Metal Fittings for Braunton Academy Library

Braunton School and Community College Academy Trust recently opened their Aspire Centre housing a new state of the art library.

Dymond Engineering was delighted to be asked by the Academy to make and fit the new library desks and shelves to suit this bright modern facility.

The Academy is thrilled with the new fittings which complement the new learning environment beautifully, whilst being robust and sturdy and also accessible to pupils of all heights.

Staff from Dymond are pleased to be attending the official opening of the Aspire Centre later this month.

Library desks and shelves

Library desks and shelves

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Library Desks & Shelves

Braunton Academy Library

We are looking forward to the much anticipated annual North Devon Manufacturers Awards taking place in Barnstaple this evening.

Hosted by the North Devon Manufacturers Association (NDMA), 157 guests will be representing manufacturing companies from across North Devon; a rich and vibrant celebration of the buoyant manufacturing sector in the region.

Our sector sadly lacks recognition from central government which prefers to focus on tourism and agriculture. So it’s with great pleasure that we welcome a representative from the South West LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) to join us and hopefully feed back to government the importance of manufacturing to the economy here.

Our very special guest speaker is Stephen Roberts from North Devon Hospice, the beneficiary of the evenings fund raising.

Dymond recently started providing metalwork fabrication for a new joinery client.   We were delighted to receive the following email and wanted to share it with you.

“We are so happy with the quality, service and communication with your guys.   Everyone we meet from Dymond, is so helpful; you were a Dymond find – excuse the pun!!”

Pun is definitely excused!  Thank you so much for your lovely comments.


Congratulations go to Dymond’s Ian Halton on achieving a Merit in his 2D CAD exam this month.

Ian has been studying at Exeter University to achieve this qualification, which is well deserved recognition for the excellent CAD work he is doing for us, converting our customer’s metalwork requirements into production drawings and CNC programmes ready for fabricating.

Well done Ian – what’s next?

Announcing Dymond’s galvanised Pheasant and Partridge Feeders – designed by Gamekeepers for Gamekeepers.

Used and approved by the Maristow Shoot, Tregoyd Shoot and Spreacombe Shoot.

“These are excellent feeders which we have been using for a number of years.  They have proved to be stock proof and also keep the feed dry in wet and misty conditions”.  Brian Stevens, Spreacombe Shoot.

See details below.

Galvanised Pheasant & Partridge Feeder with Removable Restrictor Bars:

Galvanised Pheasant & Partridge Feeder

Galvanised Pheasant & Partridge

Galvanised Pheasant Feeder :

Pheasant Feeder

Galvanised Pheasant Feeder

Galvanised Pheasant Feeder


Product Details:

These high quality bird feeders are manufactured from 1.2mm galvanised steel and provide a generous feed area of 2 metres, which holds 60 kilos of feed / pellets.  And a central baffle plate ensures even feed distribution on sloping ground.

  • The Pheasant & Partridge feeder is fitted with removable restrictor bars to allow both birds to feed.  Alternatively the pheasant feeder is for pheasants only.
  • Both come with removable weather guards which enables them to double up as shelter in bad weather, and a water drip which ensures the feed tray is kept dry.
  • They are vermin proof – with no plastic parts.
  • Quick and easy to move and to fill.

Get in touch to find out more about these high-quality game bird feeders.

With the development of Hinkley C due to begin in the next 2 to 3 years, manufacturers here in Devon, Somerset and the South West are being encouraged to find out more about joining the nuclear supply chain.  Indeed Dymond Engineering is already working towards assessment for engineering and fabricating metal components and parts for the utilities surrounding nuclear decommissioning and the new Hinkely C development.

A couple of useful events are taking place later this month.

On 24th March MAS and NAMRC are hosting an event at Plymouth Science Park to raise awareness of the main routes into supplying the nuclear industry as well as an opportunity to hear from a company that is currently undertaking the NAMRC assessment.

And on 24th March the Hinkley Supply Chain team from Somerset Chamber of Commerce is holding a workshop titled ‘Triple Bar for Nuclear Manufacturing’.  This event is by invitation only and is an introduction into the expectations of the nuclear industry.

Both promise to be really useful and informative events for local South West manufacturing companies interested in supplying Hinkley.  Dymond Engineering will be attending both events as part of our journey into engineering and  fabricating metal components and parts for the wider utilities around decommissioning and Hinkely C.  We’ll let you know how they go.


Dymond Engineering attended a very useful Hinkley C event hosted by Petroc College in Exeter last week.

Delivered in partnership with EDF, Somerset Chamber and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the event focused on the demand Hinkely C will put on the workforce and skills here in the South West, and the steps now being put in place to address those needs.

The Hinkley C development is regarded as a ‘transformational opportunity’ for the South West; indeed EDF has a huge incentive to engage with local businesses and workforce, with a requirement that 34% of all employment must come from within a 90 minute commute of the site.

It’s very helpful to local SMEs to have such forward-thinking support and engagement at this early stage of the development, and Dymond Engineering is very excited by the opportunities presented for metalwork fabrication of consumables and components for the extensive utilities requirements.

Somerset Chamber’s ‘Meet the Buyer’ with Thales

As part of its commitment to supporting SME businesses in the South West to gear up and prepare to enter the supply chain for the Hinkley C development, Somerset Chamber hosted an excellent event with Thales this week.

Whilst the focus was not on nuclear, companies who had registered with the Hinkley C project and who’s profiles matched the products and services Thales were interested in were invited to attend the Meet the Buyers opportunity in Bridgwater.

Dymond Engineering was pleased to receive an invitation and was represented by Directors Mike Garner and Sue Roberts who found it a very valuable and unique opportunity to  meet the Thales buyers face to face. and learn more about their metal work requirements.

Dymond is working towards entering the nuclear supply chain, by first achieving ISO9001 accreditation for our long-established quality system followed by the Fit for Nuclear assessment.


Its that time of year again when the NDMA (North Devon Manufacturers Association) starts gearing up for their awards evening in May.

This year’s prestigious event will be held at The Barnstaple Hotel as usual, on Thursday 21st May.

It always proves to be a relaxed and enjoyable mix of business and pleasure; a fantastic stage on which to celebrate the enterprising and successful manufacturing industry within North Devon, accompanied by delicious food, an entertaining speaker and the good company of fellow manufacturers.

Dymond’s Sue Roberts is responsible once again for working with the hotel to put all the arrangements in place so that on the night it all goes smoothly to plan.

You don’t need to be a member of the NDMA to join us for a fun evening and see what it’s all about.  If you would like to know more please contact Sue or Mike at Dymond Engineering & Metal Products Ltd.

Happy New Year from all of us at Dymond Engineering & Metal Products.  We hope you enjoyed your festive holiday and we wish you a prosperous and joyful 2015.

The year started with a good flourish of activity in the Dymond factory and the prospects for another successful year building on the growth we achieved last year in partnership with our valued customers.

We’re also pleased to announce a couple of new projects behind the scenes.  Firstly the launch our new look website thanks to Clarity, our new hosts; and secondly working towards accreditation to ISO 9001 quality standard, which will enable us to undertake the ‘Fit For Nuclear’ assessment for supplying metal components and consumable products for Hinkley C’s utilities, just up the road in Somerset.  We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime please feel free to get in touch.

All the best from the team.

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