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Welcome To Fleetwood Sheet Metal Ltd, Metal Fabrication and Ductwork Specialists

fleetwood-sheet-metal-buildingFleetwood Sheet Metal is a highly skilled and experienced metal fabrication and ventilation ductwork specialist.

We have a proven track record of successful projects and satisfied customers, consistently manufacturing products to high standards by utilising cutting-edge technology whilst keeping our fundamental engineering principles.

The company operates with the following:

  • Management team with over 100 years experience in ductwork and general metal fabrications;
  • A highly skilled and experienced workforce;
  • A capability of dealing with multi-million pound contracts at the same time catering for small quick-turnaround work;
  • Experience of producing and installing items on projects such as Manchester Airport Terminal Two, British Nuclear Fuels and local council work eg Hospitals, Schools and Leisure Centres, pre-approved for restricted site access eg Police Stations;
  • Highly skilled Estimating staff, CAD draughtsmen, Site Fitters and Project Managers utilising the latest software and modern production techniques;
  • Accreditation to ISO9001 for quality management and BS EN 1090-1:2009 for the manufacture of structural steelwork.
  • Membership of the Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA) with our Health and Safety systems externally audited.

ensuring that we enjoy being at the forefront of the Sheetmetal Industry in the North West UK with many satisfied, repeat customers.

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Fleetwood Sheet Metal departments

Ductwork – The bulk of our work is within the Ventilation Ductwork sector. Please see our Ductwork department for more details.

Fabrications – We can also fabricate to your specifications from a large range of materials see our Fabrication department for more details.

We have the skills and experience to be able to produce pretty much anything in a large range of materials. If you can draw it, we can make it!

What is Ductwork?

ductworkWhat is Ductwork? – An Overview

Ductwork is used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to provide and extract air, fumes and toxins. These airflows include, supply air, return air, and exhaust air. Ductwork is one method of ensuring acceptable indoor air quality as well as heating or cooling requirements.

Main Ductwork materials

The main ducting materials used to construct rectangular, round, or oval cross-sectional shapes are:

Galvanised steel

Galvanised steel can easily be cut and bent to form ductwork so is the most commonly used material. It can be wrapped or lined with thermal insulation, both to reduce heat loss or gain through the duct walls and water vapour from condensing on the exterior of the duct when the duct is carrying cooled air. Insulation, particularly duct liner, also reduces duct-borne noise. Both types of insulation reduce ‘breakout’ noise through the ducts’ sidewalls.

Mild Steel

Mild steel is an alternative to galvanised steel as it can be formed before the galvanising process, being in it’s raw form, it is suitable for welding.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a higher specification to mild steel as it much high anti-corrosion properties so is suitable for food, chemical and nuclear applications. It can be welded and formed and can be used for larger sized ductwork.

Plastic

Plastic ducting is becoming more popular, it is lightweight and often aesthetically pleasing and is often used in modern applications.

Polyurethane duct board

More rectangular ductwork is being manufactured from “duct board”, thanks to the fact that custom or special shapes and sizes of ducts can easily be shop or field fabricated. The ductwork construction starts with the plotting of the single pieces on the panel. The pieces are then, bent and closed through an operation of gluing, pressing and taping. Having obtained the various ductwork sections, they can easily be installed by using an invisible aluminium flange system.

Fibreglass duct board

Fibreglass panels provide built-in thermal insulation and the interior surface absorbs sound, helping to provide quiet operation of the HVAC system.

Flexible tubing

Flexible ducts, known as flex, have a variety of configurations, but for HVAC applications, they are typically flexible plastic over a metal wire coil to make round, flexible duct. Flexible duct is very convenient for attaching supply air outlets to the rigid ductwork but pressure loss is higher than for most other types of ducts.

Ductwork system components

Complete ducting systems contain many other components:

  • Air Handling/Heat Recovery Units
  • Heaters, Coolers
  • Vibration isolators
  • Terminal units
  • Air terminals
  • Take-offs
  • Stacks, boots, and heads
  • Dampers

ductworkFleetwood Sheet Metal can offer a full production cycle from design (by external design engineers) to manufacture, installation and testing. We enjoy an excellent reputation across the North West UK working for many high profile clients.

We operate out of purpose built factory with our professional experienced workforce. Our projects cover many sectors from chemical plant work to standard office ventilation, local government buildings, leisure and public buildings. We can offer standard galvanised ventilation systems, fire rated, stainless steel bespoke systems, plastic, etc this includes the supply and installation of all plant, grilles, diffusers and other ancillary equipment.

This is backed up by our experienced team of project management engineers, CAD/CNC designers, manufacturing and installation specialists to ensure the project is completed to our exacting standards within your timescale.

Fleetwood Sheet Metal can provide the full system and advise on the best application for your environment, please contact us for more details.

 

 

Metal Fabrication Products

Fabricated Products

Our sheet metal fabrication services include manufacturing components by cutting, bending, rolling, drilling, forming, stamping and welding sheet metal. Components manufactured through this fabrication process are used in a variety of applications, such as HVAC components, catering equipment, extraction canopies and emergency fire escapes.

We have the skills and experience to be able to produce pretty much anything in a large range of materials. If you can draw it, we can make it!

A few examples of our products are:

  • General Fabrications
  • Automated Gates
  • Agricultural / Farming / Equestrian
  • Automotive products
  • Automotive welded tube assemblies
  • Balconies
  • Balustrades
  • Barriers
  • Bike Sheds
  • Brackets
  • Canopies
  • Car Ports
  • Cigarette Bins
  • CNC Machined Components
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Fencing
  • Fire Escapes
  • Garage Doors
  • Garden Structures
  • Gates / Railings
  • Hand Rails and Brackets
  • Mezzanine Floors / Open Flooring
  • Pipework
  • Prototype components
  • Security Cages
  • Security Fencing
  • Security Gates
  • Skips
  • Smoking Shelters
  • Staircases
  • Stainless/Mild Steel Powder Coated Planters
  • Stands
  • Structural Steelwork
  • Towbars
  • Trailers
  • Tube manipulation
  • Walkways
  • Wire / Mesh Lamp Guards
  • Wire / Mesh Machine Guards

Production Techniques

  • Aluminium welding
  • CNC Machining
  • Drilling & Machining
  • Grinding & Rolling
  • Guillotining
  • Machining
  • Medium to large Fabrications
  • Metal fabrication
  • Mild Steel Welding
  • Laser Cutting
  • MIG / TIG / CO2 welding
  • On-Site Welding
  • Panel/Cabinet Wiring and Test Facility
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Powder Coating
  • Precision Sheet Metal Work
  • Press braking & Metal forming
  • Sheet metal / light engineering
  • Shot Blasting
  • Special Purpose Assembly
  • Special Purpose Manufacture
  • Stainless Steel Cutting Services
  • Stainless Steel Welding
  • Stillaging
  • Welding
  • Wrought Iron
  • Other metalwork fabrication

If you have a specific product not listed here why not contact us, we can probably provide it.

HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) Products

HVAC Systems Design, Manufacture and Installation

The three functions of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) are inter-linked. The purpose is to provide thermal comfort, acceptable indoor air quality and reasonable installation, operation, and maintenance costs.

In modern buildings the design, installation, and control systems of these functions are integrated into one or more HVAC systems. Fleetwood Sheet Metal design (by external design engineers), manufacture and install these systems on new builds or to replace ageing HVAC equipment.

We can offer the full range of HVAC products for your heating and ventilation needs:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Galvanised Ductwork Systems
  • Fire Rated Ductwork Systems
  • UPVC Systems
  • Stainless Steel Ductwork
  • Dust Extraction Systems
  • Generator and Boiler Flue Systems
  • Kitchen Extraction Hoods
  • General Fabrication (see also our fabrication department)
  • Equipment Supply
  • Grille & Diffuser Supply
  • Plenum & Grille Box Supply
  • Bespoke Steelwork and Plant Bases
  • Plant Movement
  • Plant Assembly
  • Ductwork & Pipework Insulation
  • Full Project Design (by external design engineers) and Specification
  • Commissioning and Hand Over Documentation
  • Site Surveys
  • Maintenance Contracts
  • Supply Only

If you need any more information about our ductwork services, please contact our friendly sales team.

Our Capacity

Workshop

We work out of our 12000sq ft purpose-built workshop, using cutting edge machinery including plasma cutting and autofold technology. This gives us the capacity to handle projects large and small with quick turnaround to suit your requirements.

Machinery and Software

We design (by external design engineers), produce drawings, project manage, manufacture and install our products using the latest CAD and duct making machinery and software.

We utilise a complete Ductwork Contractor Production Control System which includes libraries of rectangular, round and oval duct fittings which can be dimensioned and automatically manufactured using CNC controlled Plasma Cutting Machines, Coil Lines, Lasers, Water Jet Cutters or Routers. It has a proven track record over 25 years in 70+ countries.

We also utilise a 3D drafting software package that integrates with AutoCAD which provides HVAC, Mechanical, Public Health Fitting and Equipment libraries based on leading manufacturers products. It is used for pricing, procurement and manufacture, reducing our production costs.

Site Installation

We have the professional staff and equipment capability to manage several site installations at the same time with our experienced project management team keeping projects within timescales. Our experienced Project Managers follow the latest project management principles and software packages with availability on site and by phone for any eventuality. Please see our project page for more details.

Staff

Fleetwood Sheet Metal employ over 20 time served staff in all aspects of the production of ventilation / ductwork systems and general fabrications with a successful training and apprenticeship scheme.

If you would like to know more about our capacity, please contact us.