When working on a historic building we can understand its significance; in terms of historic, aesthetic and social value. Whether it’s in restoration or reproduction we have the intention to keep as much existing material as possible. The object must be retained in its original location and protected. We view our restoration work as contribution to the protection of our heritage. Each project is researched and as much of the original detail is retained as possible. Then we apply ironwork methods of the time to produce an authentic result.
When reproduction is required, we provide a comprehensive survey on the condition of the piece. We can re-create missing elements of original objects, or we can create a whole new piece. We examine, research and apply our extensive experience to faithfully reproduce the Blacksmith’s original work in the time-honoured fashion. Decisions on the use of materials must respect minimal intrusion, new components must replicate the exact, original method of construction. We regularly work with wrought ironwork, steel, cast iron, copper, brass and bronze.