Project Details

Location: Cumbria

The brief for a substantial gate and railing project at Brackenrigg – a private residence in the hear of the Lake Distirct - was originally inspired by Woodburn Bridge which had long been admired by the client.

Chris wanted to put a more natural feel to the design and - as the location is set amongst woodland - used leaf form to create a rhythm of shape in the railings.  The single woodland gate design is based on the skeletal canopy of trees with crossing branches.

The project was part of a large-scale landscape development and involved Chris one again collaborating with award-winning dry stone waller Andy Louden.

Brackenrigg received a Pinnacle Award from the Dry Stone Walling Association that recognizes the quality of the bespoke architectural metalwork within the project.

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What people say?

Chris and his team have worked with us on a number of projects in the Lake District National Park. His design and high quality work will leave a long lasting legacy in the Lake District. We have an excellent working relationship and find Chris and his team friendly, efficient and open to our ideas and suggestions.

District Ranger, Lake District National Park

What people say?

We have worked with Chris and his team for many years now and they have completed some of our most complicated sculpture projects, with the utmost professionalism and care. Our relationship with CB Arts is more than client/supplier, we see Chris and his team as our partners who we trust. Chris Brammall is an artist in his own right and it is this element that makes his manufacture offer special to us, he understands form, scale, aesthetics and how materials will work in the public realm and this is invaluable.

Stephen Broadbent, Broadbent Studio

What people say?

We are so delighted with our two major pieces of work from Chris - a Spitfire Sculpture and our staircase. Chris listened to our requirements and gave us designs which exceeded our expectations. The Spitfire is the first thing you see on arrival at DCS Group and it is simply awesome. Then in reception visitors experience his amazing staircase as they make their way to our meeting rooms. All in all - he has created superb work and we are delighted. We would definitely use Chris again.

Denys C. Shortt OBE, DCS Group UK

What people say?

We are so pleased with the metalwork installations CB Arts have created and installed at Whitby, the house looks absolutely wonderful, as do the barriers. The installation team were great and everything went smoothly. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris and the team.

Ruth Haycock, Interpretation Manager North, English Heritage
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