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The Village Blacksmith

West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex
+Approved member since 2018

Services and skills

  • Metalwork / Blacksmith

    8 skills




    Metal Staircases

    Metal Works


    Steel Fabricators


  • Services

    3 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability10 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
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45 Total Reviews

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

  • Supply and install a handrail to the steps up to the front door of our house.

    10Verified Review

    The response to my request to checkatrade was immediate. Two quotes by return. A visit by the Village Blacksmith and an on the spot discussion and subsequent quote was accepted. The job was done two working days later; extremely neatly, tidily and left operationally in the mid afternoon fully decorated. I am sure our numerously physically challenged visitors will be as grateful as we are for the newly installed hand rail. We thoroughly recommend with out reservation.

    Location: GU28
  • Ourdoor handrrail and remodelling of steps

    10Verified Review

    Ian did a very good job of creating a handrail down garden steps and reducing the steepness. So good we've asked him to quote on another job!

    Location: BN44
  • Professional prompt service .

    10Verified Review

    Was quick to respond to my urgent request for safety railings to my front steps and driveway . The railings are well fitted and stylish . I am extremely pleased with the efficient service provided.

    Location: BN2
  • Front of house gate and railings.

    10Verified 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
  • Gates and Fence

    10Verified 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
  • Railing for outside garden steps

    10Verified 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

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Ian Sweetapple
  • Member Since2018
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeSole Trader

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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