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Durham Foundry is a Sheffield based
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Iron Casting Manufacturers

A Sheffield manufacturer of Grey, Ductile and Alloy Iron Castings, specialising in the Engineering, Architectural and Decorative markets. We operate from a modern manufacturing facility using a highly skilled workforce to produce a wide range of Cast Iron Castings which are supplied around the world in many sectors.

We produce Grey Cast Iron to ISO 185 (Formerly BS 1452 or BS EN 1561), Ductile/Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron to ISO 1083 (Formerly BS 2789 or BS EN 1563), Austentic/Ni Resist Cast Iron to ISO 2892 (Formerly BS3468 or BS EN 13835), Compacted (Vermicular) Graphite Cast Iron to ISO 16112, ADI/Ausferritic Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron to BS ISO 17804 (Formerly BS EN 1564), Wear Resistant/Ni Hard/High Chrome Cast Iron to ISO 21988 (Formerly BS 4844 or BS EN 12513), Special irons to meet customer specifications

A foundry was established on the present site in about 1870 operated by Truswells, a firm of heating engineers, to provide the radiator and boiler parts they needed.

About 1885, Truswells sold the foundry to Charles Butcher, who may possibly have been their foreman. He ran it until 1900 when, on his retirement, he sold it to Arthur Naylor and his brother-in-law, Charles Oxley. They converted it into a limited company, Charles Butcher & Co. Ltd.; on September 19th 1900. The company continued to trade through boom and slump and two world wars. After the second war, two plots of adjoining land were leased, enabling the whole foundry to be rebuilt and enlarged. Electric melting was installed in the seventies.

In 1990, there was an amalgamation with another foundry and this entailed the setting up of a separate company, Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd. In 1996, Charles Butcher & Co. Ltd bought out the other interest and is now the sole owner of the production company. The business is still owned and managed by members of the Naylor family.

Please browse our website for more information about Durham Foundry and our ability to manufacture Engineering Castings, Architectural Castings, Decorative Castings and Bespoke Cast Iron Castings then contact us on 0114 249 4977 or e-mail us on castings@durhamfoundry.com.

Cast Iron Applications and Types

Durham Foundry offers a jobbing foundry service, which has been established for over 100 years. We supply a variety of castings in the materials listed below to a wide range of industrial users, original equipment manufacturers and, more recently, the decorative and architectural castings sector.

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Durham Foundry History

A foundry was established on the present site in about 1870; operated by Truswells, a firm of heating engineers, to provide the radiator and boiler parts they needed. About 1885, the Truswells sold the foundry to Charles Butcher, who may possibly have been their foreman. He ran it until 1900 when, on his retirement, he sold it to Arthur Naylor and his brother-in-law, Charles Oxley. They converted it into a limited company, Charles Butcher & Co. Ltd.; on September 19th 1900.

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