Newton Forge will be closing for the Holidays from the 21st December 2017 until the 2nd January 2018. We wish you a wonderful break, and look forward to the New Year!
In order to improve efficiency within our business we are implementing a new VOIP phone system on Friday 27th January. There may be a few hours in which our number is not reachable so please email us if you need to speak to one of our team urgently on firstname.lastname@example.org. All should be resolved by Friday afternoon. Thankyou.
Once again we are pleased to be exhibiting at the Listed Property Show, Olympia, 18th & 19th February where we will be demonstrating some of our metalwork skills. We look forward to meeting both listed property owners, architects, building contractors and heritage professionals with enquiries for future projects. Please visit www.lpoc.co.uk for more information.
Gary and Chloe walked 22 miles from Weymouth to Corfe Castle along the beautiful Jurassic Coast to raise money for this great cause. Well done!
We are pleased to see that Portaferry Church in Ireland has now opened its doors following an extensive restoration programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other private benefactors. We played a small part in the restoration by supplying new replica heritage cast iron windows to replace the originals that were damaged beyond repair. Visit http://www.porticoards.com/venue-hire to find out more about the Church and view a great image of the cast iron windows supplied by Newton Forge.
We were asked to demostrate both our heritage restoration and forging skills on this interesting new programme by George Clarke. We will be on Episode 2 (14th June 2016) assisting with the transformation of a small terraced cottage. We can't wait to see the 'big reveal'.
We had a great weekend at the show in Olympia, meeting with listed property owners and other like minded professional architects and contractors. Lee, our lead blacksmith, demonstrated the ancient art of repousse, a metalworking technique in which malleable metal is shaped or ornamented by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. After two days of intermittent tapping away with a variety of tools he had created a sun and moon.