Authentic in style, detailing & construction
The Ironwork Studio’s historic expertise enables us to design new work which is authentic in style, detailing & construction techniques to the period required. This knowledge is essential for reinstatement & enhancement projects on listed properties or in conservation areas. It is however, also commonly applied to new buildings in classical styles where quality and attention to detail are of paramount importance.
Description: Working with an outline concept proposal, provided by the architect, we developed a theme, both visually and technically, to give the result artistic flow and a feeling of authenticity. Founded by Charles the II in 1682 the principle buildings of Royal Hospital Chelsea are by Sir Christopher Wren and references to them have been […]Read more "Royal Hospital Chelsea | gates"
Description: even when you think you know historic ironwork inside out it can still be a demanding task to decipher a true original design, especially the detail, when working from photos. Grade I listed and finished in 1876, the famous towered hotel at the front of St Pancras Station is one of London’s iconic landmarks. […]Read more "St. Pancras Station | weathervanes"
Description: lost then found, the gates to Weston Park provided a unique opportunity to compare the replacement replicas to the originals. Weston Park, formally Weston Hall and grounds, is a five hectare pubic park that was opened to the public in 1875. Grade II listed, the ornate terracotta pillars and pair of gates, forming the […]Read more "Weston Park | gates"
Description: At the opening party the biggest complement was that nobody realised the handrail was new, they thought it had always been there. St Pauls is one of the most famous and recognisable sights in London with its Whispering Gallery located at the top of a large spiral stairwell – 259 steps, 99 feet (30m) […]Read more "St. Pauls Catherdral |handrail"
Description: New work in the style of an 18th Century London town house. Provided with a concept by the architect the design was tweaked to enhance the detailing and three dimensional qualities. Service: Concept Design Development and Specification Architect: John Simpson & Partners Location: Chelsea, LondonRead more "Old Church Street | railings"
Description: This late medieval Grade II* manor house, one of the most interesting and oldest in Ripon, was adapted to its present form in the late 17th Century when the unusual circular windows were inserted. New railings and a lantern in an arch for the front entrance, sympathetic to the property in a traditional, classic […]Read more "St Agnes Lodge | railings"