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  • Folkestone Bandstand
  • Eton College Lantern

Conservation & Restoration

Britannia’s team have huge experience in dealing with most aspects of hand made wrought iron including the conservation and/or restoration of true wrought iron and where necessary its replication. This coupled with the Company's capabilities with cast ironwork enables Britannia to offer a full and varied metalwork restoration service.

The Company's philosophical approach to metalwork restoration is similar to the SPAB's philosophy of minimal intervention. However, where appropriate Britannia can undertake the manufacture of exact replica work.

Prominent examples of restoration contracts completed include the Temple Bar gates in London (minimal intervention approach), replacement of the fine eighteenth century railings to Shoreditch Church, The ornate bandstand on the promenade at Folkestone, The Burning Bush lantern at Eton College, The Holborn memorial, and the Railings and gates at The Royal Geographical society in London.


Temple Bar Gates

The restoration of the cast and wrought ironwork on the Temple Bar gates in London (minimal intervention approach).


The Burning Bush Lamp Post Eton College

The restoration of the Burning Bush Lamp Post Eton College (minimal intervention approach).


Folkestone Bandstand

The restoration of the Folkestone Bandstand (minimal intervention approach).

Related Projects

Folkestone Bandstand

Folkestone Bandstand

Restoration of the bandstand at Folkestone promenade

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The ‘Burning Bush’ Eton College

Restoration of the elaborate listed wrought iron lantern

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