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Exciting new playground equipment - 27th Jun 2013

Exciting new playground equipment

Along with wrought iron gates, fencing and balustrades, A.J Grant are manufacturers of quality play equipment called Playgear™.

Recently A.J Grant have manufactured and installed a Web Climber in a local school playground.
The Principal says "The children are really enjoying the new playground constructed and installed by AJ Grant. It provides excellent challenges for them and it encourages the children to be outside and active".

Playgear™ by A.J Grant  endeavours to meet the requirements of the New Zealand safety standards and can be seen in schools and councils around New Zealand.

Handrails and grab rails - 5th Jun 2013

Handrails and grab rails A slippery path or stairs without a handrail is an accident waiting to happen.

Handrails are essential for safety at this time of year. They are particularly useful for helping the elderly and the very young all of whom need reassurance and extra assistance when ascending or descending stairs or ramps.

Irongear by A.J Grant, make a variety of handrails including galvanised pipe rails or if you are wanting something a little more elaborate we can create for you a decorative wrought iron handrail. We take into consideration the clients needs and the style and feel of the home when designing the rail.

Handrails made by A.J Grant are custom made for each situation and can be powdercoated to the colour of your choice.

Keep yourself or a family member safe from a fall by ordering an A.J Grant handrail today.

Custom gate designs - 23rd May 2013

Custom gate designs A lot of our recent work has been custom designing wrought iron gates for clients wanting a design distinctive and unique.

Working with the customers ideas and the style of the building we can create an individualistic design that compliments the dwelling. We can show the customer exactly what the end result will look like, utilizing our in house computer design system. Almost anything you can imagine, we can create.

Come in and see us and help us create the perfect gate for you, enhancing the look and increasing the value of your property.

Early days -looking back 60 years in business - 17th Apr 2013

Early days -looking back 60 years in business 2013 is a milestone for the company - our 60th year in business. A.J. Grant has come a long way since its hopeful beginnings many years ago in a back yard garage. It all began with recycled conduit piping roof racks.

A.J Grant is a family business and it began in a small way in a domestic garage in 1953. Founder Alex Grant began the company, working weekends at home while also working a full time job with another company. Using old conduit pipes taken from inside walls of wooden villas, Alex welded them into roof racks for cars and vans which were in short supply at the time. Wife and young mother Ruth would then wire brush, sandpaper and paint them during the week and sell them via a small newspaper ad.

The popularity of the roof racks encouraged them to branch out a little more and the next successful idea was to use metal pipes to make farm gates. It was about this time that Alex decided to leave his steady job and take on the business full time. The fledgling firm of A.J Grant won the tender to build the railings around the Waikouaiti Race Track in 1955. The much needed capital from this big job enabled the firm to branch out some more making clotheslines along with an increasing amount of wrought iron products which were a great success.

The business had now outgrown its residential base and after a long search A.J. Grant Engineering moved to a small workshop in Kaikorai Valley Road, (see photo taken in approximately 1970). Trampolines and play equipment were now another string to their bow. With their ever expanding business, new premises were built alongside the original workshop in Kaikorai Valley Road in 1995 where the company work from today.

Throughout its history, A.J Grant has remained a strong family focused business, with all the Grant brothers having worked alongside their father at various times. With Son’s Allan and Bruce Grant at the helm, the business has developed and expanded its lines into two facets, namely IRONGEAR which design and produce wrought iron gates, automatic and manual options, fencing and the other being PLAYGEAR™ which manufacture and install playground equipment for schools and councils around New Zealand.

Hard work and the ability to innovate have made A.J Grant the strong business it is today.

A.J Grant celebrating 60 years in Engineering Excellence - 1st Apr 2013

This year A.J Grant celebrate their 60th year in business. Not only have we survived 60 years but we recognise the hard work and commitment made by a huge number of employees over the years. The company has grown from its hopeful beginnings many years ago in a back yard garage.

A J Grant was founded nearly 60 years ago by Alex Grant.
After many years spent learning the business from their father in the school holidays, Bruce and his brother Allan are now at the helm of the family business.

As manufacturing blacksmiths Irongear by A.J Grant continue the old age craft of producing classic wrought iron gates, fences, balustrades, security railings, verandah lattice and clotheslines.

60 years on, hard work and the ability to innovate has made A.J Grant the strong business it is today.

Steelwork for local iconic restaurant - 26th Mar 2013

A well known Dunedin restaurant  has opened its new contemporary state of the art premises in Dunedin.

A.J Grant IRONGEAR have manufactured and installed the wrought iron gates and fencing along the street frontage and the entranceway. The gates and fencing are made from powdercoated steel and the gates are embellished with a star cut from plate steel.

Busy start to 2013 - 7th Feb 2013

It's been a busy start to the year with an influx of inquiry's for pedestrian gates, driveway gates, fencing and clotheslines. People are obviously feeling refreshed and enthusiastic after the holidays and ready to invest some time and money into property maintenance, adding  long term value to their home.

Check out the photos of two pedestrian gates we have recently completed. After listening to our clients requirements we design the gate to suit the property. Once it is manufactured and installed  the gate is checked to insure it is working to the highest possible standard.

When you purchase a gate or any other product from Irongear by A.J Grant, you can be assured you are buying quality.

Season's Greetings from the Team - 13th Dec 2012

We are drawing to the end of 2012 and reflect on a busy year installing wrought iron gates, balustrades, fencing and clotheslines.

We would like to thank you for your custom and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our office opens again on the 14th of January so please come into our showroom or contact us, so we can help you with your requirements.

Merry Christmas
See you in 2013.

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