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,…

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…

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…

Lamp-posts and Columns

We supply lamp-posts and columns to specialist suppliers, individual sites, local authorities and private clients throughout the UK. They prove popular where people are interested in providing a more sympathetic style of historic lighting or structural support. Our range is broad and mixes fashionable new designs with more traditional ironwork. Columns are technically similar to…

Westminster Bridge, London

Westminster Bridge, London Westminster Bridge, London Westminster Bridge, London Westminster Bridge, London It is one of Britain's most famous landmarks and one of the most photographed structures in the British Isles if not the world - indeed James Bond spectacularly crashed through the parapets in his most recent outing; Spectre. London's Westminster Bridge was opened…

Engineering

Ballantine Castings recently won a supply contract for a range of engineering casting used in the agricultural sector. Historically the parts were manufactured in Asia but due to a spate of bad deliveries and quality issues the customer was keen to move manufacture back to the UK. From a sample casting, we produced a model,…

Tournament Bridge, Eglington

The Recreation of a Folly The bridge was built by the Earl of Eglington for the Grand Tournament celebrating Queen Victoria’s coronation. The bridge's cast iron parapet is a repetition of the pointed Gothic arch design of the castle, surmounted by a battlement, and relieved in the centre with foliated pinnacles. The bridge was left…

St. Andrew’s Church, Glasgow

Complete railing, gate and street furniture restoration Ballantine Bo’ness Iron were responsible for all the iron work at this historic site in the heart of Glasgow. Over 200 metres of cast iron were made in house, fitted and erected by Ballantine Bo’ness as part of a regeneration project in Glasgow City Centre. We are lucky…