Coming up on 40 years in business, Neville Fee Engineering Ltd in Dromara, Co. Down is a leading supplier of farm and industrial and structural buildings. The family-run business also manufactures a variety of steel products, including livestock gates, fire escapes, steel stairs & walkways as well as on site mobile welding repairs with coded welders.
Any farm building is a major investment. It needs to be well designed, comply with planning requirements and be built to a good specification. That’s where Neville Fee Engineering Ltd comes in. For nearly four decades, the company has been designing and fabricating quality farm and industrial buildings for customers throughout Co. Down and far beyond.
“We’re a one-stop shop for all your farm and industrial building needs,” says Neville Fee, who runs the family business along with his son Stuart, wife Angela and staff, who are all fabricators and welders.
“We can fabricate any size of building to your exact design and deliver it straight to your site. No job is too big or too small. We supply the whole package. We don’t do any erecting or building ourselves, but can recommend someone to do it. We provide everything you need to complete your project.”
Strategically located 15 minutes from the A1 dual carriageway, Neville Fee Engineering Ltd is a certified supplier of CE marked structural steel to the requirements of EN 1090/1 to and including Execution Class 2 (EXC2), which covers the fabrication of all farm buildings and structural steel used in general construction. It is a legal requirement that fabricated structural steelwork delivered to construction sites must be CE certified.
“All our steelwork is CE marked, ensuring your steelwork meets the relevant building control standards. Anyone who isn’t CE certified shouldn’t be in this business. Farmers can’t apply for grant aid if they’re not dealing with a CE certified company. Also a lot of insurance companies won’t cover the buildings unless provided by a CE certified company,” Neville points outs.
Neville Fee Engineering continues to go strength from strength by providing a professional, experienced, friendly and cost-effective service. Only the very best products go into making a Neville Fee Engineering Ltd farm or industrial buildings. “All buildings supplied are of a very high quality. We don’t cut corners – you pay for what you get.” The company’s main suppliers are Lagan Valley Steel, JW McCall, Befab Ltd, A Steadman & Son, Etex, Profast and Ultra Building Supplies.
“We deal with the same tried and trusted suppliers who we have built lasting relationships with over many years,” the affable managing director continues.
“All of our farm sheds are fitted with 4-8 inch Hunter gutters which we buy off Ultra Building Supplies in Newtownstewart. The customer is our number one priority at all times. We always go out of our way to look after them because nine out of 10 of them will come back if you do a good job. We don’t advertise our buildings at all. The vast majority of our business is secured through word of mouth and recommendations from satisfied clients.”
Detailed drawings are produced for every job, from farm sheds to forecourts and warehouses, while Neville Fee Engineering Ltd can also liaise with architects and structural engineers. The Co. Down company’s quality control manager checks the plates and welds for each building produced to ensure the highest standards are met. The team is consistently trained to high standards on all aspects of the manufacturing and fabrication processes.
For commercial & industrial settings, Neville Fee Engineering Ltd manufactures external staircases such as fire escapes, and also designs and installs internal metal staircases with bespoke banisters and handrails. The staircases and walkways can be made in a variety of metals, including mild or stainless steel, and are usually prefabricated and assembled on site.
Farm shed fit outs including gates, diagonal feeding gates, adjustable feeding gates, cattle crushes and sheep gates are also a product. Furthermore, Neville Fee Engineering Ltd carries out
The workshop in Dromara features a four-metre guillotine, a four-metre CNC 5 axis brake press and CNC plasma cutter. 3 Fmb Metal band saws on site with a large stock of steel Such equipment ensures a quick and precise turnaround. Neville is extremely grateful for the support he receives from the farming community and is also full of praise for his small, but dedicated team of workers.
“Looking to the months ahead, we have enough projects to keep us going until the end of the year. We are also looking into adding a few more CNC machines as workers are proving difficult to come by.
“Our main customers are dairy, beef and sheep farmers. They have been very loyal to us over the years. We’re also lucky to have good lads working for us. We’d be nothing without them.”
In summary, Neville Fee Engineering Ltd is committed to providing a top-quality product and service at the most competitive price. All its buildings are solid, secure, attractive in appearance and are built to last.
Neville would like to take this opportunity to thank his clients and suppliers for their continued support.
Neville Fee Engineering Ltd
33 Carrigagh Road,
Telephone: 07970 400492
Email: [email protected]
First published in Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 11 No 3, May/June 2023