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Christmas is coming - orders for our handmade ironwork are now being taken

Christmas is coming - orders for our handmade ironwork are now being taken

Christmas is coming – orders for our handmade wrought ironwork are now being taken for the festive season. Please contact us as soon as possible on 01226 766618 or sales@nigeltyas.co.uk if you’d like a pre-Christmas delivery!

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Elizabeth's mind turns to a very different kind of 'metalwork' - bell ringing

Elizabeth's mind turns to a very different kind of 'metalwork' - bell ringing

Did you know that while Nigel is the one striking metal for a living at the forge, outside of work its Elizabeth who chooses to ‘strike’ it for the sheer pleasure of listening to its resonance. Here, she shares her bell ringing story.

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Miners' lamps take on a new role in the theatre

Miners' lamps take on a new role in the theatre

We've recently helped a theatre re-purpose miners' lamps to use them as house lights in their auditorium. It was a pleasure to be involved in the refurbishment at the Lamproom Theatre in Barnsley.

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Turning back the wheels of time - at Hooton Pagnell Hall

Turning back the wheels of time - at Hooton Pagnell Hall

We have some rather stunning ‘before and after’ shots to share with you. They feature authentic cartwheel chandeliers in a medieval barn, both before and after we got our hands on them ...

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A Home with a View - Alison Oag of Gloucestershire

A Home with a View - Alison Oag of Gloucestershire

There are so many interesting aspects to Alison’s home that it's hard to know where to look first.
When you can tear yourself away from the amazing views, and the beautiful garden, you can then enjoy the stylish interior – featuring our lights. Here is a little tour …

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Heritage Open Day - 2018 - In the Heat of the Forge - Friday 14th September

Heritage Open Day - 2018 - In the Heat of the Forge - Friday 14th September

See our blacksmiths at work
We are opening the forge on Friday 14th September as part of Heritage Open Days - you are warmly invited to come and see the blacksmiths at work in the heat of the forge, 2.30pm onwards.

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Come and see us at Penistone Show - 2018

Come and see us at Penistone Show - 2018

This is us last year at Penistone Agricultural Show - Hope to see you there this year -Saturday Sept 8th. Opposite the beer tent!

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Introducing quality fittings for doors and windows produced by From the Anvil

Introducing quality fittings for doors and windows produced by From the Anvil

Due to popular customer demand, we are now selling a range of wrought iron door and window fittings to complement our lighting, curtain poles and other handmade ironwork.

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Lighting up the Packhorse Pub in Somerset

Lighting up the Packhorse Pub in Somerset

I love to get a job which gives me a good excuse to visit a fine old English pub and sup a glass of ale. Supplying the Packhorse pub in the village of South Stoke near Bath with a collection of wrought iron lighting was just one of those special jobs.
It also turned out to be one of the most inspiring community projects that I have had the pleasure to work on ...

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Introducing a new quicker way to buy our Nigel Tyas Ironwork traditional handmade curtain poles

Introducing a new quicker way to buy our Nigel Tyas Ironwork traditional handmade curtain poles

There is now a simpler, quicker way to buy a traditional, handmade Nigel Tyas curtain pole – we’d like to introduce the . . .

Nigel Tyas Ironwork Curtain Pole Pack

Buy everything you need in one complete package!

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Our 18th Birthday Collection

Our 18th Birthday Collection

Nigel and I established Nigel Tyas Ironwork in the year 2000 and it has a significant birthday this year. We thought we’d celebrate our first 18 years as a rural craft business by highlighting ten products which tell you a little bit about our story so far. The 18th birthday collection picks out designs and innovations from those early days to present day. Enjoy!

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Two extra special spotlights added to our range

Two extra special spotlights added to our range

Sometimes we feel you just can’t get enough of a good thing.

Our Bretton and Maythorne pendant lights have been two of our most popular designs over the last couple of years and we have loved making them. So now we’ve decided to take these striking and distinctive shapes over to another product – spotlights.

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What we’re doing to help save our planet

What we’re doing to help save our planet

Products ‘we make them to last.’  

Power ‘we aim to be green and lean’.

Packaging ‘we choose to re-use.’

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Introducing the Mickleden - unique new wall light is a creative collaboration

Introducing the Mickleden - unique new wall light is a creative collaboration

We are very pleased to introduce you to our unique new design of wall light – the Mickleden.

This is our third collaboration with accomplished potter Sarah Jones-Morris and we hope you’ll agree it is an attractive combination of wrought iron and ceramic craftsmanship.

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A Yorkshire blacksmith in Paris

A Yorkshire blacksmith in Paris

Nigel shares his experience of joining a Northern Powerhouse trade mission to France.

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The White-faced Woodland – inspiration for our ramshead design

The White-faced Woodland – inspiration for our ramshead design

Blacksmiths have always decorated their work for others to enjoy and for their own satisfaction too - to demonstrate their skill in working hot metal into intricate designs.

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A Portuguese villa with traditional brick ceilings

A Portuguese villa with traditional brick ceilings

It’s so lovely to see our chandeliers hanging in customers’ homes and we were particularly thrilled to see these two hanging from distinctive brick ceilings in a light and spacious Portuguese villa.

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St Clement - the patron saint of blacksmiths

St Clement - the patron saint of blacksmiths

November 23rd is St Clement’s Day when we remember the patron saint of blacksmiths and take a moment to celebrate our ancient craft. We performed the traditional ceremony of ‘Firing the Anvil’ to mark the occasion at the forge this year. Here Nigel explains what this is all about, and talks about ‘Old Clem’, and the folklore behind our trade.

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In celebration of our churches

In celebration of our churches

Churches, ancient and modern, are often treasure troves of architecture, design and artisan craft. Here, Elizabeth Stocker celebrates Nigel Tyas Ironwork’s association with the National Churches Trust, which aims to promote the up-keep and appreciation of the nation’s churches.

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Storey House Farm on the Yorkshire Moors

Storey House Farm on the Yorkshire Moors

A chandelier which would be the perfect partner for a beautiful modern staircase wasn’t a tall order for Nigel Tyas Ironwork. Find out how a Yorkshire couple chose our lights to finish off their handsome farmhouse extension.

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Inside a Yorkshire Shepherd's Hut

Inside a Yorkshire Shepherd's Hut

Did you know that we supply wrought iron lighting to fit in some of the beautiful bespoke Shepherd’s huts designed and made by The Yorkshire Hut Company?

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Ancient and Modern - Monyash parish church, Derbyshire

Ancient and Modern - Monyash parish church, Derbyshire

When Sheenagh Mudford wanted to give something to her village church in memory of her late husband, Richard, we were honoured that she chose a Nigel Tyas chandelier.

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Come and see us at Penistone Show

Come and see us at Penistone Show

Penistone Agricultural Show - Saturday September 9th

It is nearly time for Penistone Show and we are so looking forward to meeting people at the Nigel Tyas Ironwork stand.

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'At the anvil - keeping ironworking skills alive’

'At the anvil - keeping ironworking skills alive’

Come and visit the forge on Friday September 8th

We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in ‘Heritage Open Days’ for the first time this year.

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The Maythorne Pendant - introducing our latest designer light

The Maythorne Pendant - introducing our latest designer light

I am delighted to announce that we have added a new pendant light to our range of handmade wrought iron lighting.

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Throwing some light on the subject of LED bulbs – A beginner’s guide

Throwing some light on the subject of LED bulbs – A beginner’s guide

Here at Nigel Tyas we extol the virtues of LED lighting – it’s bright, attractive, energy-efficient and money saving. LED bulbs offer a wide choice in terms of the type of light they generate – soft, warm, bright, strong – and they are often designed to look good themselves with interesting shapes and retro-design filaments.

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St Briocq - A Guernsey Retreat

St Briocq - A Guernsey Retreat

When Alison Cook decided to move to a farmhouse in Guernsey with her partner John, she knew exactly where to come for wrought iron lights and fittings for their new home.

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A country cottage extension

A country cottage extension

When Jonathan and Nicola Cope decided to extend their cottage in rural Monmouthshire they were looking for lighting and homewares which felt at home in their 19th century property.

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Eagle Brae log cabins – Mike Spencer-Nairn

Eagle Brae log cabins – Mike Spencer-Nairn

Eagle Brae log cabins are set in the spectacular Highlands countryside and offer a beautiful get-away for holidaymakers seeking a retreat from busy modern life.

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Enoch the Power Hammer

Enoch the Power Hammer

Nigel Tyas introduces us to the heavy-weight power hammer which is central to the manufacturing process in our workshop - and explains why it is affectionately called Enoch.

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A Kentish Manor House

A Kentish Manor House

Bilting Court, parts of which date back to the fifteenth century, has been variously described as a manor house, a farmhouse and as a cottage during its long history.

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A week in the life of a rescue hen

A week in the life of a rescue hen

Nigel and I have been keeping chickens in the back garden for about 18 years now.

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Metalwork lessons in the 1960's

Metalwork lessons in the 1960's

My first experience of blacksmithing was when I was about 13.

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The Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse

Two weeks ago I attended a meeting of business people from the Sheffield area to hear about the progress of The Northern Powerhouse project.

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The Cannons of Cannon Hall

The Cannons of Cannon Hall

I love it when we get asked to do something a bit special or ‘out of the ordinary’ !

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Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

Elizabeth’s Moonlighting Job

Elizabeth works very hard helping to run Nigel Tyas Ironwork, but it has to be admitted that she is prone to sneaking out of the office and coming to work with me at Rose Cottage instead – where she designs most of the inscriptions on my sculptures. Here is her work on the Thurlstone War memorial in 2013:

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Harmonious Blacksmiths

Harmonious Blacksmiths

I first met Nigel Tyas and his wife Elizabeth in 2005. I had wanted to buy some wrought iron fencing for my garden, and a friend advised me to go and see them at their Bullhouse Mill forge.

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Sheep May Safely Graze

Sheep May Safely Graze

Spring is coming and the grass is just starting to grow a bit in our little field, but there is still not enough to feed our small flock – so we bring them into their little barn and feed them hay every night.

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Andre's bench

Andre's bench

2014 was a sad year for us at Bullhouse Mill. A year ago today, Andre Werra, the best man at our wedding in 2002, died of a brain tumour, leaving his partner Sue, his sons Andrew and Leon, daughter-in-law Kate and granddaughter Eloise. Andre was a fine blacksmith and joined us as our foreman in 2008. He is sorely missed here.

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Alice's tadpole

Alice's tadpole

Dawn, Sheena, Katie and I all made tadpoles to use as ornamentation for the bench Nigel and the blacksmiths were making to commemorate our friend Andre’s life.

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Naming Our Designs

Naming Our Designs

Here in the south Pennines we have a long and proud tradition of metalworking and it was this great heritage that led us to set up our forge at Bullhouse where we knew we could find people with the skills to grow the business. There have been a number of watermills on the Upper Don, and the mill at Bullhouse is one of the oldest, first recorded around 1435 AD.

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Nigel Tyas Ironwork - Designers of wrought iron lighting, curtain poles & fire irons - Handmade by skilled blacksmiths in our Yorkshire forge - Proud to be made in Britain with customers around the world - Committed to our rural creative craft business and industrial metalworking heritage. Established 2000.

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