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Latest news from B J Waller Architectural Ironmongers

Latest news from B J Waller Architectural Ironmongers

Latest news from B J Waller Architectural Ironmongers


Tuesday 21st March 2017

High-end Ironmongery For Restoration Projects With Frank Allart Door Furniture

Across the UK there’s lots of architecturally beautiful buildings that date back decades, centuries and in some cases, over 1,000 years. With buildings that have such rich history, protecting their structure and restoring them to ensure they keep their character is really important.

We’ve supplied ironmongery for restoration projects where bringing the building into the 21st century, but leaving its charm and appeal firmly within its time period, have been integral to the project.

We were involved in the restoration of Oakham Castle, a Norman landmark which was built over 800 years ago, and we helped to transform Cambridge’s iconic Great St Mary’s Church, which is over 500 years old. So we have plenty of expertise with providing ironmongery hardware that has to be in-keeping with historically significant buildings, whilst also making a marked improvement on worn out hardware.

Restoration works are carried out on many buildings every year. So to make sure we carefully bring buildings up-to-date, the industry as a whole has to make sure that down to every last detail of a project, whether it’s a door, window or piece of hardware, it improves a building practically, but fits in with its period look.

Frank Allart Door Furniture: Period Design, 21st Century Performance

Frank Allart has been manufacturing door furniture from its home in Birmingham since 1945. Originally a family business, Frank Allart now produces all its door hardware from its large factory in the Ladywood district of Birmingham.

Frank Allart door furniture includes lever furniture, pull handles and push plates, sliding door furniture, turns, releases, escutcheons and furniture for internal and external doors.

Its selection of door fittings suits a wide range of projects but with their period design they are often the best choice for restoration projects.

All Frank Allart door fittings have attention to detail. It provides a real finishing touch to any door. We have specified, and worked closely with Frank Allart on many projects including on the restoration of Oakham Castle and the Great St Mary’s Church in Cambridge.

Why We Choose Frank Allart

We specify Frank Allart because we know they have decades of experience manufacturing door hardware for a wide range of projects including ironmongery for restoration projects. But we don’t just recommend Frank Allart for the high-quality and look of its products. The company also works closely with us to make sure the needs of architects, contractors and joinery manufacturers are met.

For example, when we worked on the Oakham Castle project, we had a really tight deadline to work to. We were contacted to supply ironmongery hardware to the project with only 4 weeks to go to the reopening of the castle.

Frank Allart supported us all the way by making sure the exact door furniture we needed for the project was manufactured and finished in time to be fitted on site, in time for the reopening.

At BJ Waller, we believe the service goes beyond the product, right from that very first point of order, we provide support and advice throughout every stage of a customer’s project – even after the last piece of ironmongery has been fitted.

That means we also look to work with ironmongery manufacturers who provide really good support and flexibility within their service to make sure project deadlines are met.

Choose Frank Allart

If you’re working on a restoration project and looking for the perfect ironmongery, speak to us about how Frank Allart door furniture can give your project the right finish. 

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