What You Need Is Security
What We Add Is Freedom

Security can feel more like a jail term, so we’ve created the perfect blend of high security, versatility, design, class and personalised service for your home or business. Get home free.

Welcome to Freedom Bars.

Designer gates and window burglar proofing
What You Need Is Security
What We Add Is Freedom

Security can feel more like a jail term, so we’ve created the perfect blend of high security, versatility, design, class and personalised service for your home or business. Get home free.

Welcome to Freedom Bars.

Designer security gates & window burglar proofing

…that secures your home without sacrificing your freedom.

Our design, manufacturing and installation operations collaborate with you to protect and safeguard your space.

By combining design, state of the art fabrication technologies and high level security components, we provide tailor-made security gate and burglar proofing solutions that make a bold statement in strength and style.

Our Product Range Includes:

Creator & Founder

Barry Lottering

I graduated in fine art and hold a master’s degree in graphic design. Studying sculpture helped me to understand three dimensional form and creative processes associated with works in various metal substrates. Artistic sensitivity to form and composition, together with my love for design and problem solving has allowed me to develop functional security that protects and enhances the beauty of homes and business premises at the same time. Freedom Bars was born from my desire to protect my family without leaving us feeling like prisoners in our own home. One of my favourite verses in the Bible is Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free…” and I love using the creative gifting God has given me to provide homes and business environments with security as well as sense of freedom.

I’d love to talk to you about your security needs and ideas.

Barry Lottering - Designer of bespoke gates and window burglar proofing

Service Area

Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounds
Freedom Bars is based in Port Elizabeth. We manufacture and install security gates and window security screens for customers in: St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis, Jeffreys Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Grahamstown and Port Alfred.
Like our work? We invite businesses, specifiers and complexes to contact us for large scale installations in South Africa’s major centres.

Superior Quality Security Gates & Burglar Proofing

Freedom Bars are not just a pretty face, they are built for strength and built to last. People often ask, “How strong are Freedom Bars gates and window security screens?” Our answer is always: how strong do you want them to be? We will guide you to solutions tailored to your specific requirements: Substrates, material thicknesses, locks, components, coatings and patterns are fully customisable. If it’s strength, reliability, versatility, and lasting style you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place.

Freedom Bars are designed and manufactured in Gqeberha and proudly supports local manufacturing and sustainable local job creation.

Freedom Bars took home the Local Excellence 1st Prize for stand and design excellence at the 2017 Homemakers Expo.

We manufacture using only the most suitable substrates for each installation. Whether it’s an indoor passage gate, or a beach house pedestrian gate facing the ocean, you can count on us providing the right materials and components for the job. Freedom Bars gates and window security screens have zero welding and no closed tubes. This means no moisture buildup in closed spaces, higher levels of corrosion resistance and a seamless design and construction. Having served coastal regions since 2014, we’ve adopted a critical approach to manufacturing for high corrosion environments. We know what works and what doesn’t.

We have a wide range of colours to choose from, and coating is done to a very high specification. Our coating technologies include standard and green-cured, indoor and outdoor, textured and smooth coatings to suit every taste, function and environment.

From the start, Freedom Bars has always listened to our clients with a view to providing solutions. Just about everything is open to discussion, and this has resulted in a wide range of products suited to your specific needs. These include but are not limited to single door and pedestrian gates, French gates, passage gates, stacking gates, sliding gates, panels, window security screens, window gates and even signage. We can also specify and integrate a full range of locking, hinging and access control systems according to your specific requirements. 

Freedom Bars has a growing portfolio of standard patterns and designs to suit all tastes. From seamless geometric patterns to more illustrative compositions, there’s something for everyone. We go the extra mile to understand and deliver exactly what you want. 

Custom solutions are what get us really excited. For those who want something truly unique, our custom shop will work with you through a consultation, design and revision process for that one-of-a-kind statement for your home or business. We’ve even measured our client’s pets for custom doggy doors in our gates. Freedom Bars will never force a square pug into a round hole. We redesign the hole.


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