Cast Iron Houses Dudley
The set of houses were rebuilt at the Black Country Living Museum in the 1990s, and in 2020 we were tasked to carefully dismantle them so that they could be relocated to a different part of the museum.
1920s - built by the Eclipse Foundry for Dudley Council. Only four were built. The first two were completed in 1925, the second pair in 1927.
Following the First World War Dudley, like many local authorities, needed new housing but faced a shortage in skilled labour and building materials. Other materials were being considered, with Wolverhampton experimenting with concrete. Dudley looked to a local industry, cast iron.
Historical Building Translocation& Structure Relocation
Buildings of historical interest often come under threat from encroaching societal pressures, sometimes caused by urban regeneration, sometimes simpler commercial pressures. In these instances, translocating the building to a new site may be an ideal solution, saving the structure and affording the opportunity to restore a building to its former glory.
Recording and cataloguing each individual brick, piece of stone, window, door and all other physical features, preserves the accuracy and historical merit of the structure.How we work
Specialist Building, Restoration & Construction
Specialist building, restoration and construction is our forte. We have an immense amount of pride in preserving a building's history, yet we understand the demands of modern living.
We have had the pleasure of working on many distinguished and unique projects.Read more