Fences / Dawes Point, Sydney Harbour Balustrade
Dawes Point, Sydney Harbour Balustrade - Gates and Fences - Wrought Artworks - Iron work Australia

In 2006 Wrought Artworks restored 128 panels of Sydney Harbour foreshore  balustrading. This section runs under the Southern pylon of the Harbour Bridge.

One the most photographed landmarks in Australia, Wrought Artworks' completed the restoration in under 8 months with a crew of as many as 15 men. Patternmakers made wooden patterns for casting of new posts and medallions in cast iron. Our machinists then drilled and threaded the castings in purpose built jigs to ensure the components could  be assembled easily on site.

A tool maker made forging dies for  the blacksmiths, who then forged replacement fastenings in wrought iron salvaged from the original balustrade. Fitters assembled the panels on site using a small jib crane to avoid handling injuries.

The end result reflects Wrought Artworks'  philosophy - Restore the work to the same or better standard in which it was made, using the same techniques of the time.

Client: SHFA
Head contractor: Ward Civil Engineering                           
Architect: Conybeare Morrison

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