Experts at sensitivity responding to historic significance
Our ironwork conservation reports are underpinned by understanding how to sensitively respond to historic significance. We believe intervention, be it conservation, repair, alteration or new addition must contribute positively. Our reports enable informed decisions to be made regards planning current and future care, practical conservation, spending and investment. They are characterised by our logical approach, practical understanding of ironwork and competence in communicating appropriate levels of information.
We have worked on prestigious properties from Great Britain to Australia.
Description: In surveying the Commissioners Yard gates and piers, it was clear that impact damage was not the only problem; the overall condition was poor and therefore a complete major restoration was needed. The Grade II* listed gates and piers, erected in 1904 and designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield (the architect who designed Regent Street), […]Read more "Old Scotland Yard | gates and piers"
Description: Removing the paint in a gentle un-abrasive way uncovered a clearer more detailed view of the physical evidence about the gates. These Grade II listed gates were brought from Belgium by the 3rd Lord Holland in 1836, then restored and extended to fit their current position in the early 20th Century. The Ironwork Studio […]Read more "Holland Park Earls Court | gates and lanterns"
Description: A unique pair of gates that had a major transformation from black and white to full colour allowing the detail of the particularly high quality cast panels to be once again appreciated in full. Grade I listed South Gates at Piece Hall were made in 1871 by George Smith & Co, Sun Foundry, Glasgow, […]Read more "Piece Hall, Halifax | gates"
Description: Our client gained a new understanding of this currently decaying entrance through an analysis and evaluation of the physical and historical information. Temple Lodge Gates frame a deceptively unassuming entrance which has fallen into dilapidation and disuse. However, as the current owner recognised, this Grade II listed gateway with overthrow, given its location and […]Read more "Temple Lodge | gates"
An extensive survey with restoration works recommendations for this elaborate 18th century entrance, possibly attributable to Jean Tijou. Service: Full analysis of condition, origin and proposed renovation Client: Jon Culverhouse, CuratorRead more "Burghley House |entrance"