Metal Conservation

Historic Metalwork

Recclesia's metal conservation team is experienced in a range of specialist techniques for treating and repairing historic architectural metalwork, as well as being capable makers of new metalwork to complement existing or as a contemporary addition.

Our team has completed complex conservation and repair work to all sorts of architectural metalwork. Recclesia’s key philosophy is to minimise harmful and intrusive interventions, an approach that sits at the heart of our conservation ethos.

Metalwork Conservation

Some of our key historic metal object conservation areas include statuary, bronzes, cast iron, wrought iron, and architectural metalwork including glasshouses, roof-lanterns, domes, windows and canopies. Our team has completed metal conservation works on projects ranging from wrought iron gates and bronze statuary, to large historic steel casement windows. We also fabricate and install bespoke protective guards for stained glass windows.

All of the work our team carries out is preceded by careful analysis, research, and consultation with stakeholders, owners, or clients. As with all of our conservation specialisms, all of the techniques and materials we utilize during works are fully documented.


The metalwork team is assisted by our heritage consultant, Lee Bilson, who has himself provided metal conservation services on projects such as the RIBA award winning Swiss Gardens Restoration project which included the conservation three grade II* listed bridges and the Grotto-Fernery, Conservation works to The Temperate House RBGK, Lead Statuary at Blenheim Palace, and the restoration of the Sovereign’s entrance gates at The Palace of Westminster to mention but a few.

As a result of the combined and very broad experience of our team means we believe that we can help to conserve any metal artefact or structure.

Further Information

If you would like further information about these services, or have a project you wish to discuss with us, please contact us.