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Learn about how we design and make our products. Read about our customers’ projects and feedback. Share in our celebration of art, craft and manufacturing using traditional wrought iron metalcraft skills.

Christmas is coming - please order soon for a festive delivery

Christmas seems to be coming early this year and demand for our made-to-order ironwork is already hotting up. Slots for guaranteed Christmas delivery are filling up fast - don't miss out, order now!

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Country living - ironwork for modern rustic homes

Cosy country cottages, town houses with rural style, rambling renovated farmhouses and historic properties with a little flair - we are pleased to supply wrought ironwork for all our kinds of modern rustic homes. See our Ecklands lights in this gorgeous Peak district kitchen renovation.

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By Royal Appointment - lanterns for Windsor Castle

We are proud to let you know that we have made lanterns for Windsor Castle. We were invited to tender to make some wrought iron lighting for a royal renovation project and were very pleased to bring the commission back to Yorkshire.

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Newsletter - Working in partnership with property professionals

Working with interior designers, lighting consultants and architects is one of the best parts of our job as artisan creators of handmade interior ironwork.

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British made by skilled blacksmiths

Nigel Tyas Ironwork products are designed and made in our Yorkshire forge by skilled blacksmiths. We couldn’t be prouder of that fact. Here's a blog reflecting on what being British made means to us.

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Enjoying a staycation in the UK this summer?

As thousands more people explore the British countryside and coast this year, we’ve been reflecting on some of the beautiful holiday lets we’ve supplied with lighting and curtain poles.

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Keeping in character - ironwork for heritage properties

At Nigel Tyas Ironwork, we supply the owners of heritage properties with chandeliers, pendant lights, wall lights, lanterns, lamps, curtain poles and homeware to suit all ages and styles of architecture and decor.

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Chandeliers - everything you ever wanted to know about our range

Nigel designed his first chandelier in 2000 and three distinctively different designs have been added to our range since then. If you’re looking for a chandelier, take a look at these.

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Not just any old iron. Why our metal is a champion of the ‘buy once’ culture

As Nigel pulls back from the business he founded 20 years ago, read his personal homage to the material he's worked with all his life, wrought iron.

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Newsletter - full team of blacksmiths forging ahead

We are pleased to announce we have a full team of blacksmiths back in the forge, following reduced capacity caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. Please read our newsletter for our latest business update.

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Introducing Gareth and Dan – read about their love of dogs, coffee, design and craftsmanship

We thought now would be a good time for you to get to know a little more about the newcomers at Nigel Tyas Ironwork.

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Lighting designs inspired by our industrial heritage

At Nigel Tyas Ironwork, we know that traditional rustic lighting is not for everyone and our range of wrought ironwork also includes designs inspired by our industrial heritage.

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Handing over to the next generation at Nigel Tyas Ironwork

We have an announcement to make. The future of Nigel Tyas Ironwork has been secured with two new young owners taking over the business. (*NB photograph taken prior to adoption of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions.)

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IMPORTANT - we're still taking orders whilst doing everything we can to beat Covid-19

Last updated 16/4/2020 - Combating the Coronavirus - we are still taking orders for our handmade wrought ironwork whilst doing everything we can to play our part in beating Covid-19.

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Combating the Coronavirus - delivering Nigel Tyas goods safely to our customers

We would like to reassure our customers at this worrying time that we are doing everything we can to guard against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Media coverage - Heritage blacksmith celebrates 20 years in business

Nigel gave an interview to the business editor of the Sheffield Star, David Walsh, to mark the 20th anniversary of Nigel Tyas Ironwork.

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A new lamp for 2020 - introducing the Huthwaite

The Huthwaite feature lamp brings a tower of attractive ambient light to the table top. It will be our first new product of 2020. Here's a sneak preview.

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Christmas is coming - order now for a festive delivery

The Christmas countdown has begun our slots for guaranteed Christmas delivery are filling up fast - don't miss out, order now!

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Introducing plug-in wall lights - the homeowner's flexible friend

We’re very pleased to announce that we can now offer our wall lights with cables, plugs and on/off switches – on request.

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Introducing our handmade wrought iron tealight candle holders

Our popular candleholders are now available to buy online. Order now in time for Christmas.

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Beat the Clock! Place your order before midnight October 26th to enter our prize draw

Order your handmade wrought ironwork before we turn the clocks back at midnight on October 26th and be entered into our free prize draw to win a table lamp.

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The Farrier and the Blacksmith - making a show of themselves!

We recently had a wonderful day out at Penistone Agricultural Show where we shared a stand with farrier Dan Lowe and celebrated our metalworking crafts.

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Newsletter - Happy Yorkshire Day

Our newsletter subscribers have had the chance to win a Nigel Tyas lamp this Yorkshire Day ... plus a little Yorkshire ditty to mark the day!

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Video - Nigel Tyas Ironwork - The History Of Metalworking (7:40)

Nigel Tyas has taken some time out to talk in depth about the history of metalworking as a human endeavour; and what it means to him today.

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Newsletter - Summer is just around the corner - here's our latest newsletter

Here's our latest newsletter looking ahead to the lovely summer months, and bringing you news, inspiration and ideas from the forge.

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Video - How to measure for solid cottage curtain poles (0:47)

This short video shows Steph demonstrating how to measure up for our solid cottage curtain poles.

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Video - How to measure for traditional curtain poles (0:45)

This short video shows Steph demonstrating how to measure up for our traditional curtain poles.

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Case study - St Margaret's magnificent chandelier

We’ve recently played our part in a determined congregation’s plan to restore the splendour of a chandelier to the centre of their English country church.

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Ironwork and spice and all things nice – our role in a very special farmhouse renovation

We’ve recently had the pleasure of being involved in the renovation and refurbishment of a huge stone farmhouse in the rolling hills of South Yorkshire. We’ve supplied property developer Lisa Hunt with a comprehensive range of wrought iron lighting and curtain poles to help transform ‘Spicer Manor’ in to a luxury 15-bedroom holiday let.

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Game of Thrones – time to reflect on our medieval credentials

We may have mentioned it before (just a bit) but we once made some curtain poles for one of the castles on Game of Thrones. We’re not sure which castle, Winterfell, Riverrun, Casterly Rock …but it's still our little 'claim to fame' connection to the smash-hit, blood-thirsty TV drama.

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Being invited back to a beautiful English country home

Bilting Court is a beautiful period property in Kent’s Stour Valley dating back to the 15th century. Years ago, we supplied ironwork throughout for this stunning country home. We are now very pleased to have been invited back.

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Video - Making a wrought iron wall light (1:09)

All of our wrought ironwork is designed by Nigel and hand-forged by him and his two skilled blacksmiths, Andrew and Simon. Each craftsman sees his own work through from start to finish. This video shows one of our Midhope wall lights being made - from drawing board to finished product.

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Commercial Bar and Restaurant Lighting - doing the business

We are always pleased to supply lighting to the owners of bars, restaurants, public houses and hotels. Also, cafes, spas, offices, shops and all types of commercial spaces!

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Introducing our Springvale 7-light pendant

Our latest light design is a colourful collaboration with Silver Tree Crystal glassmakers of Somerset. The Springvale combines our hand-forged wrought iron light fitting with their beautiful glass shades in a rainbow of colours.

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Merry Christmas from South Dakota!

Merry Christmas from South Dakota! Our customer Josh Plorde has kindly sent us photographs of his beautiful Tudor-style mansion trimmed up for the festive season.

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Media coverage - There's nothing like toast made the traditional way

Aga Living magazine is distributed to the nation's 30,000 plus Aga owners and celebrates a certain kind of homeliness and cosy family living.

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Video - Riveting the legs to a Mitre standard lamp (1:17)

Here's some blacksmithing action from the forge. This short video shows Simon riveting the curved legs to the solid ring base of our Mitre standard lamp. We hope you like the footwork as well as the handiwork!

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The christmas countdown has begun and our order books are filling up fast

The christmas countdown has begun and our order books are filling up fast - Our blacksmiths work very hard at this busy time of year to ensure we do our best to fulfill everyone’s pre-Christmas requests so, if you are ordering now and would really like your delivery before christmas, please let us know and we’ll give you a realistic idea if that’s possible.

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Newsletter - read our latest news for property professionals

Here's is the second of our occasional mail-outs to property professionals who are existing or potential customers and clients. 

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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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Newsletter - See our seasonal selection of new lights for autumn

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us. We love it.

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Video - Andrew making a wrought iron Curl curtain pole finial (1:07)

This short video shows Andrew hand making a wrought iron curl curtain pole finial.

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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

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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Video - A special chandelier for a beautiful country church (1:43)

We were approached about making a large Hartcliff chandelier for the parish church of St Leonards in Monyash, Derbyshire by our customer, Sheenagh Mudford. The chandelier was to be made in memory of her late husband.

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Newsletter - Calling all professionals - take closer look at our designer ironwork

We are very pleased to supply our wrought iron lighting, curtain poles and homeware to many property professionals and have now launched a newsletter especially for them.

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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

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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Press release - New up-and-down light is a win-win for wall lighting

Designer-maker Nigel Tyas has launched a new wall light which directs lighting both upwards and downwards – a win-win for practicality and effect.

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Media coverage - Poster boy for industrial heritage and craftsmanship

Nigel is all over the Sheffield papers! His image is being used to head up coverage of this year's city-wide Heritage Open Days.

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Video - A Pennine barn conversion – there’s no place like home (1:30)

Creating beautiful and homely interiors involves combining a range of big ideas and little details. Professional designers take every element into account at the outset of ‘blank canvas’ schemes, including the all-important lighting and accessories. That’s why we were really pleased to be considered right from the start of Jane Schindler’s renovation of her 18th century barn conversion.

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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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Newsletter - All things bright and beautiful - summer 2018

The lovely, long days of summer are upon us and we are busy developing new products as well as new ways of buying our products. We're delighted to launch our 'Curtain Pole Packs' - a quicker way to order our handmade wrought iron poles.  For all our latest product news from the forge, read our newsletter here

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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

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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Video - David adding our wax finish to a Midhope 3-light chandelier (0:30)

This short video shows David adding our wax finish to a 3-light Midhope chandelier.

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Newsletter - Spring inspiration from Nigel Tyas Ironwork

We're very much enjoying 2018 so far, not least because it's our 18th birthday year and to celebrate we are doing what we like to do best, creating lots of new wrought iron products for your home.

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Maythorne is editor's 'style buy' of week in Yorkshire Post

Our Maythorne pendant light was picked out by Yorkshire Post interiors editor Sharon Dale as her pick of the week for unique hand-crafted style.

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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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Media coverage - Our Bretton designer light is the centre of attention

Thanks to Period Living magazine for featuring our Bretton pendant at the centre of an informative article about choosing the right lighting for your home.

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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

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

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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Video - Andrew making a Shepherd's Crook curtain pole finial (1:12)

More blacksmithing action from the forge. This short video shows Andrew hand forging a Shepherd's Crook curtain pole finial.

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A Yorkshire blacksmith in Paris

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

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Media coverage - Innovation and design in the spotlight

When ‘Living North Magazine’ wanted to write a feature about talented designer-makers based in Yorkshire, we were delighted that they gave Nigel a call.

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Video - Our customer process - a video introduction (1:11)

Over the years we have built our reputation on a personal and friendly customer service and now have many repeat customers or personally recommended customers.

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Made in Yorkshire - and building a better business here

We are proud to be based in Yorkshire and can’t really think of a better place to manufacture our ironwork products and grow our business. We were therefore very pleased to be featured as a case study on the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub website.

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Media coverage - Nigel shows BBC Radio Sheffield presenter how to make a shoehorn

We had a special guest in the workshop recently when BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards called in to get some hands-on experience as a blacksmith!

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Media coverage - Gorgeous Yorkshire

Gorgeous Yorkshire is a blog which, as the name suggests, highlights all sorts of gorgeous things made and found in Yorkshire.

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Press release - Biggest chandelier takes top spot at wedding venue

A team of Barnsley blacksmiths has delivered the largest chandelier it has ever made to an historic wedding venue in Northamptonshire.

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Press release - Our designer ironwork is to be exhibited at Grand Designs Live

Yorkshire blacksmith Nigel Tyas will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live in London this month.

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Press Release - Nigel Tyas to exhibit at national property trade show

Yorkshire ironworker Nigel Tyas will be exhibiting at one of the country’s biggest trade shows later this month.

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Press release - Creative collaboration throws light on a new product

A creative collaboration between a blacksmith and a potter has led to the launch of a new product range combining their traditional crafts.

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Press release - Blacksmith apprentice makes fast work of handmade steel snails

A young blacksmith apprentice has taken the lead on his first manufacturing project launching a brand new product for his employer.

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Press release - Traditional ironworker aims to boost business through new online store

A traditional craft business which uses artisan tools and techniques dating back thousands of years has launched its own online shop.

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Media Coverage - Things I couldn't live without

Many thanks to interior designer Janie Money of Colefax and Fowler for including us in her list of 'Things she couldn't live without' in this Country Life Magazine feature.

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Media Coverage - 'An artistic engineer'

Nigel has been interviewed in depth by Gerry Jones for the wonderful ‘Merchant and Makers’.

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Media coverage - How to make a pair of fire irons - Guardian article

Nigel was very happy to talk Guardian readers through this process! Read this article by journalist Jon Henley for an insight into Nigel’s skill as a creative blacksmith.

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