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Here at Newton Forge, we have recently bought a new gas forge! We have been very busy lately and working on more projects. With the success of the business, we would like to try using better, more efficient production methods. Until now we have always used a traditional coke forge, now we are keen to explore these new options. The gas forge is a more green and eco-friendly method of forging metals.
We are on Social Media
We have recently set up new social media pages on Instagram, Linked In and Facebook. Please find links to these below, as well as out existing Twitter page and YouTube Channel. We are regularly uploading content so head over and follow us to keep up to date with everything we are working on here at Newton Forge. Don’t miss our latest metalworks news updates!
Newton Forge New Phone System 27th January
In order to improve efficiency within our business, we are implementing a new VOIP phone system on Friday 27th January. There may be a few hours in which our number is not reachable so please email us if you need to speak to one of our team urgently on [email protected] All should be resolved by Friday afternoon. Thank you.
The Listed Property Show, Olympia 2017
Once again we are pleased to be exhibiting at the Listed Property Show, Olympia, 18th & 19th February where we will be demonstrating some of our metalwork skills. We look forward to meeting both listed property owners, architects, building contractors and heritage professionals with enquiries for future projects. Please visit www.lpoc.co.uk for more information.
Portaferry Church – Venue now open
We are pleased to see that Portaferry Church in Ireland has now opened its doors following an extensive restoration programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other private benefactors. We played a small part in the restoration by supplying new replica heritage cast-iron windows to replace the originals that were damaged beyond repair. Visit http://www.porticoards.com/venue-hire to find out more about the Church and view a great image of the cast-iron windows supplied by Newton Forge. The new windows in place have rejuvenated the front of the building, restoring it to it’s former glory.
Newton Forge on George Clarke’s ‘Old House, New Home’
We were asked to demonstrate both our heritage restoration and forging skills in this interesting new programme by George Clarke. A lot of hard work and preparation has gone into this, and we are very pleased to be given this opportunity to showcase our work. We will be on Episode 2 (14th June 2016) assisting with the transformation of a small terraced cottage. We can’t wait to see the ‘big reveal’. Watch out for the next metalworks news post following episode 2.
Newton Forge Stand at the Listed Property Show
We had a great weekend at the show in Olympia, meeting with listed property owners and other like-minded professional architects and contractors. Lee, our lead blacksmith, demonstrated the ancient art of repousse, a metalworking technique in which malleable metal is shaped or ornamented by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. After two days of intermittent tapping away with a variety of tools, he had created a sun and moon.