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).
Companies supplying goods or services for Cast Iron
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.
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 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.
Historic Metalwork Conservation Consultancy (HMCC) provides conservation advice on the care, management and preservation of historic metalwork, with a particular emphasis on historic ironwork. Founded in 2011 by Peter Meehan, who has over 25 years experience of working with historic metalwork, both in museum collections or as part of our outdoor heritage. HMCC’s primary aim is to provide specialist advice to all those who have responsibility for historic metalwork in the public and private sector. Services include preparation of condition reports and conservation specifications, storage and care advice, estimating and preparation of tenders, maintenance programmes and management of contractors.
J & J W Longbottom Ltd
Bridge Foundry, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD9 7AW
Tel 01484 682141 Fax 01484 681513
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.
J H Porter’s team of 5 skilled blacksmiths produce a high standard of ironwork.
We can manufacture, restore, reproduce and repair gates, railings, balustrades, grilles, staircases and balconies. An extensive collection of photographs, drawings and cast iron patterns are available in our workshop to assist in project design and development. Clients include architects, churches, English Heritage National Trust, Photographers, as well as the general public. We generally work within the London area, and appreciate the importance of the quality required in maintaining London's unique needs.
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 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 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.
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,
Derbyshire DE12 7DS
Tel 01530 274646 Fax 01530 274647
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.
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.
Casting Repairs Ltd
, Marine House,
Derbyshire S41 8NY Telephone
Metalock Cold Castings Repairs Division
, Metalock Engineering UK Ltd.
Unit H5 Pilgrims Walk
Telephone 02476 338205 Fax 02476 360190