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Heritage Gate Restoration
Cliveden House, Berkshire

Client: Daedalus Conservation & The National Trust

In May 2016 we began work at Cliveden House. The project was a full repair, conservation and redecoration. Restoring the ironwork gates and screens below the South Terrace at Cliveden House. Also, the gates at the Sounding chamber and Fernery's (East and West Terraces.) Many parts of the gates had to be hand forged as they had corroded badly and needed special attention.  The material for this project we chose pure iron. Our expertise in this field meant we were able to remake exact replicas of intricate pieces to conserve the iconic gates and screens.

We made major repairs and redecoration to the Pedestrian Side gate to the Cockerel Pavilion. We used the technique of Shot blasting (firing a material, such as metal dust, at the gates to reveal the previous detail behind the paint). Hand forging various missing leaf patterns on the large gates.

We provided a full heritage documentation to mark the condition of the property before we began our work. We had to use drawings and annotate every change and restoration adjustment we made. This was so that when Cliveden House give the gates maintenance in 5-10 years’ time, they will know exactly what we did and what condition the heritage is in now.

Newton Forge Limited, Hillside, Manston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. DT10 1EY
Company Reg: 04707489

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