Amenities Construction Takes Shape with GMF Fabrications

Amenities Construction Takes Shape with GMF Fabrications

A luxury apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York differentiates its offerings with unique amenities designed and built by NYEG Corp. All metal fabricating for the architectural and amenities construction at The Denizen Y, located at 54 Noll Avenue in Brooklyn, was produced at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating.

It was a pleasure working with the designers and builders at NYEG. In collaboration with their team, GMF custom fabricated unique metal fixtures and components for seamlessly integrated amenities featured throughout The Denizen Y project. The results could make almost any architect blush.

If there was one key word that could explain why GMF was chosen for the architectural and ornamental metals for this project, it would be capabilities. Very few independent fabricators have the size, capacity and variety of equipment combined with the experience that we offer. That’s why this New York firm came to New Hampshire for the metals. Strategically, we tend to put ourselves out there when it comes to sophisticated and challenging jobs.

As the metals supplier for this million square-foot project, GMF helped NYEG build more than 50 distinctive attractions, facades, surfaces and service centers, including:

  • • 7 fitness gyms
  • • 15′ X 54′ swimming pool
  • • 6 hot tubs (2 rooftop infinity tubs)
  • • 5 themed elevator concepts
  • • Bowling alley
  • • Rooftop urban farm
  • • Outdoor mini golf course
  • • Beer brewery
  • • Wine room/wine storage
  • • Chef’s/teaching kitchen
  • • Public park between buildings
  • • Arcade room
  • • Fireplace lounge
  • • Rock-climbing wall
  • • Playroom
  • • Card room
  • • Dog spa


The Denizen Y project showcases some of the most interesting (and fun) special amenities we’ve ever seen in an apartment complex, and If it involved metal, we made it!

As an example, look at this steel ribbon style railing that was fabricated in sections, then installed and finished for a beautiful seamless appearance (even while still under construction).

To learn more about this amazing property, you can visit the NYEG project page. If you have any questions about the metal work involved with building custom amenities for your residence or facility, feel free to contact one of our specialists online or by phone at 603-889-2600.

Learning S.T.E.M. from M.A.Y.H.E.M.

GMFCo Continues to Support Local FIRST Robotics Team

Building a functioning robot is all about applying Science, Technology and Engineering as well as Math (STEM) to solve the problems associated with mechanical implementation. You need to design and fabricate working parts to build a physical machine that functions as intended.

GMFCo, along with several other companies, is instrumental in supporting Milford Area Youth Homeschoolers Enriching Minds (MAYHEM), more specifically, the Mechanical Mayhem First Robotics team. These students need quality components to build top ranking robots.

If you happen to be interested, there are always opportunities for businesses to help M.M. and other FIRST teams in New Hampshire and around the country.

FIRST Robotics, founded by Dean Kamen, inventor and businessman, started in 1989 and is based in Manchester, NH. It’s a “public charity designed to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, and to motivate them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM fields.”

The Crucial Importance of STEM

Properly applying STEM to your parts designs assures they will work. Fostering STEM learning  rewards businesses with critically skilled people and helps build a better engineered world for all of humanity. This is why we’re so happy to be participating in the FIRST Robotics program!

We are always amazed at the ingenuity of Mechanical Mayhem, the aforementioned FIRST Robotics high school team that we sponsor. We work with their CAD drawings, much the same as we would with our professional engineer clients, to produce finished metal parts for their robots. The only real difference is that our student engineers are more fun to work with (no offense to our professional customers).

The Future of Industry

Youthful and creative energy, along with the spirit of competition, bring fresh perspectives to our shop each year and now we get excited every spring when the FIRST Robotics Competition gets going. In fact, we recently completed parts fabrication for Mechanical Mayhem’s 2019 robot and we really enjoyed working with these kids and their teachers.

We’d like to share part of a note we received from our team. “Thank you so much… We truly appreciate your generous donation to Mechanical Mayhem… through your contribution… mentors teach and inspire young adults to creatively use software, hardware and power tools to design, build and program an industrial-size robot to compete in high intensity tournaments… Thank you again for investing in their future.”

If you would like to support Mechanical Mayhem or learn more about and how they are helping area young people learn and develop STEM skills, visit their website at If you happen to be an educator interested in helping students learn about careers in metal fabrication and manufacturing, feel free to call (603) 889-2600 or contact us online.

Functional Metal Accents in Custom Residential Architecture

In our previous article, we focused on exposed structural steel in architecture and how to specify the right grade of metal based on the level of visibility or proximity to the eye. Now we’d like to look closer at some of the more striking and beautiful creations we’ve manufactured to help home owners and architects realize their visions in home design – adding function and even some fun!

Most construction firms have one or two metal fabricators in their stable of go-to suppliers. These contractors provide miscellaneous custom metal fixtures like fencing, guard rails, hand rails, stair components and frames. Sometimes, however, the usual “miscellaneous metals” shops the builder uses just can’t provide the size, precision or finishing requirements to meet the architect’s design vision for their client’s project. Here’s where a full capability shop comes in, especially one that can handle large precision parts.

You design it, we make it.

Some of the most interesting work we do is manifest in unique residential living spaces both inside and outdoors, since architectural metal fabrication has become one of our specialties. When we work with architects and builders, we support their creativity by offering solutions to some of their most challenging metals projects.

We could list all the different kinds of building components and features we work on such as these patio deck features illustrated, but suffice it to say that if it’s made of metal, there’s a very good chance we can fabricate it just the way you envision it.
One of our advantages is having the ability to work with longer and larger metal parts, requiring fewer sections, seams and welds.
GMFCo was chosen to fabricate the architectural metals shown in these images of residences in Brooklyn, New York. We were fortunate to be called upon because of our hard-to-find large cutting, bending and specialized machining capabilities. This reminds us that “where others see problems, we see opportunities!”

Check out more of the results…

If you have questions about custom architecture metal fabrications, feel free to call us at 603-889-2600 or contact us online here.