The Nail: Patriotic Symbol or Humble Tool?

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Since the dawn of its creation, the humble nail has achieved much. It has evolved drastically to suit our every need, from the simple hand wrought nails to the wire nails formed in the late 18th century, and it is fair to say that its journey has been one of length and fruition across a variety of levels. The first evidence of large-scale nail making originates in Egypt, with bronze nails dating back to 3400 BC...

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Ironmongery in Clare, Top 5 Customer Photos and Front Door Hardware - New Videos Uploaded to our Youtube


For Joe's work experience with us for the last two weeks, we have made a series of new videos which you may be interested in.

The first is a summary of our new Front Door Hardware Category. The second is a list our favourite customer photos sent to us. And the final video is a tour of the Ironmongery in the town of Clare.

We hope you find these videos interesting. They have been embedded below.


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Suffolk Latch Company Awarded Silver by Carbon Charter


Earlier this year we decided to renovate our warehouse to make space for more storage, and make a brand new picking and packing area. This gave us the opportunity to apply for a grant to make our warehouse as environmentally sustainable as possible.

In December of last year we received a free energy audit by BEE Anglia, who told us what to do, and offered us a grant to make the factory sustainable. For the renovation we cleaned out our warehouse to make more space, and built a new insulated picking and packing area at the back. Below are some...

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The Suffolk Latch Company is based in the picturesque town of Clare on the Suffolk/Essex Border. We specialise in the supply of traditional hand forged black ironmongery.

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