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Restoration & Conservation of Wrought & Cast Ironwork / page 2

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Rebuilt gates following restoration. Download time approx 5 seconds using an 56k modem

Conservation - Wrought Ironwork

Pontypool & Abersychan Joint War Memorial. The Gates were completely destroyed by a falling tree. Fine Iron re- designed the gates based on the original design by combining cast iron and forged iron. This project was particularly time critical as the Gates and railings centred as the backdrop for the Armistice Day memorial service.
Masonary and stonework also re-instated, please click on it for an enlargement. Download time approx 5 seconds using an 56k modem

Conservation - Cast Ironwork

Side entrance gate also at the Pontypool site. Much of the masonary and stonework was also rebuilt by Fine Iron.
Ironwork ready for gilding

Restoring - Wrought Ironwork

You can see the structure of the main gate (pictured above) more clearly in this photograph taken in one of our workshops. At this point the ironwork has been prepared ready to receive top coats and gilding.
Restoration of iron gates nearing completion

Restoring Wrought & Cast Iron

Another workshop shot, the gate has now been painted and the gold work is nearly complete.
Railings and bronze plaques were also restored

Restoring - Wrought Iron Railings

Extensive work was also required on the railings associated with the Pontypool & Abersychan Memorial Gates.
Click on this image to see an entire run of railings including the restored bronze plaques containing the names of those who gave their lives and are commemorated by these gates.
Fully restored wrought iron gates lock and and handles

Wrought Ironwork - Restoration

These exquisite gate handles perfectly compliment the craftsmanship encompassed in these gates.
See below for how the lock and handle mechanism looked before restoration.
Ornate wrought iron gates following restoration. Download time approx 5 seconds using an 56k modem

Restoration - The Finished Job

You may find that this image
in enlargement best demonstrates the ornate quality and feel of these wrought iron gates.
Wrought iron gate lock and handles before restoration

Ironwork Restoration - Example

Lock and handle mechanism before restoration.
Corrosion of Victorian decorative cast iron and wrought iron in Brighton Sussex can undergo successful restoring and repairs

Wrought Ironwork Corrosion - Sussex

The wrought iron gates shown here were severely corroded but were restored to their former glory.
In the salty seaside air of towns like Brighton in Sussex, much ornamental ironwork was manufactured and installed along promenades and sea view balconies in the Victorian period. Although extremely durable when compared to mild steel, without regular maintenance, wrought or cast iron will eventually require full restoration. Occasionally, it can be more cost effective to make reproduction iron work using mild steel rather than restore the original.
FineIron worked on a seaside town regeneration project in Yarmouth, Norfolk.
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Yarmouth seaside regeneration project
   
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