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At exactly the place where Portobello Road turns from market stalls to antiques shops, you’ll find this shop, which overflows with handles, knobs, pulls and hooks. There’s something for every home, whether you need semi-precious fittings or antique brassware.
84 Portobello Road, London W11 (chloealberry.com)
For hand-forged door and window furniture (pictured), head to Jim Lawrence’s showroom in the town of Hadleigh, Suffolk. This is a great place to buy good-quality ironmongery: latches, bolts, letters and numbers. You’ll also find an impressive range of switches and sockets in a number of finishes.
The Ironworks, Lady Lane, Hadleigh IP7 (jim-lawrence.co.uk)
This company produces modern and traditional ironmongery. Its wide selection of products makes it easy to find matching door handles, window pulls and door stops. As well as creating its own range and selling items sourced from around the world, the team run a bespoke service – so if you can’t find exactly what you’re after, they can make it for you.
7 Imperial Way, Croydon CR0 (josephgiles.com)
‘I head here for excellent reproduction antique brassware, cast straight from original period features using the lost-wax technique,’ says Pentreath and Hall’s co-owner Ben Pentreath of this store, which he relies upon for his architectural projects.
Unit 1, Global Park, Station Road, Bampton EX16 (optimumbrasses.co.uk)
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