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Smiths Of Stapleford 

11th August 2016 Uncategorised Tags: , 0 Comments

Civil Engineering

At Smiths of Stapleford we are a well eastablished family run Civil Engineering company operating largely in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire since 1946. Peter Edge-Stenson is the current senior Civil Engineer and is the 3rd generation of ‘Smith’ family to be involved in the company.

At Smiths of Stapleford, we understand the importance of personal service and the need to find an Asphalt Contractor you can depend on.

Since forming over 69 years ago, we have developed the expertise and experience to handle almost any aspect of Civil Engineering including:

  • Asphalt Surfacing
  • Coloured macadam laying
  • Drainage schemes and sub-soil drainage
  • Roads and Car parks
  • Surveys
  • Drives and footpaths
  • Block paving
  • Fencing where required

We arrange everything from drainage surveys to planning permission. We organise all the aspects of the work ensuring we cause as little disturbance and stress as possible. Our personal services will ensure that work is carried out in an efficient and stress-free manner.

Smiths of Stapleford have an outstanding reputation. We are the people to choose for all your commercial or domestic Civil Engineering and Asphalt Laying projects.

Commercial or domestic, big or small, we can handle it all. Call or email us today for a free, no obligation quotation.


Frank Ernest Smith founded the company following a highly successful period as head engineer on a regional essential works task force, focusing on the construction of key infrastructure during the Second World War. This included aerodromes, bomb factories and roads. In 1946, Frank Ernest, founded ‘FE Smith Tarmacadam Contractors’, which would later become Smiths of Stapleford. In the company’s infancy, the firm were at the forefront of technological advancements and were the first company in their area to use ‘red tarmac’, which was pioneering engineering at the time.

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During the 50’s and 60’s, the firm developed its commercial base, working largely in the factories and industrial areas surrounding Nottingham and Derby. During this period, Frank Ernest’s daughter, Joy, became involved in the company in an administrative capacity, emphasising the company’s family ethos which has now spanned 4 generations. FE Smith continued its growth into the 70’s and 80’s and began developing strong links with housing developers such as ‘Costain Homes’ and ‘Whitemore Estates’.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s the firm grew rapidly, and began operating across the UK. Indeed, as part of the success, Peter Edge-Stenson (3rd generation) diversified into new markets and expanded the company’s use of equipment to improve efficiency. During this period the firm developed links with national construction companies and large breweries across the UK, working in diverse locations from London to Cardiff to Manchester and Liverpool. In 2003, Peter Edge-Stenson rebranded the firm as ‘Smiths of Stapleford’.

The company currently operates largely in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area, specialising in Surfacing and Drainage work; the firm has continued Frank Ernest’s family ethos, with the 4th generation of the family involved now in the firm. In 2016, the firm will celebrate its 70th year in the Civil Engineering industry.

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About Smith’s of Stapleford

At Smith’s of Stapleford we offer high quality services, focussing on; Surfacing, Drainage and Block paving work. We pride ourselves on being versatile and able to work effectively in both the commercial and domestic domains, in mainly the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.

We have several on-going relationships with clients that have spanned decades and even generations. Our reputation in the community is second-to-none.

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