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Bronze

Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, and has an attractive patina. It is used in architecture for sculpture, ironmongery and for high quality doors and windows ( see under Steel Windows). A number of metalworkers and conservators include Bronze in their specialisms.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Bronze
Anthony Temperton
16 The Bull Centre Stockton on the Forest York YO32 9LE
Tel 01904 400686
Email: temperton@btinternet.com
Website: fanlights.co.uk
Worked for over 25 years as a stained glass conservator at York Glaziers Trust, one of the UK’s leading conservation studios, before leaving to work on fanlights and stained glass on a freelance basis. Also Georgian metal skylights, bronze glazing bars for windows and stained glass conservation.
Architectural Bronze Casements
Belton Park, Londonthorpe Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9SJ.
Tel 0845 6000 660 Fax 01476 578555
Email: enquiries@bronzecasements.com
Website: www.bronzecasements.com
Architectural Bronze Casements are beautiful handmade metal windows offering an exciting and traditional alternative to steel windows. Made from architectural bronze, they are usually incorporated within stone mullions, brick or timber openings. For older properties, the combination of our sympathetic casement design coupled with its ability to house an extremely efficient slim double glazed unit has enabled us to provide a solution that not only complements the façade of any structure, but also reduces heat loss. We also design and make a range of bronze doors and bronze secondary glazing.
Bassett & Findley Ltd
Talbot Road North Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN8 1QS
Tel 01933 224898 Fax 01933 227731
Email: info@bassettandfindley.co.uk
Website: www.bfbassettandfindley.co.uk
Whilst the Company carries out a wide range of architectural metalwork including shopfront, in heritage terms it is known for its bronze metalwork including repairs and refurbishment as well as new windows and doors.
Britannia Architectural Metalwork Ltd
The Old Coach House, Draymans Way, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AY, UK.
Tel 01420 84427 Fax 01420 89056
Email: info@britannia.uk.com
Website: www.britannia.uk.com
Britannia Architectural Metalwork Ltd are cast iron and traditional metalwork specialists in Cast Iron, Bronze, Aluminium or Wrought Iron including restoration and conservation as well as products such as railings, gates and street furniture.
Calibre Metalwork Limited
Hazel Knoll Farm, Torkington Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 6NW
Tel 0161 427 4603
Email: steve.gort@calibremetalwork.co.uk
Website: www.calibremetalwork.co.uk
Calibre Metalwork provides conservation and restoration services to the standard expected by heritage professionals. Our principled approach aims to save original fabric, use authentic materials, and apply traditional craft techniques. Our consultancy service provides specifiers with condition assessments and budget pricing. Typical projects include railings, gates, balconies, balustrading, bandstands, park shelters, metal windows and all manner of architectural metalwork in cast iron, wrought iron, steel, bronze and brass. We can also arrange stonework and other trades to provide a complete service, and cover all parts of the UK from our Stockport workshop.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Email: pa@hirst-conservation.com
Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
Leander Architectural
Fletcher Foundry Hallstead Close Dove Holes Buxton Derbyshire SK17 8BP
Tel 01298 814941 Fax 01298 814970
Email: sales@leanderarchitectural.co.uk
Website: www.leanderarchitectural.co.uk
Leander is a family business dating back to 1874. They are versatile designers and fabricators, used to combining cast and wrought metals into complete structures of all kinds. Traditional items include pavement canopies and arcades. Contemporary and bespoke work is very diverse, ranging from replica World War 1 railway wagons to public art commissions. Their products include architectural metalwork, bandstands, information displays, military and war memorials, aluminium, bronze, etched and engraved plaques, railway items, sculptures and murals, signs and fingerposts.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
Email: info@rrconservation.co.uk
Website: www.rrconservation.co.uk
An established conservation and restoration company with an experienced team of conservators, restorers and mount makers. Our highly skilled team is able to work with and conserve artwork, sculpture, metalwork, stone and historic interiors. Our client base is as diverse as our skill set and includes the likes of national museums, institutions and private collectors. We follow the highest professional standards in conservation ethics, offering consultation, full documentation of all work and advice for future care. Richard Rogers Conservation is included in the Conservation Register and is a PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).
Rupert Harris Conservation
Studio 5c, Block A, 1 Fawe Street, Poplar, London E14 6PD
Tel 020 7515 2020 Fax 020 7987 7994
Email: mail@rupertharris.com
Website: www.rupertharris.com
Rupert Harris Conservation was established in 1982 and was appointed Metalwork Conservation Advisor to the National Trust in the same year. Since then the company has built a reputation as the leading conservators of metalwork and sculpture in the UK. The studio’s work covers bronze, lead, cast-iron, zinc and electrotype sculpture; modern and contemporary art; historic lighting; gold; silver; fine ironwork; arms and armour; ecclesiastical metalwork; casting, replication and consultancy. Clients include the National Trust, English Heritage and the Royal Collection as well as major museums, art galleries, local authorities, architects, auction houses and private collectors. Accredited member of ICON.