Something new and something old

21st November 2022

Dorothea had the privilege to work on these decorative handmade panels, which are simple in design but showcase the skills of the blacksmith who produced them. The origin of the panels is unknown but we believe they were commissioned for the property and removed for storage during renovation works. The panels were stored on the premises but not in use or maintained. 


The decorative panels were fully restored removing all debris and surface rust with minimal abrasion whilst ensuring that the surface was correctly prepared before applying a protective paint system. The panels were secured within the external frame without needing fixings or welding, ensuring that the panels remain in their original condition. The mild steel frame was constructed around the frame as part of our trial work before blast cleaning and applying a protective paint system. 

Once fully painted the gates were installed on site.