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What can a blacksmith/metalworker help with?

Blacksmiths and metalworkers possess a unique set of skills that allow them to manipulate various metals for both functional and artistic purposes. Here’s what they can do:

  • Heating and Shaping Metal: Using techniques like forging, they heat metals such as wrought iron, steel, and copper to the right temperature to shape them into desired forms.
  • Metal Joining: Employing methods such as welding and riveting to join metal pieces securely.
  • Finishing Work: Applying finishes to metals to enhance durability and aesthetic appeal, including painting, powder coating, and patinating.
  • Custom Fabrication: Creating everything from ornamental gates and railings to bespoke furniture and sculpture.

What should I consider when hiring a blacksmith?

  1. Are a skilled company with a strong history of high standard projects  
  2. Have all the necessary licences and insurance needed to protect you and their workers 
  3. Have a good range of positive reviews from previous customers vouching for their reliability  
  4. Are offering the blacksmith services you need, and are available to carry out the work in the timeframe you need it to be completed by 
  5. Are quoting a price and payment option that you are happy with, having compared the quote with other metalworking companies  

How much do metalworkers cost to hire?

The cost of hiring metalworkers can vary widely depending on the specifics of the project, including the type of metalwork required, the materials used, the complexity of the designs, and the geographical location. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the factors that influence pricing:

Project-Based Pricing

Most metalworking projects are quoted on a per-project basis, which typically includes:

  • Material Costs: The type of metal used significantly affects the price. Common metals like steel and aluminium are usually less expensive than more exotic materials like bronze, brass, or copper.
  • Design Complexity: More intricate designs that require detailed craftsmanship or special techniques can increase the cost.
  • Scale and Scope: Larger installations or projects that require structural integrity, such as metal beams for buildings, can be more costly due to the additional material and labour required.

Labour Costs

  • Fabrication and Assembly: The labour involved in cutting, shaping, welding, and assembling metal can be extensive, especially for custom or intricate designs.
  • Finishing: Additional costs may incur for finishing services such as powder coating, galvanising, or painting, which are essential for both aesthetics and corrosion resistance.

Typical Pricing

  • Hourly Rates: If negotiated, hourly rates for metalworkers can range from £20 to £50 per hour, depending on their skill level and the complexity of the work.
  • Daily Rates: For longer projects, daily rates may range from £150 to £400.
  • Flat Rates for Specific Items: For common items like gates, railings, or small sculptures, metalworkers might offer flat rates. For example, a simple wrought iron gate might start at £200, whereas more elaborate gates can cost upwards of £1,000.

Other blacksmith & metalworker FAQs

What is a blacksmith called today?

Today, a blacksmith is often simply called a metalworker or a blacksmith, as the traditional term remains widely recognized and respected.

What is a metal working shop called?

A metalworking shop is commonly referred to as a forge, foundry, or fabricating shop depending on the specific services offered.

What is the Old English name for a blacksmith?

The Old English term for a blacksmith is “smith,” derived from the word “smiþ,” which means “one who works with metal.”

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My name is Jamie. I run j.smith & son roofing and building Ltd. We are a family run business that's been running for almost 30 years. I have been running it myself for the past 14 years. We also offer free quotes and all work comes under guarantee and also fully insured. Fascia/soffits Guttering Porches Aluminium guttering Cast guttering Lead work Lead roofing Flat roofs Dry ridge Dry verge Roof repairs New roofs Chimneys removed Conservatory tiled roofs plus much more We also give a 15 year quarantee with most work. We will beat any like for like, genuine quote by 20% These are the services we can provide: -Block Paving -Slabbing -Gravel -Driveways -Patio's -Fencing -Tarmac -Patio/Driveway Cleaning -Landscaping

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Reviewed by simon on 28/12/2023

Excellent communication, friendly and professional. The work was completed to a great standard and at a good price. I would recommend, great job.

A friendly service you can trust to get the job done ((( liability insured )))

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Reviewed by Rob on 5/6/2024

David came same day, discussed options to suit my budget and helped with suggestions. The next day he was with me with his team and they had the front garden re landscaped in just 48hrs. Cleaned up afterwards and took great care whilst working. I was slightly sceptical when he could start straight away due to a job cancellation but shouldnt have been. I was lucky timing was right and a good job done. Would recommend and will look into getting them to do more work for me. Many Thanks for quick turnaround.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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Reviewed by Arjun on 17/5/2021

There was additional work conducted on some leaks through my window and I have noticed that this was not foxed. I have just noticed that the leak for the work done on the window has come back. This is therefore not been fixed.

Welcome to Sparks fabrication where we combine over 15 years of industry expertise with a commitment to exceptional customer service. We provide free quotations, ensuring transparency and informed decision-making for all projects. Our focus on reliability, trustworthiness, and quality of work sets us apart, with references available to attest to our dedication. Specializing in grills, gates, railings, bespoke furniture, staircases, mezzanine floors, and more, we pride ourselves on bringing your vision to life. Contact us today to experience craftsmanship and service of the highest standard.

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Reviewed by Nicholas on 11/4/2024

Reliable and excellent work.

17+ years doing plumbing and electrics. City & Guilds • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating: Suitable if you have some relevant knowledge and skills, focusing on domestic hot and cold water systems, central heating systems, sanitation, and gas safety. • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems: Covers safe working practices, installation and maintenance of hot water systems, drainage systems, and domestic heating systems. • Level 3 NVQ Diplomas: Aimed at those with considerable experience, offering pathways in domestic plumbing and heating, including gas, oil firing, and environmental technologies like solar thermal hot water systems . I am also accredited by these associations. • Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE): CIPHE is a professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry, aiming to ensure high standards of practice and professionalism. It offers various resources and training opportunities to its members . • Engineering Council: The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession, including gas engineering. It oversees the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), which accredits academic programs for Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer status. This accreditation process assures the competence, ethics, and professionalism of engineers in the UK and abroad . • APHC Certification Ltd.: Accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), APHC operates several government-authorized plumbing and heating certification schemes. These include the Competent Persons Scheme, which allows businesses to self-certify their compliance with building regulations, and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, certifying the installation of renewable technologies . These bodies play crucial roles in maintaining high standards within the plumbing and gas engineering sectors, offering pathways for professionals to demonstrate their competence and professionalism. For further details, you may visit the respective websites of CIPHE, the Engineering Council, and APHC.

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Reviewed by Richard on 10/5/2024

We have just been asked to join Rated People ,so our ratings do not exist yet. However with over 30 years experience and countless jobs under our belt, we can do anything from fixing a broken tile to complete refurbishments and extensions. New drains to a new roof we can do it all, and do it well. Kitchens, bathrooms, alterations redecoration, all in a day's work for us. An Island family firm ,with excellent references and recommendations . We are recomended by estate agents and property management services. Friendly reliable service at realistic prices. We finish on time on price. For a builder you can trust, call us.

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Reviewed by Tony on 12/7/2023

didn't even turn up waste of time if you don't want the job just say so its best all round.

We are a family run small business who are starting out on our own we work to a very professional level and offer a very professional service doing waste removal, scrap metal and jet washing with 10 years of experience jetwashing fencing decking painting, and decorating ?and we hope to help you with the service we provide The service we provide is the following Waste removal Small demolitions of sheds and other things ? House clearance Garage clearance Garden clearance Unit clearance Jetwashing Drive ways Garden walls Garden pathways Almost anything we can jetwash Fencing Decking painting and decorating

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Reviewed by Daphne on 18/4/2024

Dai and Rhys dismantled and removed a 6ftx4ft wooden shed, also removed its contents. I am very pleased with the work carried out, and they cleaned up after themselves. Will use them again.

J S Roofing are a local company with exceptional standards & fully qualified. With over 22 years experience we can provide an excellent service whilst listening to individual customer needs & ensuring customer satisfaction. Please take a look at reviews.

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Reviewed by Salvador on 29/5/2024

Polite, kept us informed, did a good job.

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Reviewed by Patrick on 13/3/2015

We are very pleased with the work carried out by R and J Lubbock. Richard and Dean installed internal wall insulation in a couple of rooms in our house. They turned up on time, carried out the work carefully, and left the rooms clean and tidy at the end of the job. I would not have any problem recommending them.

I have 34 years experience. My work consists of loft work, extension work. Floor laying, cut roof work. Door hanging, kitchen fitting. Skirting and architraves. Cladding,fascia’s and gutters. Stair cases and hand rails. Decking

RGM Roofing is a family run roofing service providing our customers with protection from the elements. For the last 25 years we have dealt with hundreds of satisfied customers with great ratings from them all . Also all types of ground work and landscaping undertaken

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Reviewed by Paul on 28/5/2024

The lads diagnosed where the two leaks were coming on my conservatory. Suggested a replacement of some lead flashing and application of flexible bonding for the upvc guttering. That was a month ago and we are still leak free. I'm hopeful that we have it sorted. Thanks Mike

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Methven Property Care Services MPC offers roofing & building roughcasting & plastering joinery & painting landscape designs property maintenance & much more. Whether it's for advise, a small repair to full transformation we would Be obliged to help.

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Reviewed by Nick on 29/4/2024

Prompt response and reasonable quote. We are really pleased with the work on the cladding. Definitely recommend MPC.

When it comes to finding reliable and experience team in cumbria, look no further with a number of years in these trades At MPM, we offer a comprehensive range of services to cater to all your roofing needs & maintenance. From new roof installations to repairs and maintenance, we've got you covered. Our flat roofing solutions are second to none, and our meticulous attention to detail ensures exceptional quality and long-lasting results. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to using only the highest quality materials. We believe that using superior materials is crucial in delivering the best possible results for our valued clients. Our maintenance-gutter and fascia installations not only enhance the appearance of your property but also minimise the need for regular upkeep.

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Reviewed by Robert on 28/3/2024

Goodchild Groundworks is a reputable groundworks and landscaping company that aims to provide high quality and reliable services to commercial and residential projects. Our range of services includes newbuild groundworks up to DPC and larger civils projects for the private sector. We also provide the same high level of service to the residential market offering a range of services including outdoor building installations, patios, pathways and driveways. We have experience working alongside renowned garden designers and architects, so no matter how big or small your project, our primary objective is to consistently deliver customer satisfaction insuring that your needs and preferences are met, on time and on budget.

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Reviewed by Robert on 14/5/2024

Tim and Adam arrived bang on time at 7:30 am. Very friendly and did exactly what we had agreed beforehand. He actually gave me a small reduction on the quoted price as he didn't use all the material he had quoted for. The job took longer than Tim had anticipated (some tricky carpentry required) but they worked on through to complete it in one day, as promised. They also cleared up nicely at the end and took away all the debris. Our summer house should now last another 20 years at least!

Reliable and friendly business with vast experience in all aspects of roofing from repair work to complete new roofs no job too big or small

Welcome to SS Property Maintenance, your go-to destination for top-notch roofing services. we specialize in all types of roofing jobs, ensuring your property remains protected and secure. We handle everything from repairs to installations with efficiency and precision. Whether it's shingle, flat, metal, or tile roofing, we have the know-how to get the job done right the first time. We pride ourselves on prompt responses to all inquiries, delivering quick and reliable service to minimize disruption to your routine. Customer satisfaction is our utmost priority. We promise to never leave you disappointed, providing transparent communication and superior results on every project. Plus, with full public liability insurance, your peace of mind is guaranteed. In addition to roofing services, we also excel in driveway and patio cleaning, hedge trimming, patio repointing, driveway sealing, brick wall repairs, and lawn re-turfing. Please feel free to call or text on the number shown on the page fore free estimates and advise

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Reviewed by Trisha on 18/5/2024

Job well done! Thank you. Will hire again.

Carswells construction has been established for a number of years and during that period of time we have built our business on reputation, word of mouth and dedication in order to provide our customers with the best possible services

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Reviewed by Joseph on 29/9/2022

Excellent customer service and communication. Quick start date, bang on budget. Job not started yet.

We are typically residential builders roofers and property conversion specialists, we carry out any project from a simple roof repair to a new build block of apartments no job too small.

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Reviewed by Phil on 24/12/2022

Christopher texted soon after I placed the job. The pump was replaced the next day. I considered the job quite expensive but it was well done at short notice just before Christmas. I would recommend this firm.

From a single wall to a complete house, inside and out, plastering/rendering. Also roofing, stonewalling, extensions and general job too small. Please feel free to email me or leave me a message and I'll get back to you.

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Reviewed by Martin on 8/2/2024

Mike and Sean are great guys. Very good work, clean, tidy, amiable and helpful. Would use them again

I'm a small self-employed company with over 15years off experience with Roofing it is my passion to do good work and make customers happy BigTs Roofing and building We're Repatriation matters

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