Replication and Restoration

The conscientious restoration of heritage ironwork is a wide field with many, often conflicting, factors to take into account when planning interventions.  Minimal intervention can sometimes compete with the need to maintain structural integrity or aesthetic considerations.  Use of original materials and techniques can create problems when balanced against a requirement to keep all repairs visible to close inspection.

conservation awareness informs all of our recommendations and work.  Our traditional craft knowledge is allied to awareness of, and facility with, all modern metalworking techniques and how they may be appropriately applied on a case by case basis.

One of our distinguishing features is our ability to replicate missing features from heritage ironwork. The processes and tooling involved in producing forged ironwork are highly specialised and take many years to develop, so there are very few businesses in the UK offering this service from qualified conservators

Repoussé copper leaves
Repoussé copper leaves

A pair of repoussé copper leaves thats neeeded duplication.

Screens
Screens

This substantial and impressive set of screens on a private estate had near universal coating failure and as a result were badly corroded. With their fine forging and extensive leaf work they are a vi…

Wing Church
Wing Church

This conservation job required restoring the rail heads at Wing Church in Buckinghamshire. The rail head had been damaged and had deteriorated to an advanced stage, with one of the heads snapped in tw…

You can find more examples of our work in our Portfolio