Architectural metalwork restoration and bespoke ironwork specialists. The restoration of wrought and cast iron structures

Dorothea Restorations offers the breadth and depth of architectural metalwork for wrought iron and cast iron restoration. Our engineering skills deliver a new lease of life to historically important buildings and structures which have traditional ironwork at their heart.

From bandstands and piers to pissotieres and plant houses, Dorothea provides a complete architectural metalwork service from the very first condition surveys, conservation reports, repair specifications or project costings.  

We project manage the restoration of bespoke ironwork. Some projects require work principally in situ, while others require disassembled off-site work and then reassembly. Work typically includes various combinations of repair, strengthening, cleaning, finishing and the replacement of missing elements – and in all areas we offer an unrivalled track record.

Our complete service in this area includes:

  • Knowledge of the historic aspects of high calibre architectural metalwork – the history, constructional detail and materials
  • Understanding the mechanisms of deterioration; wear, corrosion, settlement and damage
  • A clearly defined conservation policy covering all work; modern plant, equipment and premises

Whenever traditional cast iron or genuine (puddled) wrought iron lies at the heart of a structure, Dorothea Restorations is the contractor of choice for repair or restoration work.