The Building Conservation Directory 2023

118 T H E B U I L D I N G C O N S E R VAT I O N D I R E C T O R Y 2 0 2 3 | C E L E B R AT I N G 3 0 Y E A R S C AT H E D R A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S METALWORK continued ◼ J H PORTER & SON LTD 13 Cranleigh Mews, Cabul Road, London SW11 2QL Tel 020 7978 5576 Email BLACKSMITHS : For over 100 years J H Porter & Son Ltd continues to manufacture, restore, reproduce and repair gates, railings, balustrades, balconies and staircases, together with security grilles, antiques, indoor/outdoor furniture etc. J H Porter works to its own or to clients’ traditional or contemporary designs. Commissions include work for antique restorers, architects, artists, builders, churches, designers, English Heritage, estate managers, the National Trust, photographers, shopfitters and the general public. The company’s team of blacksmiths generally works within the London area and appreciates the importance of the quality required to maintain London’s unique needs. J H Porter & Son, craftsmen in iron since 1920. ◼ MARSH BROTHERS ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD PO Box 3, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1LT Tel 01629 636532 Email STRUCTURAL AND DECORATIVE CAST IRON : Marsh Brothers Engineering Services Ltd is a decorative and structural cast iron specialist. Work undertaken includes the restoration of existing ironwork or suppling new cast copies where ironwork is missing. The company also supplies major contracts with gates and railings; stair balustrades; balconies; conservatory repairs; bridge facades; windows and cast-iron columns. All work is completed in the Marsh Brothers works by skilled craftsmen and then erected on site. The company covers all areas of the UK. ◼ MAIWALD & MOSSE LTD Anvil Barn, Miserden, Stroud GL6 7JB Tel 07712 740818 Email BLACKSMITHS : Maiwald & Mosse Ltd are blacksmiths and conservators who specialise in the conservation, restoration, repair, painting and finishing, design, replication, and replacement of both historic and contemporary ferrous and nonferrous metals. The company also provides a consultation and survey service, providing documentation and in-depth condition reports for potential projects and for tender. The company is comprised of award-winning, traditional craft blacksmiths, Icon members and an MA in the conservation of metals. Notable projects include work for several Church of England dioceses, UNESCO heritage sites, cathedrals, historic estates, houses and private residences as well as a lectorate at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. ◼ RECCLESIA LTD Unit 3, St Ives Way, Sandycroft, Chester CH5 2QS Tel 01244 906002 Fax 01244 906003 ▪ Manchester office Tel 0161 667 6550 Email MULTI-DISCIPLINED CONSERVATION AND REPAIR : See also: display entry on the outside back cover and profile entry in Stone, page 93 and Recclesia Stained Glass profile in Decorative & Stained Glass, page 113. ◼ RUPERT HARRIS CONSERVATION LTD Studio 5c, No 1 Fawe Street, London E14 6PD Tel 020 7515 2020 Email CONSERVATORS OF FINE METALWORK, HISTORIC AND MODERN SCULPTURE : In bronze, lead, zinc, electrotype, iron and contemporary materials; also replication, maintenance and consultancy. Advisor to the National Trust since 1982. Other clients include Historic England, the Royal Collection, city councils, major museums, art galleries, architects and private collectors. Accredited Member of Icon. See also: display entry in Sculpture, page 84. ◼ SHEPLEY ENGINEERS LIMITED Unit 19, Chambers Way, Thorncliffe Park, Sheffield S35 2PH Tel 0114 296 5656 Email HISTORICAL METALWORK RESTORERS AND CONSERVATORS : Shepley Engineers has been responsible for engineering faithful and innovative solutions for many major architectural restoration projects. The company offers a comprehensive range of services acting as consultant, designer, contractor or as principal contractor depending on the size and specific requirements of the scheme. Major projects completed or in progress include: Smithfield Market, London; The Curvilinear Range at the Botanical Gardens, Dublin; The Palm House at Sefton Park, Liverpool; The Paxton Pavilions, Sheffield Botanical Gardens; The Palm House, Botanical Gardens, Dublin, St Pancras Station, London; Kibble Palace, Glasgow; Westminster Palace; Wentworth Castle Conservatory; and the Iron Gasholders at Kings Cross. See also: display entry on page 117. ◼ TOPP & CO Unit 5, The Airfield Industrial Estate, Tholthorpe, York YO61 1ST Tel 01347 833173 Email METALWORK : Topp & Co cares for the fine metalwork at some of the world’s most architecturally sensitive sites and, as a leading authority in the craft of blacksmithing, thrives on the challenges set by the heritage sector. The company’s relationships with leading architects, specialist contractors and conservation experts are central to its ability to deliver work to the highest standards. Services offered include restoration; bespoke and replica work; consultancy and specification; work in ferrous and nonferrous metals. Supplier of genuine wrought iron and specialist sections. Established for over 30 years, Topp & Co’s clients include: St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Natural History Museum, and local authorities. When contacting companies listed here, please let them know that you found them through The Building Conservation Directory