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On this page are displayed a small selection of decorative mesh grilles that you won’t find on any of the other pages. The grilles and meshes displayed here are examples of patterns and styles that we can achieve outside our normal standard ranges. If you would like to see our standard ranges please click here to be taken to our decorative grilles page
The first image above shows an example of a tartan weave where the wires are spaced at two different distances from each other resulting in two different sized square holes, creating a tartan like look.
The second image above is a nickel plated square regency (Georgian) style grille. Most of the regency grilles we produce are in a diamond pattern and a brass or antique brass finish, but they can just as easily be made in a square pattern and the example here shows how, even the most traditional of grilles can be given a contemporary looking finish. To stunning effect. Different combinations of pins and decorative rosettes placed at the joints can also enhance the effect. In this case the backing mesh is black, to create the greatest contrast between it and the front grille but other matching or contrasting meshes can also be used.
The third image shows a grille pattern made by leaving out several wires before placing the next one, resulting in alternating groups of square holes followed by equivalent distances of rectangular space.
The fourth image shows a very dense grille with a heavy feel in an antique silver colour backed with a fine black mesh. This type of grille would have a very low opacity so is good for hiding that which does not want to be seen.
The elliptical shapes of the regency grilles are designed from scratch for every new panel to gracefully and naturally fill the space they are in using complete shapes. The size, quantity and shape of the ellipses is determined by the size of the panel. These grilles are often backed with a fine mesh of matching finish but can also be seen with a contracting mesh as in this case where the front grille is brass but the backing mesh is in stainless steel. Sometimes in place of the backing mesh, silk is used.
In this case the smallest of the regency diamond sizes has been used and the diamonds have been rotated 90 degrees onto their sides, so that they are wider than they are high. This orientation is particularly popular in landscape style panels where the width is significantly wider than the height such as in air conditioning duct outlets, where such a grille would be placed in a matching frame.
These grilles are referred to as Gilberts grilles as they are from our speciality range. But they by no means represent the entire extent of the possibilities beyond our standard range. The Gilberts grilles you see here merely offer a taster of some of the finishes, patterns and styles that are possible, all of which are interchangeable. This is our off the menu selection. When ordering or enquiring from the Gilberts grilles range. Please remember to specify that you are interested in the Gilberts grilles range so we know to create something specially for you.
James Gilbert & Son specialises in high quality decorative metalwork. We are the world's oldest manufacturer of decorative metal grilles. Over the last 135 years we've produced architectural quality metal works for some of the biggest brands on the planet, yet we don't forget our roots nor our smaller customers.
We use manufacturing, polishing and patinating techniques that we have honed to perfection for over a century, alongside contemporary engineering technologies.
At the centre of our business are decorative grilles including hand woven-wire and regency grilles, decorative screens and panels with associated frames and decorative metalwork. These grace some of the finest hospitality and entertainment venues, public buildings and private residences the length and breadth of the U.K. and beyond.
We have expanded our core range to produce products which befit modern living; offering a greater range of materials, designs and finishes than ever before. This range includes floor grilles, air conditioning grilles, air vents, radiator covers, decorative screens, frames, inlays, endings, cladding materials, security products, shelving systems, furniture, fittings and much more.
We are always using our knowledge and experience to bring innovative products and metal processing techniques to the market and our 2016 range includes a whole portfolio of new materials designed to contrast and compliment our metalwork. The location of our central London works makes us ideally located for supplying high quality decorative metalwork at short notice to satisfy the fast paced requirements of London’s design and construction industries.
We provide a fully comprehensive decorative metalwork manufacturing service. Our brass, bronze and steel products including radiator and floor grilles, furniture, fixtures and fittings are dispatched all over the world. We work with architects, interior designers, construction contractors and fit out companies, product designers and private clients on contemporary and historic projects where a high standard and attention to detail are required. We are more than happy to instruct and advise your on site contractors to ensure fitted products are applied correctly. With our extensive experience of processing and chemically treating metals, all our decorative metal grilles and associated decorative metal products can be treated to make the finish match the style and era of the project. We also colour match existing finishes if samples of original pieces are supplied. We have fully equipped metal working facilities with both historic and state-of-the-art machinery, which means our skilled craftsmen can truly fulfil your decorative interior and architectural metalwork requirements.
Whether your project involves the restoration of a single item – such as the supply of a single radiator grille - or the complete refurbishment of a modern department store or chain of historic hotels, please send us details of the project now including measurements, photographs, architectural drawings, CAD files, pdf’s, sketches on envelopes, pipe cleaner models, vague notions and loose concepts are all accepted as starting points. The best results are achieved when we are included in the early stages of a project from where we are happy to advise and be on hand to help all the way through to completion. Let us initiate the discussion as to how we can help you now, and we look forward to working with you!
We guarantee that you will be more than happy with our decorative grilles. If you have any queries, please get in touch.