The 'Rustix' Range of period and restoration hardware from
Dartington Steel Design offers those involved in renovation
projects the opportunity to recreate the authentic feel of
the period, an often essential requirement for Listed Buildings.
The range is also ideal for those who would like to enjoy
the olde worlde charm of these solid and refreshingly robust
fittings in their home.
The 'Cott Latch' is based on an antique brought to the forge for the
Blacksmiths to use their skills to re-create. Its name is derived
from the 13th Century "Cott Inn" - the local Inn where many of their
best ideas are formed! It is a new addition to the extensive range
of door, cabinet and window furniture and electrical fittings.
"We are always looking for unusual and old fittings which are no
longer produced but sometimes stumbled upon in architectural salvage
yards. It is a challenge we have set ourselves to reproduce these
fittings accurately and it is always very rewarding when our
customers tell us how pleased they are with the results"
The bee-keeping Brothers at the nearby Buckfast Abbey supply
Dartington Steel Design with true beeswax, which is vital for a
traditional finish that is able to bring out the dark brown and
ochre tinges from the forging process. This does give the 'Rustix'
fittings that aged look and feel.