Steel Fabricators

DS Pickford Ltd. are specialist metal fabricators based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. We provide a complete range of services within the industry, from quotes, design and manufacture through to installation.

We are a family business, trading since 1999, that prides itself on quality and workmanship. We aim to provide the highest standard of customer care and always aim for excellence.

Most of our work is obtained by recommendation and we have a loyal customer base. With mainly commercial clients, we also cater for domestic market. We are continually growing as a company and welcome the opportunity to meet new clients.

"Good honest work - No nonsense!"

David Pickford

Structural Steel Fabricators

We provide a comprehensive structural steel service. In addition to erecting steel frames we also drill, cut and weld to the desired specification. We offer a next day delivery service.

We use CNC profiling to ensure all cuts and holes are accurate, resulting in much fewer on-site alterations or amendments.

We can help with the design of the steelwork including; CAD drawings (dxf, dwg), structural calculations, Health & Safety Risk Assessment, cutting to size, drilling holes for bolts, welding end-plates on I beams etc. We can organise crane hire for the site and even perform on-site welding using MIG, TIG and ARC techniques.

As a steel stockholder we always have these items in stock:

  • Steel I Beams
  • Channels
  • Angles
  • Flats

We supply the building trade with steel lintels, security door frames & doors, builders beams, purlings, decking and channels.

We offer all our customers a choice of materials and finishes:

  • Mild Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Primer Finish
  • Powder Coatings
  • Lacquered Finishes
  • Galvanised

Bespoke Steel Fabrication

We have been involved in a large number of construction projects that involve bespoke steel work. These range from large commercial buildings to small conservatories. We can produce structural calculations and CAD drawings of your project, no job is too small for us to tackle.

DS Pickford Ltd can manufacture to pre-determined designs and specifications or offer a bespoke design, manufacture and installation service for all types of application. Subtle detailing can be incorporated into all designs where required for dramatic impact.

Our workshop provides facilities to cater for the manufacture of individual components or multiple production runs to meet the needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on high quality of workmanship with competitive prices and provide a reliable, prompt delivery service through our ability to work closely with contractors - we get the job done!

We have fabricated various examples of the following structures:

  • Fire Escapes
  • Walkways
  • Staircases
  • Balconies
  • Platforms
  • Balustrades
  • Guard Rails
  • Handrails
  • Security Fencing
  • Gates
  • Sway Frames
  • Steel Containment
  • Shelters
  • Banisters
  • Security Doors
  • Moment Frames

Architectural Stainless Steel

We are stainless steel specialists with many years of experience in working with this metal. We can design and fabricate finished stainless steel products for your project. We can fabricate using 304, 316 and 430 grades.

Some of our architectural projects are listed here:

  • Balustrades
  • Handrails
  • Staircases
  • Counter Tops

Marine Stainless Steel

We cater for bespoke stainless steel fabrications using marine grade 316 stainless steel. If you require a new fitting for your craft please call us.

We can fabricate the following examples of marine stainless steel:

  • Guardrails
  • Boarding Ladders
  • Pushpits
  • Boom Break
  • Deck Fittings
  • Spray Hoods
  • Bow Fittings
  • Aerial Posts
  • Gates
  • Gantries
  • Davits
  • Water/Fuel Tanks
  • Wakeboard Towers
  • Seat/Hand Rails
  • Ski Poles
  • Anchors
  • Goalposts
  • Fender Baskets
  • Bimini Frames
  • Radar Assemblies
  • Cockpit Tables
  • Bow Rollers
  • Motor Brackets
  • Line Furler

If you need a repair or a custom fitting we can fabricate it using marine grade 316 stainless steel.


Here we have a selection of steelworks installed over the years.

Semi spiral staircase Roof truss strengthening Steel Frame (Red Oxide Primer) Reverse spiral staircase Traditional wrought iron work Galvanised steel staircase Galvanised steel staircase Heavy iron railings Feature curved staircase Feature curved staircase Feature curved staircase Galvanised fire escape Mild steel steps Galvanised steel and wood screening Modern double gate and railing Key clamp seating Car park barrier Powder coated steel with chequer plate nosing Heavy gauge chassis Galvanised marine pontoon security gate Disabled access ramp handrails Structural steel frame Structural steel frame CNC cut mild steel sign Portal frame Portal frame Stainless steel frame for solar panels (yacht) Staircase extension Staircase extension Internal structural steel Galvanised steel platform Galvanised fire escape Galvanised steel frame CNC plasma cutter

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