About – Suffolk Latch Company


Traditional Hand Forged & Antique Door Furniture Suppliers

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 and the unusually hard to find period door and window hardware. If you would like to visit us, our warehouse is open from 7:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. As we are not a retail store in the traditional sense, we would strongly recommend that you give us a call to make sure that someone qualified can be present to discuss your needs. We have telephone assistance available between 6:00am and 9:00pm 7 days a week on 01787 277277.

Our History

From 1997 until we launched our first website in 2007, we had been involved in both the creation of traditional furniture and the manufacture and installation of oak ledged and braced doors. In an effort to source genuine hand forged products to go with our furniture and doors, we found ourselves partnering up with some truly skilled artisans. Because we were primarily working with retail outlets for our products, we felt the full force of the recession before everyone else. This led us to make the difficult decision to leave manufacturing altogether and concentrate on our ironmongery.

Hand-Sourced Products

The real skill in supplying a great product is to find a great and passionate manufacturer. We spend a great deal of or time traveling aboard and forming working relationships with suppliers who understand our requirements. The process of developing a product is time consuming. Typically, it takes about 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 based in the heart of the Suffolk latch country in the ancient wool town of Clare. We are trading on the site of Clare’s 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 on the quality and service provided. Here at the Suffolk Latch Company, we are committed to providing authentic traditional hand forged products of the highest quality, safe in the knowledge that we have a thorough proficiency of our products, and are happy to advise our customers as to the correct products to use on their personal project.
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