Location: Hackney, London
Project Overview: Restoration of existing ironmongery at Hackney Town hall including signage, lever handles, pull handles and push plates and lock sets.
Co-ordination, scheduling and restoration of existing ironmongery
In some projects, the existing architectural ironmongery has too much historic value to replace it with new, and it can also be more cost-effective to refurbish the existing products rather than replace them. This was the case at Hackney Town hall. Over time, due to the high use of this busy public building, the existing bronze ironmongery had become worn and tarnished. We were asked if we could remove the existing pieces and refurbish them to their original polished bronze finish.
To restore the finish of a product it has to be stripped and cleaned to remove all black spots and tarnish marks before being re-polished. Any ironmongery with moving parts will need to be thoroughly tested and, where required, the mechanism will be replaced with new. As long as your ironmongery has a solid base metal we can work with you to explore the options for restoration.
As with all projects we put together a comprehensive ironmongery schedule for the whole project and meticulously co-ordinated and labelled each piece to ensure that all ironmongery was re-installed on the corresponding doors.
This tasteful restoration ensured that the ironmongery remained complimentary to the building design and its history, and it can now go on to form an important part of its future whilst maintaining this important design legacy.
Please contact our sales team for further information on ironmongery restoration