Rich first discovered his passion for blacksmithing at St David’s College in Llandudno. He then moved on to Herefordshire College of Blacksmithing to learn the craft. On completion of his studies in 1998 he did his Journeyman in Gdansk, Poland and later in France. Rich returned to Wales to work as an apprentice blacksmith in Halkyn, North Wales before setting up Heat and Beat in 2000. Rich draws inspiration from nature’s forms and shapes, he combines this with his love of geometric forms and structure.
We work closely with our clients to develop the initial concept and design through to final installation. Heat and Beat produces a wide range of work from public art commissions to bespoke gates, railing and restoration.
We're associated with The Worshipful Company Of Blacksmiths and are fully qualified to carry out any blacksmith work by City and Guilds of London Institute.
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Checkout some of our bespoke welding services below...
Get a closer look at our range of welding services and see why our products are some of the best created in the neighbourhood so far. To enquire more about our sculptures, signs, gates and railings, and other restoration work, please get in touch with our team today.
Check out our blacksmith sculpture selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops.
Gates and Railings
We have 25 years of experience in producing bespoke gates and fences. We can cater to customised designs & give you a price estimate accordingly.
Cast Iron Restoration work can be done for railings, fences, and more. We'll repair the corroded or damaged components using preservation techniques.
Our team of expert designers and blacksmiths are pleased to design and produce bespoke signs for any residential or business requirements.
Amazingly skilled, matched Edwardian work at our house - outside stair rails etc. and then made an amazing arch for the garden. Knowledgeable, friendly and hard-working. Would highly recommend.
Rich did work for our Heather and Hillforts Project with Denbighshire County Council, He made entrance gates for Moel Famau car park. He was and absolute pleasure to deal with and the quality of his work was impeccable and will remain for decades to come. Thank you so much Rich, our project couldn't have been as successful as it was, without your amazing input.
Dr Erin Lloyd Jones
I can't believe how good this firm is. I called in with an engineering problem and they sorted it straight away. They couldn't have been more helpful. Very skilled chaps.