Black­smith James comes up with the goods

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

IT was his mother who in­spired black­smith James Mor­ris to cre­ate this over-door canopy.

“She was al­ways grum­bling about get­ting wet out­side her cot­tage as she searched for the key to open the door or some­body came in the rain with a de­liv­ery,” says award-win­ning de­signer James, who has his own forge in Ter­ring­ton, deep in the North York­shire coun­try­side.

With the listed stone cot­tage dat­ing back to the 1560s – it used to be a drovers’ inn where shep­herds would stop off for the night with their sheep and en­joy a drink or two – it wasn’t an easy dilemma to solve.

“A porch would have changed the whole look of the front of the house,” says James, 39, adding that plan­ning per­mis­sion might have been dif­fi­cult to ob­tain.

“Then, of course, an off-thepeg plas­tic awning would have been com­pletely out of keep­ing. The only op­tion seemed to be to de­sign some­thing my­self.”

What James came up with was this steel-sided canopy – which can be supplied in a pow­der­coat fin­ish in any colour of choice – with a glass roof.

“The feed­back my mother had was so amaz­ing that I’ve de­cided to of­fer the canopy as a prod­uct through my busi­ness Sculp­steel,” says James.

The steel and glass door canopy comes in a stan­dard size but can be ad­justed to suit a cus­tomer’s in­di­vid­ual re­quire­ments.

The price of £649 in­cludes VAT and de­liv­ery in the UK.

Sculp­steel can sup­ply canopies of any size, so con­tact James Mor­ris di­rect on 01653 648033 to ob­tain a price.

Al­ter­na­tively, visit www.sculp­

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