From concept through to completion we will work alongside you, either through your own architectural drawings or those developed by ourselves. Our facilities within the factory comprise of MIG & TIG welding, guillotines, folders, presses, all of which are regularly maintained to give best performance.

Our metal works, both to private sector and industry, cover a wide range of areas, from:

  • Ornamental gates
  • Ornamental railings
  • Driveway Gates
  • Railings
  • Balustrades
  • Balconies
  • Galvanised Steel
  • Metal Fabrications
  • Security gates
  • Security railings
  • Safety Guarding
  • Stainless Steel
  • Staircases
  • Security window grilles
Fire Escape image Security Railings Image Viewing Gallery Image

In addition to the above fabrications the finished items can be galvanised and/or powder coated to your requirements. All our installations are fully compliant with current Building Regulations and HSE requirements.

Please note we can offer Automated gate systems if required.
All our products come with a 12 months' guarantee.
As stated, we pride ourselves on taking your individual requirement through from concept to design to installation.

Project Management

At Upton Metal Works we understand the difficulties of managing building projects involving steelwork so we are happy to offer this extra service from start to finish and take control of the reins. In the event of a project already been started and even if the steels have been sourced from an alternative supplier, we can assess, advise and agree to complete the project to client satisfaction.

Stainless or Traditional Steel Railings

Although more expensive to manufacture and install, stainless steel and toughened glass balconies and balustrading are still quite popular in the UK, especially for coastal properties to make the most of a sea view. Because of its' resistance to corrosion, stainless steel is a good alternative to galvanised mild steel allowing for a very attractive finish and requiring little maintenance.
Whatever your choice, we can design, manufacture and install Stainless Steel Railings or Traditional Steel Railings in your home or business premises in the South West Region.
Railings and Balustrades are available comprising the following options.
• Tubular Stainless '316 marine grade stainless steel' Handrail and Posts
• Toughened Glass
• Solid Wooden handrail with stainless steel footing with Stainless Steel Posts
• Galvanized Mild Steel Posts with Galvanized Fixings/ Clips For Toughened glass - choice of paint finish - see photo below

Call us today to discuss your preference and the best option for your budget.


Galvanised Steel with powdercoat finish - ultimate style without breaking the budget!

Sleek balcony

With hardwood railings
Stainless Steel Railings

With stainless steel railings
Stainless Steel Railings


Insurance companies are urging their customers – especially those who live in rural areas – to consider using methods to prevent heating oil theft which has more than doubled. Almost £250,000 worth of oil was stolen in the first six months of 2011 when the cost of heating oil rose from 41p a litre to a punishing 71p a litre, as criminals targeted what has become known as "liquid gold". Insurer NFU Mutual, which carried out the research, reported the most expensive claim at £30,000 comprising £3,000 for the cost of the stolen oil and £27,000 to clean up the ground contaminated by oil spilt when the thieves damaged the tank. Unfortunately, while oil prices remain high, rural homeowners especially will remain a target. With winter temperatures going down and heating oil prices going up, it is worth considering methods of safeguarding your oil tank.

It is all very well planting prickly bushes and shrubs to hide the tank but this alone will not deter the criminals as oil companies even report that thieves follow their supply lorries to identify which tanks have been topped up!

Upton Metal Works offer a choice of steel enclosure designed to fit around your existing oil tank and plinth. The construction can be either galvanised steel panels, sheet metalwork, or palisade-style fencing with an inspection hatch over the filler and access for valve pipe. In order to provide a Quotation we will require the brand name of your tank together with dimensions and your preference re design, choice of steel and finish (powdercoat recommended). Prices range from £2,500 dependent on specification.
Anti-theft Oil Tank Surround
If you would like a quotation, please go to 'Contact Us' section and include in your e-mail enquiry the following information: 1. Brand name of the oil tank and dimensions 2. Delivery address and access details. 3. Is the tank on a concrete plinth or hard standing surface? 4. Preferred type of enclosure:- a) sheet metal b) galvanised sheeting c) palisade style fencing


Guard your Tractors and Farmyard Machinery with Metal Fencing (Steel & Iron)

You may have read there has been a recent upsurge in countryside theft. The latest survey by insurance company, NFU Mutual revealed this type of theft cost UK farmers 52.7million last year, an annual rise of six per cent. Findings reveal the bulk of rural thefts were planned and carried out under cover of darkness. As well as heating oil, targeted items include:-

Power tools, red diesel, quad bikes, tractors and chemicals used for crop spraying.

The pictures below show just a small selection of the range of steel fencing installed by us for our customers. Additionally we can match most existing fences, or custom manufacture to order. Steel fencing can have a galvanised finish, or can be galvanised and then powder-coated in a very wide range of colours.

Stainless Steel Railings

Stainless Steel Railings



"Upton Metal Works have supplied, and continue to supply, our Company with high quality internal and external steelwork for our factory in Paignton and we are delighted to recommend their services."
Mr G Yates, MD, Chantilly Patisserie, Paignton, Devon.

"Torbay Decorating have used the services of Upton Metal Works throughout the last 40 years. We have always found their workmanship to be of high standard and their commitment and support is much valued."
Stephen Woodroffe , Director - Torbay Decorating Company Limited, Torquay, Devon.


Mr and Mrs J. Paignton - "Your work has been much admired already!" April 2016

Mr and Mrs H. Torquay - "Thank you so much for enhancing and securing our premises. We cannot recommend UMW highly enough." March 2016


Mr and Mrs G. Torquay - "One week after UMW fitted our new balcony we sold our house! Thanks for your advice and great design." February 2016


Pat and Bill Turner, Paignton - "Your steel beams and project management have enabled us to transform our old bungalow into a designer home!" November 2015

Owners of 3*hotel Torquay "Thank you so much for overseeing the repairs to our fire escapes so we are fully ready for the Summer season" - April 2015