Family business

Ferretti is a family name and we conduct our business with the same principles as a family. Honesty, care, reliability and commitment.

Colchester Iron and Paintworks
Iron works Colchester Essex

About The Ironworks

The ironwork side of the business goes way back to the roots of our family name ‘Ferretti’. The Italian translation for iron is ‘ferro’ and ‘Fe’ is the sign for iron in the periodic table. The craft has remained in the family right up to the present day thanks to my dad, Lino and now me, Adam. We have a genuine passion for designing and creating iron products – you could say we have real iron in our blood!

We are committed to providing you with a fully bespoke service. We will work with you until you are happy and satisfied that you are getting the product you desire. The consultation period is totally free and it is during that time that we like to strike up a mutual understanding of what tastes you have and what will work well with your chosen design.

Wrought iron gates and railings are our speciality. We pride ourselves in using high quality materials and you can rest assured you are getting real value for your money. We are experts in bespoke ironwork.

We love to design but are also aware that some customers just know what they want! We can give you as much or as little guidance as you need. We can provide sketches and drawings to help you visualise your ideas and look through existing designs and products to help you get exactly what you want.

All of our materials are of the highest quality and are sourced locally. Do not confuse our product with the mass produced items you can buy from online stores and DIY outlets – Ferretti Ironwork is an age old craft that has been passed on down the generations and is created with passion and skill.

Ferretti – Italian craft, British built

About The Paintworks

The Paintwork side of the business is my speciality. I trained as an apprentice commercial vehicle finisher for a large, local manufacturing company and eventually managed the paint department. Whilst there I learnt and perfected the paint process that is used on everything that Ferretti paint today. From the finishing of brand new vehicles and steel structures to the repairing and re-finishing of second hand vehicles and refurbishing of steel structures-Ferretti love to paint and we believe that  all paintwork is worth doing properly, regardless of what the product is so we take care in our preparation process.

Paintworks in Colchester, Essex

All of our hand made products are shot blasted and we only use two pack paints and primers. This process ensures your finished product will stay looking good for longer. This coating process is guaranteed and can be applied to most steel products.

As well as finishing our own fabricated products, we have years of experience in vehicle re-finishing. We undertake minor repair work to all automotive, commercial, marine and equestrian vehicles which can be re-finished in our large commercial spray booth. Please visit the paintwork and the gallery pages to view our past paintwork projects.

Ferretti- Italian flair, British application