The reproduction lace work utilised in our projects is sand cast from moulds taken from original cast iron; and as such it is virtually indistinguishable from the original panels and friezes. Some designs still bear the actual patent registration numbers and original manufacturing foundry’s name from the 1800’s.
It is important to note that the sand cast lacework, which we only ever recommend, differs greatly in regards to traditional appearance and authenticity when compared to other low quality die cast alternatives.
Another advantage of non ferrous casting, is that often missing and damaged cast iron lace work can easily be duplicated by using an existing balustrade panel, frieze or sample as a mould. In this way a unique pattern or uncommon cast iron design can be retained and restored in full.
The reproduction metal balustrades are inherently markedly lighter than cast iron (reducing balcony structural loads), and its inability to rust makes it extremely long lasting and maintenance free.
The reproduction metalwork is supplied in a wide selection of cost effective and highly durable range of powder coat colours and finishes. This also facilitates very quick installation times; and eliminates the inconvenience, time and cost involved with in-situ manual painting.