Browse Author: Fleetwood Sheet Metal

Our Health & Safety Systems Have Been Successfully Accredited Again by CQMS/SSIP

We’ve had our annual audit and our Health and Safety systems have “demonstrated the required level of competence and compliance with the SSIP Core Criteria and is accredited by CQMS’ Safety Scheme”

We have an excellent Health and Safety record and work hard to maintain our standards. If you would like to find out more about working with us, please contact us today.

Ductwork Manufacturers

If you need ductwork manufacturers, you have come to the right place. We have over 50 years experience of the manufacture, supply and installation of all types of ducting. We offer galvanised ducting in rectangular, circular and flat oval. We manufacture it from galvanised steel, stainless steel, mild steel and plastic and for other uses such as fire rated ductwork and our coded welders can produce fully welded ducting systems too.

By partnering with us, one of the leading ductwork manufacturers in the the UK, for your project, you can be sure of a high quality product (we are ISO 9001 accredited) and a guaranteed high standard of service.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

Ductwork Companies – Talk to one of the industry leaders

We are one of the leading ductwork companies in the UK. We are based in Fleetwood, Lancashire and we provide our ductwork products and services all over the UK. We have been manufacturing ductwork for over 50 years and have an ISO 9001 accreditation for our quality systems.

Not all ductwork companies are the same. We offer the FULL service from advice to manufacture, installation and beyond. With our long history and excellent reputation we know how to get your project completed efficiently and to budget and programme.

Talk to us about your requirements today.

Ductwork Contractors

We are ductwork contractors based in Fleetwood, Lancashire. We have been making ductwork for over 50 years and are ISO9001 accredited for quality. We work on projects all over the UK and offer the full ductwork service to meet your needs from advice, through to manufacture or supply only and fully installed systems.

We provide galvanised rectangular, flat oval, circular and also plastic and fire rated ducting. We also manufacture fully welded ducting from stainless steel and mild steel.

If you need ductwork contractors for your project, contact us today.

Trailer Stands UK

Our Trailer Stands UK are made to the highest specifications and are certified for use up to 50T Safe Working Load. They are manufactured in the UK and are available in a variety of options to meet your needs. They are easy to use and can be maneuvered by hand or Forklift easily and safely. Find out more about our Trailer Stands here.

Trailer Stands UK
Trailer Stands UK


Trailer Stabilising Jack Stand

Our Trailer Stabilising Jack Stand is used for unhitched trailers to provide stability during loading or storage. Our stand is made in the UK and to high standards and certified for use up to 50 tonnes. We have a variety of options to meet your needs, click here to find out more.

Trailer Stabilising Jack Stand
Trailer Stabilising Jack Stand

Galvanised Steel Access Platforms

We offer a wide range of galvanised steel access platforms to suit your needs. We fabricate the platform and handrailing from galvanised steel components or we can fabricate from mild steel and then galvanise them after manufacture. The access platforms can be manufactured to any height, width, up and over or around corners to suit your individual access needs.


We can also manufacture access platforms from other materials such as stainless steel or aluminium to suit your requirements.

Please contact us for more details.


Stainless Steel Fabrication – Water Shower for Seafood Processing Company

We recently fabricated a water shower system for a local seafood processing company. The stainless steel fabrication was done in-house by our coded welders.

We can fabricate units for all manner of food processing applications. All our manufacturing is done to a very high standard with food-grade materials such as stainless steel.

If you would like to discuss your stainless steel fabrication requirements, please contact us.


stainless steel square to round ductworkDuctwork

If you need ductwork with a guaranteed level of service and quality you have come to the right place.

Fleetwood Sheet Metal are a highly experienced specialist ductwork manufacturer based in Fleetwood Lancashire.

We offer the following:

  • UK Wide service
  • ISO9001 accreditation
  • 50+ years management experience in ductwork manufacture
  • Members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA)
  • Highly experienced sales, technical, design, management, fabricators, coded welders and installers
  • Cutting edge software, machinery and systems
  • Guaranteed service and quality standards.

We can offer

  • manufacture only ductwork
  • or a fully installed system

We provide all types of ductwork for Commercial, Local Authority, Industrial and Nuclear sectors.

We specialise in rectangular and can provide the full service in

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We provide the full service and our experienced sales team can advise you on any ductwork requirements you may have.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.



Structural Steelwork

Structural Steelwork

We are BS EN 1090 exc class 2 accredited and have many years experience in structural steelwork. We can fabricate, stairs, platforms, gantry’s, mezzanine floors, ladders, walkways and much more. All with relevant calculations, designs and supporting documentation.

We can meet all of your metal fabrication needs, so if you are interested in buying structural steelwork, please contact us.


Ducting Installation

Ducting Installation

We are highly experienced ductwork installers and have worked on many high profile building projects including hospitals, schools, stadia, office and large residential developments. We are members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and adhere to their strict quality and service rules.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in ducting installation, please contact us.

Manufactured Ducting

Manufactured Ducting

We are highly skilled and have over 50 years of ductwork manufacturing experience. We manufacture all types of ducting and connectors and can make to your drawing and specification. Our manufactured ducting is available in all materials, galvanised steel, mild steel, stainless steel and more.

We can also manufacture, supply and install the full ventilation system. We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying manufactured ducting, please contact us.


Ancillary Ducting & Connectors

Ancillary Ducting & Connectors

We can manufacture all types of ducting and we also offer any connectors you need. We are highly skilled metal fabricators so any type of ducting connector you need, we can provide it.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying ancillary ducting and connectors, please contact us.

Ventilation Dampers

Ventilation Dampers

We are suppliers of many major brands of Ventilation Dampers for your system, we are able to supply your complete ventilation system.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying ventilation dampers, please contact us.

Fire Rated Ducting

Fire Rated Ducting

We are authorised manufacturers and installers of Fire Rated Ducting using the Firemac system.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying fire rated ducting, please contact us.

ES Specification Ducting

ES Specification Ducting for Nuclear Ductwork

We have manufactured many bespoke nuclear ducting items to the ES specifications. We manufacture ducting from galvanised steel, mild steel and stainless steel.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying ES specification ducting, please contact us.

Nuclear Ducting, Nuclear Ductwork

Nuclear Ducting, Nuclear Ductwork

nuclear ductwork ducting in stainless steel
nuclear ductwork ducting in stainless steel

We have manufactured high integrity, fully welded nuclear ductwork to many major nuclear projects. We are ISO9001 accredited and offer the full LTQR documentation and inspection and test process.

We offer excellent standards of quality, service, health, safety and environmental. We meet your needs and hit your targets, guaranteed.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying nuclear ducting or high integrity ventilation systems, please consider us as your next supply chain partners please contact us for your ventilation solution..

DW144 Ducting

DW144 Ducting

We are members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) and we work to the industry standard specification for galvanised ductwork DW144. Our ducting manufacture and installation is to high standards and is regularly inspected by the BESA to ensure compliance to their specification.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying DWW144 ducting, please contact us.

Plastic Ducting

Plastic Ducting

We supply all types of plastic ducting to your design and specification. We also supply manufactured bespoke large plastic ducting for all types of building project. It is used in many different applications and can be seen as an alternative to galvanised ducting. It can be used as a replacement for metal ductwork and can be rigid, but it works very well for as flexible ducting for those smaller areas. 

As part of a ducting system plastic has become very popular, it can form the main body and the duct fittings. PVC ducting does have it’s limitations so feel free to contact us to discuss the correct application for your needs.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying plastic ducting, please contact us.

Fully Welded Ducting

Fully Welded Ducting

Our highly skilled coded welders are very experienced in fully welded high integrity ductwork. We work in mild steel and stainless steel to your design and specification.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying fully welded ducting, please contact us.

Mild Steel Ducting

Mild Steel Ducting

Our highly skilled and experienced coded welders can manufacture mild steel ducting to your design and specification. We manufacture to a very high standard of fully welded high integrity ducting which can be galvanised after manufacture to ensure integrity and longevity.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying mild steel ducting, please contact us.

Stainless Steel Ducting

stainless steel ductingStainless Steel Ducting

Our highly skilled and experienced coded welders can manufacture stainless steel ducting to your design and specification. We manufacture to a very high standard of fully weldedhigh integrity ducting which is to ES specifications used in the nuclear industry. The product is provided with full inspection and test documentation and lifetime quality records.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying stainless steel ducting, please contact us.


Galvanised Ducting

Galvanised Ducting

We are highly skilled and experienced manufacturers of galvanised ducting to DW144 specification. We have manufactured galvanised ducting for 100’s of hospitals, schools, office blocks, sports centre’s around the UK. We offer the full range of galvanised ductingrectangular, circular/spiral, flat oval and all components.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying galvanised ducting, please contact us.

Rectangular Ducting

Rectangular Ducting

We specialise in rectangular and square ductwork and manufacture it all in-house. We have many years and hundreds of successful projects of manufacturing, supplying and installing ventilation ducting to major developments. We offer galvanised as well as mild steel, stainless steel, fully welded and high integrity.

Rectangular ductwork is often preferred over circular as it’s more aesthetically pleasing, fits better into corners of buildings and can often sustain higher pressures. It can be used to connect to equipment such as heat recovery systems and also connected to items such as grilles by flexible ducting so it a very versatile product.

It can also be manufactured into bigger duct systems which is useful for larger building projects. As it is all manufactured in our factory we can give you the full range of sizes and components for your requirements.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying rectangular ducting, please contact us.

Spiral Ducting

Spiral Ducting

We supply all types of spiral ducting to building projects across the UK. We have excellent relationships with major spiral ducting manufacturers such as Lindab and Hotchkiss. We also supply all fittings and connectors and can offer you the full ventilation ductwork system from one source. Fleetwood Sheet Metal, your one-stop ducting supplier.

We can meet all of your ductwork needs, so if you are interested in buying spiral ducting, please contact us.

Circular Ducting

Circular Ducting

We supply all types of circular ducting to building projects across the UK. We have excellent relationships with major circular ducting manufacturers such as Lindab and Hotchkiss. We also supply all fittings and connectors and can offer you the full ventilation ductwork system from one source. Fleetwood Sheet Metal, your one-stop ducting supplier.

If you are interested in buying circular ducting, please contact us.

Replacement Hull & Deck of Dredger Boat From Mild Steel

We recently completed work on replacing the hull and deck of a dredger boat with welded metal sections for a local company, in own workshop.

As you can see from the photographs the original shell was in a poor state and very corroded.

We fabricated and welded all the new panels from mild steel and then the hull was painted.

The old deck and other sections were removed and then fabricated from mild steel durbar.

If you have a boat that needs repairing or even completely overhauling, please contact us.

01 The original boat
The original boat

02 The First mild steel panel
The first mild steel panel

03 The lower half of the hull fitted
The lower half of the hull fitted

04 The hull during reconstruction
The hull during reconstruction


The deck stripped down
The deck stripped down

The deck during construction
The deck during construction

The completed deck
The completed deck

The painted deck
The painted deck

After painting
After painting

Sailing off into the sunset
Sailing off into the sunset

Accreditation to ISO9001:2008 & BS EN 1090-1:2009

We are very pleased to announce that we have had our Quality Systems audited by an UKAS approved auditor and have been accredited to ISO9001:2008 & BS EN 1090-1:2009.

This is an important milestone in our plan to offer a high quality service and enables us to provide CE Marked structural steelwork and other products.

Please contact us to find out more.

Fire Rated Ductwork – We Are Firemac Authorised Manufacturers & Installers

firemac-fire-rated-ductwork-logoWe are pleased to announce, we can now manufacture fire rated ductwork. We are authorised and approved by Firemac to manufacture and install fire-rated ducting.

Firemac duct systems are designed to be used as normal ventilation ducts with a fire resistance period of up to 4 hours, and smoke extract/outlet ducts with fire resistance of up to 2 hours. Firemac systems may also be used as a kitchen extract system.

If you need fire rated ductwork, please contact us for more details.

Aluminium Side Panels for Trucks, Wagons and Trailers

wagon side and back panelWe recently completed works replacing the side panels on two delivery trucks for a local builders merchant. We replaced the old panels with new aluminium folded panels with hinges and locks.

As you can see from the pictures below, the panels were fabricated to a high standard and are now ready for being painted (which we can arrange for you if required) and signwritten.

These were all measured and fabricated in house so if you required any type of panelling for any type of vehicle or trailer, from aluminium, stainless steel, galvanised steel etc. please contact us for more details.

wagon panel close up aluminium truck panel

aluminium mobile steps

Aluminium Stairs – Aluminium Mobile Steps

aluminium mobile stepsWe can fabricate aluminium steps, mobile or fixed (and out of other materials e.g. mild steel or stainless steel) for a variety of uses.

They can be used in aviation or logistics e.g. steps for access to aeroplanes, boats, wagons or other vehicles or for high level access.

Our stairs are usually made from aluminium because it is lightweight and strong which enables them to be easily repositioned whilst being hardwearing and long-lasting.

We can also fabricate any other similar items e.g. platforms, ramps, gantrys, walkways etc.

Our highly skilled team can make these steps to your own specification so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Stainless Steel Splash Back and Wall Cladding

We provide made to measure stainless steel splash-backs for your kitchen. These high quality and stylish items finish off your kitchen beautifully and are very affordable.

Splashbacks can come in a single piece or fabricated to fit into a corner and are fabricated from 304 stainless steel.

Alternatively we offer a full stainless steel wall cladding manufacture.

We can fabricate them to your specification and offer measure and fit service if required.

Please contact us for more details.

Die Roller Trolleys

We manufacture die roller trolleys for easy handling of materials in workshops and factories. They are easy to adjust with rubber wheels to ensure safe lifting and transport of heavy or fragile items. These are made to order so can be manufactured to your own requirements.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements, a couple of examples are below.


Steel Barriers and Safety Barriers

We provide a wide range of custom fabricated for steel barriers for safety and or heavy duty steel barriers for protection against vehicles and or equipment in workshops on sites or delivery area. Whatever you need protecting we can fabricate barriers to suit. These are fully welded and can be painted or powder coated to your specification.

Please see an example below or contact us to discuss your requirements.


Tool Shadow Board

We can fabricate tool shadow boards for quick, easy access and safe storage of workshop tools.These can be custom made to any size and suit any arrangement of tools you require. We can also arrange to have your own logo and wording printed on the board.

See an example of the product below, and contact us to discuss your requirements.


Ductwork Pressure Testing – Duct Testing Services

ductwork-bendWe provide the full range of services including the pressure testing of ductwork (air leakage testing). As part of our standard ductwork package we can arrange for the testing of all systems to the DW 143 specification.

Please contact us to find out more about our ductwork manufacture and installation and testing services. (Please note we only offer the ductwork testing as part of our package, we do not provide on an ad-hoc basis.)

Stainless Steel Table – Mobile

We manufacture a wide range of products including stainless steel tables and furniture. This is an example of a mobile table with shelving which is used in a variety of commercial operations.

They are very hardwearing and look great for many years and can be manufactured to your own design so please contact us to find out more about our stainless steel tables and furniture.

stainless steel table

Stainless Steel Ducting – Fully Welded

Stainless Steel Ducting – Fully Welded

We offer a wide range of specifications of ductwork including stainless steel ducting. Our fully welded stainless steel ductwork is suitable for use in nuclear and other industries where high integrity is required.

Our products are manufactured to the relevant quality standards and specifications, please contact us to find out more.

stainless steel square to round stainless steel straight duct stainless steel taper stainless steel fully welded ducting

Pipework Fabrication

Here are some examples of pipework fabrication work we recently completed. We offer the full range of pipework fabrication services including:

  • fabrication
  • coded welders
  • lagging and insulation

Please contact us to find out more about our pipework fabrication services.

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Sheet Metal Enclosures, Metal Box Enclosures & Steel Enclosures

Call it what you want – sheet metal enclosures, metal box enclosures or steel enclosures they all serve the same purpose, to protect the contents, be it the insides of expensive machinery or valuable goods.

Fleetwood Sheet Metal are highly skilled in fabricating any type of metal enclosure, usually custom made to your requirements.

Here is an item we recently produced, we manufactured a replacement enclosure for a snow blowing machine which had become corroded and damaged. The new enclosure was fabricated and painted to perform even better than the original, for many years to come.

snowblower sheet metal enclosure

We recently completed a set of lockable metal enclosures which are to house control panels:


Meeting Room / Training Room Hire – Fleetwood, Blackpool, Cleveleys & Fylde Coast

Meeting Room / Training Room Hire – Fleetwood, Blackpool, Cleveleys & Fylde Coast

Meeting Room / Training Room - Fleetwood, Blackpool, Cleveleys & Fylde Coast

Due to recent expansion we are now offering meeting room / training room facilities at our head office in Fleetwood. Easily accessible from Blackpool, Cleveleys and the Fylde Coast (Lancashire) our professional and low-cost facilities can cater for 16+ people easily.

Our room can be hired for any length of time, by the week, the day or even the hour and can be used to:

  • impress clients
  • hold management meetings
  • get away from the office
  • hold training events

We offer great facilities including:

  • Free Tea and Coffee
  • Free Wifi provision
  • Free Use of Projector and Flipchart
  • Accommodating 16+ people

We will also provide a meeting co-ordinator, who will be available at all times to make your event a success. They will take care of your furniture / room layout any IT/AV requirements and can organise catering if required.

Prices for Meeting Room / Training Room Hire

£40 first hour, then £20 each hour after
or £60 per half day (8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm)
or £100 for full day. (8am-5pm)

Lunchtime catering available at £5.00 per person.

You can book by phone or online, we just require a small deposit of 10% to secure your booking.

Contact us for more details today.

Offices For Let in Fleetwood (Lancashire) – Offices To Rent Part Furnished

Due to recent expansion we are now offering some part furnished offices to rent within our building in Fleetwood (Lancashire).

They are all within our modern office building and include WC, gas central heating, electricity, comms wiring, furniture and kitchen facilities. IT, cleaning, reception and meeting room services are also available.

Office 1 – 36 x 21ft open plan space

Office 2 – 19 x 15.5ft (with internal doorway to office 3)

Office 3 – 19 x 15.5ft

Office 4 – 19.5ft x 15.5ft

Photo’s of our offices to let are coming soon.

Please contact us for a viewing.

Trailer Support Trestle’s for Unloading Cargo – Trailer Support Stand for Trucks, Lorries & Wagons

Our Trailer Support Trestle / Stand is a quick and easy safety addition to protect workers and equipment when unloading cargo from the trailers of trucks, wagons or lorries.

It works as an addition or alternative to the landing legs as it is easily manoeuvred under the front of an unhitched trailer to minimise the risk of the trailer collapsing when the cargo load weight or a forklift overbalances it. The Trailer Support Trestle is also useful for any unhitched trailers left in your yard as it keeps the trailer supported at all times.

trestle trailer support-stand

Our standard trailer trestle (pictured) is SWL 50 tonnes or we can discuss your own requirements.


1500mm width
1250mm height
720mm depth

Weight appx 180kg

Made in the UK at our own facility by our coded welders to ensure quality.

**Watch out for inferior products! Ours is approved for 50 tonnes to meet the needs of UK trailers and made to a very high standard**

Comes complete with full load test certification and certificates of conformity.

Painted to your colour specification and ID tagged. Rough sawn hardwood timber on top and base.

Easily repositioned by hand – sprung double centre wheel and drag handles at both ends.


Contact us for more details of our Trailer Support Trestle’s.

We also supply a wide range of products for industrial and commercial use.


Metal Stairs and Mobile Gantry Fabrication

Fleetwood Sheet Metal manufacture a wide range of stairs and staircases in various metals and styles. Our highly skilled fabrication staff produce robust and stylish staircase products for industrial, commercial and domestic markets.

If you are looking for metal stairs we can manufacture them for you, to your exact specification. Cut out the middleman!

Choose from all styles of staircase whether you need a Spiral, Straight, Curved or Outdoor – Fire Escape type stairs.

We offer a wide range of metals and finishes including:

  • > mild steel
  • > stainless steel
  • > wrought iron
  • > powder coated
  • > galvanised
  • > polished
  • > etc

They can also be finished with handrails, balustrades, railings even modern wire rope.

Our expertise and experience ensure you will get the right metal staircase for any application.

Commercial & Industrial Staircase Projects

We work primarily on robust steel staircases for industrial customers. They require long lasting and safe structures that meet the Health & Safety, Fire and Insurance requirements, now and for many years into the future.

hotel fire escape fabrication
up and over metal staircase on the roof of an industrial unit
mobile aluminium stairs

We also manufacture more ornate staircases for internal projects. Our external design engineers and experienced craftsmen are able to produce whatever the customer requires.

traditional style metal balustrade
metal spiral staircase with brass handrail

If you have a specific requirement for metal stairs manufacture or you want to view our complete range of staircase projects please contact us.

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.

Please browse our site, we have organised it into the different areas of work we do. And please subscribe to our newsletter to receive our site updates.

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 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.


Metal Fabrication Capabilities

Fleetwood Sheet Metal have the facilities to manufacture almost any products using Mild Steel, Galvanised Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Copper and Brass. Covering 12000sq feet with a 10 tonne capacity crane. Fleetwood Sheet Metal’s fabrication workshops can meet the demands and requirements of all its customers needs.


All our fabricator welders are certificated to B.S EN 287 covering a wide range of steels such as carbon and alloy steels, nickel alloys and non ferrous materials.

Employing OXY/ACT, MMA, MIG/MAG and TIG welding processes and adopting the correct pre-heats, inter pass temperature and post-heat requirements within the procedure, Fleetwood Sheet Metal can meet the stringent demands of most applications.

Quality Contol

We have full quality control testing available for all products on site and having a machining function alongside our fabrication facilities, we offer the customer an important option when sub-contracting work.

Find Out More

See examples of our fabrication work or view a list of fabrication products. Alternatively please speak to our helpful staff to discuss your requirements.

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.

Quality Control


Fleetwood Sheet Metal is fully committed to producing quality products to customers’ requirements; we are ISO9001 accredited and have satisfied all requirements of customers’ surveillance engineers. We are also accredited to BS EN 1090 execution class 2 for structural steelwork.

For all production work we carry out we consult the relevant technical specifications for the products. We manufacture ductwork to DW144 and to ES specifications for the Nuclear industries.


We use the latest technology to produce measures to within a thousandth of a millimetre from our in-house produced CAD drawings. Our cutting and nesting software enables us to output with the minimal wastage ensuring we can offer the most competitive pricing around.

Checking Process

We ensure all products follow a rigorous checking and QA process ensuring our manufactured product and installation work meets our customers expectations and continues our reputation for quality workmanship.

Metal Stairs / Fire Escape Fabrication – North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood

Fleetwood Sheet Metal designed (by external design engineers), manufactured and installed a new Fire Escape for Elizabeth Hotels’ North Euston.


The existing fire escape was removed and replaced with a new galvanised steel fabrication. Manufactured in accordance with Health and Safety regulations providing a safe and secure structure.


If you have a specific requirement for metal stairs manufacture or you want to view our complete range of staircase projects please contact us.

SPACED OUT: A Garden of Observation and Discovery

Pasquale Pascucci Garden Design
We have just completed a project involving the manufacture of a stainless steel garden feature. The title of this project is SPACED OUT: A Garden of Observation and Discovery.

The garden is based on Sputnik 1, the worlds first artificial satellite which marks its fiftieth anniversary this year. The feature measures over 6 metres at its highest point, the main body being 4m diameter and an overall length of more than 8m.

Previous Projects

We have worked on many high-profile projects, here are a few of the most recent:

MacDonald Hotel – Manchester
We have recently completed work on the Macdonald Hotel Manchester is a £33 million development that will see the addition of a 208 bedroom hotel opposite Manchester Piccadilly train station.

Westinghouse Springfields Nuclear – Ongoing contract

Manchester Museum

Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester United Stadium

Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM)

Grand Theatre – Clitheroe

Royal Mills – Manchester

Victoria Hospital – Blackpool

BMW Showroom – Blackpool

Devonshire Road School – Blackpool

Thornbury Hospital – Sheffield

Palatine Leisure Centre – Blackpool

Audi – Warrington

BAE Systems – Warton

Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT)

Police Station – Lancaster, Preston & Oldham

Our Products

Air Conditioning, Ductwork and General Fabricated Metal Products

Fleetwood Sheet Metal has the capacity and capability of handling large projects from design (by external design engineers), through manufacture, to installation and testing. We are also able to respond to smaller requirements of metal work at short notice.

Heating and Ventilation systems – (Air Conditioning).

We can produce all sizes and specification of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to fit your project, please see our Air Conditioning Ductwork department for details.

Fabrications – Metalwork and other materials

We can fabricate a massive range of items using all types of material whether large or quick turnaround jobs, please see our Fabrication department for details.

Consultancy Services

With our background of hundreds of design, manufacture and installation projects, we can provide a thorough consultancy service to ensure you get the product you require. Please contact us for more details.

Our Clients

We have an excellent reputation across the North West UK and regularly work on projects for the following contractors:

  • > Westinghouse Nuclear
  • > Amec
  • > The James Mercer Group
  • > Ameon
  • > Premier Foods PLC
  • > Nuvia Ltd
  • > CMB Engineering
  • > CPL Building Services
  • > Lofthouses
  • > Murray Building Services

and many more customers.

Our Capacity


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.


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.

History of Sheet Metal Work at Fleetwood

The History of FTS Group

The Fleetwood Sheet Metal Company was part of The Fleetwood Trawler Supply (FTS) Group of Companies. The group of companies was set up to service the needs of the fishing industry. Our services were sheet metal work, ships rigging, sail making, chandlery and provisions. The group of companies still offer the same services but since the demise of the local fishing industry our products have had to develop, diversify and move further afield.

Fleetwood Sheet Metal History

After the sad closure of FTS Group in 2011 a new company was formed (Fleetwood Sheet Metal Ltd) securing most of the skills, experience and technology of the old company. We continue to be one of the North West’s most skilled ductwork and fabrication specialists obtaining contracts from many of the area’s most prestigious companies.

The sheet metal work tradesmen employed in the works are fully time served and their reputation for skill, service and craftsmanship has followed our goods throughout the country.

Visit or Ductwork and Air Conditioning and General Fabrication areas of the website for more information.