About Us

Traditional Hand Forged & Architectural Hardware Suppliers

Suffolk Latch Company is based in the picturesque town of Clare on the Suffolk/Essex Border. We are a friendly, family-run business specialising in the supply of traditional hand forged ironmongery and hard to find period door and window hardware. If you are in the area, please call in for a visit. Our warehouse and office is open 8am-4pm Monday to Thursday & 8am-2pm Friday. As we are not a retail store in the traditional sense, please call to ensure that someone technically qualified is available to discuss your needs. We also have telephone assistance available. Please call if you need help choosing the right items for your home project.

Call us on 01787 277277



Our History

Suffolk Latch Company first began as a manufacturing company in 1997, making traditional furniture including coat racks and mirrors as well as oak ledge and brace doors. Carl, the company's founder was determined to source genuine hand forged products and his search took him overseas. Partnering with skilled artisans, Carl found high quality, hand forged items made on the anvil using traditional methods.

Then recession hit. As the company mostly supplied retail outlets, the full force of the economic downturn was felt. This led to the difficult decision to leave manufacturing altogether and concentrate on supplying ironmongery.

Our online store was launched in 2007 and we haven't looked back. Initially focussing upon hand forged traditional ironmongery, our collection has now grown to include a wide range of door and window hardware, cabinet furniture and accessories.

We are a friendly, family run business. Carl and his wife Sharon are the beating heart of the business and are involved in everything from speaking directly to customers, to deciding upon new product lines.

Hand Sourced Products

The real skill in supplying a great product is to find a high quality and passionate manufacturer. We have historically spent a great deal of time traveling aboard and forming working relationships with suppliers who understand our requirements. This is something we still continue to do. Our suppliers, both in the UK and in India, are skilled professionals. They use traditional ironmongery methods combined with modern technology to provide a high quality product.

The process of developing a product is time consuming. Typically, it takes approximately 12 months from the initial prototype product until we are ready to supply the finished item. Our attention to authentic detail and first hand familiarity of the application of our particular style of ironmongery make us a leading knowledge base in our industry.

 



Based in Suffolk

Our warehouse is in the heart of Suffolk Latch country, in the ancient wool town of Clare. We trade from the site of Clare’s once historic blacksmiths. Customers are always welcome to visit our warehouse at any time during our working hours, or alternatively, if its difficult to visit during the week we can make arrangements for an evening or weekend visit.

Dedicated To Quality

A company’s reputation can rise or fall depending upon the quality and service provided. Here at Suffolk Latch Company, we are committed to providing authentic traditional hand forged products of the highest quality along with first rate customer service. Our team are here to help you with any questions or queries you may have, and can advise you about the best products for your home project.

 Call us on 01787 277277

 

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