It can be hard to find suitable ironwork for a period house. Poor design, hollow sections welded together and the repeated use of cast iron spears are problems all too often seen in modern installations.
Our ironwork is very different, both in quality and appearance. As well as providing a wide range of period designs for you to choose from, we can also create a bespoke item that’s unique to your home. We can also tackle very complex jobs as well as recreate the most detailed of period designs.
Step one - the brief
You may already have a clear idea of what you want but if not we can help with ideas using archive reference books, our extensive portfolio of designs and samples of ironwork.
Step two – design
We usually arrange a site visit to take precise measurements and to understand your requirements better. We’ll then send accurate freehand sketches, or computer-aided design drawings where appropriate, to you for approval.
Step three – visual sketches and photomontage
We find it particularly useful to provide a photomontage of the ironwork in situ. This scale replica of the design helps you visualise how it will look after installation and can also be enormously useful in any planning applications. Using Autocad, we can also check every dimension of the design before we begin manufacture. Also popular with clients are our pencil sketches – please click on the thumbnails for examples.
Step four – quotation
We’ll give you an itemised quote for the total cost of the project, including delivery, so you know exactly what you’re paying for. Once you’ve accepted the quote, we require a 50 per cent deposit to begin manufacture.
Step five – manufacture and delivery
Manufacture can take three to four months, depending on the complexity of the project. We’ll keep you updated on progress throughout, before agreeing a date for delivery. The balance of the invoice is due on completion of the order as quoted.