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Steel Fabrication
& Skilled Blacksmiths in Bute

Bute Blacksmiths are proud of our high-quality metal fabrications and bespoke metalwork services and provide services throughout the UK. With a combined 80 years of experience in the field, you can rest assured that you will receive top-notch blacksmith services. We provide a dependable and cost-effective solution, no matter the size of the project.

Established in 1976

About Bute Blacksmiths

Bute Blacksmiths is one of Scotland’s longest-established steel fabrication companies renowned for producing outstanding quality, owned and run by the brothers who started the business, between them they have over 80 years of experience. Our skilled team can take on any commercial or domestic steel construction project within the UK.

We operate an extensive workshop which houses all of our own specialist plant, ranging from plasma cutters to drills, punches, guillotines and various types of welding plant. The workshop also has overhead lifting capacity and have a fleet of vehicles including our Lorry HIAB with crane to complement our services.

Thanks to decades of experience in all aspects of the steel industry and construction, Bute Blacksmiths is able to offer a varied range of steel fabrication services. From initial drawings and concepts, we are able to help guide your project to final delivery and installation.

Industries We've Worked With

Bute Blacksmiths has provided services for lots of sectors, a few of which are below:

Food Industry

We've manufactured essential equipment for the food supply industry.


We've created bespoke steel structures and parts working alongside architects.


Key components of the energy market have been created by Gilchrist.


We've worked with public agencies to improve the countries logistics.


Need a bespoke part making for you truck or car? We've got plenty of experience.....

TV & Film

We've created custom TV sets for films, game shows and many more...

Gilchrist Steels - Services - Structural Steel
Need a steel product building?

We'll create it...

Bute Blacksmith has the experience, staff and equipment to take your idea and create a bespoke product to your exact specification. The methods used during our processes are welding, folding, bending and finishing procedures.

We can begin your project immediately as our sister company, Gilchrist Steels, is one of the UK’s largest steel stockholders. Our engineers are highly qualified and friendly making the experience for first-time clients enjoyable and informative.

Steel Fabrication Experts in Bute

Don’t have your design ready? Speak to one of our in-house engineers… We’ll turn your idea into a finished product ready for use!

Our Blacksmith Services

Gates & Railngs

If you need an item creating from steel, we can help you. From the initial design concept to the final manufactured product.

Stainless Steel/Aluminium

We can assist with the design and manufacturing process of stainless steel and aluminium products.

Structural Steelwork

We can assist with the structural steelwork for large commercial and domestic projects. Check with an engineer exactly how.

What is a Blacksmith?

Blacksmithing is an art form that has been around for thousands of years. Despite technological advances, the traditional methods used by blacksmiths are still an essential part of the role. 

These methods are:

Heating – most metal should be heated above 760°C in order to be able to manipulate the metal.
Forging – most modern forges are fuelled by propane and used as a cost-effective way to heat the metal.
Torching – used to cut or heat specific areas on a material, generally used for aesthetic improvements.
Quenching Bucket – used to correctly cool the metal after heating by using mineral oils to minimise unintended cracking or warping.