Archive for the Restoration category

Halifax market gates are back home

Calderdale Council kindly let us use this video they shot of Barry and team installing the restored Halifax Borough Market gates. Click this link to see the video

August 2018

Work on the restoration work for the Natural History Museum in London goes on…and on… and on.

Installation of the first batch of gates. railings and lanterns has now been completed and back to their former glory. Hope you like the colour, Who said ironwork should be black anyway. still no rest on …

October 2017

The Natural History Museum Railing Restoration

We are currently restoring the boundary railings at the Grade I Listed Natural History Museum in London. The railings appear for the most part to be original, dating from the construction of the building in the …

March 2017

Halifax Market Historic gates to be restored

The historic sets of gates at Halifax Borough Market are getting a makeover — carefully being restored to their former glory. The eight sets of gates used to secure the market are all original meaning they're …

March 2017

Salts Mill Saltaire Bradford – A Project Completed

TOPP & Co. have completed the task of removing the old heavy cast iron panels from site, repairing and refitting broken finials, refurbishing the panels and returning them to site. Salts Mill is a former textile …

September 2016

Ironwork should not just be black!

One of National Heritage Ironwork Group's (NHIG) goals is to educate those outside of the fields of conservation, who may have stewardship of historic ironwork, about the importance of proper treatment of decorative ironwork, including …

September 2016

Wrought Iron Technical & Specification Downloads

Whilst a commercial operation TOPP & Co. endeavours to provide both education and technical advice on historic ironwork in order to raise awareness and raise the standard of restoration and thereby preserve an important part of …

September 2016

What is Wrought Iron?

Wrought iron is actually a material, not a descriptive term for items made in iron. Wrought iron is the forgeable, ferrous material made until about the mid-twentieth century that has been replaced by modern mild …

September 2016

NHIG Heritage Ironwork Seminar – Ferrous Metals in Heritage Ironwork

NHIG have announced they will be holding a one day seminar on Friday 11th November 2016 at The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Topics to be discussed include - How iron is made Ferrous metals Repair Methods Price: £45 including lunch and all refreshments (£35 students). …

September 2016

Shrewsbury Cathedral

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

August 2016