The Iron Age Story
Decorative drain grates used to be exclusive to high-end landscape projects with big budgets. Typically, they were produced by expensive artisan foundries and required custom fabricated frames. As a result, many contractors and homeowners were left without an affordable or easy-to-install decorative option.
Enter Iron Age Designs.
Our founders—former artisan foundry professionals themselves—set out to create designer metal castings that are not only beautiful but also engineered to fit existing drain bodies from major manufacturers. We reasoned that pairing our grates with these readily available, pre-formed drain bodies would give our customers an easy, cost-effective way to transform their drainage from eyesore to decorative focal point.
That was in 2005. Since then, Iron Age has expanded our artfully designed collection of trench and catch basin grates to include tree grates and site furnishings. We also partner with architects, designers, artists, and municipalities to create custom castings in iron, bronze, and aluminum.