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.
Companies supplying goods or services for Bronze
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 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.
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 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 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
London Office, 75 Cowcross Street,
London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
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 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.
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 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.