Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich, NR6 5DR
01603 485038

K.Rackham & Son Engineering Ltd

Specialists in Sheet Metal Fabrication and Architectural Metal Work

Bespoke Design

We know there isn’t an off the shelf product for every job, so we can work together with you to provide the best solution for your requirement designed by our experienced team.

Attention To Detail

Our primary objective is, with our expert team, to produce solutions of a high quality, ensure everything is delivered and fitted to a high standard.

Family Business

Based in Norwich, our attention to detail and friendly service are what stands us apart.

A few things we’re great at

We specilise in a number of areas but if you need something a little different get in touch for a bespoke delivery.

Protection Screens

Get back to work safely with our protection screens beautifully designed to blend into any workplace environment.

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Protect your property walls and add a splash of style with our wide range of custom made facias.

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Everyone wants to protect their property and we can design contemporary or traditional gates to suit your requirements.

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Sheet Metal

For all our sheet metal and fabrications we have the ability to manufacture in Mild Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium.

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Site Installation

We pride ourselves on our personal, trusted service and the ability to tailor each job to our customers requirements. Our very skilled and professional team of engineers work together to ensure your order is delivered to a high standard every time.

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Everyone wants to protect their property and we can design contemporary or traditional railings to suit your requirements.

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COR-TEN® Steel

High strength, low alloy, weldable structural steel. Steel that protects itself

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Art Work & Sculptures

Our key area of expertise is in providing tailored solutions varying on your business requirement.

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Stairs, Ladders & Ramps

We can build bespoke ramps, platforms and staircases which are available in a range of materials and finishes.

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Cycle & Motorcycle Stands

Our cycle stands are distributed nationwide to universities, factories and local authorities. These can be manufactured in either stainless, galvanised steel or painted to your choice of colour. We also offer weather canopies.

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We have Rolling Facilities to roll up to 6mm mild steel by 2.5 metres long.

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Come visit us! We can provide a solution to your every requirement.


Where did it all start?

The managing director, Keith Rackham, served a five-year apprenticeship in engineering at Laurence and Scott electromotive in Norwich. Keith worked there from 1954 to 1969 when he started business as K Rackham engineering trading from a garage at the rear of a terrace house in Norwich manufacturing ornamental steel work.

After a year the volume of work outgrew the workshop and new premises were found at Trowse, a small village on the outskirts of Norwich, in two disused railway arches. These were modified to suit the type of work undertaken for local companies and authorities, fabricating in stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium.

During this time Keith was joined by his son Jonathan who also served a five-year apprenticeship. Jonathan and Keith’s wife Pauline are also directors in the family firm.

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Building the Boat

During this period we also built a 30 foot fishing boat. All the work, from laying the keel to launching, was undertaken on our premises. The launching from our factory to the river was televised locally.

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Pastures New

We continued to expand over the following years and decided to construct our own purpose built factory. This was realised in 1985 when we purchased a building plot and erected a factory at Hellesdon Park Road.

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This is our factory more than 30 years on, at the same location but with a larger highly skilled team. We have more capabilities to deliver your requirements and even more experience to advise you the best way to achieve them.

Latest Projects

Here are some great examples of the work we’ve undertaken

Train Station

The zinc sheeting on the ridges was hand-formed by our craftsmen. Hand formed sheets in[…]

Dementia Care Unit

Working with the artist our team designed and installed the intricate hanging artwork. Working with[…]

Riverside Railings & Gates

Made from solid 316 (marine) grade stainless steel. Design and installed by ourselves. Clean and[…]

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    Don’t take our word for it – here’s a list of our key acreditations:

    Interclamp Supplier and Installer


    Norwich Building Safety Group