Ironwood Motif, 2016, A year in View. A year of variety.

We'd like to share with you some of the projects we undertook for clients in 2016. New creations, repairs, restorations, a large terrace project, a 'floating' staircase, a 'bijou' staircase in a conservatory, recovering a dining table with zinc for outdoor use... All varied and interesting and all marrying the ideas of the clients with the craftsmanship of the artisan.

 

 

 

Contemporary style railings at a traditional, stone farmhouse on the Causses de Cajarc.

Contemporary style railings at a traditional, stone farmhouse on the Causses de Cajarc.

Simple but stylish railings at a lovely old water mill.

Simple but stylish railings at a lovely old water mill.

Table which we topped with zinc for outdoor use.

Table which we topped with zinc for outdoor use.

Handrail with a gentle curl at each end. Finished in a linseed oil-based product.

Handrail with a gentle curl at each end. Finished in a linseed oil-based product.

One third/two third gates in a traditional design of woven metal strips. 'Métal Tressé'. One third opening for pedestrian access with the possibility of opening both gates for vehicle access.

One third/two third gates in a traditional design of woven metal strips. 'Métal Tressé'. One third opening for pedestrian access with the possibility of opening both gates for vehicle access.

A contemporary terrace which spans the length of the rear of this beautifully converted barn. Finished in Hammerite 'Forgé Noire', 'Forged Black'.

A contemporary terrace which spans the length of the rear of this beautifully converted barn. Finished in Hammerite 'Forgé Noire', 'Forged Black'.

Curving handrail following the line of the stone steps at this lovely, old presbytery.

Curving handrail following the line of the stone steps at this lovely, old presbytery.

'Bijou' metal staircase linking lounge with conservatory. The landing and the steps formed of carefully prepared strips of wood and finished with an organic wood 'varnish' protector.

'Bijou' metal staircase linking lounge with conservatory. The landing and the steps formed of carefully prepared strips of wood and finished with an organic wood 'varnish' protector.

The lower hinge, from a property in Figeac undergoing renovation, some parts of which date from the 12th century, was in need of repair. A second hinge, above, was forged by hand to match the first.

The lower hinge, from a property in Figeac undergoing renovation, some parts of which date from the 12th century, was in need of repair. A second hinge, above, was forged by hand to match the first.

Very unusual 'floating' staircase leading down from a newly created exit. The paint colour harmonising beautifully with the old, stone walls.

Very unusual 'floating' staircase leading down from a newly created exit. The paint colour harmonising beautifully with the old, stone walls.

Another presbytery, another project. This time a beautiful gate with an arched motif, handsomely finished in Bronze Hammerite.

Another presbytery, another project. This time a beautiful gate with an arched motif, handsomely finished in Bronze Hammerite.

At the same presbytery, a well cover-cum-rose arch with hinged opening to a platform for holding a pump. Hammerite 'Bronze' finish.

At the same presbytery, a well cover-cum-rose arch with hinged opening to a platform for holding a pump. Hammerite 'Bronze' finish.

Hand forged nail (right of the ballpoint, to demonstrate size!), 10 of which were created for the renovation of the same property mentioned above in connection with the hinges. Authenticity is critical in this renovation.

Hand forged nail (right of the ballpoint, to demonstrate size!), 10 of which were created for the renovation of the same property mentioned above in connection with the hinges. Authenticity is critical in this renovation.

Unadorned railings and stair rail around a small terrace. Finished in matt black paint.

Unadorned railings and stair rail around a small terrace. Finished in matt black paint.

Interesting log holder which makes good use of this basement space in an old, stone house.

Interesting log holder which makes good use of this basement space in an old, stone house.

Glorious mushroom in metal for supporting a wisteria at a beautifully renovated barn.

Glorious mushroom in metal for supporting a wisteria at a beautifully renovated barn.