In 2012 we designed and created a decorative floral arch for the Eden Project in Cornwall. We were approached this year by 3 sisters who wanted to give their mum a unique present for a special birthday. They were inspired by the arch that we had created for the Eden project and commissioned us to create a similar one for their mum. Cecily Robinson has worked on this lovely arch over the summer. It has just been installed and is looking glorious! Talking with Cecily about working on the arch she mentioned the challenges of creating consistent tapers from 40mm round bar at the bottom through to a point at the top. She also enjoyed the contrast of working with solid uprights that form the main structure of the arch alongside creating the fine flowery details that adorn the arch from top to bottom! See here the original arch at the Eden Project and the newly created arch installed in situ. If you are interested in commissioning something like this or similar do get in touch to discuss your idea.
It’s always good to be out in the garden in June, especially when we’re installing a magnificent gazebo like this – which is just perfect for the spot that’s been lovingly prepared for it. It’s a great feeling when all the component parts that have been carefully crafted in the workshop come together perfectly on-site, particularly when the finished piece looks immediately at home as it does here.
Watch it go up ….
June 1967 – Sgt Pepper had just been released, Aretha Franklin’s Respect was at number one, protests against the Vietnam War were at their height … and as the first cash machine appeared on the streets of London, over in Bath a metal workshop called Ironart opened its doors for business.
Sam Chantry, the original owner, made some of the classic Bath ironwork that you see around you today, including railings, gates and balconies at the likes of the Royal Crescent, the Theatre Royal and further afield at Bowood House. Our very own Luke worked for Chantry as a teenager and sometimes finds himself revisiting the ironwork he helped to install all those years ago.
And 50 years later in June 2017 here will still are, on the same site in Larkhall, doing what we do best – making beautiful bespoke ironwork that will adorn your homes and gardens for another 50 years – at least…
Come and see us at the Holburne Plant Sale on Sunday 7th May. We’ll be on the front lawn. You can’t miss us – bright orange Larkhall Cafe Chair (new colour we’re trying out). More info here: http://www.holburne.org/support-us/friends-of-the-holburne-museum/friends-activities/
After a beautiful weekend of sunshine here in the West Country it’s no surprise that orders for our hand made wrought iron garden furniture and structures are starting to flood in. The Ironart team have been beavering away in the workshop these past few weeks making garden benches, chairs, tables, rose arches, pergolas, braziers and fruit cages galore.
We have been making garden furniture and structures for many years now, and have developed a collection of best-selling classic designs with timeless appeal. All our garden furniture and structures are galvanized to give them years and years of enjoyment. They are then painted here in our workshop in the colour of your choice. As ever the Ironart Lansdown benches are proving a real hit with clients and magazine editors – they are super comfortable with a laid-back seating style.
We don’t have a showroom but we usually have a small selection of our furniture here in the yard in Larkhall on the edge of Bath. If you’d like to come and take a look please get in touch before you set off to come and visit.
As soon as Spring appears we always see a dramatic increase in demand for our hand made garden furniture and garden structures, and this year has been no different. The workshop is a hive of activity with the team jigging and forging benches, chairs, tables, arches, gazebos and garden braziers. If you’re looking for the best quality garden furniture that money can buy… look no further. We have a range of furniture styles and garden products available on our website – lead time varies but is usually 4-6 weeks on these pieces. All our products are galvanized to give them maximum protection against rust corrosion. Pics below show the team at work making a batch of Lansdown furniture for a client in Hertforshire. If you have any questions about any of our products, or would like some advice about a bespoke item, please get in touch
Spring is finally in the air! As gardeners all over the UK are dusting off their trowels, Andy and Jason erected some large pergola-style fruit cages last week for a private customer with a large estate on the edge of Bath.
Ironart supplied two identical fruit cages last year (pictured below) and we were commissioned to make two more. The frames were galvanized before they were painted and then covered in netting to protect crops from butterflies and rabbits amongst other things! If you are looking for a similar solution for your garden – not necessarily on such a grand scale – we would love to help, so pick up the phone or email us with some dimensions for an idea of cost. 01225 311 273