Archive for July 2016

First Impressions Create a Lasting Impression

Alexandre Creze and Ulysse MacCormack, two Compagnons who are coming to the end of a twelve month stay with TOPP & Co. have designed, produced and installed, a beautiful new door for the workshop. The steel …

July 2016

Holland Park Kensington Entrance Gates – all that glitters is actually gold!

We have just re-installed the lovely gates on the entrance to Holland Park in Kensington. If you are passing them on a sunny day please have a pair of sunglasses handy because they have been gilded …

July 2016

Bronze Handrail — A New Profile — MBH6

The use of Bronze handrails on projects is becoming increasingly more popular so we have added another new profile to our existing range of manganese bronze handrails, bringing the total available to 6. As with all …

July 2016

San Francisco bronze work completed

Jerome has just come back from San Francisco where he and a small team have been overseeing the final stages of installation of several large decorative bronze gates, railings & grilles which we made and shipped …

July 2016

Durham Cathedral Handrails

This bespoke handrail section was designed by the architect and rolled in our workshop specifically for this Durham Cathedral project. As part of a £10 million multiphase HLF development at Durham Cathedral, we were asked to …

July 2016

Nicola Emmerson has co-published a scientific paper on corrosion rates of various wrought iron samples when coated with 5 different preparations

We cannot publish anything but the abstract, but she has made her email address available and if you want to question her about her findings, you can. The abstract, which raises some of the issues …

July 2016

NHIG Conference – 2017

The National Ironwork Heritage Group (NHIG) are planning their first International Conference and Forge-In for 2017. NHIG are currently in talks with a number of potential partners such as British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA) , The …

July 2016