The Village Blacksmith

Mr Ian Sweetapple

West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex
(42 Reviews)
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Approved member since 2018
Call07458 172239

Skills & expertise

  • Metalwork / Blacksmith
    • Balustrades
    • Gates
    • Handrails
    • Metal Works
    • Railings
    • Staircases
    • Steel Fabricators
    • Welding

Company info

The Village Blacksmith are traditional metalworkers who pride themselves on their ability to create bespoke fabrication solutions to meet their customer’s needs.

We cover a wide range of works from balconies, gates and railings to security projects and structural beam work we can also produce larger estate or industrial gates which we can automate and provide entry systems.

We are able to expand our fabrication skills to incorporate stainless steel and glass balconies and roof terrace structure’s and whilst our south coast base allows us to afford our customers perfect sea views we have created equally appealing projects in London and Oxfordshire.

As our name suggests we can help with your simple repair and restoration needs fixing small brackets or items that would require the purchase of a whole new unit thus saving you money.

So for all your fabrication needs call Ian who will assist with your project from design to completion.

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Reviews Summary

Average score based on 6 reviews in the last 12 months
42 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

Quote Accuracy
(5 Reviews)

Customer Reviews


Front of house gate and railings.

Verified Review

Front Gate and railings fitted to front of house were perfect to what we wanted, Ian was very professional throughout and I would highly recommend him.

Location: SW11
Reviewed in: March 2023

Gates and Fence

Verified Review

A fabulous job. They are well fitted and stylish. Much better than off the shelf design. Work completed efficiently. I am so pleased with it

Location: PO9
Reviewed in: January 2023

Railing for outside garden steps

Verified Review

We’re extremely pleased with our new railings. Ian was very quick to respond to our request on Checkatrade and came out to view the job the same week (just before Christmas). We discussed the best design and Ian took into consideration the style of our house and came up with a sympathetic design which also ensured our steps were safe. Ian prepared well for the job and made a bespoke repair of railings for our steps managing to bend the rails to match the curve. He finished off with a coat of primer and top coat. We’re delighted with the results.

Location: GU8
Reviewed in: January 2023

Installed a handrail down our garden steps

Verified Review

I am in Brighton and The Village Blacksmith provided an excellent service and installed a handrail down our steps. He did a lovely job in the time frame we needed and we are very pleased with the rail and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Location: BN1
Reviewed in: December 2022

Ian came out and provided an excellent quote very quickly and was very business like at all times.

Work will not be undertaken as a third party has now admitted responsibility for the damage suffered and will be carrying out repairs themselves.

Location: RG41
Reviewed in: December 2022

Fitted/welded and bolted a steel support beam

Verified Review

Ian did a fantastic job fitting a supported RSJ 100% reliable I would highly recommend

Location: RG30
Reviewed in: July 2022


  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
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Works in

', Havant, Chichester, Bradford-on-Avon, West Sussex

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Mr Ian Sweetapple
Insurance Details
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Current: Self-Certified on: 09/11/2022
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