JD Beardmore & Company Ltd was established one hundred and fifty years ago as a general ironmongers, in Cleveland Street, London.
Fitzrovia at the time was home to a large number of craftsmen making fine furniture, and Beardmore’s product offer came to reflect the requirements of the local custom, maintaining a separate catalogue for cabinet hardware, until the late nineteen-sixties. However in the intervening years the company’s reputation as a supplier and manufacturer of architectural ironmongery had transcended these modest origins.
Beardmore door furniture, decorative grilles and electrical fittings now graced the grandest public buildings and finest homes in Britain and abroad.
For generations, Beardmore has represented the skill of English workmanship, and accommodated the tastes of a discerning clientele.
Beardmore has long been associated with the finest English-made door furniture. It has been over thirty years however, since the company has manufactured product in its own foundry. Based on the South Coast, the Beardmore Foundry is a state of the art facility staffed with the most skilled and experienced team of artisans in the industry.
Precision engineering and electroplating, traditional investment casting and hand-finishing all take place under one roof. This guarantees exclusivity on all Beardmore designs and provides the reassurance of in-house quality control.
In addition to Beardmore’s extensive library of period patterns & Classic Contemporary designs the foundry can create bespoke pieces from drawings or samples. The Beardmore Foundry represents the very best in English manufacturing including 17 standard finishes such as brass, gold, silver, copper, nickel, pewter, chrome.
Today this tradition continues, but Beardmore’s are not content to rest on past success. The company, led by its in-house design team, aims to place itself at the vanguard of contemporary style, introducing new product ranges year upon year. Accordingly, Beardmore’s position as the pre-eminent name in English-made, hand-crafted ironmongery and door furniture remains secure.