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01. home

Architectural blacksmiths with over 40 years experience, Glasgow and Weir are experts in mild steel and glass.

Choose Glasgow and Weir for your project to guarantee controlled working practices with excellent results. We recently completed the glazed canopy for the largest Marks & Spencers store in Scotland, and have restored railings on the world-famous Princes Street in Edinburgh. Take a look at our services and projects to see what we can do for you.

02. about us

Glasgow & Weir was established in 1968 by Benny Glasgow and Bruce Weir, as an architectural blacksmiths creating ornate metal work for churches. A lot has changed in the last forty years – now you're more likely to see our work across shop fronts, hospitals, and offices – however our dedication to quality and service remains unaltered.

Benny's son David now heads up the team of talented tradesmen and office staff that make up Glasgow and Weir. David Glasgow began his training as an apprentice blacksmith in 1980, taking over the company in 2000. He has kept the company's longstanding maintenance contracts with local authority, while increasingly moving into prestigeous private works. This balance works well for Glasgow & Weir: honouring contracts to repair and maintain council property and land; while creating ornate designs to enhance prestigeous buildings.

03. services

Glasgow and Weir have extensive experience working with mild steel, and its interaction with toughened glass infill and timber hand rails. We also carry out work in stainless steel. As our business develops we are becoming increasingly involved in projects featuring architectural glass work. This ties in well with the windows division of Glasgow and Weir, and allows us to take part in larger statement projects.

Yet the skills we have employed on work for East Lothian Council, and Edinburgh & District Council are still embedded in our operation. The small departmental divisions within our company allow each team to work autonomously, providing a better service with more control. This means we are as happy to carry out public work as commercial. Moreover, we don't have a large client base – we prefer to treat clients as individuals.

An integral aspect of our work is in secondary steel. We are happy to take on any projects that arise while working to complete works on a building. Finishing, liaising with other trades, and working both with and around them comes easily to us.  We work closely with architectural engineers to ensure every job is wrapped up satisfactorily.

Clients continue to work with us for our quick, professional manner, and proactive attitude.  We foresee things before they happen, and when a client picks up the phone, we react straightaway.
At heart Glasgow and Weir is a combination of a positive attitude, fair prices, excellent quality, impeccable service, and solid results.

In order to achieve this we maintain control of the entire process from first contact with a prospective client to sign off of the job. This attitude to project management exists throughout the supply chain. We look at key issues to see what might slow the project down.

05. contact

83 Princess Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2ER

Tel: 0131 620 0912

Email: info@glasgowandweir.co.uk

01. cadence

Location Livingston, West Lothian
Job Glass atrium balustrade and feature stair
Client Miller Construction
Year 1999
Value £300,000

This successful project, in a serviced office complex, featured a glass atrium balustrade with a statement timber handrail. Steel sections were manoeuvred into position allowing the balustrade to be fixed in place. The handrail was a chunky oak timber, supported by stainless steel wire ropes and mild steel posts with a heavy base. Having this focal point to the upper floor of the offices enhanced fluidity through the building by allowing a view to the lower floors.

02. marks & spencer

Location Silverburn Shopping Centre, South Glasgow
Job Architectural glazed canopy
Client Bovis
Year 2007
Value £190,000

In constructing an architectural glazed canopy for the largest M&S in Scotland we completed a job that was high profile and highly satisfying. Well run job, working closely with client and meeting the client's needs. Coordination with other trades was vital to the success of this project. Bad weather could have caused delays but we worked out of hours at evenings and weekends to meet time scales.

03. beatson centre

Location Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow
Job Feature entrance canopies
Client Millar Construction
Year 2006
Value £180,000

We produced three canopies for the front entrance, and another for the ambulance drop off to the rear. This was architectural steel work with glazed units. This was the most prestigious part of our work at the Centre – the overall job being worth in excess of £1 million. Glasgow and Weir was delighted to be included in the project from the design stage onwards – working with the architect and engineer. It is always our preference to come in at the early stages of a project, to be as involved as possible.

This project was challenging – we had to cope with site traffic as the building was still being constructed as we worked. Co-ordinating the attached and freestanding elements of the canopy was also another element that had to be considered within this very successful project.

04. omnicentre

Location Edinburgh
Job Glass feature stair and atrium balustrade
Client Sir Robert McAlpine
Year 2004
Value £170,000

This architecturally designed stair is made up of a mild steel structure with supporting glass treads. The glass infill balustrade is supported through stainless steel uprights and handrails. In turn this was bolted onto the main steel structure. We worked directly with Sir Robert McAlpine throughout the duration of the works, ensuring they were delighted with the end result.

05. princes street

Location Edinburgh
Job Railings alongside Princes Gardens
Client Edinburgh District Council
Year 1988
Value £150,000

This prestigious project allowed us to work in the centre of Edinburgh, attracting a great deal of attention from tourists and locals alike. We had to remove the original cast iron railings and replace them with new ones. A local foundry supplied the castings, thus keeping the project within the city and Edinburgh’s rich heritage. The busy location, coupled with parking restrictions, did make this a tricky project. However, seeing the finished railings in a much-loved location made it extremely worthwhile.

06. eq2

Location Edinburgh
Job Canopy and staircase

We produced the internal staircase and external canopy for EQ2. Both structural design features are complimented by the modern appearance of the building.

07. hsbc

Location Hanover Street, Edinburgh
Job Canopy and staircase
Value £60,000

We produced the internal steel and glass staircase for HSBC. Our active role in this engineered process ensured that all elements of the structure were delivered on time and within budget.

08. jewel & esk valley college

Location Edinburgh
Job Feature Stair
Client Miller Construction
Year 2008
Value £80,000

This project is currently ongoing in one of Edinburgh’s well-known Further Education Colleges. The different elements of the self-supporting stair have been designed by the engineer to come together on site. This has allowed them to be transported by crane through the roof of the college in small sections before being fabricated into a single structural member. We have taken an active role in the engineering process to ensure that the structure is workable. The architect had a clear vision, however it has taken a great deal of heavy engineering to arrive at the best possible solution.