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Share Your Photos and Win the Cost of Your Order Back!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:56:17 Europe/London

Every day at Black Country Metalworks we dispatch hundreds of lovely things to our customers.

Seeing these orders setting out on their journey got us thinking; what do these purchases look like in their new home?

Black County Metal Works Photo Contest

So, we launched a contest a little while ago for our customers.

You may have taken part already. If you haven't, the idea is:

  • You receive your order
  • Take a photo of your item in its new home
  • Share your photo with us
  • We'll enter you into a draw to win back the cost of your order (up to the value of £100)
  • You could also win a monthly spot prize

We've had such an excellent response from our July entrants that we just had to share. Take a look:

Door Knockers

Emma has sent us before and after photos showing how her new Bright Chrome Bee Door Knocker was the cherry on the cake of her front door facelift.

Emma said, “I am so totally in love with my bumble bee door knocker!

We have been in our house for almost six years and finally got round to giving our front door a new life! Our nickname is ‘The Bees’ so the perfect finishing touch is definitely our beautiful bee knocker.”

We’re glad you love your door knocker, Emma. What an amazing transformation!

Home front door transformation featuring bee door knocker

Someone else who’s created curb appeal with a new knocker is Ian.

Ian was happy with his Polished Solid Brass Squirrel Door Knocker, especially because it goes so well with his letterbox.

We couldn’t agree more Ian; that’s one seriously smart front door!

Brass squirrel door knocker on a red front door

Give your door a personality like Emma and Ian’s with one of our unusual door knockers.

Fire Companion Sets

David is all set for autumn with his stylish wood burner complemented by the "Maclerin" Stainless Steel and Leather Companion Set.

With a fireside like this to look forward to, who would mind the nights drawing in?

We love the Scandinavian-style bare wood, simple white walls, and contemporary accessories - very hyggelig, David!

fireside companion set

Lesley also has us longing for winter evenings with her gorgeous fireplace.

Her new "Thorrum Grange" Companion Set with Log Holder looks fabulous alongside the contemporary lanterns on Lesley’s hearth.

Well done, Lesley! We love your seaside theme too.

fire companion set

Have David and Lesley inspired you to brighten up your fireplace? See if we have a fireside companion set to suit you.

Cottage Door Furniture

Paul has added some really nice period door fittings to his cottage door.

Traditional iron thumb and Suffolk latches give a home a quintessentially rustic feel and are very practical too.

Very cosy indeed, Paul!

Cottage door furniture

Show your doors some love; we have door furniture to suit all styles and tastes.

Kitchen Pan Rack

Salvador is cooking up a storm of style in his kitchen with this rustic pan rack. His new pan rack hooks look superb and fit perfectly into this delightful mix of traditional and contemporary decor.

We'd love to come for tea, Salvador!

Black kitchen hooks

Need to get organised in your kitchen? A kitchen pot and pan rack could be the answer.

Tin Man Home Ornament

You’ve never seen the Tin Man like this before. Richard took this terrifically atmospheric shot of his "Woodsman" Metal Tin Man Sculpture.

You’d never guess this dramatically lit imposing figure is a just big softie looking for a heart.

Full marks for creativity, Richard!

Tin Man Wizard of Oz decoration

Looking for a statement piece like Richard? See our wide range of home ornaments.

Traditional Post Box

Geoffrey has installed an elegant Grosvenor Telescopic Post and Parcel Box. Set against this red brick wall, this sleek post box looks super-stylish.

You'll be your postie's favourite from now on, Geoffrey!

Traditonal wall recessed postbox

Has Geoffrey given you postbox envy? If so, we have all sorts of postboxes to choose from.

Garden Planter

Brian has made his Swan Planters part of a wonderfully colourful display in his garden.

The beauty of planters, of course, is being able to change your blooms so you can have flowers all year round.

You've certainly brightened our day, Brian!

Swan-shaped garden planter

Make the most of your garden, like Brian, with a garden planter, urn or trough.

Garden Ornament

Corinne has found three little friends to perch near her lush, green bamboo.

Garden sculptures and ornaments are a great way to create a focal point in your garden.

This Birds Balancing Decoration is a feather in your cap, Corinne!

Yellow birds garden ornament

Garden Sundial

Maureen has also created a feature in her garden with her brass Morning Glory Sundial

Mounting it on this attractive base sets it perfectly against the backdrop of greenery; notice the two statues peeking out at it.

With this sundial, you'll see your garden in a whole new light, Maureen!

Garden sundial

Is there a place in your garden for an ancient timepiece? Take a look at the garden sundials we have on offer.

Decorative Air Brick

Jonathan tickled our funny bones with this photo.

Even decorative air vents aren’t the most exciting subjects for a photograph. But Jonathan was undaunted and went above and beyond to get a great shot - even if it meant getting a drenching into the bargain.

He told us, “It's hard to make a statement or good photo with something so small. However, my customer was so happy with her new vent; and I got soaked taking a selfie!!!!”

You've done your "Benbury" Cast Iron Air Brick proud, Jonathan!

See More Customer Photos

Visit our Facebook page to see more photos people have been sharing with us. You'll find details of competitions and our latest news as well.


Posted By David Edwards

Beautifully Bespoke Iron Hanging Basket Brackets

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 09:55:13 Europe/London

The intricate detailing and hand crafted beauty of these brackets is simply astounding. The pair has been made by our onsite blacksmith within our interactive forge.

Paul has spent countless hours at the anvil shaping and beating the frame before welding the ornate scroll work arms to the robust iron fixing plate. An abundance of leaves have also been carefully spot welded to the finished bracket in a final flourish of decoration.

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Posted By Rachel Wildman

Getting Hooked on Love in the Forge

Friday, 10 February 2017 10:24:00 Europe/London

We’re certainly feeling the heat in the forge in the run up to Valentine’s Day! Our blacksmith has been busily creating beautiful and heartfelt gifts ready for the big day including these charming heart shaped hooks, specially built for two!

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Posted By Rachel Wildman

A Patriotic Project for the Forge

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:41:00 Europe/London

We recently had a bespoke request in the forge that we really hadn’t come across before. In a show of patriotism the customers were looking to build a sense of their pride and passion in to their driveway with two Welsh dragons.

The blacksmiths set to work on the classic design of this iconic symbol, each silhouette was created from laser cut steel and finished by hand in the essential Welsh red. A robust ground spike was fitted to the rear of each decoration, ready to be cemented in place

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Posted By Rachel Wildman

Blacksmith Candelabra with a Difference

Monday, 9 January 2017 10:53:20 Europe/London

This entirely unique candelabrum has been crafted by one of our talented blacksmiths, Marc. The spiral like candle holder draws inspiration from the winding stair cases of churches and grand cathedrals.

The project was commission by St Giles’ Church in Shrewsbury to hold a great number of tea lights for all and any visitors. We think it looks incredible and is a credit to the classic metalworking skills of our talented artisans; it’ll certainly turn a few heads at Sunday mass!

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Posted By Rachel Wildman
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