Good things take time, this is especially true in the case of Phoenix Engineering in Nelson. Over the last 40 years Danny McKeown and Terry Lockhead have been completely immersed in the engineering trade. They've painstakingly learned its principles and facets, returned to the basic elements and applications of engineering, stripped it to it's barest essence, and from this solid and proven grounding they've researched and developed innovative approaches and creative philosophies that result in truly unique wrought iron engineering masterpieces and general engineering of the highest standard.

The same principles that Phoenix Engineering apply to their artistic wrought iron work, they bring to all of their engineering. Quality, pride, craftsmanship and dedication are words that are bandied about today, yet these words are the solid foundation from which Phoenix Engineering is built.

Being a small, dedicated team means that Phoenix Engineering take responsibility for everything they do. When you have them on the job, you have them unconditionally, this they guarantee.

Danny and Terry love a challenge, and rest assured, the same thought and commitment that they put into a 'one off' creative wrought iron design and construction, goes into all their general engineering. To see just how different Phoenix Engineering are take a look at the 'Creative Engineering' page, while below you'll find examples of their General Engineering.


  • maintenance of fish processing machinery
  • maintenance of fruit processing machinery
  • specialists in Baader equipment
  • experienced with strapping machines
  • fabrication of stainless steel / aluminium / mild steel
  • design and development of industry specific equipment
  • design and construction of specialist Providoring cages



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