Work undertaken Railings
Sector Transport infrastructure
Environment Bridges
Services provided Installation
Refurbishment
Year completed 2009
 
 

Several years ago, Peter S Neale Blacksmiths was asked to undertake a cast iron project on one of Brunel's bridges in Bath. The job consisted of refurbishment of existing cast iron railing plus the manufacture and installation of new sections, to be an exact reproduction.

After many design, planning, environmental and structural issues were resolved, the company eventually started on site in early 2009. Working closely with the landscape architect, main contractor, conservation officer and others, the job was completed successfully.

Firstly, a pontoon was put in place to enable to work from the riverside. A sample railing post, panel and all the capping rails were removed to allow Peter S Neale's pattern-maker to produce exact copies.

Whilst the new ironwork was being manufactured, the existing was refurbished on site using recognised conservation techniques.

Off site, heavy iron castings were produced to enable the overall length to be increased. This consisted of panels, posts, capping rails, and huge base plinths to be set into the tow path.

Eventually, the whole assembly was erected on site alongside Brunel's refurbished railings, the new sections being a faithful reproduction of the originals.


Several years ago, Peter S Neale Blacksmiths was asked to undertake a cast iron project on one of Brunel's bridges in Bath. The job consisted of refurbishment of existing cast iron railing plus the manufacture and installation of new sections, to be an exact reproduction.

After many design, planning, environmental and structural issues were resolved, the company eventually started on site in early 2009. Working closely with the landscape architect, main contractor, conservation officer and others, the job was completed successfully.

Firstly, a pontoon was put in place to enable to work from the riverside. A sample railing post, panel and all the capping rails were removed to allow Peter S Neale's pattern-maker to produce exact copies.

Whilst the new ironwork was being manufactured, the existing was refurbished on site using recognised conservation techniques.

Off site, heavy iron castings were produced to enable the overall length to be increased. This consisted of panels, posts, capping rails, and huge base plinths to be set into the tow path.

Eventually, the whole assembly was erected on site alongside Brunel's refurbished railings, the new sections being a faithful reproduction of the originals.