Brassart Custom & Bespoke
Brassart are unique in the way we work with Interior Designers, Architects, Brand Managers and their private customers. We are one of the only manufactures who produce individually designed and exclusive hardware.
For generations BrassArt has been recognised worldwide for its genuine British engineering complimented with iconic design and originality. For this reason an increasing amount of our ironmongery work is focused on creating custom, tailored pieces for clients. We help clients that require something very specific and special; offering a turn-key solution also.
We have been involved in a number of unique and unusual creations for a variety of clients including; prestigious individuals, luxury hotels, designer brands and royal assets. Why not take a look at some of our work here.
DESIGN & CONSULTATION MEETING
The key to creating a bespoke piece of hardware is in the detail. The design, finish and overall appearance is extremely important, but the mechanical workings of the product is just as. The location, function, passage and usage level are all important factors when deciding how best to manufacture a new piece of hardware.
Our design & technical team will guide you through the various stages of creating your new hardware to ensure that the finished product is of the highest quality, both visibly and mechanically.
Design sign off, sampling & manufacturing
Once the initial consultations have been concluded, the choice to go straight to manufacturing is of course all yours. CAD drawings and designs are required to be signed off before tooling up can commence. Alternatively, the sampling route may be your preferred option. This does extend the lead time and where possible we would always recommend this route in order to eliminate any design or mechanical flaws. Our team will assist you when making this decision depending upon the type of product and the way it is going to be made.
The method used to manufacture your hardware will very much depend on the type of product. The initial consultation will determine this in most cases, but in some special scenarios and as a result of sampling, the process may be changed to achieve a better result or to increase the level accuracy required. Some modern machinery is capable of machining to within 0.05mm which in some cases may be extremely important. Here at BrassArt, we have the capability to create products using the one or more of the following techniques:
- 3 or 5 Axis CNC milling
- Programmable bar – fed machining
- Investment or lost – wax casting
- Laser cutting
- Water – jet cutting
- Hot – stamping or forging (requires product specific tooling)
The End Result
After all of the meetings, samples and behind the scenes manufacturing are complete, you will receive your custom hardware. It will be packaged according to its delicacy, individually labelled by location (door reference) and delivered by courier or by hand where possible. Nothing can be more satisfying than having your own private product so we also offer complete exclusivity; if you want to be the only one to own your hardware then we will ensure this happens.