Delaware Handrails and Railings
call or text me at 302 753-0695 or email me at

Graydie Welding does not repair or install vinyl or any other form of plastic railings. I rip them out and replace them with steel constantly. I should have made that clear in my ad. Once I explain the disadvantages of vinyl my customer chose steel. Seems like a no brainer but these vinyl installers hire high pressure sales people. All you have to do is ask them for the same lifetime guarantee I give with my steel railings. That should tell you everything you need to know about the difference between vinyl and steel.

Here's a gaurantee you'll never get from my competitors
I guarantee my handrails will remain structurally sound forever and NEVER crack your steps
Graydie Welding is named after our daughters Graycie and Edie.

Just found this 2 year old post on Angie's List.----
He installed handrails on steps in the front of our home. He helped us to choose an attractive design, something more interesting than the standard blah railing.

Brian Bachman is the owner/designer of the company. He arrived on time and did a fantastic job installing the railing, which is so attractive outside our home (pictures are on his website). Brian is an artist who creates beautiful designs in steel, not only railing and fences. He love...s his work and is very particular to make sure it's done well, using the best materials. Our job was a small one, and we had been having a hard time finding someone to do it. The only other estimate we got was for about $1,000 for this job, using stock railing that we specifically did not want. Brian pointed us toward interesting options at reasonable prices. We love the outcome, and our neighbors love it, too. We will surely call on him again - now I want wrought ironwork everywhere - and I wholeheartedly recommend him. He serves all of Delaware as well as New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Today's work in Townsend
Today's work in Newark Delaware
Today's work in Dover
Today's work in Dover
Todays work in Newark
Today's work in New Castle 2/8/2017
Today's work in Old New Castle 2/1/2017
Today's work in Clayton 1/28/2017
Today's work in Camden
Today's work in Dover
Today's work in Rockford Park
Today's work just off 202.
Our first honey harvest from a single hive.
Today's work in Camden De.
Last weeks work in West Dover
Last weeks work in Greenville Delaware
These are 5 feet wide and very heavy!
Last weeks work on a historic house at The Green in Dover
yesterdays work off Milltown Rd 12/14/2016
This arbor is headed 5 hours away to upstate New York

Our Champagne Tree is up and awaiting your empty bottles! For every "dead soldier" you bring in you'll get 30% off the same number of bottles... 30% off for our 30th Anniversary, CHEERS!--------Franks Wine Wilmington

Dover Delaware
Today's work in Rockford Park 12/9/16 and another very happy customer
Today's work 12/7/2016

Installing this week in Greenville

Today's work 12/2/2016 in the Roland Park Section of Baltimore

Today's work on the front of this gorgeous house in the Roland Park section of Baltimore. Ran out of time today so in the morning I'll make the trip again and build the exact same handrails at the rear of the house.

a four foot piece I made for a guy in Stanton.
Today's work in Rockford Park 11/28/2016
Graydie Welding does not now and has never used hollow balusters
just another reason I am able to gaurantee my work for life while my local competitors can not.
Todays work in Grenville Delaware 10/24/2016
and these three much larger openings are next.
4 doors and 3 windows
2 more doors to instal!
Todays work in Viola Delaware 10/21/2016
I'll be installing these when they are finished in a beautiful house in Greenville Delaware.
Today's work in Kent County 10/15/2016
This is today's work 10/12/2016 in Middletown Delaware
Here is a couple who drove here to Camden Delaware all the way from Niagara Falls to pick up their order of one 14' tall rose trellis and one 12' tall arbor. 8 hrs one way.
I have 7 $100 steel flower sculptures ready 9/30/2016
This is a 14' tall Obelisk and a orbor for a customer coming from the Niagara Falls area.
Recent work in Middletown De.
Recent work in Camden De.
Moved a beautiful gazebo today, 9/2/2016
Today's work in Oceanview 8/29/2016

Working at the postal inspectors shooting range today. I have no idea who built and installed these handrails and although they look good they have already cracked the concrete in a dozen spots.

Don't let anyone bore big holes in your concrete brick block or stone!
I will never understand how wood fire escapes are acceptable.
Today's work on Maryland's beautiful eastern shore.
Here is an entrance gate in Centerville De Irenee Dupont and I repaired together.
Don't let anyone bore big holes in your concrete brick block or stone!
I installed these handrails in Townsend today.
Today I built and installed 14' of handrail in a beautiful section of Wilmington.
Today's work in Dover 8/9/2016
Today's work in Townsend Delaware 8/6/2016
Today's work in North Wilmington 8/5/2016
Today's work on Indian River Bay 8/3/2016

I welded the fixture mounts to these light poles in Wild Quail.

Stop by and pick something out.
Today 7/21/2016 I built and installed handrails and railings on this beautiful house in Rockford Park in Wilmington.
A customer wanted a stand for 5 different sized pizzas in place of a wedding cake.
Apparently my sculpture at The Kent County Levy Court is a Pokemon Stop.

Done. Paint tomorrow then ready for pickup and installation at a new restaurant opening in Rehoboth.

another load of old handrails headed for recycling 7/1/2016
a section of railing I made for an Orioles fan
I'll be keeping this one and running flowering vines up both sides.
Today 6/14/2016 I built handrails and railings for this beautiful stone house just off Graves Rd.
Recently drove by a sign I made for a local salon.
My daughter does some awesome Henna on her friends
Today's work in Dover 6-1-2016
Today's work, 5/18/2016, second balcony built over the main entrance. Tomorrow I'll clean it up and get it painted.
First balcony is done! 5/16/2016 One more to go.
Been busy all week here 5/14/2016
I built and installed 3 sets of handrails
and Monday 5/14/2016 I'll move up to do both balconies.
Today's work in Dover 5-6-2016
This 5 foot tall steel flower is $300 and ready for Mother's Day.
This 6 foot tall steel flower is $300 and ready for Mother's Day.
Here's a set of arm wrests I quickly bent from 2 short pieces of scrap flat bar for my Amish friends buggy. How many contractors can say the Amish come to them for work?
Today's work next to Hagley Library
Today's work in Wilmington 4/21/2016
Last weeks work in Sussex County
3/26/2016 Today 2 men in a box truck came to pick up this order for a 10 foot wide version of The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.
This is a new decarative vault door I made and installed today 3/21/2016. Check the size of those hinges.

Small business supporting small business is a beautiful thing! A huge thank you to Graydie Welding Outdoor Art Gallery for custom making this gorgeous replica of my logo! The detail work is stunning and I am so proud to display it in my office.

Today's work in Elkton March 11, 2016.
Thanks you for a great job today on my daughter's town home. I will be sure to give your name out to anyone who needs you! Diane Hamilton realtor at Patterson Schwartz.
Today's work, 3/8/16
for one of the local labor union's training director.
Today's work in Dover 3/5/2016
Today's handrail 3/1/2016 in North Wilmington
Today's work in North Wilmington 2/26/2016
Today's work in Dover 2/22/2016
Today's work in Wilmington 2/20/2016
Today's work in Wilmington, 2/19/2016
I spent the last 2 days installing decorative solid steel overlays at Kelly's Logan House in Wilmington. 2/18/2016
This oversized $300 body piece is ready 2/15/16.
Solid steel male body sculpture 5 feet high and very heavy. $250
This is a 10 feet by 9 feet piece I made for a local customer. 2/14/16




Out to dinner with my younger brother and his family and look what's on the wall Brian Bachman!!

---Sophie DuPont at Bistro Jacques in Wilmington Delaware

I had my 3rd knee surgery 2 weeks ago so I've been postponing jobs but I am back. I built this handrail today 2/10/2016 in Magnolia.
I just picked up my daughter at Central Middle School in Dover. Here's another example of why you should never let a contractor bore big holes in anything outside.
Today's work 1/20/16 in Dover Delaware
The customer chose to have her handrail mounted to the side of the steps.
Today's work 1/17/16 on Bryant's Corner Rd.
Today's work in Camden Delaware
Dover Delaware
Today's work near Blairs Pond
This is one of my local competitors work at my daughters doctors office here in Dover. Don't let anyone drill big holes in your outside brick block stone or concrete.  And plastic/vinyl handrails are as inferior as they sound.
they keep trying to patch it but at this point it is hopeless. The entire ramp has to be removed and replaced then a proper set of handrails installed. I wonder much money was wasted here?
Latest project
Brian Bachman, you added such class to North Union Street today! -----Frank Pagliaro
11/25/2015, my wife and I donating Platelets at the blood bank
I went to this beautiful house today 10/14/2015  ---
and found this crooked mess out back,
so I ripped out...
And I installed a proper handrail.

A gift from William K DuPont of Newark Delaware for getting a dozen 20' deer stands and 25 goose nesting platforms built and installed in a very limited amount of time. 1925 Severn Hall

3 years ago...
It was 3 years ago I spent a week volunteering with artist Robert Stackhouse rebuilding his brass sculpture The Delaware Passage at The Copeland Sculpture Garden located on the grounds of The Delaware Art Museum. This was my first time brazing brass and it worked out fantastic!
Some recent welding at a shooting range. Very interesting.
Sold $80, flower box for a deck.
Sold for $300 today 8/22/2015.
Today's work 8/18/2015, I installed this window guard in Wilmington.
My daughter called me and we were both happily surprised by the window guard! She didn't even know it was there. It's beautiful!!! Will have a check in tomorrow's mail.
I stopped by a friends house and checked in on the tall trellises we installed last year. His climbers are doing so well I can't see the trellises.

a year ago

Here are some solid steel flower garden borders. These are for those take their gardening seriously as they are about half the price of a handrail the same length.

12 feet tall. This will make a great climbing rose trellis. It needs a tight climber so it will maintain the cross shape in flower. $200.

Today's work,
All position aluminum pipe welding on a rocking boat at Indian River Marina.
Come pick something out at 100 Old North Rd.
I did some volunteer work up at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington today.
People keep ripping the perimeter fence apart so they can cut thru the cemetery instead of walking around.
Here's more aluminum railing headed for the scrap yard. People keep putting it in and I keep ripping it out. Installing this of aluminum handrail and railing is a mistake people only make once.
some plasma cutting work.
For my daughter's teacher.
My butterfly bench.
Volunteering at Firefly.
My work horse!
These crosses are about 16 inches. $40 each.
solid steel, very heavy!
Today 5/28/2015 I will volunteer at Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington repairing some old wrought iron fence.
Here's an AC condenser guard I made and installed at Franks Wine in Wilmington. These run a little less than the condenser itself and while that seems like a lot it only seems like a lot until you have to replace the condenser.
a new utility trailer floor for a friend.
$60 each for the top 2, solid 1/2" steel square bar.
3' tall and $80.
a handrail in Smyrna Delaware.
Below is the steel Don Quixote Sculpture I was commissioned to replace.
My latest piece, a steel sculpture of Don Quixote. This was a $900 ordered piece that will be mounted in a garden in the suburbs of Washington DC. in 3 weeks.
much fun to make and I cannot wait to do my next piece, any ideas?
Press release from The Kent County Levy Court, 8/9/2014
Join Kent County for the Unveiling of "Sunshine":
Join Kent County Levy Court Commissioners on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Brian Bachman, of Graydie Welding located in Camden, Delaware, will officially unveil his garden art sculpture ("Sunshine"), which is being placed at the Kent County Community Garden site located on the grounds of the Kent County Complex. "Sunshine" will be on loan to the Kent County Complex for a brief period of time. We look forward to seeing you there!
Artist Brian Bachman of Camden’s metal sculpture “Sunshine” was unveiled in a short ceremony Tuesday evening in the Kent County Community Garden site on the grounds of the Kent County Complex. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers )

By Ashton Brown
Delaware State News

I would love to make a brass or bronze version of "SUNSHINE."
If you are interested in such a project email me.
Here's work from my local competition, check this out.

This is the railing on the Redner's they build less that a mile from my house less than a year ago and now it swings with the wind.

This corner has already popped off and been glued back on. But now the post is rusted through.
My local competitors work and this is why I do not drill large holes into anything outside.
I welded all these metal studs together on Limestone Road right here in Delaware for Scheibel Construction of Maryland.
Repairing steel container doors off route.#9.
This United States is 4-5 feet wide and being delivered today. $250.
here's an 9 foot tall planter I made for my wife.
playing with my plasma cutter...
more plasma cutting
A fireplace grate and a garden arbor
This Butterfly is $500 as is and about 10 feet wide laid flat.
I'm working on a giant steel flower to mount this steel butterfly sculpture.
Here's a link to my News Journal write up
And here's my write up in the Delaware State News

Graydie Welding, LLC

Phone - (302) 753-0695

E-mail address -

Owner, Welder & Designer - Brian Bachman