Important Message

Dear Customer,

After 123 years of trading, Charles Butcher and Co Ltd, and its operating company, Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd, are ceasing trading. This has not been an easy decision but the board believes that it is the right time to do so and is in the best interests of the shareholders. This is a planned closure and the companies are wholly solvent.

Current orders will be honoured but we will be unable, unless specifically agreed, to take on any new work.

To enable the closure to happen as smoothly as possible, we have entered into an agreement to try and transfer work to Canlin Castings Ltd. They are a similar foundry to Durham Foundry offering the same range of material grades, quantities and weights. Their details are:-

Canlin Castings Ltd,
North Street,
Langley Mill,
NG16 4DF

Tel: 01773 715412

The contact there, to discuss how work may be transferred, is David Carlin who can be contacted at

If you wish to discuss anything regarding the closure, please contact me on 0114 249 4977 or email me at

Mike Naylor
Chairman and Managing Director
Charles Butcher and Co Ltd and Durham Foundry (Sheffield) Ltd

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Welcome To Durham Foundry

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.

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