Conservation of historic metal objects using traditional skills

Dorothea Restorations apply the same blend of traditional metalworking skills and engineering know-how to every project involved in restoring historic metal objects. This makes us the perfect partner for the restoration of culturally valuable artefacts.

From Victorian pissotieres to grasshopper weather vanes, from park bandstands to historic memorials and plaques, our consultants and craftsmen can help you find the right solution, no matter how unusual your metal object is. This includes the restoration and re-siting of metalworks for museum exhibits.

Our metal restoration consultancy work can help the client and professional team identify the right approach and ensure their project runs smoothly from start to finish, with services including Condition Surveys, Feasibility studies, Conservation reports, Repairs specifications, Project costing and Project management.

And to ensure the entire project is in the safest of hands, we offer a comprehensive repair, restoration and replacement build service with specialisms covering the entire range of traditional metalworking materials, including wrought iron (‘puddled iron’), traditional cast iron, steel, copper and copper alloys (brass and bronze), tin, zinc, lead and gilded/decorative finishes, architectural casts, as well as all associated woodwork, joinery and glazing.