The Blacksmiths Shop in Langley, near Slough manufacture hand forged Gates, Railings and Bespoke Metalwork, as well as selling fire grates (fire dogs), fire guards and fire accessories, often made in Britain, and are a stockist of Aarrow Stoves wood burning stoves and Kirkpatrick ironmongery – http://www.theblacksmithshop.co.uk
The Woodee produce “Handcrafted fire pits and artisan tools and stylish accessories for wood burners, open fires and fire pits designed and made in Herefordshire, England.” Freestanding fire pits/ground level BBQs, BBQ tools, fire irons and tools, log log baskets, and bellows – http://www.thewoodee.com
Also on eBay jodi-logan in Northern Ireland makes and sells forged metal s-hooks or meat hooks and other things like a metal flower and metal bottle opener, all reasonably priced – https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/jodi-logan
Again on eBay john the blacksmith in Bedfordshire makes and sells forged metal s-hooks or meat hooks, curtain tie-backs, pokers and brackets, all reasonably priced – https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/johntheblacksmith74?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
AWB Steels & Hardware, founded in 1993, specialise in making and selling quality handmade British ironmongery. They have an eBay shop selling items such as s-hooks (game hooks), parts for shepherd’s huts, lettering, hinges, Parweld welding torches (could be British made or Chinese made), and steel stock and metalworking products – http://www.awbmetalwork.co.uk
“Nigel Tyas Ironwork – Designers of wrought iron lighting, curtain poles & fire irons – Handmade by skilled blacksmiths in our Yorkshire forge – Proud to be made in Britain with customers around the world – Committed to our rural creative craft business and industrial metalworking heritage. Established 2000″ according to their website. S-hooks, lighting, curtain poles, fire irons, etc – https://www.nigeltyas.co.uk
“Found & Seek is a little bricks and mortar shop based in the small West Wales town of Carmarthen. They sell vintage items and new items including ironwork items such as fire sets, s-hooks, hooks, toasting forks, bottle openers, candle holders, etc and blankets, pottery, jewellery, etc – https://foundandseek.co.uk
notonthehighstreet have some brass s-hooks by Proper Copper Design which are labelled as “made in Britain” – https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/propercopperdesign/product/quality-brass-s-hooks
British Ironmongery of Sutton Coldfield specialise in British Made Ironmongery but do also sell some foreign made products despite the company’s name. They also offer a bespoke service, so if you have an old door handle, lock or any other piece of ironmongery, the likes of which are no longer in production, it can often be replicated for you. Door handles, door knobs, door furniture, window furniture, locks and latches and other ironmongery from traditional to contemporary with wide a range of finishes available. Check country of origin before buying. British made items are labelled as such on their website. British Ironmongery is the trading name of Arden Architectural Ltd. Online only; they don’t appear to have a bricks and mortar shop – http://www.britishironmongery.co.uk
The Cast Iron Air Brick Company (who supply trade, local authorities and the general public) specialise in the supply of air vents and grilles and gratings in cast iron. All their cast iron products are made in the UK for them in foundries in Yorkshire, Birmingham and Scotland – http://www.castironairbricks.co.uk
Yesterhome say on their website that “The Black Country is known for its Foundries & Industrial heritage” and that the company’s intention is to help “to bring manufacturing back to Britain.” They appear to have their own foundry and a few items on their website are British made, by themselves or others. These are generally labelled as such with the Made in Britain marque or the words “made in the UK”. Most things on their website appear to be foreign made. Made in Britain items include air vents, door knobs, door knockers, hinges, thumb latches, hinges and suchlike by Kirkpatrick, hooks, radiator feet, cast iron shelf brackets, door knobs, signs, wooden peg rails, napkin rings, shaving brushes, shaving mugs, hairbrushes, beard combs, beer carriers, bottle labels, hip flasks, tankards, bottle openers, cork screws, ice buckets, letter openers, wooden wellington book stands, and so on. Their British made range is quite extensive and well worth a look. You might try searching the site for “made in the UK” – https://www.yesterhome.com
Pennine Castings Ltd (makers of Blakey’s SEGS shoe protectors) are a foundry producing castings. Pennine Castings Ltd are now owned by H Goodwin (Castings) Limited, an iron foundry in the West Midlands, who also own Tirion Seat Sticks.
Abbey England, Royal Warrant holders , founded in 1982, own Abbey Foundry in Walsall which was formerly B B Stanley Brothers, of Walsall, the last remaining brass buckle foundry in the UK saddlery trade, the name and premises having been acquired by Abbey England in 2009. Established in 1837, Stanley’s brass foundry has built up a range of patterns over the years, covering all types and sizes of brass buckles, headcollar and harness fittings and fashion belt and bag fittings and vehicle fittings and more recently diversified into commemorative plaques and brasses, handles and fittings for vintage cars and boats etc, fridge door fittings and door furniture. The B B Stanley Brothers, of Walsall company was dissolved in 2013 a while after the takeover by Abbey England. Metals Cast are Brass, Nickel Silver, Aluminium Bronze, Pewter, and possibility of other non-ferrous metals if quantities are high enough for ongoing orders. The Casting Method is Green sand casting. The Casting Sizes are Box Size: 12″ by 18″ and Maximum Weight: Up to 1.5kg. Abbey England also own Liston Locks, a British brass lock maker. Abbey England are also importers, so many things they sell including some buckles, brass ware, vehicle restoration components are foreign made. Trade only – http://www.abbeyfoundry.co.uk
Made by the Forge make wrought iron curtain poles made to order, pan racks, shelf brackets and designer lighting. Their website carries the words “Made in Britain, Handmade for You”. All products appear to be British made – https://www.madebytheforge.co.uk
The Procast Foundry is in West Yorkshire. They cast nameplates for trains and so on – shed plates, locomotive nameplates, train headboards, builders plates, replicas, railway benches, etc. Have a look at the video below. It says on the front page of their website “100% Made in Great Britain” – http://www.procast.co.uk
Be Modern Fireplaces marble and timber fireplaces, gas & electric fires, bedroom furniture and bathroom fittings appear to manufacture at least some of their products in the UK. You’ll need to ask if what you are interested in is made in the UK as it is not clear from their website. They say on their website “Continuing to put our faith in manufacturing our products in the UK as the basis of our long-term competitive advantage” – http://www.bemodern.com
Midland Holloware Limited are manufacturers and suppliers of galvanized steel hollowware products. Their product range includes galvanised steel dustbins, garden incinerators, and many general hardware products such as galvanised steel buckets, coal hods, coal bunkers, sack trucks, tar cans, wheelbarrows, metal mop squeeze buckets, composters, paint cans, fireside sets, etc. Established in 1990, they have a factory in Lye, West Midlands. Country of origin is not given against individual products on their website, so you’ll need to ask if something you are interested in is British made before buying but on their website they do say “our goods are British made” They also say “Established in 1990, our factory in Lye, West Midlands prides itself on producing quality UK manufactured goods, that also now includes a fully-functional range of ornamental fireside products and traditional brass and bronze buckets” – http://www.midlandholloware.co.uk
Arada Stoves manufacture Aarrow, Villager and Stratford wood burning and multi fuel stoves, still in the UK (in Axminster, Devon) .
Stovax / Gazco / Yeoman of Exeter, owned by Swedish NIBE Group, might have a factory in the UK but it is not clear from their website. They sell wood stoves, multi-fuel stoves, electric stoves, gas fires, and fire accessories. It is not clear from their website whether any items are manufactured in the UK. No country of origin information is given on their websites. Established in 1981 they say they ‘manufacture’ but they do not say where. They do mention a Gazco factory in their history section – “1998. Gazco expands. Having outgrown its factory in just 5 years, construction gets underway to extend the building to its present size, more than doubling manufacturing capacity.” It would be worth asking if they manufacture in the UK. They also sell wood burning stoves that can installed in a house that does not have a traditional chimney – http://www.stovax.com
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Rockingham Fenderseats – make bespoke fireplace fender seats and fireguards in England.
Willow and Stone sell a range of UK made door knobs, metal lampshades, cabinet handles, door and cabinet catches, light pulls, screen prints, mugs, cushions, door hooks, other door furniture, tea towels, cards, bird feeders, mugs, etc. They have a shop in Falmouth in Cornwall.
The Door Knocker Company supply British made brass and iron architectural period fixtures and fittings, including door knockers, door knobs, hooks, shelf brackets, finger plates, hinges, bolts, key escutcheons, door keeps, wrought ironware, cupboard door furniture and other paraphenalia for the home and garden – http://www.thedoorknockercompany.co.uk
Evolution timber alternative window and doors of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire say “Each and every product is handcrafted in our Biggleswade factory” and “genuine craftsmanship handmade in Great Britain”. Their doors are marketed under the name the English Door Company. Their windows and doors cover styles like cottage style, traditional townhouse style, Georgian, bay windows, leaded windows, and sash windows made to traditional specifications and bespoke sizes or they make contemporary windows and doors. Their doors are low maintenance and offer thermal and sound proofing properties together with multi-point locking systems. Windows can be double or triple glazed and fitted with acoustic glass. Products come with a 10 Year guarantee. Prices are not given on their website. Fitting is by contractors and selling through retailers. Trade only, they will put you in touch with a retailer. They do not state where the door furniture they sell is made – https://www.evolutionwindows.com
Bison Frames UK Ltd are manufacturers of uPVC Vertical Sliding (Box Sash) Windows, Bifold Doors, Conservatories, Composite Doors & Fully Reversible Windows. The Genesis Vertical Slider is one of their brands. They sell through agents. They do not give any information about country of origin on their website, however on 6/4/18 they told me by email “We manufacture our own vertical sliders in the UK and our factory is based in Barnsley South Yorkshire” – http://www.bisonframes.co.uk
John Fredericks Plastics of Huddersfield manufacture PVC-U Windows, Doors and Conservatories in Huddersfield. I imagine there is a connection between John Fredericks and German company VEKA, who have a factory in Burnley, perhaps using parts from this company to make their windows. For example John Fredericks make the the Halo Rustique Range of uPVC windows for Thames Valley Windows. Established in 1970, John Fredericks now belong to the A & B Glass Group, who also have a manufacturing plants at Sudbury – https://www.johnfredericks.co.uk
Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS) are a UK manufacturer of doorsets, timber windows and purpose made joinery products, supplying for example composite external doors, internal fire doors, timber windows, French doors, folding doors, etc.
Many double glazing companies still manufacture their windows in the UK, so please ask where your windows will be made before buying and choose British made windows.
Anglian Windows say on their website “You’ll find the ‘Made in Britain’ marque on all our windows. This means they’re made from start to finish in a British factory by British craftspeople so you can expect the highest standards of design and manufacture.” They manufacture their own UPVC windows, they have been made in Britain since 1966 and their windows are kite marked. They use the Made in Britain marque. They also say on their website “All our products are ‘Made in Britain’ from start to finish” – https://www.anglianhome.co.uk
IronmongeryOnline manufacture the majority of the items they sell – from hinges to door hardware, threaded rods, bolts and lots more. Ask them for confirmation that what you are buying is made in the UK.
Kirkpatrick – Traditional Ironwork|Antique Door Furniture|Architectural Ironmonger
The only UK producers of Black Ironmongery, Kirkpatrick has been manufacturing traditional ironwork from its foundry since 1885. Made in Britain. Quality ironmongery. Black iron door and window furniture.
Chimney Sheep is a cleverly designed Herdwick sheep wool felt device that goes inside a chimney to reduce draughts and stop (most) cats climbing up your chimney. It will also reduce chimney noise and falling debris, but still allow your chimney to breath. It can be fairly easily removed when you want to light a fire. The Chimney Sheep is designed and made in the U.K. It comes with a “perma-dangle” to remind you when the ‘sheep is in place. They also do a range of accessories such as more decorative dangles (these are made in Mexico) and Chimney Sheep wraps (covers – they don’t say where these are made, so presumably abroad). They also sell felt shillies wool mulching made from leftover Herdwick felt, jute mulching mats (they don’t say where these are made, so presumably abroad), Herdwick wool insoles (made in England), large wool and jute mulching mats (they don’t say where these are made), and U.K. made gardening aprons. They also sell draught excluders filled with felted wool off-cuts from their range of chimney draught excluders (they don’t say where these are made), Stormguard insulated outdoor tap covers which prevent outside taps from freezing in cold weather (it doesn’t say where these are made; presumably abroad), the Loft Leg Loft Lid Downlight Cover (U.K. made), a plastic terracotta colour 300mm Chimney Cap (presumably foreign made), Stormguard door brushes (presumably foreign made) and letter box brushes (U.K. made).-
Paradean rotary clothes airers for the garden and Coal Shovels, Hand Shovels, Rakes & Tongs are UK made. “All Paradean Rotary Airers Are Made In The UK at Our Factory In Shropshire” according to their website. “Coal Shovels, Hand Shovels, Rakes & Tongs By Paradean
Manufactured in The UK”. Paradean are UK manufacturers of rotary airers, hand shovels and coal shovels. Formerly known as Matt Pressings, Paradean are based in Ditton Priors, Shropshire. Their website seems to be trade only. their products look great but sadly no information is provided on their website about where to buy their products – https://www.paradean.co.uk
duRose Ltd do a wide range of metalworking and fabricating in Birmingham, including tent pegs, canopies, benches and tables, brackets, platforms and walkways, cladding, conveyors, gates, machine guards, signs, fire escapes, ladders, security grilles, roller shutters, gates, wall top security, doors, fences, barriers, and the like, in various metals – http://www.durose.co.uk
Flamers natural firelighters are made from natural, renewable, untreated wood shavings, dipped in a wax. Initially they were made in Europe but now for the UK market they are made in the UK. Stockists are listed on the company’s website and they are available online through the Certainly Wood online shop. (see below) – http://flamersfirelighters.co.uk
bio-bean Coffee Logs are briquettes, designed for burning in multi fuel stoves, wood burners and chimineas which are made from waste coffee grounds. On the Made in Britain website they say “”The whole bio-bean team is immensely proud that Coffee Logs are Made in Britain. We built the world’s first coffee recycling plant in Alconbury, where we can reprocess 50,000 tonnes of the UK’s coffee waste every year and turn them into advanced, carbon neutral biofuels which can heat homes and power businesses for less” and “Coffee Logs are, of course, proudly made in Britain and display the Made in Britain marque”. They also sell biodiesel, biomass pellets and biochemicals made from waste coffee grounds – http://www.bio-bean.com
Certainly Wood is UK’s leading supplier of British kiln dried firewood. They use British wood from sustainable sources, whereas, the majority of firewood sold in the UK is imported from the EU – http://www.certainlywood.co.uk
Brazier Multi Purpose Smokeless Fuel for open fires and multi-fuel stoves is made in the UK by CPL Distribution Ltd. I purchased the bag of coal pictured below from Tesco. The last deep coal mine in the UK closed in 2015 but a few open cast coal mines are still operational. As the packaging on this product does not mention it is British coal, I would think the coal itself is imported. CPL have a processing site in Immingham and others in Southern Ireland where most of their products are produced.
Bartoline Barbecue Lighting Fluid is made in England. I don’t know whether all of their other paint solvent products and so on are made in the UK as no country of origin information is given on their website against individual products. Bartoline have two factory units in Beverley, East Yorkshire. The company make pre-packed solvents, woodcare products, fillers, wallcovering adhesives and other products associated with the home improvement industry – http://www.bartoline.co.uk
The Safety Letterbox Company have been designing and manufacturing secure mail and parcel delivery boxes since 1986. Their website carries the Made in Britain marque. Founded in 1986, their UK factory is in Sough Wales. Their first mailbox for the home was created with the idea that letterboxes were a vulnerable area in the home and actually the ultimate solution was to remove the opening in a door and replace it with a mailbox that could be wall mounted, recessed or freestanding externally. They now manufacture for the home and commercial use, including banks of multiple mailboxes and individual postboxes. The Safety Letterbox Company is now part of the RENZ Group and German owned – https://safetyletterbox.com
Loft Leg Ltd. design and manufacture innovative loft storage solutions. They say on their website “All Loft Leg’s products use recycled materials, and are manufactured in the UK wherever possible, to the highest international standards.” UK made products include loft flooring legs, loft ledges, and a loft lid downlight cover; whilst their loft light is foreign made.