Specialists in steel fabrication, steel erection and cladding

Who We Are

Based on the edge of Aberdeenshire, Simmers Contracts Ltd (formerly W R Simmers Ltd) is one of Scotland’s leading steel fabricators, steel erectors and cladding specialists, offering extensive experience in both the public and private sectors over the last 60 years.

We are an established and trusted partner across many Industries including Agricultural, Defence, Distillery, Energy, Industrial and Oil & Gas.

Our excellent in-house facilities combined with our highly experienced staff and diverse range of services allows us to deliver bespoke solutions to a wide variety of clients across the country.

We take pride in the quality of our work and in our efficient  delivery and completion. We hold ourselves to the highest of industry quality assurance standards and strive to provide a high level of satisfaction and good value to all of our clients. Our longevity is an assuring testament that we fulfil on that promise.

How We Work

Simmers Contracts employ 40 full-time members of staff including Fabricators, Welders, Steel Erectors and Cladding Erectors.

We also have a number of Estimators & Surveyors, Draughtsman, CNC Operatives, Apprentices. Not to mention our dedicated Workshop Foreman/RWC, Office Staff & HGV Driver.

Our welders are fully trained and certified and our workshop foreman is our Responsible Welding Co-Ordinator who ensures our quality standards in relation to CE Marking Execution Class 3, BS EN 1090 & ISO 9001:2022.

Our on-site operatives are CPCS/CSCS/UKATA/First Aid Certified and also receive regular in-house training.  Our site supervisors have all been with us for many years and are experienced at working collaboratively with other trades to ensure quality and timescales are maintained.

Our office based team is led by Managing Director Symon Simmers who, alongside a commercial manager, estimators, draughtsmen and an office manager ensures the smooth running of the business.

Simmers Contracts Ltd have excellent working relationships with many main contractors, these associations have been developed over many years and assist with the smooth running of contracts.

Our Commitment To Safety

In addition to our certifications above we maintain memberships with a number of ‘Safety Schemes in Procurement’ (SSIP) These are memberships often required by our contractors in order to tender for contracts.  

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)
The implementation and management of successful health, safety, environmental and quality systems is a priority throughout the company.  We hold certification with a number of industry recognised SSIP schemes.

Builders Profile
At the request of a number of main contractors we maintain membership with Builder’s Profile, a database service for sharing PQQ and provides assurance that our company is industry compliant.


The company continues to maintain successful accreditation with one of the founding members of SSIP - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme. Annual review and audit assess and confirms our compliance with Health and Safety legislation.

CHAS Certification (PDF 411KB)

Since 2016, we have continued to maintain certification and membership with Achilles Building Confidence.  This membership confirms the company’s capability, competence and compliance across all areas of HSEQ.

Achilles Certification (PDF 238KB)

We achieved Gold level membership with Constructionline in January 2018.  This level includes an extended verified PQQ (covering Environmental Management, Equalities and Diversity, and Quality Management, and ensuring legislative compliance).  

Constructionline Gold Membership (PDF 220KB)

We follow rigorous procedures that demonstrate our capability and commitment to all aspects of these accreditations.

Where We Work

We have a long and proud history of providing many of the local distilleries with a variety of services; storage warehouses, distillery buildings, refurbishment and maintenance. In addition we have worked with a number of company's within the oil and gas sector providing anything from new warehouse facilities, office builds to innovative test cell formations.

From a fish factory in Lerwick to a storage warehouse in London, storage & testing facilities in Yorkshire and a salmon hatchery in Oban, We have extensive experience in fabricating and supplying, steel erection and cladding contracts across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

We believe we lead the field in providing an incredibly comprehensive range of steel fabrications and other metalwork services.