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Let our customers tell you why…

Good afternoon Juliet,
I am very satisfied with my recent purchase of the curtain pole.
It fits perfectly, is beautifully made and due to the recess brackets it is easy to get the curtain up and down.
The ordering on your website is easy and everything is explained regarding the measuring.
The purchasing process was smooth and the delivery time was faster than expected.
I would highly recommend your company and products as I like to support small local businesses.
Kind regards
Gabriela

June 2024

Lovebirds - iron wall art

I was given my Lovebirds as a present and they now hang above my fireplace and look fabulous.
My mum thought they were gorgeous so I bought them for her birthday and she has them above her fireplace too. She loves them.
Thanks
Sarah

June 2024

iron curtain pole

Hi Richard
Pole arrived, and has now been installed and looks great.
Little picture for you
All the best
Tor

June 2024

iron curtain pole

Dear Juliet,
I am delighted with both the curtain rails you have made for me. The quality of the work and the design are impeccable.
I've attached a photo of the first in place, and will send a picture of the more recent purchase once it's in place.
It's particularly nice to be able to support an artisan business in Suffolk- I grew up in Ipswich and still think of the county as home despite having left 49 years ago.
With best wishes and thanks
Susan

June 2024

iron portiere rod - door curtain pole

We are absolutely delighted with our curtain pole. The quality is excellent.
What could be easier than swinging the pole to allow access to the the door, without being entangled in the curtain!
Well done 'The Forge' you have certainly exceeded our expectations.
Regards
Sandra

June 2024

Dear Juliet,
We were delighted with our purchase, a set of wren coat hooks, which were a gift to my son to mark the birth of his daughter who is called Wren.
This is the first time I've bought anything from you, although I've been on your mailing list for some time. My mother (Wren's great grandmother) was a Fishenden, so given the unusual name, we probably share genes with the maker. This made the gift all the more apt.
Thank you.
With very good wishes,
Linda

June 2024

iron stair rail

Dear Juliet
The rail is just beautiful and just right without any finials!
Many thanks and please send my best wishes to the hard working team in the forge!
EV

June 2024

iron bay window pole

I've been meaning to respond ever since putting up the curtain rod. We've only just cleaned out the room enough to get a photo of it to share. It looks great - thank you! Amazing how well it fit in a relatively complicated bay window.
Cheers,
Richard

June 2024

Hi Richard,
Very happy to say the Lovebirds arrived this morning. Thank you so much for the fast turn-around, I am sure our friends will be delighted with their Anniversary present. Beautiful.
Regards
Lynda

June 2024

iron hand towel rail

Dear Juliet,
I'm very pleased with the kitchen towel rail and have attached a photo. I love the fact it has two screws for each bracket - I think it will definitely be sturdier than the one it has replaced.
Perhaps the brackets are meant to go right next to the end balls on the towel rail, but I was more concerned about hiding the old holes in the wall.
Best regards,
Rebecca

June 2024

Dear Juliet,
Thank you so much for the beautiful handrail that now adorns our cottage staircase. It was beautifully made and packaged with care.
We will definitely use you again for our next project and recommend you to other potential customers.
Best wishes
Chris and Julia

June 2024

iron stair rail

Thanks for the beautiful bannister. It looks lovely.
I'm so glad we found a company that actually cares about their product.
Best,
Paul

June 2024

Hi Richard,
I hope all is well.
Please see attached picture of the Orangery pole we fitted last week. The sizes were all perfect and the fitting went smoothly.
Many thanks
Alex

May 2024

Hi Juliet
Thanks for the email. The purchase has worked well. The custom size fits just right. Please see photo attached if you can use it.
Best wishes
Peter

May 2024

Hi Richard, just got my delivery - many thanks - great quality and weight!
A pic of one of them in situ for your reference.....
You do yourself a disservice by not having any branding on them imo - a stamp of some kind?
Many thanks
David

May 2024

Hi Richard
Really pleased. Many thanks for doing the bespoke order. I have somewhere to hang up my very important cheese toaster maker!
Regards
Héloise

May 2024

Yet again really pleased with my purchase from Made by the Forge. Received today at Post Office. Parcel Force a pain again but your products are great.
Elizabeth

April 2024

Customer's wrough iron curtain poles

Hi,
We are ready to order more poles to match the others we ordered last year.
See attached some pictures, we love them!
Many thanks,
Jonathan

April 2024

iron towel rail

I am very please with my products from madebytheforge . The quality is fantastic I am thinking of ordering curtain pole later on in the year.
Elizabeth.

March 2024

iron towel rail

Hi Juliet,
Thank you very much for my recent order. I am delighted with my purchase.
he towel rail arrived safely & on time & is exactly as described.
Please see photos attached.
Thanks again.
Regards
Katie

March 2024

We are a repeat customer, and made by the forge never disappoints. We are really pleased with our recent curtain pole order, a bonus is that it is made in this Country to a very high standard.
Best wishes
Cecilia

March 2024

Wrought iron bay window pole

I just thought you would like to know that we have put up the curtain pole and are thrilled with it. Took us a while but we had to get it right first time. So thrilled was I that I had to post it on Facebook for my friends to see.
Maureen

March 2024

I'm thrilled with my purchase, top quality and service. Thank you.
Catherine Carlile

March 2024

I am very happy with the double shelving, which really enhances the look of my new kitchen as well as being practical and useful. The workmanship and professionalism of Made by the Forge and the service is second to none. This is the second time I have used your company and once again I am delighted with the results. Thank you to Richard and the blacksmith who made the beautiful piece!
Kind regards
Karla

January 2024

Thanks Richard. Really happy with the result. Martin E

January 2024

I am very happy with the double shelving, which really enhances the look of my new kitchen as well as being practical and useful. The workmanship and professionalism of Made by the Forge and the service is second to none. This is the second time I have used your company and once again I am delighted with the results. Thank you to Richard and the blacksmith who made the beautiful piece!
Kind regards
Karla

January 2024

My portiere bar is beautifully made and a real quality piece that will last as long as the house!
Cant thank you enough. No ridiculous waiting times either. Highly recommend.
Best Wishes
Julie Watson

January 2024

Hi Richard,
I just wanted to let you know the curtain poles and brackets arrived yesterday. Thank you so much for such a speedy service. We look forward to installing them and will send you a photo once we have!
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Jessica

December 2023

I am happy to say I am delighted with the Tapestry rail and your very efficient service providing it. It has made a big difference to the appearance of the tapestry and is exactly what we needed.
Many thanks to Made by the Forge.
Sincerely
Gavin Coxen

December 2023

Made by the Forge continue to impress! I have ordered from this company on three separate occasions and I will continue to come back - the customer service is as excellent as the products. I happily recommend Made by the Forge to my friends and family given the quality of their work. The team really are super helpful.
All the best,
Katy

November 2023

Richard,
We received the curtain pole on Friday, thank you, and it is in good condition. I fitted it today and now have Sarah’s hand-made curtains hanging in full glory.
Everything fits well, many thanks for making both the poles for us.
Regards,
Mike

November 2023

Bespoke iron bay window pole

Hand crafted iron bay window curtain pole

Our lounge bay window was a particularly complex shape. We found Richard's "can do" attitude incredibly refreshing, seeing this challenge as an opportunity, not a problem.
The final product has been superbly made. It fits the window beautifully, and the curtains run smoothly along the intricate shape. We feel most fortunate to have a piece of beautiful craftsmanship like this in our home.
Next was our dining-room bay window , which presented a different range of issues to deal with . Once again our request for a pole was greeted with enthusiasm . We were advised as to how to measure and prepare the best possible template, and further measurement checks asked from us along the way as necessary, so that once again the perfect bay pole was made. We never once doubted that this would indeed be the outcome. It is a wonderful piece of craftsmanship.
Martin and Joanna

November 2023

I can highly recommend ‘Made by the Forge’. My curtain portiere arrived within 10 days of ordering it - it’s beautifully made and fits perfectly. It’s already bolted to the wall, and is a smooth and effective piece of engineering. Wintry door wind draughts now a thing of the past!
O. Milton

November 2023

Dear Juliet,
Thank you for your email. I meant to let you know that the curtain rings arrived in good order and we are very happy!
I still cannot believe no one produces any like these in Germany. So we are glad you do ship to Germany.
Best regards,
Mareike

November 2023

I have sent you 3 photos of the curtains /rails etc ,in France
HB
Helena

November 2023

Hello Juliet,
Here are some photos for you. We absolutely love it!
Josie

November 2023

Dear Richard
The bracket arrived yesterday and is perfect!
Thanks so much for accommodating our request and helping us reach a solution.
Best wishes,
Lisa

November 2023

Dear Richard ,
Just a quick note to say a big thank you, excellent service and an excellent product, most unusual these days, thank you to you and your team.
Kind regards
Tim

October 2023

Hi Juliet,
We just love our new pan rack and the help you gave us in designing it and changing the fixings so that it worked for our ceiling. We have started our copper pan collection and will build it up over the coming months. The kitchen looks fabulous and we have had lots of compliments. Thanks to the whole team!
Best,
Evie

October 2023

I love the quality & craftsmanship of the products from Made by the Forge. Excellent designs, too. My latest purchase is for a single curtain covering a short passage in my hallway which leads to the sitting room which has a matching pole. It looks brilliant. I'll definitely use the company again if I decide to change the curtain poles in any of the other rooms in the house.
usan

October 2023

Hi Juliet,
I'm really pleased with my curtain pole. It's just what I wanted, really nice quality and very good service. I've attached a photo too.
Thanks
Kerrie

October 2023

Dear Juliet
I don't have a Google account, but just to say that the curtain poles I ordered are for my daughter's house - they are now up and they are very pleased with them. They just need to decide on the curtain fabric!
Kind regards
Tricia H

October 2023

We love it - thanks!! Sarah

October 2023

Iron bay pole

Dear Juliet,
It's taken a long time, but the curtain pole is finally up; it took three people on step ladders to get it in place. Attached is a photograph, but I don't think they do it justice.
Best regards,
Richard Davies

October 2023

Thank you, Juliet, and Richard!
I'm very pleased with the poles and extras, exactly as ordered, and as others have been previously enjoyed. They're awaiting fitting, so if I can, I will send a picture when this happens. It will complete them being in every room!
I'm very grateful for the personal service. Many thanks.
Lesley.

August 2023

We are so happy with our curtains poles, they are just what we were looking for. They finish off our cottage beautifully thank you so much. The customer service too has been fantastic
Many thanks,
Harriet

August 2023

Morning Richard
I've attached photo of first rail up in Tara's bedroom. It looks lovely so pleased she might even move in soon :)
Hoping to get lounge one up soon. Spare bedroom is still work in progress…
All the best Sally

August 2023

Hi Richard,
Just wanted to say that we have (finally) got around to putting up the curtain pole and we're delighted with it. Thank you very much for making it so beautifully for us!
Heidi

August 2023

portier door pole

For Richard.
Aideen

August 2023

Hi Richard,
Just a quick note to say I finally got around to installing the curtain rods. They look great & compliment my apartment really well! The ones we purchased cover our two bedrooms, I'll order more for the living room in the near future.
Thanks again for all of your help, I appreciate how smooth the transaction was.
Cheers!
Bryan.

August 2023

bespoke wrought iron latern stand

Dear Richard
Thank you to you and the team for producing a work of art for us.
They are stunning.
Best wishes
Noel

July 2023

Bespoke portiere curtain pole

Hi, you kindly made a bespoke portiere which allowed us to fit a curtain to a curved area of stone wall (the other side being plasterboard and unable to take any weight). We were very happy with the results, which look great as you can see.
-----------------------------------------
Fran Tattersall

July 2023

Good afternoon Richard,
Thank you so much for your help on the call earlier, we have successfully fitted the curtain pole with only a little bit of drama.
Here's a picture for you, a bit of job satisfaction! It's difficult to see because of the light, but it looks lovely.
Kind regards
Claudette and Chris

July 2023

We had a number of beautiful Curtain poles made by a local Blacksmith for our 17th century Mill Cottage. They are beautiful but the guy who made them doesn’t make curtain rings. Modern curtain rings would have spoiled the show. Luckily a friend of ours had purchased curtain rings from Madebythe forge and recommended them to us.
The rings were quite expensive but when they arrived we loved them. Refreshingly heavy, they are mini works of art and fit perfectly to our poles. Super quality, we love them.
The order and delivery process was easy and I would definitely buy from Madeby the forge again.
John

June 2023

Hi Richard
Thanks for the handrail, which is perfect, please see attached photo.
I’ve also taken better quality pics of the kitchen roll holder which I think would be worth adding as a standard product.
Many thanks
Clive

June 2023

Good morning Richard,
Just a very quick THANK YOU to you and your team. I received a lovely set of curtain brackets yesterday, exactly as I wanted them. Thank you for everything and I hope I deal with you again.
Best wishes,
Vanja

June 2023

Dear Juliet,
We’ve been very happy with everything so far. Currently waiting for the third order and will place a fourth one once money permits.
Best,
Helen

June 2023

I contacted madebytheforge to see if they could help me with an iron stand for my late husbands sphere urn. Richard first contacted me with those magic words "I'm sure we can help". We exchanged a couple of ideas, then they got to work. Despite my initial sizing being incorrect, Richard was quick to respond and rectify my error. Stand is perfect. I would highly recommend madebytheforge, if you don't see what you're looking for on their website - reach out because you won't be disappointed.

June 2023

Hello Juliet
I'm very pleased with my purchase- lovely quality. It's not in place yet but I'm hoping to get that done this week and I'll send a photo then.
Best wishes
Mary

June 2023

Hi, The curtain rings are fine. Neat, unobtrusive and well made. Just what I needed.
Best Wishes
Sandy

June 2023

All received and look wonderful! Thank you.
Trine

May 2023

Hi Juliet
I'm really pleased with the curtain poles, thank you. They look stunning. The natural beeswax look is gorgeous and I like that it's a more eco-friendly choice. I'm attaching some photos.
Best wishes,
Nadia

May 2023

Thanks Richard. The modified portiere rod arrived today and it fits perfectly. I'll send you a picture when it's all finished.
Regards, John

May 2023

Portiere rod is now in position and looking great. Thanks for persisting.
Mike

May 2023

It’s lovely buying from a British company. The quality is always outstanding, and we’ve always found Made by the Forge to be extremely helpful with any queries we have.
Clare

May 2023

Dear Juliet
I attach a photo of the somewhat unusual use to which the curtain rail has been put. On single or small flights of steps without anything to act as a handrail as the sides the less agile (me!) need some sort of support. I find conventional handrails in these situations can look clumsy and intrusive (and expensive!)so I thought this would be a more elegant solution. It works very well and I have another place where one is needed so I should like to order another exactly the same. The only minor issue is the grub screw locating the ball to the post is not quite man enough for the job when used in this way so perhaps could be replaced with a self tapping screw of some kind?
Kind regards John

May 2023

Hello Juliet,
Yes i'm really pleased with the product, mounted the "Thumper" on some American walnut blocks for added clearance from wall and also complimented some shelving next to it. Will gladly buy more products if we can save the pennies. So glad i found you guys.
Regards Brett

May 2023

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making such a beautiful job of the pole on extended brackets, it was a very awkward space to work with. Please see photos below. Both us and our clients are over the moon!
Huge thanks
Very best,
Olivia
www.mimosacurtains.com

April 2023

Hi Richard,
Many thanks for completing my order, I am very happy with your service and product!
Thanks
Peter

March 2023

straight door curtain pole

We love them!!
I'll take some better pictures and send over but these are just quick snaps.
We won't put the door tie backs up yet, need to play with position first and see how I feel about them.
It makes the old curtains positively bearable until we buy new ones.
We will also be buying some more things for the house from you in the near future.
Kindest Regards
Claire & Mark

March 2023

Hello  Thank You for this item. Very pleased indeed with the quality and the finish. Really enhances the window space and room in my Victorian house. Nice idea to plant a tree for each sale.
Best Wishes Michael.

March 2023

Hi Richard
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you, we're thrilled with the curtain poles. Stair handrail still not up (quite) yet…but we're getting there.
Many thanks
Kate

February 2023

Door curtain pole - portiere rod

I'm delighted with them. Thank you.
I actually liked the two in the lounge with the swirl pointing up - so I apologise if you think it looks wrong!
Thank you so much.
From Michele

February 2023

Hi Richard
The kitchen roll holder arrived OK and is perfect in our ‘retro’ cottage!
As mentioned before, I think you could include this as a standard item, the length is just right and the standard towel rail brackets are also just right for a standard size roll.
You’re welcome to use the attached photos on your website if this would be useful.
Kind regards
Clive Atkins

February 2023

Hi Richard,
Just to let you know that we successfully fitted all the curtain poles and they look lovely.
All in all, I'm very pleased, thank you
Kind regards
Donna

February 2023

wrought iron candlesticks

Just wanted to say how beautiful your candlesticks are. Many thanks, and thought you'd like a photo.
Merry Christmas

December 2022

Rings arrived, thank you. I love the poles - they are beautifully made, even my Dad was impressed (he's a retired Metallurgist so picky when it comes to metalwork).
Have a good Christmas,
Helen

December 2022

Thank you everyone for such a great service!!
Hope you all have an amazing Christmas and happy new year!! All the best, the Nigg Clan!!
Kindest regards Lee and family!

December 2022

Morning Richard,
It's arrived!
Thank you to you and your team so very much for pushing this through for me.
Once it's in place, I'll take a photo for your in case you want to use it on your website, with a review etc.
Thank you again and have a great weekend,
Hannah

December 2022

Morning Richard,
It's arrived!
Thank you to you and your team so very much for pushing this through for me.
Once it's in place, I'll take a photo for your in case you want to use it on your website, with a review etc.
Thank you again and have a great weekend,
Hannah

December 2022

curved curtain pole

Hi Richard,
Photos as promised attached.
Kind regards,
Danuta

December 2022

Hi Richard
Our order has now arrived thanks.
It's absolutely what we needed and the part and rail are now above the window where they belong.
Cheers
Happy Christmas
John

December 2022

Hi Richard
All went swimmingly well.......need to go back and take some more pics when they have finished all the building work. Hopefully next week.
Quite simple to put up really - just maybe 1 request in future.... to put a hook at the top of the bracket to hold the curtains back when pulled, we put our own screw eyes up. A really well made pole, client delighted, thanks so much.
Heather
The Curtain Company

December 2022

Here it is! It does look great - she’s very pleased with it. The photo isn’t how far the curtain pulls, it does go further but the client thinks it could come over a wee bit more. Judith

November 2022

Hi Richard
Here are some photos of our brackets from Made by the Forge. Enjoy!
Louise

November 2022

Hi
You supplied us with a 20mm recess curtain pole earlier this year and we were delighted with it.
Kind regards
Katherine

November 2022

Hi! The curved rail is great I’ll attach a photo to show you. All the curtains look great,
Thank you,
Alisa
The Belvedere Restaurant Holland Park - London UK.

November 2022

Our Favourite Things are our candlesticks !!!
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my gorgeous candlesticks. Slightly wonky like my candles! Which Have melted in the cupboard!! Totally individual and delicious. What a great project to use up your bits.
So glad I got them!
Sallyanne.

October 2022

Richard,
Thank you for your craftsmanship. The iron works add so much personality to our sleeping area.
Cheers,
Michael and Libby. CA USA

October 2022

Loving our new candlesticks - shown here with log basket you made for us. Wonderful craftsmanship!
Moira and Mike

October 2022

Dear Richard
You are welcome to use the photo I sent. You might also be interested in this as well which you supplied in 2020. We are absolutely delighted with this pole too since it looks so minimal with our modern slim profile sliding doors. Do use this too if you like.
Kind regards
Katherine

October 2022

Hi Richard
Here are some photos of our brackets from Made by the Forge. Enjoy!
Louise

October 2022

Hi
You supplied us with a 20mm recess curtain pole earlier this year and we were delighted with it.
Kind regards
Katherine

October 2022

Our candlesticks arrived today, they're lovely!
Many thanks for your attention to our order.
Cheers
Olly

October 2022

Hello, I just got around to opening your curtain pole package now, a few weeks after receiving it.
I just wanted to feed back to you that we think that your products are of very high quality - the weight, the finish and have a fantastic handmade feel about them - the thumper finials are a joy to look at and touch. It is a pleasure to have a bit of your craftsmanship in our newly renovated home. Thankyou also for the generous free gift of a bathroom hook. I think we will be returning for more of these when we get around to the kitchen/bathroom in our renovation plan.
Thankyou
M Wallace

October 2022

Dear Made by the Forge,
Just a quick email to thank you for the two amazing curtain poles that you’d made for us recently. Each were perfect. The highest of quality, and my son is thrilled with his gift! Your service and communication are incredible and we’d absolutely shout about your company from the roof tops.
Thank you!
Di Whitmore.

September 2022

Dear Richard,
I received my order earlier this week and they are really great.
I appreciate your kind help and patience and look forward to working with you again.
Kind regards,
Kaz
Stitching Small Delights

September 2022

Square bay curtain pole

I finally installed the curtain pole in my bay window and it looks great!
Thanks, Shaun
Victoria, Australia

August 2022

Dear Made by the Forge team,
Thank you very much for our portière rod, which arrived today very well packed at my parents' house for us to collect when we go there next week. I haven't seen it yet, but my dad has opened and checked it, so I know it measures up exactly to our specification and he also commented on how beautifully made it is. I'm really looking forward to seeing it and of course installing it in our home here in France, and just wanted to let you know in the meantime that it had arrived safely.
Best regards,
Abigail.

August 2022

Good morning,
Just wanted to say another thank you for the beautiful bespoke parts you supplied for our ladder rail.
It all fitted together perfectly - love the quality and looks great now that we have fitted it. Thought you might like to see it in place in the attached photos.
What a great company you are and, as an architect, I’ll certainly be recommending you to my colleagues.
All the best,
Sonia

August 2022

Huge thanks, everything looks beautiful ­ the curtain poles and bespoke brackets are perfect! And thank you for getting everything to us so quickly.
We have another order we'd like to place with you so I will be in touch again shortly.
Very best wishes,
Rosie

August 2022

Design@runforthehillslondon. Photography @phillipdurrant.

Design@runforthehillslondon. Photography @phillipdurrant.

Design@runforthehillslondon. Photography @phillipdurrant.

Thank you to Run for the Hills for these lovely images.
Design@runforthehillslondon.
Photography @phillipdurrant.

August 2022

Hi Jo
The firepit is my latest Made By The Forge purchase and it is the usual great quality. Very sturdy and looks beautiful, we've used it as a BBQ and we're very happy with it. Hoping for some fine days into late summer and autumn, feels like it'll last many years.
Best wishes
Heather

July 2022

towel rail

Hi Juliet
My towel rail is perfect.
Thanks
Jo

July 2022

log bin stand

Hello Jo
Thank you so much for the log bin stands you made for us. We were very impressed with the service you gave right from the initial enquiry to receiving the completed items. We received a very friendly professional service resulting in a high quality product in a speedy timescale. We would highly recommend your company.
Many thanks
Michael & Teresa

June 2022

iron shelf brackets

Good Morning Richard
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the bespoke brackets you made for us. As a repeat, repeat customer we were thrilled with them, and they were made exactly to how we wanted. They were packed very well and although not off the shelf, so to speak, they were made very quickly. I have attached a few photos to show you just where they were to go, and the finished look. If we were to put up each shelf with two brackets, logistically that would have been a nightmare in getting it all straight and in line, so having these brackets did all that for us. Once my husband got into the rhythm of fitting, they were up in no time. We are over the moon with the outcome and finish, and really cannot thank you all enough. I certainly can see us using your services again!
Thank you all. Sharon

May 2022

Hi
The curtain poles are beautifully made and look great. Well worth the money and the wait to have them made to measure.
We ordered from you about four years ago but have recently moved and had to leave them behind as they wouldn’t fit in the new place ( the buyers were extremely pleased!). I wouldn’t buy from anyone else.
Best wishes
Judy

March 2022

"I recommend this for small homes, as my place is tiddly and its a real space saver"
Sophie

March 2022

Bespoke brackets for cafe rods. Thanks to Louise for sharing her beautifully dressed windows with us.

March 2022

Portiere door rod

Dear Made by the Forge, I am delighted with my portiere. It is a beautiful object. I was worried about the weight of it on my wall and even phoned you about it. You were so helpful and reassuring and, as you can see, it’s up and looking fabulous.
I would certainly use be your company again.
Kind regards,
Wendy

March 2022

Cafe rod

Literally could not love them more.
Thank you. Beautifully made, easy to fit and go precisely with the rest of our window furniture.
The linen looks just as if hoped also.
Wonderful craftsmanship, thank you.
Michelle

March 2022

Hello.
I am thrilled with your work.
Jayne

March 2022

Happy customer from the Isle of Wight

March 2022

Richard and the team at Made By The Forge are brilliant! From the first email to delivery and checking all is well, I cannot fault them. I love the fact that all items come with proper screws to ensure a proper and stylish fit, no scrabbling around in the workshop to find a suitable fixing.
These items are hand made, the look it, feel it and will exceed your every expectation, we love them!
Derek & Nikki Sandwich Kent

March 2022

Really great products, brilliantly made to a very high standard. I have now purchased 3 curtain poles, 2 are longer than most standard available at 3.3m and very sturdy. Would highly recommended Made by the Forge.

Katrina

February 2022

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Amazing quality curtain poles! They look so good in our refurbished farmhouse living room. We've just ordered another one for a different room! Thanks guys!

Becki

February 2022

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Richard and the team make a fabulous product. I needed a short curtain pole that would fit the staircase of my 200 year-old cottage and it looks perfect, high quality, authentic and very stylish, I absolutely recommend mbtf.

Richard

February 2022

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I have used MBTF twice now for curtain poles and associated items. Richard and the team are brilliant, first class in every respect. The products will exceed your highest expectations in style, weight, feel and authenticity. Are they cheap? No, absolutely not! They are however, very good value for an exceptional hand made product.
It is hard to do the curtain poles and accessories justice in the photographs but believe me, they are stunning.

Derek

February 2022

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I HIGHLY recommend Made by the Forge. We live in an old tutor and were having a very difficult time finding a company who could match the quality of the original iron work in our home. Made by the Forge exceeded our expectations. Everything from the quality of their iron work to their outstanding customer service and follow up was exceptional. Thank you to Jo and all of the people at Made by the Forge.

Jeannie

February 2022

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Thank you John for sharing with us your poles dressed with curtains. What a lovely light room.

February 2022

I’ll send you more photos when the curtain is hung which will be at the end of March. I include one photo showing the position of the button relative to the door frame which worked out fine in the end.
We’re very pleased with the rod and impressed by its quality. It was good of you to provide a shorter button so quickly when the first proved to be too long. All’s well that ends well.
best
Nick

February 2022

Hi Jo
The pole and curtains are now up and like the others they look great! I have attached a couple of photos. Thanks again to you all.
Best wishes
Mike

February 2022

I recently bought 2 curtain poles from MBTF. I deliberately chose the simplest design of finials. Absolutely delighted, they look perfect and I would not hesitate to recommend or use this company again.
Thank you.
Jennifer

February 2022

We have ordered a number of items from you and been delighted with the hand crafted products and personal service we have received from Made by the Forge.
We found your website instructions on how to measure for curtain poles and finials really helpful and very much appreciate the personal service we received; something which is a rare commodity today. We are always keen to support independent businesses and to buy British made products.
Attached are some photos of one of the poles and finials we have bought from Made by the Forge. They are perfect for our cottage. We’ll be back for some more. Thank you.
Best wishes
Lesley and Stuart

January 2022

Fantastic and fast customer service and a really beautiful product. Couldn't be happier.
Kind regards, Sarah

January 2022

I was a bit anxious when I received the portiere as it was SO heavy and I thought it might take down the plaster of my Victorian semi’s party wall! However, I sensibly got an excellent carpenter to instal it for me and I am thrilled with it! It literally swings open easily as I open the door (which is good as I have to open the door with two hands).
I am glad I opted for your portiere and not a cheaper, less sturdy version. The curtain keeps the draughts out from my old, Victorian door!

December 2021

Dear Richard,
Just a quick note to express our thanks to you and your team for completing our curtain pole in time for Christmas, even though we had missed the deadline.
Another lovely piece of yours in our home.
Merry Christmas
Dan

December 2021

The brackets arrived safely via parcel force and work perfectly.
Thank you so much for the excellent product and customer service.
Best wishes
Sarah

December 2021

Hello Jo! I just posted a review on google but will share pics with you as well as my comments and feel free to post anywhere you see fit. Also, if you have a potential client looking for a direct recommendation, feel free to share my email or phone number and I will gladly recommend. Loved working with you all. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and stay healthy.
Jeannie
Rochester, New York

December 2021

Hi All
Just to let you know that the curtain poles arrived safely and they look great! They are now up and I have attached a couple of photos.
Thanks again and best wishes for Christmas.
Jo and Mike

December 2021

Thank you so much for the beautiful curtain poles, we are really pleased with them.
Kind regards
Bob & Monica

December 2021

Hi Jo,
Very happy with poles, thank you. Will be ordering another shortly.
Have tried on numerous occasions to get a photo for you, but they are fitted onto beams in very small, dark rooms, made even darker by the scaffolding I currently have up.
I’ve got one passable close up (attached), but even then it’s had to be heavily photoshopped!
Hope it helps though.
Kind regards
Deborah

December 2021

Dear Richard
Just wanted to say thank you. The new pole has arrived, been installed, fits beautifully and looks great!
Will send a picture tomorrow..
Many thanks
Best wishes
Kate

December 2021

Hi
I have received my order of two curtain poles and can't tell you how pleased I am. They exceed my expectations and look perfect in my stone cottage. I will certainly being ordering more in due course.
Thank you again,
Wendy

December 2021

Dear Jo,
Here are a couple of before and after shots.
We were so happy with the way in which our issue was dealt with. You accepted responsibility and rectified it immediately by making a new one. The new Portière rod is a lovely thing, very strong and completely unique as it is beautifully hand made!!
This whole process has made us feel very valued as customers. You are a very professional company and I will have no hesitation in recommending you or buying from you again. In fact my wife is after a pan rack/rail for the kitchen!
Many thanks for everything.
With Kind Regards,
Daniel and Sharon

December 2021

Hi there MadebytheForge
Our fabulous portiere, so strong it holds our very heavy curtain no problem. Thank you all for this tribute to English craftsmanship, we are so pleased.
Ann and Mervyn

December 2021

Made by the forge provided friendly advice & created an excellent quality curtain rail for this tricky door. I wanted to be able to shut out the draft yet easily open the curtain to allow access & this works perfectly. Thank you so much, I love it!
Thanks
Sarah

November 2021

Hello
Just wanted to say all our curtain poles have arrived safely and some now installed. They are just what I wanted and it has been a pleasure dealing with your company. Efficient, good communication, help with the order, everything you could want, so thank you. And, beautifully made product too!
Kind regards
Frances

November 2021

Hi Jo,
We are really happy with the quality job that you sent us. It fits perfectly and looks great. See this photo!
Thanks very much,
David

November 2021

Dear Richard,
Thank you very much for the rail. It has taken me two years to decide about the rail because I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. As promised, I have attached some photos of the rail in place. As you can see, I have stayed true to my ‘tear sheet’ influence of hanging the tea towel on the rail near the sink.
I will be ordering a few more hooks from the website because I was unsure as to how the hooks would look on the rail in reality.
Kind regards,
Anna

October 2021

Dear Jo
The pole is perfect, thank you!
I hope you are all well
Best wishes
Jenny

October 2021

Thanks again for the speedy delivery, we are delighted with the pole and will mention you again once we have our cottage in the Yorkshire Dales up and running. We have a ram’s horn pole there, a Cannonball and also a handrail for the staircase. Delighted with everything.
Kind regards
Liz Strachan

September 2021

Thanks so much all arrived safely - waiting for decorators then will be looking forward to putting up
good wishes
Debbie

September 2021

Fantastic - very much appreciated.
We absolutely love your products - always a joy to install and use them.
Kind regards,
Mark

September 2021

Hi
After much delay at my end due to workmen/covid restrictions re painters etc I have finally been able to have my curtain rail put up.
It's simply perfect. Another great job by made by the forge!
Sharon Day

August 2021

My curtain pole arrived this morning, securely wrapped and looking very much like a curtain pole (and not like a box of labels!).
Thank you so much for your fabulous customer service -getting it remade and delivered so quickly was amazing.
Many thanks and best wishes.
Sarah

August 2021

Hi
We absolutely love our curtain pole, here’s a photo you can use on your website.
Many thanks!
Julia

July 2021

Couple of pics from the recent curtain pole you did for us.
The angle mounts were spot on.
Not the easiest of windows to do but hey what do you expect in a 500 year old cottage!
This has really finished off this room, thank you.

May 2021

I love my pole! Thank you so much for your excellent workmanship and super correspondence.
Kind regards,
Claire

May 2021

Thanks for the ironwork which looks great. Photo above.
Best
Charlie

May 2021

Hi Jo,
Pictures as promised
Mary x

April 2021

Hi Jack
Latest installation of "made by the forge" curtain rail in my study (nearly worked our way round all rooms in the house).
Quality and design is amazing, and indeed rare, in today's world. Many thanks Nick

April 2021

Hi Jo,
I've attached the photos I've taken of the curtain poles in place - sorry I'm not a very good photographer!
Best,
Jenny

April 2021

Dear Richard
Thank you very much for your swift delivery of our order. We have put the curtain poles up and they are lovely. It is nice to know they are hand made carefully by a small business. We now await the curtains!
Many thanks.
Sharon

April 2021

Hello Jack,
the curtain pole and tie backs with all the fittings has arrived safely at Hillfoot Cottage. It’s absolutely lovely and wil l fit in perfectly with the black steel patio door above which it will hang.
Many thanks
Greg & Karen Hackney

April 2021

Thank You, all installed at home...
Cheers guys!
Alex

April 2021

Thank you so much for the photos Jane

April 2021

Hi Jo,
My goodness, I have had an IPAD for years but just invested in a new one which is a bit different when it comes to attaching photos to an email.
Hopefully these have come through, I am going to lie down in a darkened room to recover from my ordeal.
Take care Mary

April 2021

‘Very pleased’ Thank you.
Spencer.

April 2021

Super excited to receive my forged curtain pole. I’ve attached a few photos. The curtains are temporary. I wanted to get the pole position before measuring for the new ones.
Best wishes
Pauline

April 2021

Hi Jack
I installed the rod yesterday and it's perfect. Now awaiting the curtain! Many thanks for an excellent job.
All the best
Ted and Fabienne

April 2021

Please find attached photos of Recess curtain pole & French style curtain pole
Best regards Ian & Michele

April 2021

 

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