Our heritage


The Directors of Cardea have over 30 years of experience retailing Architectural Ironmongery so we fully understand that well-crafted, fair priced products are essential for trading in today’s economic climate.

The requirement for Cardea ironmongery was born out demand and necessity.  The domestic supply of sheradised blackiron door and window furniture dried up whilst the UK supply of quality unlacquered brass bolts became price prohibitive so to meet customer requirement it became important to source these types of products elsewhere. For a number of years the Cardea range has been retailed both domestically and overseas and during this time product quality and reliability has been verified. From the original Cardea range launched in 2013 we have progressively added more unique pieces, such as the Cavendish (Reeded) Range which we launched in 2017, weather seal casement fasteners (for use on modern windows), tapered lever sets as well as introducing these new, and old, products in Polished Nickel and White Bronze finishes. We will continue to assess the domestic market place to identify new customer requirements demands and introduce products as limited editions.

We understand that door and window furniture should reflect the customers own sense of style and also blend seamlessly into the fabric of the building. For when you turn that door handle you shake hands with your home!