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Caunton Engineering is one of the UK’s leading steelwork contractors, fabricating in excess of 40,000 tonnes per annum with a turnover in the region of £100m. Caunton specializes in the design, fabrication and erection of structural and secondary steelwork, operating across all sectors of the construction industry. With over 50 years trading longevity, Caunton have developed proactive relationships with their clients and supply chain, with a focus on engineering excellence, embracing partnering and collaborative working opportunities. This enables the company to proactively contribute and utilise our experience, knowledge and expertise to aid successful project delivery. The Caunton offering includes in-house engineering, design, production, fabrication, and project management ensuring our projects are managed, planned and controlled throughout all stages of the delivery process. Caunton employs 250 people and can manage projects of virtually any size, up to 15,000 tonnes of structural steel, in a single project. Caunton are based in the Midlands, near Nottingham and operates nation-wide with directly employed erection and design teams. As a company, we are Quality Assured to BS EN ISO 9001, have Environmental Certification to BS EN ISO 14001 and have gained certification to the Prestigious Welding Quality Management System BS EN ISO 3834 Part 2. Safety is paramount. The Health & Safety Management System is accredited to BS EN 45001 standards, with adherence to the Policy Statement on Health and Safety the highest priority. Training too is of great importance by means of the company’s accredited Apprentice Academy.
The company's excellence and skills have been recognised in various ways by the construction industry and the overall community. For structural engineering excellence, it has over the years featured in the prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards scheme - most recently with The Curve at Slough. The company has been approved by major client contractors with their own Trade Contractor awards, and by the community with the coveted Nottinghamshire Company of the Year Award – sponsored by Nottinghamshire County Council, KPMG and RBS.
Caunton holds Safety Schemes In Procurement (SSIP) registration through its certification body SCCS. (This scheme emphasises that safety is at the heart of procurement). The company is an active member of BCSA, and a Gold Status holder within the Steel Construction Sustainability Charter. Caunton Engineering have been active now for over 20 years in the Investment in People (IIP) framework.
Caunton Engineering is a member of the Caunton Holdings Group.
We currently have 11 vacancies.
Latest Projects
Leicester Tigers Hotel
EcoPark, North London Waste Project, Edmonton
Smithfield MSCP – Stoke-on-Trent
Apex Park, Daventry
Major Co-op Distribution centre, Biggleswade
Latest News
The presentation of the Caunton ‘Engineering and Innovation Award’ at the University of Nottingham by Caunton’s Managing Director
Warehouse steelwork for St Modwen and Readie Construction progressing well.
Caunton Engineering back on track with supporting local schools with work placements
News of Steel Bricks Modular System in the press.
A major milestone for the Steel Bricks™ modular system – Caunton-fabricated prototypes for nuclear plant components prepared for shipment to USA
And GE Hitachi nuclear power plant experts at Caunton’s workshops
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