Welcome to our latest website where we believe the exchange of knowledge and information is paramount to successful partnerships. We truly understand that the selection of architectural ironmongery is a critical factor in the design of any dwelling and hope our expertise can be of great benefit to you.
In the short term we shall populate the site with our existing product lines which can be found in issue nine of our colour catalogue. In the midterm we look to bring on new ranges from old favourites such as Kirkpatrick, Samuel Heath and Frank Allart. In the long term we will introduce increased banks of technical data in the form of PDFs.
With new hardware pieces such as "Invisible Doorsets" by Argenta alongside access control products by Hoppe plus a sliding door closer for pocket doors by Nitto. Our expectation is that we can provide you with a "go to" online portal where informed opinions and detailed technical data can be exchanged to provide a range of ironmongery options and solutions.
For specifiers we provide a package which includes a free scheduling service, site visits and samples. Our staff are fully qualified within the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and will provide the appropriate information to ensure that your clients’ needs are met first time every time .Whilst our niche is the provision of accurate fittings for historic buildings such as “The Royal Crescent Museum” we very much enjoy working with architects and designers on contemporary developments such as Somerset Place, Bath.
At “The Royal Crescent Museum” we worked very closely with the Bath architects Simon Morray Jones to preserve all the existing ironmongery. Our locksmith inspected, cleaned, refurbished the brass rimlocks and smartened up the drop handles. New black iron oval knobs were fitted to the new basement doors and unlacquered brass fasteners to the sliding sash windows. Along with the new music facility at Wells Cathedral, this landmark project demonstrates our ability for providing subtle solutions to public accessed listed buildings.
At “Somerset Place” the brief came through London practice of Orms Architectural design. The vast open spaces created a blank canvas so that with the exception of some purpose made night ventilation keeps to suit mortice espagnolette bolts the concept was very technically very simple. Leather wrapped handles, polished stainless steel butts and concealed closers all came together to provide a very smart clean appearance.
For some of our recent projects, please view our Case Studies section.
TBKS does ironmongery well, very well. Our attention to detail and our technical acumen combined with our boundless enthusiasm will indeed serve you very well. Whilst our latest website provides us with an e-commerce window to the world it is the human resource behind the scenes that drives TBKS to be your first choice supplier of quality architectural ironmongery. So for all our latest news follow us on Twitter, catch up on our Facebook blogs or sign up for our e-mail letter. However it you prefer the personal touch it would be nice to get a telephone call instead.
Leather wrapped “Turnstyle” lever handle c/o Somerset Place, Bath
Rustic bronze lever with bathroom release c/o Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Bruton
Traditional reeded timber knobs c/o 131 The Promenade, Cheltenham
Original 18th century carriage drop and pendant escutcheon. c/o The drawing room NO.1 Royal Crescent