Case study: Collaboration with Countryside Properties

Steelcraft recently joined forces with regeneration specialists Countryside Properties, formerly known as Vistry, to work on two transformative projects: Maria Street in Benwell, Newcastle, and Whitley Court in Wrekenton, Gateshead.

Our forte lies in fabricating architectural metalwork, including railings, gates, balustrades, handrails, balconies, and secondary steelwork. Our specialisation in mild steel bespoke design has helped to establish a reputation for delivering top-quality products.

Find out how we helped Countryside Properties bring their projects to life:

Maria Street - Benwell, Newcastle

The redevelopment of derelict land into a community housing 59 new homes posed challenges, particularly regarding safety around retaining walls. We helped by manufacturing and fitting railings strategically around the site.

Some walls presented us with a challenge, as conventional fixing into the top of walls was not an option. To resolve this, we crafted bespoke posts - some incorporating cranked sections to deter climbing. Handrails and balustrades were also fitted onto the steps for safety.

Whitley Court - Wrekenton, Gateshead

Whitley Court's transformation from a brownfield site into a mixed-tenure housing development with supported accommodation required a variety of metalwork from railings to stair protection.

The introduction of balustrades, both internally and externally, contributed to the secure yet beautiful aesthetic of the supported accommodation. We created dual-rail balustrades for sensory garden steps and installed glass balustrades with PVC-capped handrails for communal stairways, keeping relatively small access areas bright and open, and reflecting a blend of functionality and modern design.

Steelcraft's collaboration with Countryside Properties has shown the importance of architectural metalwork in creating safe yet attractive housing. If you would like to discuss metalwork for your project, contact us today!

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