BathIRON 2018

Save the date! An absolute must for your 2018 diary…Thursday, 14th June to Sunday, 17th June when the NHIG’s first major event will take place in the World Heritage City of Bath…

BathIRON will be a unique event aimed at heritage professionals and craft practitioners from all over the world, as well as the general public, with the principal aim of celebrating and raising awareness of one of our neglected national treasures – the country’s wealth of Historic Ironwork.

BathIRON

Supported by the British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA) and the Institute of Conservation (ICON), BathIRON will consist of a rare opportunity to attend a two-day Historic Ironwork Conference, to be held at Bath’s Grade 1 listed Guildhall, and a four-day Festival of Ironwork in elegant Parade Gardens.

The NHIG is committed to the preservation of historic ironwork – championing and educating those who care for it, inspiring a new generation to develop traditional ironworking skills and raising awareness of its precarious position as a frequently overlooked aspect of our built heritage.

In keeping with its mission to safeguard the future of heritage ironwork, the NHIG will be staging this large-scale public forging event, providing a unique opportunity to witness Master Blacksmiths and their teams at work as a stunning new balustrade for the bandstand is forged live. Bespoke in design and befitting its historic surroundings, the balustrade will be made using traditional skills, creating a wonderful legacy for future generations.

If you would like to become involved in the event yourself or know of anyone else who might want to support BathIRON, do contact the NHIG direct on 07503 764712 or at info@nhig.org.uk.

For more information, go to BathIRON 2018

Help to forge Bath’s future heritage!

Quality assured: Ironart achieves BS EN 1090 accreditation

EN1090 CERTIFICATEIronart has successfully completed the rigorous assessment process required to achieve EN1090 accreditation, the European Legislation which came into effect in July 2014 requiring producers and suppliers of structural metalwork to carry  CE Marking (Conformité Européene) . In the UK the legislation is also being enforced by the Trading Standards Authority.

CE Marking demonstrates that Ironart’s products and services comply with essential requirements under the European Construction Products Directive – including health, safety and environmental protection legislation. It also means that our products can be legally placed on the market here in the UK and across the EU.

As such all our structural metalwork now carries the CE Mark – either stamped or affixed onto the steel itself or where this isn’t practical, with all relevant CE documents supplied –  proving the highest quality and ensuring total confidence from our client’s perspective.

Andy Thearle of Ironart said:  “Embarking on the CE Marking process has been a significant undertaking for us here at Ironart and a substantial investment for the future. The entire Ironart team worked hard to ensure that all the requirements for certification were met. This has resulted in a streamlining of  our systems from initial client contact through to project signoff. We are very proud to have achieved the qualification, which I know will stand us in good stead for the future.”

Tour of Britain Sun Flower

On Friday the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain bike race kicked off in Bath. As many of you will know (the Wiggo sideburns are a dead giveaway) cycling is something that is very close to Andy’s heart – so no prizes for guessing who took full advantage of this wonderful photo opportunity!

Ironart’s Sun Flower was perfectly positioned as a backdrop as the peloton raced along Great Pulteney Street, zoomed past the sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout, then headed off along Pulteney Road and out of Bath towards Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge. It was over in a flash, but it was a very beautiful moment.

 

 

 

 

Trial assembly of the Sun Flower sculpture…

Many hands on deck this morning as Andy put the Sun Flower sculpture together for the first time. The whole team here in the workshop were involved, with some head-scratching and problem solving along the way. The sculpture looks incredible and will look even more striking once painted. All feeling very excited about this project, which will be the second piece of public art that we’ve had on display on the Bathwick Hill roundabout. The sculpture is for sale and we are looking for someone to fund it’s permanent installation elsewhere in the City in 2015. Please contact us on 01225 311723 if you would like more details about this.

The ‘Sun Flower’ Sculpture on Bathwick Hill

Eagle-eyed locals may have spotted us in the Bath Chronicle this week. We’re looking for a company or individual who would like a 12 month high profile branding opportunity and the chance to own this elegant sculpture. The ‘Sun Flower’ was designed by Ironart’s Andy Thearle and will be on display on the Bathwick Hill roundabout right in the centre of Bath from June 2014. The beautiful, dramatic structure is 4m high and 4m wide, and will be planted up by the Council’s Parks & Green spaces department in time for the Britain in Bloom judging in July. Bathwick Hill is on the main arterial trunk road around the centre of town. If you’re interested in discussing this project with us, please get in touch with Alice or Andy here at Ironart on 01225 311 273.

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Artists impression of the Sun Flower sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout in Bath

Bath Chronicle 10th April 2014

Bath Chronicle 10th April 2014

 

Dog napping…

Andy was so busy yesterday he sat down for approximately ten minutes in the office to catch up on emails . Becky, Ironart’s resident three legged Jack Russell – spotted her one and only opportunity for a power nap on Andy’s lap and went for it!

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