New build and replica architectural metalwork consultants

Traditional craft, traditional materials and the very highest quality are the hallmarks of the new and replacement architectural metal structures and decorative features manufactured by Dorothea Restorations.

From gates and railings to bandstands and complex composite structures like glasshouses and domes, Dorothea Restorations is the first choice for demanding and high-quality architectural metalwork manufacture.

We work with a wide range of materials, including wrought iron (‘puddled iron’), traditional cast iron, steel, copper and copper alloys (brass and bronze), tin, zinc, lead and gilded/decorative finishes, as well as all associated carpentry, joinery and glazing.

And for all our new-build and replication work, we apply the same core principles as we do for our restoration and conservation work – using traditional techniques and materials wherever possible, ensuring the closest possible appearance to either surviving fabric or historical records, and working to the highest standards possible consistent with the required style of manufacture.