Ecclesiastical metalwork

Most churches contain a wide variety of metal objects and architectural elements, from medieval brass to high Victorian Gothic wrought iron screens, lighting, memorials, door furniture and ceremonial objects. The metalwork within the church or cathedral may date from various periods and display varying condition, depending on the environment of the building and may have suffered from the effects of high humidity, frequent use (perhaps over centuries) and frequent or inappropriate cleaning. We are often asked to survey all the metalwork contents of a church building and churchyard, to provide the client with a detailed specification for the conservation/restoration and ongoing care or security of the metal objects and fixtures. We are experienced in the particular requirements of working within religious buildings with respect to the devotional environment and the time restrictions imposed by the programme of services. Our clients include St Paul's Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, Lichfield Cathedral, St. Katherine's Limehouse and many other parish churches. We have also worked on many Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish artefacts.