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Quality Blacksmiths in Edinburgh

John Telfer Ltd Blacksmiths and Engineers

High Quality Metalwork

Welcome to the website of John Telfer Ltd Blacksmiths and Engineers. If you are looking for precision-engineered, attractive and durable metalwork for your home or commercial property, we can help. With a history of over 140 years, during which our services have developed alongside the latest technologies and the needs of our customers, our skilled team and competitive pricing ensure we can provide you with the very best fencing, gates, railings, balustrades and other metalwork products.

Full 1-year Guarantee on all UK-wide ProductsFor your peace of mind we provide a full guarantee on our entire product range. To find out more information you can view our services page or view our portfolio.

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John Telfer supplies high quality custom built gates throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders.


Whether you are looking for hand-railings that simply comply with health and safety standards


John Telfer provides attractive, secure and durable fences throughout Scottish Borders and surrounding areas.

Fire Escapes & Stairs

At John Telfer Blacksmiths, we ensure full compliance with all Scottish fire safety and building regulations.

Other Metal Work

John Telfer supplies a wide range of metal services throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders.


John Telfer supplies high accessibility ramps (disabled ramps) throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders.

Structural Steelwork

At John Telfer, we’re highly experienced in carrying out a variety of structural steelwork projects.

About Us

John Telfer Ltd Blacksmiths and Engineers provide high quality fencing, gates, railings and ramps throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, the Scottish Borders and the UK.

Our skilled workforce, fast response time and commitment to engineering of the highest quality have made us the natural choice for public sector and private organisations, architects and construction companies and residential customers. We are specialists in custom-designed balustrades, chain link and security fencing, stairs and metal railings of all types, driveway gates, disabled ramps and fire escapes. Whatever you are looking for, we can design and produce it to the highest standard, from purely functional pieces to elaborate, ornamental work.

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When William Telfer first established his blacksmith’s towards the end of the 1800s, it was run from a small workshop in Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Today we’re still based in the area, but things have clearly moved on since 1872! We now benefit from the latest blacksmithing technology and have a modern, purpose-built workshop. It is from here that we create our high quality iron products, and train our craftspeople of the future.

We’re a family run firm doing everything on site ourselves, so that we can rigorously control the quality of all our metalwork.

We’re just as keen to invest in people, and insist on full CSCS registration for all our workforce. Because, while the technology may have moved on, our values are the same as they were nearly a century and a half ago.

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