the workshop

Our workshops are set up to fully embrace a wide range of disciplines and employ craftsmen with a passion for quality, attention to detail and an understanding and empathy with the process of design.

the workshop

One of the fundamentals of Bisca is the relationship between the workshop and the Design Studio. Respecting each other’s discipline allows our craftsmen to work to their full potential and concentrate on building the commission and quality of finish.

hand built by craftsmen

The skill and experience of our workforce is an important element when it comes to satisfied customers. The workshop craftsmen are multi-skilled individuals, fearlessly competent in metalwork, cabinet-making, black-smithing, welding and polishing. To foster versatility there is no demarcation between roles. All are experienced in working with glass, timber, acrylics, leather or metal materials. Their wealth of experience allows them to marry century-old skills with modern technology in the creation of your commission.

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the workshop bisca craftsman
the workshop bisca craftsman
the workshop bisca craftsman

the forge

Bisca has its own blacksmith shop as well as traditional fabrication equipment.

The shop houses a forge and three power hammers ranging from a 5cwt Massey power hammer to a “delicate” 1cwt hammer used for texturising. Our in-house blacksmiths work the heated steel using one or more of the hammers depending on the design and finish required.

Bisca combine the use of steel, stainless steel, bronze and other semi-precious metals, with cutting edge staircase and balustrade design.

Hot metalwork is a serious discipline. Working in close proximity to the forge, Bisca designers understand its capabilities.  The creative element that forge work allows them can be incorporated into any design you want.

Bisca combine the use of steel, stainless steel, bronze and other semi-precious metals, with cutting edge staircase and balustrade design.

The 5cwt Massey power hammer is from circa 1920. Due to the way the motor is attached to the hammer, it is thought to originate from a merchant navy vessel. The hammer  spent some time in the British Rail workshops in Norwich before being sold for scrap in 1998. Bought by Richard, it was commissioned in 1999 to the original drawings. In 2010 it was refurbished again and as a result is now good for the next 10 years!

the workshop bisca blacksmith
the workshop bisca craftsman
the workshop bisca craftsman