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Thailand Tsunami

Breaking the mould for aid. Moulders at Premier Castings worked overtime to cast a stuffing box for a power station in Krabi, Thailand. The orderĀ arrived at the foundry in Green on Thursday evening via a Glasgow contact. Such was the … Continue reading

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Laxey Third Water Wheel

Premier Castings were commissioned to cast a third water wheel at Laxey, Isle of Man. The building was originally a corn mill, built in the 1850″s, and was being refurbished after being derelict for a number of years. The refurbishment … Continue reading

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Noah Rose

Premier Castings has worked with Noah Rose, an independent artist/designer/scupltor on various projects and helped bring his ideas into reality. Click here to visit Noah”s web site. The Observatory, Burnley Noah Rose designed the Observatory for Burnley and in his … Continue reading

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Premier on the BBC

Conservation experts that were restoring a 400 year old cannon from an English shipwreck approached Premier Castings to reconstruct the cannon. The “Queen Elizabeth”s Lost Guns” programme followed experts who found and raised the ships cannons with the aim to … Continue reading

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Vandal Resistant Cast Iron

Premier Castings were approached by Argentinian artist Marcella Livingston to cast a memorial sculpture. The sculpture, which is a sunflower sphere, was for a Memorial Garden in Beswick, Manchester and in memory of two teenage girls who were killed in … Continue reading

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Pumps & Valves

Our manufacturing experience in this field ranges over 35 years supplying castings to both valve manufactures and pump manufacturers. Corrosive and abrasive irons Volutes and impellers Ductile frames and cover plates Cast iron valve bodies Cast iron and SG bearing … Continue reading

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Vintage Vehicles

At Premier Castings we can provide you with custom made castings for your vintage vehicles. The Ffestiniog Railway “Single Fairlie” locomotive, Taliesin, a 1999-built replica of an 1876-built original, recently converted from slide valves to piston valves to improve efficiency … Continue reading

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Sculptures & Decorative Art

From concept to casting – Premier Castings have cast numerous commissions for sculptures and decorative art. We have worked with established artists, designers and sculptors to take their ideas and concepts into completed projects. Some previous projects we have completed … Continue reading

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Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering is the process of making a new component from an original. Premier Castings can utilise an existing component to reduce pattern costs and to manufacture a new part. Consideration would be given to contraction allowances, machining allowances, corrosion … Continue reading

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Street Furniture

Cast street furniture mainly consists of cast iron/SG iron decorative lamp-posts which are ordered by Councils regenerating urban areas using copies of originals or accident or insurance refurbishment work. Some Councils are moving toward SG iron castings for health and … Continue reading

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