Albert Bridge Restoration

We carry out many large scale projects in iron across the architectural, engineering and construction sectors (to see a selection of these please click here), however it is often the large architectural conservation projects that we can be most proud of. And none more so than the extremely complex bridge restoration of the Albert Bridge,…

Aluminium Castings

Although we are predominantly known as an iron foundry we have seen a large shift in 2016 for customers looking to acquire aluminium castings across all industry sectors. Demand for both engineering and architectural castings has grown to the extent that we have invested heavily in a new aluminium melting furnace to further extend our…

Cast & Ductile Iron Paving Units

Ballantine Castings have been lucky enough to play a part in modern construction projects that seek to retain the cast iron designs of Britain’s past and merge them with the most up to date structural and architectural techniques. Over the years we have taken on many projects outside of our normal remit (see our case…

Pump Casting in Ductile Iron

We recently won a new supply contract for medium volume production of a bespoke pump casting in ductile iron (to see our full range of standard metals please follow this link). The initial batch is to be 11,000 units and a quick turnaround was required as the items are for export. Production Although a small pump…

The Ultimate Artisan Product?

Look anywhere these days and you’re never far from an artisan product; our morning coffee, the chocolate bar for lunch, all purportedly ‘hand-crafted’ to the highest possible degree. A brief search on the internet defines an artisan product or the artisan producer as ‘a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly decorative. Artisans…

Celebrities and Castings

Well May was a rather exciting month for Ballantines welcoming not one, but two, Hollywood celebrities to the foundry whilst still getting on with the day to day job of manufacturing. Our box yard was transformed into a film set for the filming of the BBC’s Rillington Place starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton with the…

We’re Hiring Again – Catalogue Designer!

We are currently looking to hire a graduate to work as an on-line catalogue designer. With a product range in excess of 100,000 items, we only have around 1000 digitally logged and available to view on-line. This has proved to be limiting over the last few years. This project aims to build, design and roll out a new architectural catalogue…

New Prototype Valve Casting Launched

We love working hard to develop new products in conjunction with our customers. This year alone we have launched over 62 prototype castings for a number of engineering clients throughout the UK. We were recently asked by a customer to develop a composite pattern system for a new range of valve castings (for use in the…