Bulldog Tools have been made at Clarington Forge, Wigan, since 1780. We have the only full time forge still making spades and forks within the UK.
Our forged garden spades and forks have heads made from a single piece of steel. The steel is a unique specification which results in exceptionally strong tool heads with the flexibility to absorb all the shock and pressure of hard work without distorting or breaking. These tools are the gold standard by which we measure all the tools we make.
Our tools are built to last. Their value is in their longevity and it's why it's worth making an investment in a Bulldog Tool. When we hear that a customer is still using our tools nearly two decades after their purchase, or how our tools have out-lasted other tools or been passed down to the next generation, we aren't surprised. It's the reputation by which our company stands.
Made in Britain
Bulldog Tools is the only UK manufacturer of garden tools. We are proud of the fact that we make all of our forged tools in the UK. We employ over 60 staff at our forge in Wigan and make more than 1500 tools per day. It's quite common for several generations of the same family to have worked for the company, with some employees tracing their family ties back four generations.