Since 1 July 2014, in accordance with the The Construction Products Directive (CPD), it is a legal requirement for fabricated structural steelwork in the UK to be CE marked. The CE marking of a product demonstrates compliance with the appropriate manufacturing standards within the European Union for steel fabricated structures.

When these changes were introduced in 2014, William Smith Engineering was subject to a rigorous audit by the British Board of Agreement (BBA) of our workshop facilities, our quality systems and the competence of our staff.

Up to and including Class 2 CE accreditation

After a very thorough and careful inspection, we were awarded CE accreditation: up to and including Execution Class 2. Future audits take place on an annual basis to ensure compliance with the relevant controls are maintained and the highest standards of quality are upheld by William Smith Engineering.

In addition to the annual CE audit, our company is also fully accredited to ISO 9001 International Quality Management Standard.¬† For copies of any of our certificates or policies, please contact our office on [email protected]


We work passionately and tirelessly to deliver a bespoke service to our clients and uphold the the family name and reputation that has been forged over the years. Indeed, William himself is still very much a hands-on member of the team, and takes as much pride and care in his work as he did forty years ago.