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  • Barrell Sculpture: Matt Pebble Seats - now in smooth textured concrete
    Matt Pebble Seats - now in smooth textured concrete
    Barrell Sculpture
    Barrell Pebble Seats are the original solid cast concrete Pebble Seats. New for 2019, Pebble Seats are now available with a textured, matt finish. This offers an alternative to the standard highly polished Pebble Seats which were previously the only option. Barrell Pebble seats are ideal for high-profile and luxury landscape projects. The organic...
    05 March 2019
  • Barrell Sculpture: Barrell Sculpture Pebble Seats heading for Surrey Quays
    Barrell Sculpture Pebble Seats heading for Surrey Quays
    Barrell Sculpture
    Pico and Pendeen Pebble Seats from Barrell Sculpture are being incorporated into a new development at Surrey Quays. The 14 Pebble Seats will be delivered on site on Tuesday 5th December with installation due next week. Barrell Pebble Seats have been specified for high-profile developments all over the world, but this is the first public access...
    03 December 2018
  • TOPP & CO: New wrought iron e-brochure
    New wrought iron e-brochure
    TOPP & CO
    Architectural metalworker Topp & Co has published a new wrought iron e-brochue. This 54 page book, Heritage Ironwork, covers "everything you need to know about wrought iron", and can be viewed as an e-Book via the 'Visit website' link opposite, or downloaded as a PDF below....
    02 March 2018
  • Alpha Rail:  Charity race chariot supplied with bespoke metalwork
    Charity race chariot supplied with bespoke metalwork
    Alpha Rail
    Alpha Rail’s ability to fabricate bespoke metalwork was demonstrated recently following an unusual request from an officer of Carlton Road Fire Station. As part of the fire brigades’ commitment to be involved in their local community and in support of their corporate social responsibility plan, officers had agreed to take part in a charity chariot...
    05 January 2018
  • Good Directions: Two great British clock manufacturers join forces
    Two great British clock manufacturers join forces
    Good Directions
    Good Directions has acquired Derbyshire based exterior clock specialist Shire Clocks. Welcoming the deal, Good Directions Managing Director Alan Gingell said: “we are always looking at ways to expand our business, diversify our product ranges and improve services for our customers. We will now be able to offer a range of products and services unrivalled by any other clock UK clock company."...
    09 February 2017
  • Alpha Rail: Steel Supports for Thames Tideway Tunnel
    Steel Supports for Thames Tideway Tunnel
    Alpha Rail
    An unusual project for Alpha Rail to be contacted about, by an ex employee, Phil Green who recently asked if we could manufacture some steel cradles. These were to help support some very large sewerage pipes being installed as part of a regeneration project being carried out at Beckton Sewage Treatment Plant in East London. In 2014, Thames Water...
    11 January 2017
  • Corten totems to be installed along canal towpath
    Chris Brammall
    Designed and fabricated by Chris Brammall, the pieces form part of a recent development and improvement programme led by the Canal Regeneration Group. The installation marks the final stage in the latest phase of development that has already seen several walkways and pathways enhanced to improve visitor access to this popular site. Preparation to...
    26 October 2016
  • Labour of love sparks a passion for metalwork
    Chris Brammall
    As one of Cumbria's most creative companies we believe that good workmanship should be rewarded. Now, two of our long serving employees have been given the opportunity to develop their skills for the future, a move which recognises the pair's commitment and enthusiasm to their work. Jamie Lawson 34, and 38 year-old John Hartley have worked with us...
    29 February 2016
  • TOPP & CO: Replacement brass finial for Priest's Chair
    Replacement brass finial for Priest's Chair
    TOPP & CO
    Topp & Co. was recently approached by a leading conservation architect to see if we could produce a replacement brass finial for the Priest’s Chair at Shrewsbury Cathedral. The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Shrewsbury, along with the Priest’s Chair, was apparently designed by Edward Pugin the eldest son of Augustus Pugin, the famous architect and...
    24 March 2015
  • TOPP & CO: Topp & Co is BS EN 1090-1- Execution Class 2 accredited
    Topp & Co is BS EN 1090-1- Execution Class 2 accredited
    TOPP & CO
    Topp & Co. is delighted to announce that it is now fully accredited to BS EN 1090-1 - Execution Class 2 for structural steel staircases, balustrades and handrails. This is European legislation requiring CE marking of structural steelwork that came into force from July 2014. The company has now successfully completed the assessment processes...
    26 February 2015
  • Livingreen Design: Livingreen is a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen
    Livingreen is a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen
    Livingreen Design
    We are happy to announce that we have been accepted as a member of 'The Guild Of Master Craftsmen'. This is great news as this exhibits that Livingreen Design embody great customer service, helpfulness and the highest quality of workmanship. Don't settle for anything less than a master craftsman. Here is our profile on The Guild of Master...
    23 July 2014
  • TOPP & CO: Guidelines for new forged work in mild steel
    Guidelines for new forged work in mild steel
    TOPP & CO
    Topp & Co has recently issued a set of guidelines for making new items 'forged' in mild steel, using the skills of the blacksmith and traditional techniques. Cost is often an issue, but the client wants the non-welded, substantial quality look to their gates, railings, handrail and balustrade. This information can be used for architects when...
    19 May 2014
  • Stocksigns: New signage for Dartford Station
    New signage for Dartford Station
    Stocksigns
    Stocksigns, the station signage manufacturer, has been involved in a number of exciting projects over recent months, projects that have required heightened creative design, creativity that has spilled over into station signage. An example of this experimental, adventurous, design style can be seen in the recent develop at Dartford Station. About...
    13 February 2014
  • Good Directions: Commemorative clock now has pride of place in Burley
    Commemorative clock now has pride of place in Burley
    Good Directions
    In 2012 local residents in Burley held many fund raising activities to celebrate the Queens diamond jubilee. When all the celebrations were over the Parish Council were left with a small surplus of money and decided to ask the residents what they would like to do with it. The majority view had a leaning towards providing something permanent for...
    11 February 2014
  • Livingreen Design: New photomontage / composite image service
    New photomontage / composite image service
    Livingreen Design
    Do you ever wish you could show your customers what their office / hotel / reception area would look like with beautiful planters and convince them how the aesthetics and health benefits would enhance the area? Livingreen Design is now able to offer a photomontage / composite image service bringing schemes vividly to life and giving designers the...
    24 January 2014