Architectural Bronze

What we do...


You are picturing a staircase balustrade that lends style to your space, and Forging Matters is here to make this happen.

Bronze is a popular finish which needs some clarification, most people will associate bronze with the deep brown, aged colour seen on bronze cast statues rather than the actual material.

Cost effective ways to achieve this colour are bronze paint, bronze powder coat or bronze plating. All of these will look good in the right setting, it will be clear on close inspection that they are not actual bronzes however.

Architectural bronze tends to be a bronze patina on brass. This will give the proper deep bronze look as seen on high end shop fronts etc. The underlying brass material is often apparent on high interaction items such as door sills and handles.

Moving on to actual bronzes,the traditional copper/tin alloy from the bronze age is known as phosphor bronze.
It can be folded, welded and machined but it is too brittle to be hot forged. the raw material is copper coloured so it will need a patina treatment to age it to a dark bronze look.

Silicon bronze is the most malleable of the bronzes. It also has the warmest look without having a patina applied, especially when hot forged and wire brushed. It can be forged, fabricated, cast and machined.

Aluminium bronze has a slightly silvery brass colour, it is highly corrosion resistant and it can be forged, fabricated, cast and machined. We prefer to bring this to a warm mid bronze colour with the patina treatment rather than a deep bronze.

Some examples of our recent work

Some of our favourite photos of Bronze Staircase Balustrade projects, showing off our work in all it’s glory.

Case Studies

In depth review of a couple of staircase balustrade projects we have undertaken.


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