Founded in 1974, our unique history reveals a deep passion for industrial archaeology and a strong desire to protect Britain’s great industrial heritage.
The use of traditional ironwork techniques and pioneering technologies, to conserve this heritage, underpins Dorothea Restoration’s ethos as a company. As our reputation has grown, industrial heritage engineering and architectural metalwork restoration has become the mainstay of our work.
Our company philosophy, expert conservation facilities and diverse client base has led to Dorothea Restorations being at the forefront of UK heritage conservation, metal restoration and new-build or replication architectural ironwork.
Alongside all our architectural metalwork and iron restoration, our philosophy and principles remain the same; to use traditional techniques and resources wherever possible, to ensure the closest possible appearance to either surviving fabric or historical records, and always work to exemplary standards.
The very first of its type, the Dorothea Restorations conservation and restoration policy continues to set industry standards for architectural metalwork conservation and industrial machinery restoration.
Dorothea Restorations is an industry leader due to our exemplary team continually striving for excellence and specialist skills, both in traditional ironwork techniques and exploring advanced technologies. These skills and people have helped put us at the forefront of the specialist metalwork restoration industry.
Offering a nationwide ‘on and offsite service’ from our Bristol base, we have the facilities to provide a tailored and individual service both as project manager or subcontractor. From pattern making and metal stitching, through to surface coatings and millwright services, Dorothea Restorations offers the most comprehensive architectural ironwork services in the marketplace.
The quality of our workmanship has led to Dorothea Restorations working with prestigious and wide-ranging clients These include the National Trust and English Heritage and other repeat clients as outlined in our service testimonials.
“Dorothea Restorations and Wallis Conservation Ltd have carried out a great deal of repair and maintenance work to the historic railings and front gates at the Museum over the past ten years. They have many years of experience, a vast knowledge of the materials involved, meticulous attention to detail, and are a pleasure to work with. The finished product is always of the highest standard, with projects often completed ahead of time and under budget.”