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Custom Built metal

Gates in Edinburgh

John Telfer supplies high quality custom built gates throughout Edinburgh, Lothian, and the Scottish Borders. We supply custom metal gates for the home, industry, and the public sector, and our product ranges include

  • Gates made from steel, stainless steel, iron and wrought iron
  • Custom garden gates for the home and public spaces
  • Iron driveway gates
  • Heavy duty security gates

At John Telfer we are proud of our 130 year history and our team of highly qualified blacksmiths and engineers. We have a deep heritage as a traditional blacksmith. We are accustomed to providing creative designs and we work with a large variety of materials and techniques, which means that we are able to create the perfect custom gate to match your requirements.

Home Metal Gates

John Telfer offers precision-engineered, attractive and durable metalwork for your home. We offer hand-build gates with a custom gate design service, with a full range of materials to choose from and an expert team of blacksmiths and engineers.

Commercial Metal Gates Scottish Borders

Metal gates have many advantages over other forms of construction. Aesthetically they can be very pleasing; they are durable, strong and long lasting; they are easy to maintain; and they are very convenient. In parks, gardens and playgrounds they are an excellent way of preventing children running into the road, and when locked they provide a strong security barrier against unwanted visitors preventing theft, vandalism, graffiti, and other forms of antisocial behaviour. One of the biggest benefits of iron gates is the additional security they can offer.

Security Iron Gates East Lothian

In commercial, retail and domestic premises iron gates and automated iron gates are a highly effective means of controlling who is able to enter and leave your property, providing enhanced security against unwanted visitors and potential criminals.

We provide free estimates and quotations on your request. We are more than happy to advise you on the right design paint finish that will make your custom gate ideal for your needs and setting.

For your peace of mind we provide a full guarantee on our entire product range. This includes gates, fences and ramps.

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


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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.