Sep 19, 2005, 9:09 AM
Post #9 of 9
Maggie, what you are asking is probably impossible to do 'remotely'.
First, the decorative iron workers I know don't have business telephone numbers, although they have booming businesses. I suppose you could call these men 'welders', but that word doesn't adequately describe what they do.
Second, the last time I had major iron work done at my house, the man came to the house and carefully measured every location where iron was to be installed. He took copious notes for design and fabrication. He went back to his shop and, over the course of about a month, hand-built every single piece--there were fourteen large pieces, including several doors and quite a lot of custom-made window/door grillwork protection.
When he returned to install his work, he discovered that although he had made careful measurements, none of the openings he had measured was square. He needed to cut and re-solder almost every piece he had made. That work was done here on my premises. The installation work itself took more than two weeks.
I can't imagine that you'd be able to find someone here in Mexico who could correctly build what you need at such a distance.
And then, of course, you'd have the challenge of shipping and importing the ironwork to the United States.