Archive for August 2016

Wormistourne House Balustrade

This traditionally made external steel balustrading was recently installed at Wormistourne House - Scotland. More information and finished pictures of this project will be uploaded soon.

August 2016

Reproducing new cast iron railings from old photographs

We have recently finished making and installing these cast iron railings for the Rhodes Building at Oriel College in Oxford. The railings are to reinstate Champneys originals previously running across the front of the building, …

August 2016

Shrewsbury Cathedral

We are pleased to be working once again for Shrewsbury Cathedral, this time replicating a brass candlestick.  

August 2016

Working with Genuine Puddled Wrought Iron

Puddled iron is a mixture of nearly pure iron with up to 5% siliceous (glassy) slags, which take the form of linear fibres - giving the metal its characteristic grain. Puddled iron is for the …

August 2016

New Guidelines for Projects Using Mild Steel

TOPP & Co. have recently issued a set of guidelines for making new items, such as gates and railings, in mild steel using the skills of the blacksmith and the traditional techniques. Cost is often an issue …

August 2016

Bronze Handrail — New Profile — MBH3

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

August 2016

Bespoke wrought iron handrails

We recently completed a project to supply and install two runs of wrought iron convex handrails, with cast iron supporting posts, at a private local residence in Boroughbridge.  

August 2016

Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork Short Course

West Dean College in West Sussex is running a short course covering the conservation of structural metalwork and architectural features and includes repair techniques of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The 3 day course runs from 6th …

August 2016