• Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group is delighted to have formally received an endorsement from Icon (The Institute of Conservation) for its Conservation Principles, which it published last year. The Icon Trustees congratulated the NHIG on its statement of best practice,… Read More

  • Guidelines for Commissioning Conservation Work from Blacksmiths

    What questions could a potential client ask to find out how qualified a blacksmith is to do conservation work? It will be necessary to keep it brief so that the interview can be face to face to get… Read More

  • Heritage Blacksmiths Awards

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group recently held an awards ceremony for graduates from the second and final year of its Heritage Blacksmiths Bursary programme. The training was the first of its kind in the UK and set up… Read More

  • NHIG Trainees go behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral

    At the end of October the 2nd year Heritage Blackmsith Bursary trainess, along with members of NHIG’s training steering group, were give a rare insight into the ironwork at St Paul’s Cathedral. On a fascinating and informative tour… Read More

  • First Heritage Blacksmithing Awards

    This July the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) held its first awards ceremony for graduates from its inaugural Heritage Blacksmiths training programme. The NHIG award is the first of its kind in the UK and is a competency… Read More

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‘Rewarding & Inspiring’ Taster Talk at Bath’s Guildhall

There was a fantastic response to Andy Thearle’s presentation on historic ironwork conservation at Bath’s Guildhall last week.  This introductory ‘lunch-time’ talk is one of a range of professional development opportunities that we offer and is intended to… Read More

Taster Talk for Bath’s Conservation & Planning Officers

Andy Thearle will deliver a lunchtime talk on Heritage Ironwork to Conservation Officers at the Guildhall in Bath on 15th June 2017.  The aim of these ‘taster talks’ is to provide some background knowledge, offer suggestions on what to look… Read More

Ferrous Metals Seminar draws a crowd

Our Ferrous Metals Seminar, held at the National Maritime Museum in London in February, drew a large crowd of architects and conservation and restoration professionals ready to broaden their knowledge of our favourite subject. There were presentations by… Read More

Mathias Heit

The Reverend Alan Walker of St. Jude on the Hill in Hampstead, contacted us about some fascinating screens in his church. My church has some extensive wrought iron screens and gates inscribed “Mathias Heit Schloser Meister 1710”. They… Read More

NHIG holds second seminar focusing on ‘Lead’

  The second in the NHIG’s new line-up of seminars – ‘Lead Casting & Fixing to Stone Using Lead’ – included presentations and practical demonstrations with ample opportunities for group discussion. Delegates from North, East, South & West attended,… Read More