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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Engineering Projects

  • Pump Wheel Project
  • Not everything we do is cutting edge technology. We have the ability to reproduce castings for equipment that has long since become obsolete or is a museum piece.
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  • Commercial Lighting
  • Ductile iron castings supplied galvanised to a large commercial lighting manufacturer.
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  • Iron Gear Cases
  • Durham Foundry is able to offer rapid prototyping for small batch castings.
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  • Power Generation Plant Bearings
  • The bearings were produced in ductile iron with a high level of quality control and N.D.T.
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  • Solid Top Cooker Project
  • A set of castings supplied ground and machined to form the hot plate on a Solid Top Cooker.
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  • Gas Reversing Valves
  • A set of 270 pairs of gas valves, supplied fully machined, assembled and pressure tested with full traceability for both body and spool back to a certificated melt number.
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