Sweeping handrail for Watson, Bertram & Fell

Posting some pictures of a lovely curved handrail that we made for a farmhouse near Swainswick for Bath Architects Watson, Bertram & Fell and builders Donovan Construction.  A simple, elegant design made by James and Jason here in the Ironart workshops in Larkhall earlier in the year and fitted on site in several visits by Andy, Martin and Jason.

The bespoke timber for the handrail was supplied by Staffordshire based timber specialists Clive Durose. The finished stair rail has a really satisfying, intrinsic beauty, and the feedback we received from them put a big smile on our faces too… “We were very impressed with the quality of the metalwork, as was our fitter”

If you have a similar staircase project in mind and would like some advice, please give us a call because we’d love to help.

 

Internal handrails in a Grade II* Manor

Luke took this photo on site straight after he had finished fitting three elegant handrails in a beautiful Grade II* listed  Manor house in Marshfield near Bath.

The house has now been decorated and we’ll post more pics when we have some.

Internal handrails

In the workshop today…

Jason has been working on a handrail this week. Each upright  has barley twists in the design so he was carefully heating and twisting the bars on his bench to achieve a uniform number of turns in each length. Here are some pics of him in action.

Jason localising the heat on the bar using an oxypropane torch

Heating the bar with an oxypropane torch

Heating the bar with an oxypropane torch

Using a twisting bar at the end of the heat

Using a twisting bar at the end of the heat

Putting the barley twists into the heated bar

Putting the barley twists into the heated bar

Quenching areas to ensure a uniform twist

Quenching areas to ensure a uniform twist

Surface oxidising scale on the barley twists

Surface oxidising scale on the barley twists

Jason checking for twists and straightness

Jason checking for twists and straightness