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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One of the first things that can cause confusion when discussing ductile iron, or attempting to source it, is the varied number of ways it can be described. Because of its age and wide geographical spread many terms, sometimes local in nature, have grown up. All of the above terms can be used to describe the material. The terms nodular and spheroidal are used because the graphite forms spheres in the final structure.

  • Spheroidal Graphite Iron
  • Spheroidal Nodular Graphite Iron
  • Nodular Iron
  • Ductile Iron
  • SG Iron

Please browse our website for more information about Ductile Iron Castings (ISO 1083 – BS EN 1563 – BS 2789) from Durham Foundry and our ability to manufacture Engineering Ductile Iron Castings to the ISO 1083 standard then contact us on 0114 249 4977 or e-mail us on