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Cadw Wales restoration ironmongery by Mid Beds Locksmiths

Cadw Wales restoration ironmongery by Mid Beds Locksmiths

Cadw Wales restoration ironmongery by Mid Beds Locksmiths

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Cadw Wales

Cadw Wales restoration ironmongery by Mid Beds LocksmithsCadw, pronounced ‘cad-oo’, is the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government. Cadw in Welsh means 'to keep', signifying the conservation priority of the organisation.

Working closely with Cadw staff, MBL was commissioned to design and manufacture twelve solid brass rim and deadlocks to various sizes; each lock was manufactured on a series of unique keys to various sites including Raglan and Caerphilly castles.

Each lock although brass was specifically designed and built to resist corrosion, which had caused the failure of the existing locks in the damp Welsh climate. To reduce the number of locks held as stock universal handing was also introduced at the design stage.

Constructed in brass throughout with a large key section and impressive bolt throw, the locks provide a traditional and formidable locking system to the impressive surroundings they are now located in.

The rim locks were designed to fit into existing or new timber housings or blocks to achieve a traditional finish to the door, whilst being easily changed on site to suit the hand of the door.