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Cast Iron Railings & Wrought Iron Railings

From the early 18th century, cast iron superceded wrought iron for railings and the wide spread use of basements in towns from the 17th century encouraged the widespread use of railings. It is important that in repairing or reinstating railings that wel detailed, good quality and substantial copies are used based on detailed research.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Cast Iron Railings & Wrought Iron Railings
Black Dragon Forge
Black Dragon Forge, 4 Hancock Row, Greenaway Lane, Hackney, Derbyshire DE4 2RA
Tel 01629 312994 Mob 07984 668981
Email: dan@blackdragonforge.co.uk
Website: www.blackdragonforge.co.uk
Master blacksmith specialising in traditional hot forging techniques. I design, make and install hand forged bespoke ironwork of the highest standards using traditional skills and techniques. All work is unique and designed with both site and client in mind. Whether contemporary or traditional in style the attention to detail and hand forged methods ensure the work is in keeping with, and enhances, its environment. I can also seemlessly restore, re-instate or replicate old wrought iron, and now offer have-a-go sessions teaching the noble art of the blacksmith.
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.
J H Porter
13 Cranleigh Mews, Cabul Road, London SW11 2QL
Tel 020 7978 5576 Fax 020 7924 7081
Email: info@jhporter.co.uk
Website: www.jhporter.co.uk
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.
Marsh Brothers Engineering Services Ltd
PO BOX 3, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LT
Tel 01629 636532
Email: info@marshbrothers.co.uk
Website: www.marshbrothers.co.uk
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 & 01914136505
Email: david@mcgregorpatterns.co.uk
Website: www.mcgregorpatterns.co.uk
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
Newton Forge, Hillside, Manston, Sturminster Newton, Dorset. DT10 1EY
Tel 01258 472407 Fax 01258 471111
Email: mail@newtonforge.co.uk
Website: www.newtonforge.co.uk
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.
Topp & Co
Unit 5, The Airfield, Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire YO61 1ST
Tel 01347 833173 Fax 01347 838137
Email: enquiry@toppandco.com
Website: www.toppandco.com
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.
Heritage Cast Iron, c/o Hall & Pickles Poynton Industrial Estate London Road Poynton STOCKPORT Cheshire SK12 1NB Telephone 01625 855555 Fax 01625 878057 Website: www.heritagecastiron.com
Lost Art, Dominic Liptrot, 1 Yewdale Crescent, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 2HP, U.K Telephone 01257 464601 Fax 01257 464601 Website: www.lost-art.co.uk
Metalcraft Tottenham Ltd, 6-40 Durnford Street, Seven Sisters Road, London, N15 5NQ Telephone 0208 802 1715 Fax 0208 802 1258 Website: www.MakingMetalWork.com