We are a family owned & operated business

Specialising in custom metal art for interior & exterior display.

Australian Made, producing ready-to-buy pieces

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About Ironbark

We are a family owned and operated Australian business specialising in custom metal art suitable for interior and outdoor display. Established in 2014 on the NSW South Coast, Ironbark Metal Design grew from a shared passion for creating unique and eye-catching metal art at an affordable price. Our business centres around collaborating with our clients to develop and produce their unique ideas while also creating quality ready-to-buy pieces that will add sophistication and a point of difference to any space.

All our products are designed and fabricated in-house at our Illawarra workshop. We use only the highest quality Australian steel to ensure durability and reliability for our products. We also work with a range of other locally sourced materials including, but not limited to, aluminium, stainless steel and copper.

With years of experience working with a wide variety of clientele from artists and architects, builders and landscapers as well government agencies, there’s no project too big or small for our team. We love a challenge and enjoy working on out-of-the-box projects.

We offer a huge range of products and designs to suit every home. Can’t find something you love? We can adapt our designs to meet your needs and desires.

We specialise in rustic steel and powder coated aluminium decorative and privacy screens, indoor and garden sculptures, light towers, letterboxes, gates and fences, furniture, street numbers and signage. As well as sturdy steel log racks, fire pits, bowls and chimineas.

Testimonials

People love us and here’s the proof.

“Ironbark have produced an exquisite design with amazing quality. The result is even better than any pics we saw online! We wanted a different design to the ones on the website and they were very responsive and made it happen, being custom manufactured promptly. The firepit came in before the hardwood lid, and as we were locals in Wollongong we were able to pick them up separately which was great as we were keen to get the firepit going. Their customer service was outstanding and the products beautiful. Would highly recommend!”

Ian & Suzanne K.

“True artisans – the gates they made for us have changed our suburban driveway into a work of art. Coming home now feels like entering an elven gateway on Middle Earth! Thanks so much for being so easy going to deal with and for producing such a fantastic product for us – surpassing our expectations!”

Adam

“Bought the smaller twin wall fire pit a couple of months ago. Everyone I talked to was very helpful. We really liked the autumn leaf pattern but it wasn’t showing as an option, so when I called up it was great they said that it can be made in that pattern. Because we were coming up from Melbourne over the Easter weekend, the team were very accommodating and organised for us to pick the fire pit up on Easter Sunday, which was very much appreciated by our family, thanks.”

Gerard F.

“The folks at Ironbark are superb craftspeople! My letterbox is a real show piece, well-constructed and beautiful to look at. The team were lovely to correspond with, nothing was too much trouble. The work was completed in good time, the price and the delivery charges were reasonable. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.”

Penny R.

“We have just had a piece of art installed at our home. We can’t call it a wall because it is so much more. From start to finish Adam and Megan have worked with us to adapt their product to suit our needs. Professional and efficient they made the whole process seem easy. The resulting end product has just taken our breath away and we can’t wait to show it off. Thank you again to you all. Looking forward to adding some more pieces.”

Zoe G.

“Thank you, Adam, Megan and the Ironbark Team. Not only did you listen to what we wanted but you gave us so much more. Your service was second to none and you were happy to answer all our questions (even late at night).

Good enough was never an option with you guys it had to be perfect and you made sure we were happy through each process (considering how many changes my wife made).

We would highly recommend your business and we will be using you again for another project. Thank you again.”

Chris C.
Have A Question?

We might just have the answer! Check out our FAQ.

What’s the difference between Corten Steel and Mild Steel?

Corten (Cor-Ten) is a brand of weathering steel which will rust over time and form a protective layer on the surface to slow degradation of the steel underneath. This give Corten an increased lifespan compared to mild steel, hence why it is often more expensive.

Mild steel will also form a rust layer on the surface; however degradation is faster than Corten. That said, steel of any kind will corrode extremely slowly. A good rule of thumb is that in normal conditions (not coastal or exposed to excessively harsh weather), mild steel will corrode at a rate of around 1mm per 10 years and given that we only use steel that is 3mm thick or greater our products have great longevity.

Why does the rust finish vary on different items on your website?

The rusting process is organic and largely dependent on weather exposure. Therefore, the final colour cannot be controlled and may vary from a vibrant orange to a darker brown. If your product reaches a colour that you are particularly happy with, a coat of Penetrol (found at your local hardware store) will pause the rusting process in order to hold your desired rust tone.

Will the rust leach onto surrounding surfaces?

Please note that rain and exposure to the elements may cause the rust leach so be mindful of placing your Ironbark product on any light coloured pavers, tiles or walls. Treating your product with Penetrol every 6 months may help to minimise leaching.

How much maintenance is necessary?

Steel:

The beauty of steel is that there is very little maintenance involved.

In cases where you might want to pause the rusting process or minimise leaching, we recommend treating the product with a regular dose of Penetrol which can be found at your local hardware store.

Powder Coated Aluminium:

Powder coated aluminium is a no-fuss, low maintenance option that requires next to no maintenance. Our only recommendation for extending the longevity of your product is that you use a damp cloth to remove any dust, salt or other deposits every 6 months or so.

Can you create custom designs and patterns?

Yes! We specialise in working with our clients to develop a finished product that realises their unique vision. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our patterns or product pages, please get in contact with us via our contact page, phone (02 4229 2222) or email (info@ironbarkmetaldesign.com).

Are custom designs more expensive?

In most cases, altering one of our standard designs will result in minimal variations in price, if at all. However, we do charge an additional fee for drastic customisations or completely original designs as they generally require creating a new mock-up and recalibrating our machine cut path.

How many mock-ups are included in the initial price?

We allow for one pattern choice and 3 mock-ups per product. In the majority of cases this is more than enough to perfect your design but in the circumstance more mock-ups are required, we charge $110/hr for any additional works.

What is our refund policy?

Up until the design mock-up has been approved, we may be able to provide a refund. Please keep in mind that the refund amount may be less any charges for design time already invested prior to mock-up approval.

What is your production process and lead time?

Once your order is placed you will receive an invoice for either a deposit amount or total balance (50% deposit for orders over $1000.00 or total balance for order under $1000.00). For custom products, the design process begins once payment is received and a mock-up will be sent within 5 days unless otherwise advised.

For all standard products, your project is placed in the fabrication queue as soon as payment is received. Custom products move into fabrication once your mock-up is approved and from this point onward no adjustments can be made to your design.

Our standard lead time is 3-4 weeks unless otherwise stated at the time of ordering.

Payment of the final balance is required (if applicable) before we book your item for shipping. You will receive tracking updates via email or phone.

Can I see my design before it is fabricated?

Yes, once a deposit has been received, we will send through a computed generated design of your project for your approval.

What is your delivery process?

Local deliveries are notified before dispatch to confirm a suitable delivery time slot. Rural and interstate deliveries are dispatched using Big Post. A Consignment note is supplied for Track & Trace on our courier’s website. It is Big Post’s procedure to send an SMS to the receiver confirming delivery.

Please ensure when taking delivery to check the packaging has not been damaged in transit, if damaged, do not take delivery and return the package with the driver. If the driver won’t take the package, write damaged and don’t sign. Ironbark Metal Design must be notified of damages as a result of shipping within 24hrs. You must not accept goods damaged in transit.

How do I install my new letterbox/light tower?

Our letterboxes come complete with a metal fixing plate to secure it into a concrete/paver slab, this has 4 holes in each corner that enable you to dynabolt down into your concrete base. There is a circular cut out in the centre of the plate for any necessary wiring for lighting, it is big enough to pass a flood light through if desired. There are a further 4 rivet nuts (2 on two sides) of the plate that are bolted the letterbox to, this is where you can unbolt for maintenance purposes.

How do I save money on shipping?

For those who live locally to Wollongong NSW, we offer a free pick-up option direct from our workshop. Otherwise, choosing to have your goods delivered to the closest depot as opposed to directly to your home can save substantially on shipping costs.

For those who own their own business, it is sometimes cheaper to have your product delivered to a commercial address.

PLEASE NOTE: If on a pallet, unloading facilities (ie: a forklift) must also be available at the business address. Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote to your business.

For more info on shipping please visit our shipping & returns page.

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