Gallery - Reinstatement of railings to town house in Primrose Hill
The original railings were completely missing, so were copied from those at neighbouring houses
As none of the original railings were present, we borrowed a finial from a neighbouring property from which replacement ones could easily be cast. Holes and stumps in the stonework provided useful clues as to the original railings' height, thickness and spacing. Fairly simple detective work like this not only helps maximise the authenticity of reinstated ironwork, but also helps ensure the right look to the finished ironwork as the original will often have been designed along with the building itself rather than as an after thought.