The Engineering Draughting Company Limited

We provide bespoke CAD Draughting services to clients who require in-house support or an out sourced solution. We produce working drawings and technical representations for consultancies and companies working within the Rail, Water and Food processing industries.

We can produce CAD drawings to satisfy whatever your time scales and deadlines may be and we can either work alongside you at your premises to develop the drawings or, alternatively we can manage the process at our office in West Yorkshire.

Why outsource your CAD requirements?

We have found that it is starting to get difficult to find good, reliable draughtsmen even though there is an abundance of work out there at the moment. It is not just us at The Engineering Draughting Company that are struggling to find good draughtsmen:

"At Hays, we are finding that there is an increasing demand for permanent staff to fill roles that previously were filled by temporary staff. We are also finding that given the recent changes in the tax laws affecting temporary workers, many applicants are expressing a desire to source staff positions for themselves."

David Hutton - Senior Manager - Hays Construction and Property

Therefore, there are still good draughtsmen out there but they are now either going into staff positions or, as The Engineering Draughting Company Limited they are setting up dedicated drawing offices. We have found that in the current climate there is still the need for a project specific or a short term workforce, but they are becoming harder to find.

Our Services

The Engineering Draughting Company Limited was incorporated in February 2015 in response to the need for skilled engineering draughtsmen and women who could respond quickly to one off or short term needs within the water, rail and food processing industries.

Rail Industry

Our staff were instrumental in the design of the special bearers for the switches and crossing for the Leeds Station approach for Railtrack (as was) and Balfour Beatty. Our innovative design method, utilising the latest version of AutoCAD, was developed to meet all relevant performance specifications and meant that the bearers could be manufactured to the highest standards of quality, providing unprecedented assurance of strength and durability with the minimum of rework and almost eliminating the potential for human error.

Food Industry

We have experience in factory layouts for the likes of Bakkavor (formerly Geest Prepared Foods) at a number of their factories around the country. From new line layouts, to incorporate multi million pound machines, to modifications to existing food processing machinery. Our staff have also worked on specific bakery machines and conveyor design for Dowson Food Machinery Ltd in Keighley.

Water Industry

Our staff has also continued to build significantly in terms of expertise, culture and experiences from AMP4 (2005-2010) in England right the way through to AMP6. Some of the water utility companies worked with include: Severn Trent Water Engineering Framework; Anglian Water @one alliance; Yorkshire Water Major Projects Framework; Northumbrian Water Infrastructure Engineering Framework and United Utilities Consultancy Framework.

Meet The Managing Director

"The Engineering Draughting Company Limited always strives to be the best local service provider for draughting services in the water, rail and food processing sectors. Our staff create value for our clients and shareholders, and help to build sustainable living and working environments."

Kevin Allmond MIED

Kevin Allmond MIED AMIWater

Managing Director

The managing director, Kevin Allmond, is a time served engineering draughtsman. He studied for his OND in Mechanical Engineering and then started on the drawing board as an apprentice draughtsman some 25 years ago and has been working ever since producing technical drawings using engineering principles for a variety of disciplines from the food preparation industries to the rail industry and water treatment sector. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering Designers and is currently going through his registration with the Engineering Council UK as an Incorporated Engineer.

He believes that Engineering draughting is now seen to be a dying art as CAD systems take over, however, CAD systems themselves do not obviate the need for the sound engineering knowledge on the part of the draughtsman. It is this knowledge that allows the draughtsman to use those principles to produce sound engineering drawings. In other words, knowing how to use AutoCAD does not in itself make a draughtsman.

Company Skills

AutoCAD (LT and Full)
Microsoft Office Suite
Bentley Microstation

Company History

The Engineering Draughting Company Limited was formed on the 23 February 2015 and secured offices at Hawkcliffe Works near Oxenhope.

After a period of decorating and generally getting the offices habitable, they were occupied on 04 January 2016.

The Engineering Draughting Company Limited are awarded their first contract with Square One Design, a Richard Alan Group new venture.

The initial contract is to supply CAD resource for a period of six months to help get Square One Design off the ground.

After a successful six month contract (which turned into seven!)The Engineering Draughting Company Limited are awarded their second contract with GHD Livigunn.

This is an ongoing contract to supply CAD resource for the AMP6 water cycle for various water companies.


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