Restoration

In the creation of historic ornamental wrought ironwork, exceptional skill was demanded from the smiths of the time. Quality restoration of such work demands like for like materials and mastery of the original techniques. Topp & Co has over 30 years experience in both the conservation and restoration of historic wrought and cast ironwork. We pride ourselves in having the biggest workshop in the country consisting of fully trained smiths with similar skills to those of the 18th and 19th centuries, for example wrought iron worked at the anvil by forge welding techniques. Our blacksmiths are also fully conversant with the materials used and their properties i.e. puddled and charcoal wrought iron as well as cast iron.

New gates & Ironwork Restoration for Barnes Park, Sunderland

We worked with main contractor Brambledown on this restoration project of Barnes Park in Sunderland. The works comprised of a …

Railing restoration – Bolton Town Hall

Restoration to cast Iron railings at the Town Hall of a Grade II listed building in the centre of Bolton. …

Gate & railing restoration for Kent House — Hammersmith.

Kent House, including railings and gate, was given statutory protection as a Grade II listed building in June 1954.  It …

Features of the blacksmiths craft

Traditional blacksmithing techniques have a timeless quality and produce work that has a unique look and feel. These images are simply …