Lift Shafts & Cages

We supply, restore, fit, rebuild and maintain traditional handmade woven grilles and meshes for new and existing lift shafts and lift cages.

Traditional Lift Shaft Traditional Lift Shaft
We are specialists in restoring traditional lift shafts so that they meet with current building and health and safety regulations. 
We provide a complete service to restore your traditional woven wire lift shaft cage to it's original glory. We can remove the original grilles and manufacture new mesh panels which comply with modern building standards in an equivalent traditional style so that they comply with modern building standards. The mesh panels will be made from the same materials in the same styles, using the same manufacturing methods as the original grilles. Or new grilles can be added to either the inside or the outside of the original panels surrounding the shaft to provide an extra layer of decoration and safety. 
Decorative Lift Shaft Lift Shaft
Whether your lift is being fitted brand  or undergoing a project of restoration, our mesh panels can be supplied in both new and traditional environments in both contemporary and traditional styles. Whilst brass woven wire is the premium choice material for traditional decorative lift shaft cages, steel woven wire and stainless steel woven panels are also popular choices for people looking for traditional, industrial or modern styles. Sometimes perforated grilles are also used for contemporary style projects. All panels are fitted with frames and we can work closely with your lift maintenance contractor. 
Lift Cage Grilles Lift Cage Grilles

Please get in touch either by telephone on 0208 743 1566 or send details of your project to info at jamesgilbertandson dot com.


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London’s Decorative Metalwork and Metal Grille Specialist

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!

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We guarantee that you will be more than happy with our decorative grilles. If you have any queries, please get in touch.