Craftsmen in Metal

Established 1943

Specialists in Bespoke Architectural Metalwork


A. W. JEFFREYS has been trading since 1943 and specialises in high quality Balustrading and Architectural Metalwork including; Stainless Steel, Bronze, Glass, Cast Iron, Aluminium and Mild Steel. We also fabricate all types of general metalwork including; Access Ladders, Plant Room Steelwork, Walkways, Staircases and Security Grills along with many other bespoke items.

Having started with the manufacturing of Garden Gates and Railings A. W. JEFFREYS are proud to have worked with some of the country’s major Architects and Building Contractors.

A. W. JEFFREYS (Southampton) Ltd. are able to design, detail, fabricate and install items from start to finish along with the completion of Architect’s Designs, turning their drawings into a finished product.

We are situated just off Junction 5 of the M27 with easy access to the South East, South West and only an hour and a half away from London where a lot of our contracts are based. We welcome your enquiries.

A Trusted Name

Having started the business back in 1943 Alfred William JEFFREYS would be proud to see his company become a trusted name within the architectural metalwork industry. From humble beginnings, AWJ has grown under the leadership of Les Gilbert and now his son Peter Gilbert into a company trusted by the construction industry for delivering high quality metalwork.

What WE Produce


We manufacture bespoke designs to Architects and Clients visions which we can detail using our inhouse and external C.A.D. facility along with the use of external Structural Engineers bringing your ideas into reality.


Produce bespoke balustrades to various design specifications including stainless steel, brass, bronze and mild steel. Each with a variety of finishes including primed, galvanised, powder coated, and nylon coated. We also undertake glass infill's along with structural glass systems.

Gates & Railings

Our experience in the field has led us onto staircases and balustrades but we still continue with the fabrication and installation of bespoke gates and railings. We are also able to put you in touch with specialist automation companies should you require electrically operated gate systems.


As you will see from the following showcase, we are a bespoke fabricator with each design tailored to suit the Architects aspirations and the Client requirements. Some of these also incorporate glass and timber. Stairs can be fabricated in component form or welded units to best suit the site restrictions.


Other products including Canopies, Wall Cladding , Access Ladders , Escape Stairs, Street Furniture, Pergolas, Louvre Systems, secondary steelwork as well as most general metalwork items.
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