Design Process: Water Street Brass offers premium hardware that is specifically designed and exclusively licensed for quality homes and commercial offices. Our staff will work closely with architects, interior decorators, showroom consultants or home owners to develop and create premium hardware for your environments. Whether your decor is French provincial, colonial, art deco or ultra modern, we can create hardware that matches your vision.
Conceptual Art: The process begins by exploring your vision. We start with your sources of inspiration, be they hand drawn sketches, examples from historical records, antique hardware, vintage photographs, sculpture, artwork, fabric designs or shells from a beach; we will develop a number of ideas to show you how your hardware could look and function.
Design: Once a direction has been established, we will produce comprehensive renderings to illustrate the final products and then the mechanical drawings needed to manufacture them. Great care is taken to ensure not only the beauty, but the functionality of the hardware for a lifetime of trouble free operation.
Through your showroom representatives, comprehensive door schedules are produced for all the materials required on the project. Each door presents its own unique requirements, from a simple passage, to multipoint patio doors, to the front entry to the home.
Manufacturing: When all schedules and prints have been reviewed and approved by the project manager, the raw hardware can be manufactured, and then machined to specifications. The final step will be the custom finishing of your product. We finish all jobs to order so that all of your hardware matches - no products are pre-finished and warehoused.
Delivery & Installation: We anticipate a 12 to 16 week time frame from the day the prints are approved and signed to final delivery. All hardware is hand packed and labeled by door so that there is no confusion at the work site. Installation instructions and templates are provided and can be made available ahead of time so the doors can be mortised and hung in anticipation of final delivery.