CDI heading for another record year
Cotswold Decorative Ironworkers of Stourton, in Warwickshire, is heading for its fifth consecutive record year in profit and turnover.
Pete Boulton, Contracts Manager, commented: “Our larger jobs at the moment tend to be restoration projects. We’ve as many private clients as we have public heritage estates.
“One of our best private contracts over the last three years has involved supplying well over 2,000 metres of park fencing and gates to a client with properties in Northamptonshire.
“CDI is continuing work at Spetchley Castle Park and Gardens on renovation having partnered with Edmund Hobday of Bea Landscape Design Limited, Wolverhampton, a Landscape Architectural and Arboricultural Consultancy.”
Spetchley is a privately-owned Bathstone country mansion in 4,500 acres of gardens and parkland near Worcester. The house and park are separately Grade II listed. The estate has belonged to the Berkeley family, who also own Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, since it was built in 1606.
CDI originally supplied 40 metres of curved top deer park fencing 1,800 millimetres in height and 450 metres of six-rail round bar park fencing 1,200 millimetres tall. All the fencing was specially made and more is in the pipeline. The owners plan to fence the cricket ground next to the deer park.
Damian McGettrick, Director of environmental and heritage restoration business WM Longreach of Bridgnorth says: “We specialise in water-based civil engineering projects and were commissioned to carry out the revival of the garden pool.
“This involved fencing and gates for access improvements together with the replacement of the fencing, separating it from the Deer Park.
“We formed a highly efficient team with the CDI site engineers and the result is aesthetically pleasing. We look forward to working with them again.”