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Cast Iron

There are still a number of iron foundries and metalworkers across the country who specialise in cast iron . These include products such as street furniture, gates and railings as well as made to order copies. (see also subsections on Cast Iron).

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Companies supplying goods or services for Cast Iron
Calibre Metalwork Limited
Hazel Knoll Farm, Torkington Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 6NW
Tel 0161 427 4603
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.
Cast Iron Welding Services Limited
Samson Road Hermitage Industrial Estate Coalville Leicestershire LE67 3FP
Tel 01530 811308
Established in 1946, their specialty is gas fusion welding repairs for cast iron. The technique can be used for invisible but strong repairs of large items down to thin elements such as balustrades, gates and lamp posts. They can also refurbish and reconstruct cast iron structural elements. Previous projects include Brighton sea front and Tower Bridge. Heritage work covers architectural, steam and vintage vehicle components as well as the marine engine industry . Typical problems include mechanical damage, fractures, erosion and cracks. Components are dismantled, cleaned and tested. Repair is cost effective when compared to the cost of recasting.
Dorothea Restorations
William Street, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0RG
Tel 0845 4780773
Dorothea Restorations are experts in the restoration and conservation of historic architectural metalwork and machinery, experienced in cast iron stitching and welding, structural welding of wrought iron, specialist joinery and carpentry, specialist glazing including lead came work, patination and cleaning of lead, copper, brass and bronze, gilding. Conservation blacksmithing, using wrought iron. Dressing, repair and manufacture of burr millstones, repairs to traditional windmills and watermills and restoration of historic machinery.
J & J W Longbottom Ltd
Bridge Foundry, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD9 7AW
Tel 01484 682141
J & J.W.Longbottom Ltd are an old established iron foundry (1919), specialising in cast iron rainwater and soil goods, and ancillary castings. The product range includes: pipes, gutters, fittings, hopper heads, gratings, air bricks, wall plates and pavement lights. A 40 page fully illustrated catalogue is available on request.
Leander Architectural
Fletcher Foundry Hallstead Close Dove Holes Buxton Derbyshire SK17 8BP
Tel 01298 814941
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.
Marsh Brothers Engineering Services Ltd

Tel 01629 636532
Marsh Brothers Engineering Services Ltd specialise in all kinds of repairs, renovation and the manufacture of exact copies of 18th and 19th century cast and wrought iron structures including bridge arches, parapets and balustrading, balconies, staircases, railings and gates, lantern lights and atrium roofs or any other decorative and structural features.
McGregor Patterns
The Peacocks, Kyo Lane, Greenside, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE40 4JR
Tel 07713 149 432
McGregor Patterns specialises in restoration pattern making, we are a family run business based in the North East of England. We create patterns from drawings, samples and photographs, all patterns are made to suit foundry specifications and range from finials, balusters, panels and gates. With over 50 years experience we have been supplying some of the UK's most prestigious landmark restorations including Stanley Park Liverpool, Stirling Castle, Kensington Palace Loggia and Buckingham Palace.
Newton Forge
Unit 20c, Butts Pond Industrial Estate, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1AZ
Tel 01258 472407
At Newton Forge they have over 30 years of experience in the restoration and production of traditional wrought and cast ironwork. Their expert craftsmen and high standards have brought them a reputation as one of the country’s leading specialists in working with heritage ironwork. Their work includes heritage restoration, traditional reproduction, design and commission, cast iron and estate management maintenance.
Slinden Services Ltd ( Cast Iron Repairs )
L3 Olympic House, Westminster Industrial Estate, Measham, Derbyshire DE12 7DS
Tel 01530 274646
Specialists in the repair of broken and damaged Cast Iron : Railings, Balustrades, Columns, Canopies, Lamp Posts, Bridges, Gates etc. using our approved ‘Fusion Welding Procedure’ and/or ‘Metal Stitching’ re-casting service available for any missing castings/sections. All components are dismantled, cleaned and expertly repaired followed by re-assembly, shot-blasting and painting to customer requirements. On Site Re-fitting service available. Restoring items to their former glory and preserving components created by our ancestors and preserved for our future generations. On-site inspection, free quotation and collection/delivery service also available. Please call our team for any further advice.
Topp & Co
Unit 5, The Airfield, Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire YO61 1ST
Tel 01347 833173
Specialists in Historic Ironwork. Caring for the fine metalwork at some of the most architecturally sensitive sites in the world demands superb craftsmanship and, as leading authorities in the ancient craft of blacksmithing, we thrive on the demanding technical challenges set by the heritage sector. Our relationship with leading architects, specialist contractors, conservation experts and practitioners is central to our ability to deliver to the highest standards. Our specialist division, ‘The Real Wrought Iron Company’, is the only supplier of genuine wrought iron in the world.
Waltham Forest Engineering
Unit 16 Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate, Oakwood Hill, Loughton, Essex IG10 3TZ
Tel 02085020337
We work with aluminium, brass, cast iron, mild steel, stainless steel and wrought iron. We have repaired gates, railings and handrails in Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed properties so well you wouldn't know they'd been damaged. We've also fabricated and installed new gates, railings and handrails at such sites that were so totally in keeping with their surroundings you would think they were of the same period. If you need historic architectural metalwork repaired, restored or re-created, we're the people to come to for a free, no obligation, quote.
Britannia Architectural Metalwork Ltd, The Old Coach House, Draymans Way, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AY, UK. Telephone 01420 84427 Website:
Bruce & Hyslop, Telephone 07740 278350 Website:
J H Porter, 13 Cranleigh Mews, Cabul Road, London SW11 2QL Telephone 020 7978 5576 Website:
Metalock Cold Castings Repairs Division, Metalock Engineering UK Ltd. Unit H5 Pilgrims Walk Prologis Park Coventry CV6 4QG Telephone 02476 338205 Website:
The Cast Iron Company Limited, Telephone 01483 203388 Website: