NEWS: On 31 March, we are closing our Hinckley showroom and relocating it to 92 High Street, Earl Shilton, LE9 7DG. If you have an enquiry regarding your visit to our showroom, drop an email to theteam@ironcraft.co.uk and we'll be happy to help, Thank you.

The Ironcraft Story About Us

Since our founding, Ironcraft has remained in the Ayre family and has grown to become a well-respected, local company that manufacturers a huge variety of wrought iron products. With over 150 years of experience among us, we believe our success is down to the personal attention given to each and every one of our customers and our dedication to creating high quality products.

Despite our growth, we have retained the small family feel and excellent service that’s often so missing when dealing with larger companies. Every person at Ironcraft is committed to ensuring that you receive the product you desire and the quality you deserve right from initial enquiry through to design, manufacture and installation. We pride ourselves on getting it right for you.


Darren Ayre

Managing Director

Darren’s dad founded Ironcraft in 1965 and Darren joined the family business straight from school 35 years ago.

He has worked through the whole process from cutting and prepping steel, to spraying, making the products and fitting. Nowadays Darren focuses on having face-to-face contact with our customers where he makes site visits, provides ideas, advice and designs and quotations.

Louise Ayre

Production Director

Louise started working for Ironcraft 4 years ago. As Production Director, Louise supervises and organises the general day-to-day running of the workshop.

As part of her role, Louise also liaises with customers to plan work and organises the installation timetable. Because of this, you’ll find Louise right in the centre of all the manufacturing over at our Earl Shilton workshop and showroom.

Dave Colden

Workshop Manager

Dave started working at Ironcraft 19 years ago where he started his career as a welder working under Darren.

With a real flair for creativity, Dave is often the person who makes our more bespoke products. With his great experience and knowledge, Dave is also responsible for the running of the Ironcraft workshop.

Dean Halford

Installations Manager

Dean has been with Ironcraft for 19 years and has a huge amount of experience and knowledge as a result.

As our engineer for fitting electric gates, Dean holds a wide range of qualifications, including CAMESAFE Installer, Gate Safe Installer, Site Supervisor accreditation, CSCS card.

Anita Speake

Office Administrator

Anita has been our Office Administrator for three years. When you call Ironcraft, she’ll often be the voice at the other end of the phone.

In the course of her role, Anita will mainly deal with accounts but she also liaises with customers, organises jobs, and orders equipment.

Fitting Teams

Our fitting teams have a wealth of experience ranging over ten years.

All of our fitters are CSCS card holders and are fully trained in erecting scaffolds, using cable detectors and forklift driving to ensure that all of our installations are performed with the utmost safety.

Welders & Yard Staff

With experience ranging over ten years, our welders and yard staff have a wealth of experience in manufacturing.

The majority have worked in the yard where they deal with the preparation, cutting, punching and grinding of steel to the welding of materials and fabrication of ironwork. Our newer staff are trained on the job and through NVQ welding courses. As a result, our team are able to manufacture everything from straightforward, standard designs to complex bespoke work.

Commercial Sector

Our team are here to help you to create the perfect solution for your home, garden or project.

If you’d like to know how we can help you, get in touch with our team to arrange a free, no obligation quotation. As members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, the FSB and with full accreditation by SMAS and CHAS, you can be assured that our workmanship is of the best quality and all work is carried out safely.

Security Options

Security Options

We can design, manufacture and install a range of products and features to enhance the safety and security of your property.

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92 High Street,, Earl Shilton
Leicester, LE9 7DG
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