Black Forge Village Signs



At Black Forge, our experienced, dedicated blacksmiths and designers have an extensive range of technical and artistic expertise which enables us to offer you a unique and complete service including, project discussion, designing, planning, manufacturing, delivery and installation.

From large signs and weathervanes, large double entrance gates to small single garden gates, railings, rose arches and all garden structures, we offer the full, design, manufacture and installation service. All our work is designed and installed to your requirements and specifications, leaving you to appreciate, enjoy and use your uniquely hand forged creation for many happy years, - satisfaction guaranteed.


The photographs on this page illustrate a couple of particularly complex installations which are documented below in the gallery photographs.

Firstly, (to the left), having designed, manufactured and installed many village signs over the years, usually on the village green or by the road side using two or three men, appropriate hand tools and some scaffolding, occasionally a large, in this case Croydon Council, commission comes our way that requires a lot more planning, organisation and heavy machinery. Following the photographs and captions below will hopefully give a pretty accurate picture of this process.

Secondly, (above), gates and railings will always need to be installed following their manufacture in our forge and we have dug many holes in many customers’ gardens over many years to receive these. The photograph above shows the almost completion of a particularly large and ornate pair of gates with iron supporting columns and a large ornate arch containing the family crest spanning over these. Again, heavy lifting machinery was required, but again, this is a pretty extreme example of a gate installation and the gallery below as well as documenting this project also shows several other less complex installations.

What our customers say

Dear Black Forge

Thank you so much for our beautiful sign; I was able to view it in situ before it was covered up. Several other people were also able to see it and thought how magnificent it looks.

I will send you photos after the unveiling on Saturday and Richard has asked for some as well. May I say how helpful the chaps were; they found the cable to the street light that we were cautious about but it caused no problem.

Thank you once again and I hope you will be able to come over some time and see the sign for yourself.

Best wishes
Geraldine, Chairman, Yalding P.C.
Many thanks for your patience, professionalism, tenacity, craftsmanship and good humour over the past year. A great conclusion with the unveiling of our delightful new Village Sign and the spitfire fly pass and lovely short film that captures the spirit of the day.

Marc Stevenson
Chairman, Resisdents Committee, Ewhurst Green
I’ve been asked to pass on particular (and slightly belated!) thanks from our committee for the excellent village sign that was installed on the Green recently. The Council is delighted with the results and with the quality of your firm’s work, as well as the very high level of customer service your firm gives to its customers. Your commitment to hand-delivering the sign was key to enabling the project to complete successfully on schedule, and we’re sure that the sign will be much enjoyed and admired by residents and visitors for many years to come. I thought you would like to see a photo of the completed work, although I will forward another photo once the protective netting around the new turf has been removed.

Many thanks again to all at Blackforge,

Kind regards,
Sue, Clerk to the Parish Council, Bourton on the Water