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Park Lodge Douro Rd, Cheltenham

We were approached by the architect and asked to design, manufacture and install a traditional cast iron balustrade system for a private house in Cheltenham. The balustrade needed to be elegant, based on a distinctive local design but incorporate modern safety requirements to satisfy current building regulations.

Our draughtsman worked closely with a structural engineer to produce a design for the architect’s approval.

The blank canvas provided.

The blank canvas provided.

Bespoke pattern work was designed and detailed by our draughtsman.

Bespoke pattern work was designed and detailed by our draughtsman.

…and handmade by our patternmaker using hand-carved floral features…

…and handmade by our patternmaker using hand-carved floral features…

…then cast by our foundry using malleable cast iron.

…then cast by our foundry using malleable cast iron.

The balustrade was fine fetted and fabricated incorporating these bespoke castings and pre-assembled in our workshop.

The balustrade was fine fetted and fabricated incorporating these bespoke castings and pre-assembled in our workshop.

The balustrade was installed  by our own experienced installation team and the factory applied paint system carefully touched in by hand.

The balustrade was installed by our own experienced installation team and the factory applied paint system carefully touched in by hand.

The balustrades along the balcony, were designed to be sleek and elegant, in keeping with a well known historic design.

The balustrades along the balcony, were designed to be sleek and elegant, in keeping with a well known historic design.

The balustrade around the landing and down the steps are made up of smaller matching panels featuring similar floral details, all adhering to 'the 100mm sphere rule' and stands 1100mm above ground level (900mm above the nose on the steps) to prevent entrapment or a falls.

The balustrade around the landing and down the steps are made up of smaller matching panels featuring similar floral details, all adhering to 'the 100mm sphere rule' and stands 1100mm above ground level (900mm above the nose on the steps) to prevent entrapment or a falls.

The balustrade along the balcony was fully glazed using 10mm thick clear safety glass to prevent entrapment.

The balustrade along the balcony was fully glazed using 10mm thick clear safety glass to prevent entrapment.

The finished cast iron balustrade replicates an historic design and incorporates modern safety features to satisfy building regulations.

The finished cast iron balustrade replicates an historic design and incorporates modern safety features to satisfy building regulations.

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