As Cotswold Decorative Ironworkers enters its fifth decade of business the company is moving forward to new levels of achievement at home and overseas
A manufacturer and supplier of deer park and estate fencing, elegant gates, bridges and tree guards, CDI has risen steadily, from its origins in the architectural salvage business, to become a preferred supplier to heritage organisations such as the National Trust, public and private estates, local authorities and the construction industry across the UK and Ireland.
This year’s Game Fair at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire saw CDI demonstrate its expertise in the estate fencing and gates sector.
The company, based at Marsh Farm, Stourton, near Shipston-on- Stour in Warwickshire, employs trained blacksmiths whose products were well received at the Game Fair.
Earlier in 2019 CDI, following a series of contract wins from the construction industry, chose Swan Foundry of Banbury to produce a range of cast iron gateposts. These are being installed alongside CDI’s many examples of entrance and estate gates.
Westbourne Homes has contracted CDI to supply entrance gates with cast iron pillars and standard 1.2 metre fencing for the driveways of luxury homes at Bourne End near Marlow. Another customer, Rectory Homes, has placed orders for three of its building sites in Buckinghamshire.
Pete Boulton says: “We’re continuing to work with large and small housing developers throughout the country to service demand for Estate Fencing and gates with cast iron posts on their sites.”
CDI has also recently completed a contract at a private house near Chipping Norton in Amy Bishop of the CDI Sales Team with the company’s large stock of tree guards Oxfordshire for the leading garden designer and landscaper Chris Beardshaw.
Pete Boulton says: “We’ve supplied 400-500 metres of fencing and gates at the entrance and around the perimeter to contain grazing sheep from intrusion into the gardens around the house.”
CDI is also growing its business in the USA with 1360m of Standard Estate Fencing shipped to the US in early October followed soon after by the departure of a three-man in-house team to do the full installation.
Summing up Hughie Powell, CDI’s founder says: “These are exciting times for our company with our wide diversity of products, our pledge is to maintain the high quality standards priced competitively.”