This is a traditional pennant weathervane which we completely dismantled, restored and rebuilt.
This pennant weathervane is our copy of the previous, made in our forge and using the same traditional techniques.
This as a simplified and sans gold leaf version.
We are regularly asked to personalise the pennant, - e.g. the date.
This customer wanted a different shaped pennant with the date on both sides.
This is a huge historical weathervane has just been freshly dismantled, restored and re-built by us.
Welding up a traditional pennant weathervane.
Spheres are a traditional option within the NSEW cross with a global feel that works well with nautical weathervanes.
A sphere has been used as the centre for this more contemporary weathervane designed for an astrologist.
This contemporary weathervane was experimentally hot forged using stainless steel.
This stainless steel fish weathervane was both stainless steel and 3D.
Stainless steel 3D fish on its NSEW assembly.
A huge and 3D weathervane with our skein of geese atop a post on the village green.
A well spider's web well cover with spider frog and leaves.
Detail of the large, solid spider on the well cover web.
Detail of the solid frog facing the spider across the well cover web.
A gate with a stylised 3D sphere designed for an old orangery.
Detail of the Orangery Gate.
The customer later came back to us for a matching, large and ornate sphere.
Detail of the forgework within the sphere.
The arrival of our large sign over the entrance to a children's park.
The installation of the sign.
Nicely installed if front of spring blossom trees.
The beginnings of a three day installation of a large pair of gates (1).
Laid out and ready to lift.
Tricky final heave-ho as the crest is aligned using a fork lift.
Freshly installed, part re-made and part renovated 17th C estate gates.
I revisited a few weeks later to view the completed job with new stonework.
Gold leaf features heavily on many of our village signs adding to the brilliance of the name.
Welding an Invicta Horse plaque above a village sign.
Gold leaf being applied to the Invicta Horse.
And outside in the summer to a large sign destined for Croydon.
A lovely springtime photograph of the village sign with gold leaf name we made for Bourton On The Water.
Colour can be effective in certain applications, - in this case a logo destined for a shoe shop in Gibraltar..
This customer's sign based on their logo benefited from red and green.
This holiday cottage business's logo was printed on vinyl which is a recent and cost effective alternative to hand painting..
These signs are both double sided solid metal letters with the logo similarly being hand cut and bolted to both sides.
We always offer to install our work if possible.
Our village signs are regularly installed by us.
Another village sign installation.
Tea break on the scaffolding.
Happy village councillors at their unveiling ceremony.
Weathervane installation using a cherry picker.
The appropriately designed end result for a well known rocking horse manufacturer.
Freshly installed 4ft. Ploughman Weathervane on coach house cupola.
Weathervane installation using scaffolding and ladders.
A village sign being cut by Rod.
Large sign for Addiscombe in our workshop.
Hot riveting components to old, ornate gates.
Beating bars by hand and eye to match existing old gate bars.