Catton Park Gates originally made by Barnard and Bishop during the 1860s, were removed and reset in new foundations The gates were cleaned and many missing pasts were recast. The gates were repainted and the crowns re-gilded Entrance Gates at Weston Park originally made by Gravets of Leyston in 1848. Many repairs were made to the gate parts after a bus crash Total restoration of railings in Suffolk ca. 1850. All lap joins were replaced using traditional forging and missing top finals were recast. Restoration of fireplace at New Inn Stow Visitors Centre for the National Trust. Restoration of fireplace at New Inn Stow Visitors Centre for the National Trust. Restoration of Newton Lodge Restoration of Newton Lodge Restoration of Newton Lodge Restoration of fireplace Restoration of fireplace Pakenham Watermill in Suffolk dates back over 500 years. The forge was asked to help restore the water wheel. Total restoration of the 16' high by 8' wide breast shut wheel was carried out This included the replacement of 140 COR-TEN steel buckets. COR-TEN steel was used due to its great resistance to corrosion. Completed restoration of the 16' high by 8' wide breast shut wheel Restoration of steel delivery cart 1923 Ecclesiastical Ironwork for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Suffolk Ecclesiastical Ironwork for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Suffolk Ecclesiastical Ironwork for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Suffolk Ecclesiastical Ironwork for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Suffolk Ecclesiastical Ironwork for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Suffolk

Nigel has a long history of restoration work going back to the ‘80’s. He prides himself in renovating and preserving ironwork from the past for future generations to see. From the restoration of steam engines and train boilers to old engine castings, Victorian machinery and structural bridge and building repairs. The restoration service now covers large gates. They have a full casting service and are able to replicate most components. The full forge facility allows the forging of stock bar up to 8” thickness. They can weld anything weldable, including alloys and castings, however, they like to replace like for like wherever possible using traditional fire welding and clipping techniques.

The forge also offers an on and off site blast cleaning service using abrasive and non-abrasive cleaning media. This allows the precise cleaning of ancient artifacts without damage to the surface structure.

If you wish to commission a work by Nigel Barnett please contact us and make an appointment to visit Fransham Forge. To discuss your requirements by telephone please call 01362 687 116