The lacework is manufactured by a local Sydney based foundry who have specialised in supplying this product for many years; and with whom we have a close work association.
The non-ferrous reproduction metalwork is virtually indistinguishable from the original cast iron itself; as the moulds used in its manufacture have been taken off actual cast iron samples. As such, the sand cast lace provides excellent authenticity; and this is especially so when compared with a thin die cast product.
In certain circumstances, lacework can also be duplicated by casting from another balustrade panel or frieze sample (if obtainable). This may be beneficial in situations where a particular pattern is perhaps uncommon, unique or unavailable, or to complete a damaged or missing section or row of lace.
The ornate “lace” is supplied in a highly durable, cost effective powder coated paint finish; which is available in a wide array of colours and varying sheen finishes. This process eliminates the costs associated with on-site in situ priming and painting; is very consistent in uniformity of coverage, and also minimises installation and overall project completion time. In addition, if need be, the lacework can also be supplied in a non powder coat finish (or “wet spray”) in virtually any colour.
It is also particularly important to note that all balustrades are designed to comply with the current Building Code of Australia requirement of a legal minimum height of 1 metre.