// Architectural Ironmongery
Traditional ironmongery such as hinges, locks fasteners and counterbalancing mechanisms are an integral item in many of the conservation and heritage projects we undertake. Forged by hand, the plain and practical items have become increasingly ornate over the years and now include architectural features such as finials and intricate door knobs and handles.
Our specialist team have a wealth of experience in the repair and restoration of architectural ironmongery and can either replace or repair the fixtures to match the original. Recent examples include an historic hotel in Conway Bay where we repaired a series of decorative finials and Hyde town hall where we re-cast new brass handles, stay pegs and bars to match the original.
// Specialist Resin Repair
In 1992, IWP Dansk became the UK distributor for a range of unique wood repair products and since then we have amassed a great deal of experience in the repair, maintenance and conservation of existing timber joinery.
There are major advantages to the resin repair products used by IWP Dansk. They offer good adhesion and slump resistance, contain no pigment or extenders, are easy to dispense and mix and offer the same characteristics as wood.
We use these products extensively in our repair services as well as supplying a wide range of professional repair and protection products and specialist training in how to use them.
// Slim Profile Double Glazing
The de facto conventional window insulation for new buildings is double glazing and in some cases even triple glazing. However, in older properties especially those on conservation areas, it may not be possible to install this thickness of glazing. IWP Dansk has been involved with organisations such as Historic Scotland to improve the thermal performance of single – glazed windows and slim profile double glazing.
Recent projects undertaken by the Company have included repairs to listed sash windows, the retro-fitting of slim profile double glazing and the in – house manufacture of single glazed units. Such glazing has a considerably smaller cavity compared to conventional double glazing resulting in a thinner profile – as specified in conservation projects.
Traditional windows comprise a number of components, much of which can be recycled. Original fixtures and fittings such as hinges, pulleys and handles etc can, in many cases, be refurbished and re-used. In particular, retaining historic windows is highly sustainable in that it not only conserves embodied energy but eliminates the need to install new windows.