Benchmark’s metal workshop is one of the most specialist in the UK. Traditional hand skills are used in combination with specialised machinery and tooling, full CAD drawing and modelling, and the latest CNC manufacturing.

Materials worked

Materials worked include zinc and other non-ferrous materials such as copper, pewter, bronze and gilding metal. These materials all have a handmade look and feel which differentiates them from other highly manufactured materials such as stainless steel.

Projects undertaken

Benchmark works on design and build commissions or to client specifications.

Completed projects include:

  • numerous bar and restaurant design and build commissions
  • iconic zinc and pewter bars and counters for leading restaurant groups
  • reception desks for hotels and offices


Benchmark’s metal workshop is one of the most specialist in the UK. Traditional hand skills are used in combination with specialised machinery and tooling, full CAD drawing and modelling, and the latest CNC manufacturing.

Materials worked

Materials worked include zinc and other non-ferrous materials such as copper, pewter, bronze and gilding metal. These materials all have a handmade look and feel which differentiates them from other highly manufactured materials such as stainless steel.

Projects undertaken

Benchmark works on design and build commissions or to client specifications.

Completed projects include:

  • numerous bar and restaurant design and build commissions
  • iconic zinc and pewter bars and counters for leading restaurant groups
  • reception desks for hotels and offices


 
 
 
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