Framing Process

Consultation

The first step is always to consult with one of our framers. When deciding how to frame an artwork we take into consideration a number of aspects, in particular; frame style, condition of the artwork, level of protection necessary, and hanging location. This can be a simple process but can also quite complex dependent on the artwork. Our initial conversation allows us to establish the ideal presentation for each artwork.

Preparation

Once the requirements are established for each artwork then any preparation work can be carried out. Delicate and damaged work can either be conserved or restored, and each artwork is then mounted correctly dependent on the level of conservation needed. Any conservation work is either carried out in-house or we would coordinate with a conservation specialist for more complex and delicate work.

Fabrication

Each frame is built with the utmost care, with materials chosen based on their quality and environmental sustainability. Our task when building each frame is to protect and aesthetically compliment the artwork as best as possible. Our framers can complete frames is a wide variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary finishes. One of the final discussions to have when framing can be the choice of glazing, of which we have a number of different glass and acrylic options, including UV-protective and anti-glare.

Installation

The step of installing a work of art can be just as crucial as the framing itself. We help when necessary in the future placement and safety of each artwork we frame. Conservation risks when hanging artworks, like UV and humidity levels, are concerns we always address at the very beginning of the framing process and again when works are finally hung. Our staff are experienced in art handling and installation and we can always assist in the professional installation of the works we frame.