These are some simple stair handrails for a garden to a house in Gloustershire. that stairs go from the garden down the ha-ha into the orchard in on into the tennis court. They are made in simple wrought iron and finished to age naturally.
This plant climber was designed and made to be birthday gift for the owner of a lovely manor farmhouse near Stroud. The piece was designed to give added height to and area of the rose garden, however I believe it eventually was used for clematis rather than roses. It could also be used for vines, hops or wisteria.
These railings were deigned and made for a pretty house in Kingham, Oxfordshire. The railings were designed to create privacy for the garden that is on a corner plot and had to sit atop a crumbling dry stone wall which we had to all but rebuild to create a solid core to carry the railings without changing the overall look of the wall.
The railings are made up of simple uprights with a smooth toprail broken with decorative panels at the corners and along the length. all sections were hand forged and formed by eye in wrought iron. The client was so pleased with the result that they immediately ordered a pergola and gates to match!
This pergola was designed and made to match some railings that we had made for the same house.
The size was to be specific to a large stone slab that was to be used as a table top and the bench around the side is for sitting at said table. The overall shape of the design was specified by the client and created one or two problems when making the inverted curves of the roof sections which we overcame with the help of the works van and some strategically placed pieces of wood! The structure was made in its many panels and welded up on site.
This garden arch was made for a small specialist school in Oxford. It is of a terribly simple design as it was paid for partly through charity fund raising, the rest contributed by myself. It is made in sections and bolted together on site and makes up one of the main entrances to the site. The school appeared to have been delighted with the outcome.
These railings were designed and made as part of a number of pieces for the same site in the Warwickshire cotswolds. The issues of building control and aesthetics had to be finely balanced as the staircase, although not original, was several hundred years old and attached to a building that, although new, had been built using materials taken from a derelict convent in France! The spacings and finish had to suit and enhance the building to back up the illusion of age. All this for the flat over the garage!
The design for this was inspired by a photograph of the clients of a French 1920's bench. The overall style was adhered to as closely as possible whilst the proportions were to be specific for it's position in a secluded rose garden belonging to a lovely country house.
This pergola spans 6 metres and stands 4.5 metres high. It was designed and made for a beautiful country house in South Nothamptonshire and has a difficult naturally rusted finish. It was made in many sections and welded together on site. The uprights where strategically placed before a connecting ring was installed to create the overall shape, then the decorative curls were installed to give stability and finally the roof sections were carefully placed to create a spiral (walnut whip) feel all spiraling out from a central globe.
All sections were made in the workshop including the painstaking and exacting forging of all the latticed and riveted upright sections, these alone took 4 weeks!
The clients appear to be extremely pleased as they open their garden to the public and it makes up the centerpiece of the rose garden and carries climbing roses and clematis.
This bridge in iron and wood was made as part of a sunken garden spanning a small fish pond in Park town, Oxford. The design was the clients own which was made as closely to their specifications as possible.
These are balcony railings designed and made for a pretty roof garden in Oxford. The design and finish were to suit the overall feeling of the property in question whose owner has the most unique and natural style I have yet to encounter! So very calming and a true pleasure!