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About John Telfer Blacksmiths and Engineers

High quality metalwork for home and commercial John Telfer Ltd Blacksmiths and Engineers provide high quality fencing, gates, railings, balustrades and ramps throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians, 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, 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.

A History of Professional CraftsmanshipOriginally founded in 1872 by William Telfer, we are a family-run business with a long tradition of professional craftsmanship and service. Our history runs right back to the days of the traditional blacksmiths forge and bellows, when we operated from a small workshop in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. We are still based in Hawick but today, we have our own purpose-built workshop and offices. We have grown steadily over the years and have continually invested in the latest machinery, including a computerised band saw, iron worker and MIG welders.

We also believe strongly in investing in the skills of our workforce. Our team has grown over the years, and each member is registered with the CSCS system. If you are looking for quality metalwork that's designed and built by professionals, at highly competitive prices, look no further.

A History of Professional Craftsmanship

  • Members of the Quality Guild

  • Corporate Members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen

  • Constructionline Members

  • Members of the Quality Guild

  • SSIP Acclaim Members

  • Qualified to BS EN 1090-1, Execution Class 2, for the production of structural steelwork

  • BS EN 1090-1, execution class 2

  • Guild of Master Craftsmen

  • SSIP/Acclaim H&S Accreditation

  • Constructionline

  • Quality Guild

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Our Services


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.