Architectural Cast Iron Range
The range of architectural castings that Durham Foundry produces falls into two main categories. Firstly we produce castings for new projects. These can be modern designs working in conjunction with architects and designers or more traditional projects, often being replicas of existing pieces. Secondly we have been involved with the restoration of existing cast iron structures, such as a bridge, bandstand, greenhouse or large cast iron fireplace. In this case the existing structure is dismantled, castings that are in good condition are conserved and replacements made for any that require renewing.
The castings are then cleaned, painted and re-assembled. Our involvement with this type of project has led to a long term relationship with Casting Repairs Ltd, Chesterfield, England who are a company that specialise in the dismantling and repair of old cast iron buildings and structures. Because of the historical nature of most of these projects we are used to working with organisations such as English Heritage to ensure that the work is carried out to the correct standard.