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Private House, New Brighton

We were asked to refurbish a pair of cast iron gates and railings around the front of a private house.

Our survey revealed areas of significant corrosion, particularly in areas where steel had been introduced in the past to modify the layout of the cast iron railings. The marine environment and related salts had been washed into areas where the paint had failed causing widespread rusting in joints. The railings had been regularly looked after with numerous paint applications and a great deal of the detail had been lost behind. It was decided that the gate would be best restored off site where breaks and missing iron castings could be replaced in a controlled environment. The railings (lead caulked into the stone) were crack repaired on site, then chemically stripped and needle gun cleaned prior to application of our marine specification paint system.

Whilst in our workshop we also replaced the gate’s broken locking mechanism. Finally, we primed and finish painted the gates and railing posts before returning them to site where we re-installed them.

The railing panels were restored on-site by removing many many layers of paint and corrosion using needle guns and similar hand tools before being primed and finish painted by hand using our high-quality paint system.

At the request of our client, we provided a new brass plaque for the gates.

The original cast iron gates and railings had numerous paint layers, obscuring the ornate detail behind.

The original cast iron gates and railings had numerous paint layers, obscuring the ornate detail behind.

The detail following restoration was outstanding.

The detail following restoration was outstanding.

One railing panel restored and prime painted on-site ready to receive its finish coat. Notice the difference in detail compared to the decades of paint that remain on the unrestored railings!

One railing panel restored and prime painted on-site ready to receive its finish coat. Notice the difference in detail compared to the decades of paint that remain on the unrestored railings!

The restored cast iron gates and railings were reinstated to their original locations and carefully painted by hand.

The restored cast iron gates and railings were reinstated to their original locations and carefully painted by hand.

The gates were carefully levelled and aligned to ensure correct and safe operation.

The gates were carefully levelled and aligned to ensure correct and safe operation.

The restored gates and railings displaying all their original detailing, finished with our own high quality paint system… Good for another hundred years!

The restored gates and railings displaying all their original detailing, finished with our own high quality paint system… Good for another hundred years!

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