Wrought Iron Gate Overthrows
The Fine Iron team were pleased to be asked to repair and restore the Cyfarthfa Park railings following damage caused by a car. It is always satisfying to work on more local historic ironwork and this would be the 2nd time we had worked on these railings having carried out repair works following a similar incident in 2011.
Damage and Repair
A site visit was carried out to properly assess the extent of the damage before the railings were delivered to our workshops. As always, great care was taken to salvage as much of the original ironwork as possible, however, some elements were damaged beyond repair and new castings were required.
Once the repairable orignial ironwork was cleaned and shotblasted and the replacement castings arrived work began on re assembling the railings and the four sided railing posts. The ironwork was then painted in a green colour which was matched to the original and the finials and decorative elements were painted in a gold paint.
We then delivered and re installed the railings. The clients were pleased with the final result and were kind enough to provide a detailed and informative review which you can see below.
We were delighted to receive a wonderful and informative review from the Street Scene Manager of Merthyr Tydfil Council earlier this year which you can read in full below.
I am delighted to provide a glowing review of Fine Iron Ltd for their exceptional service during the contract to repair the cast iron gates at Cyfarthfa Park and Castle. From the initial consultation to the final completion of the project. Fine Iron Ltd demonstrated professionalism, expertise, and a true commitment to excellence.
First and foremost, the team at Fine Iron Ltd exhibited a deep understanding of the historical and architectural significance of the cast iron gates at Cyfarthfa Park and Castle. Their knowledge and appreciation for the heritage of the site were evident in every aspect of their work. They approached the project with great care, ensuring that the gates were not only repaired but also preserved in a manner that respected their original design and craftsmanship.
Communication throughout the project was impeccable. Fine Iron Ltd provided regular updates, keeping us informed about the progress, any challenges encountered, and the proposed solutions. They were receptive to our input and suggestions,
demonstrating a genuine willingness to collaborate and achieve the best possible outcome. The team’s responsiveness and
promptness in addressing our inquiries and concerns further reinforced our confidence in their abilities.
The quality of the repair work carried out by Fine Iron Ltd exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail and craftsmanship displayed in restoring the cast iron gates was truly commendable. Every intricate design element was meticulously repaired, ensuring that the gates regained their former glory. The team’s expertise in working with cast iron was evident in the flawless execution of the repairs, leaving no visible traces of the damage that had occurred over time.
Additionally, Fine Iron Ltd adhered to the agreed-upon timeline and budget throughout the project. This level of professionalism ensured that the project was completed within the allocated time frame and without any unexpected financial surprises. Their ability to manage the project efficiently and meet our expectations regarding both time and cost was highly impressive.
Furthermore, Fine Iron Ltd’s commitment to safety and compliance with relevant regulations was exemplary. They followed all health and safety protocols diligently, ensuring the well-being of their team members, as well as the preservation of the site and its surroundings. This attention to detail and commitment to maintaining a safe working environment further solidified our confidence in their abilities.
In conclusion, Fine Iron Ltd’s work on the cast iron gates at Cyfarthfa Park and Castle was nothing short of exceptional. Their
professionalism, expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to preserving the historical integrity of the gates were exemplary.
We wholeheartedly recommend Fine Iron Ltd to anyone seeking top-notch craftsmanship and an exceptional level of service.
Client: Merthyr County Borough Council
Location: Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil