Use Authentic Ironmongery When Restoring a Listed Home

Restoring a listed home can be a challenge; not just to maintain the historical value of the construction and materials, but to ensure that listed building regulations are adhered to and also importantly, the functionality of the building comes up to modern standards. Balancing these requirements means sourcing good quality, authentic and period applicable fittings and furnishings.

If you are fitting out a period home, sourcing architectural ironmongery in keeping with the feel and look of the property is an essential part of the renovation process. The Rustic Merchant offers traditional and authentic iron hardware such as door fittings, hooks, latches and hinges, all at competitive prices. All our wrought and cast iron fittings are hand forged and we offer UK and international delivery.

Listed Building Planning Requirements

We recommend taking experienced advice from an organisation such as Historic England to ensure your renovations are compliant with grade 1 or grade 2 listing requirements and to avoid the possibility of a substantial fine, or maybe even a prison sentence as high as twelve months.

Grade 1 and Grade 2 listed buildings will often need planning consent for making even the smallest of interior design changes. Replacing window latches, door handles or strap hinges can quickly become complex projects as material modifications or changes in the style of fittings can reduce the likelihood of planning being approved.

The best way to ensure compliance when renovating period properties is to try and replace any worn out or tatty fittings with like for like replacements in similar styles. The Rustic Merchant provides beautiful hand crafted pull handles in black wrought iron, and cast iron door latch handles for exactly this purpose. Our Tudor window latches are also ideal for maintaining the period feel of a property.