We can make special items to customer`s own designs.

Sometimes a standard product just will not work, either for aesthetic reasons or because of technical requirements.

Working from engineering drawings or even just a sketch, we can put forward suggestions and submit a price.

Please scroll down to see a few examples of what we have done in the past.

Special Products

We were tasked by a contractor to supply five new hinges to exactly match an existing one.

The new hinges were CNC machined from solid brass to ensure that they were accurately made and the picture shows one of the new hinges on the left.

As we have our own manufacturing facility, we can make bespoke items to suit special requirements.

Shown above is a polished brass shutter bar made to match the original steel one.
There were six required on a refurbishment project, and we designed them so that they could be easily reversed on site.

Here we are showing a towel rail and pull handle which we made to a designer`s own specification.

The material was brass with a polished nickel plated finish.

They were made for a hotel in London and the quantities involved were 34 towel rails and 102 pull handles.

Apart from making the Arbor range in our own works, we can manufacture “specials”, and these can be anything in brass or bronze.

The question we were asked was:- “How do you manually open and close a wide fanlight?”
The answer was to use a double quadilent stay as shown here.
In our own workshop we adapted the standard single stays, linking them with a 600mm long bar. There was a total of nine required.
The fanlights were out of reach, so we made some wooden poles to enable them to be effortlessly operated. As we have a wood turning facility for our Arbor range this was easy to achieve.
The project was in Lithuania, but we were able to check the window manufacturer`s drawings to ensure the products would fit satisfactorily.

This leverset for a multipoint lock might look standard, but we made it precisely to the contractor`s requirement.
The plates were made longer than usual as there were some holes in the door which needed covering.
Our own antique brass finish was applied to the leverset allowing it to blend in with the other fittings on the door.
Apart from our two extensive ranges of architectural ironmongery, we have our own manufacturing unit which allows us to make bespoke products to suit particular requirements.

We were asked to make special flush pull handles for a hotel project in London.

They were supplied in an unfinished condition so the customer could use their own finishing company to apply the final finish.

We have our own manufacturing facility and use CAD/CAM to achieve a high standard of accuracy.

For this project we had to supply samples in a very short time frame, but as we have our own works, this presented no problem for us

As part of a contract in London, we manufactured these special flush pull handles to suit the designer`s specification.

They were produced in brass and then had our antique finish applied to them.

Having our own manufacturing facility means we can easily make special bespoke items. We can work from drawings or sketches, and can advise on the suitability of a suggested design.

These Arbor lever handles and casement fittings were supplied for a barn conversion project.

We made them in a natural oak and antique brass combination, and the architect specified that the levers should be longer than our standard product. All our Arbor items are made exclusively by us so making special items to a particular specification presents no difficulties.

We supplied these specially made robe hooks in a polished nickel plated finish to meet the client`s particular requirements.

As we have our own manufacturing facility, we can make bespoke items, and can apply various finishes to them.

These special Arbor cabinet pull handles were based on the 38310 15mm diameter product, but were made to 190mm and 800mm lengths, with additional stems.
The wood was painted black, and the brass components were finished in the “Imitation Bronze Metal Antique” finish.
All our Arbor products are individually made by us, so making special items presents no difficulties.

Here are a pair of Arbor pull handles made with “back to back” fixing. The client wanted the look of ebony without the high cost associated with this material, so we “ebonised” the wood to give the look that was needed. The brass components were satin nickel plated to give a pleasing contrast.

Although we promote that we have thirteen different woods to choose from, quite often we are asked to supply something different as in this case.

We recently made these Arbor lever handles for a project where the doors were larger than normal. To get the proportions right, the levers were made longer than standard.

The materials were lacquered beech with satin nickel plated components, shown on the left, and iroko with satin brass finished components, on the right.

As we manufacture all the Arbor products in our own works, making special bespoke products can be easily undertaken by us.

As part of a contract to supply the Arbor range to a large residential project,
we were tasked to supply special fittings to be installed on sliding doors
which retracted into pockets.

The pictures shows the flush fitting handle which was set into the door as
“back to back pairs”.

The knobs were dark mahogany and the brass parts were polish nickel plated.

To enable the doors to be pulled out of the pocket our door edge flush pull handle from our Classic range was fitted into the nose of the doors.

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