carports.

Parking under a carport overnight will do wonders for you in the morning, so your pits won’t have to stink up the office when you walk into work, and your fellow employees won’t have to avoid your cubicle all day.

Check out a few of the steel carports that we’ve made:


Steel carport

Custom made steel carport

metal steel carport

Another steel carport

If you need a custom carport built for you, we’re the team you can count on. Call us at (512) 835-1304 today!.

Handrails and Pool Fence for Contractors or Homeowners

Over the last 50 years, we have worked with a number of the local pool companies in town that need rails, handrails and fences for the pools that they are building, repairing or installing.

But we don’t just give the end customer a simple handrail – we will custom design a handrail to meet the clients needs.

This home is up in the hills of Cat Mountain installing a custom pool fence that we did many years back.

Pool Iron Handrail
Pool Fence


When the client called recently to ask if we could add some handrails to their upstairs balcony, we were able to  fabricate the handrails to the clients’ specifications.


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(Obviously, these aren’t pool-specific handrails or pool fencing; but the same customers that need metal fabrication work for their pool area also call us for other needs)

Whether you are an individual with a pool that needs a fence to keep your children safe, a commercial pool installation company in need of a metal fabrication shop that can design and install custom handrails, fences and gates or even an apartment complex needing a simple pool fence – Gonzales Iron Works can help you out. Give Britt, Cody or Gloria a ring and we will come on out and visit with you..

Steel Staircases For Apartment Complexes In Austin Can Be Made From Scratch Or Built To Your Liking

Truthfully, it doesn’t matter if you are a small building owner – i.e. a 4 plex in Texas, a large 5 story, 200 + unit apartment complex, or even a small house with a staircase in need of repair. The facts remain the same: safety and structural integrity of your staircase is a top priority!

You already know the reasons why:

  • Safety
  • Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety
  • Safety
  • Looks and aesthetics
  • Safety…..

Yes, we harp on that word a lot because when it is all said and done, that truly is the most important thing. So how do you know that you have a safe staircase, whether it is a wood staircase or something made from steel?

First and foremost you need to look at its structural integrity.

Is it wobbly? You may have a possible liability issue. Are the ballusters more than 4 inches apart? You could have a code violation on your hands. Is the platform on the staircase not secure? You may need to have it reinforced.


Exterior Commercial Metal Staircase Austin TX

Exterior Commercial Metal Staircase


If your staircase is a tad wobbly, or the platform on the 1rst, 2nd or 3rd floor seems, well, not exactly up to snuff…do yourself a favor and call out a local welding company to secure it or some type of metal fabrication company to get it fixed for you. It won’t be super expensive and will be much cheaper than having your insurance company drop coverage and the mortgage company throwing a forced coverage policy on you! Trust us, we have heard all the stories!

Remember, this is a heck of a lot cheaper than the alternative –which involves a potential lawsuit.

Contact Gonzales Iron Works today for your free consultation and estimate.