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About Us

Pleshey Forge was founded in the 1960’s by Harold Clements. As a traditional blacksmith, Harold built up the business using a coke forge to bend shape and create anything a customer required from steel and this included people bring their horses to the original old Pleshey Forge to be shod.

Pleshey Forge has developed strong business links with numerous local builders over the years along with the general public, for all their structural and architectural requirements. In this time we have earned an excellent reputation for the quality of our work. With everything made to order we are confident our customers always achieves the finish they want.

In 2007 when Harold retired Pleshey Forge Ltd was born.

The business was handed down to Harold’s son Ian, along with Shane Rayner who had worked for Harold since he was 13.

The newly formed partnership of Ian & Shane has grown the business year on year, entering into the highly competitive large structural steelwork projects, fabricating anything from a single beam up to 100+ton steel frame buildings. We are UKCA certified to fabricated steel structures up to execution class 2. While still continuing the traditional family values of Pleshey Forge and producing beautiful, bespoke gates and railings thought out Essex, London and beyond.


Our CE certification up to execution class 2, offers all customers comfort in a fully traceable procedure from start to finish


As a family run business every job is treated with equal importance.


Years of experience within the company ensures all problems have a solution.

Continual Improvement

In the past few years we have been involved in many major projects including steel structures on local schools and hospitals, as well as many new builds for both private clients, builders and local developers.

As a responsible company we are very aware of our health and safety obligations, both in the workshop and on site, our workforce reflects this.

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Client Testimonials

“I was delighted with the job that Pleshey Forge did on our external staircase. Great guidance was given on design, the staircase was completed in good time and erected swiftly. All the team were friendly and helpful. I’d certainly use Pleshey Forge again for any metalwork I needed.”

P Hayward


“Our bespoke weathervane adds a wonderful statement to our small property. Beautifully crafted, it gives us huge pleasure and is much admired. Thank you Shane”


(Bran End)