Company History

Martin Stapleton began his career working with his father Michael in the Farm Building Business. He began his apprenticeship in 1986 and in 1989 he represented Ireland in the World Skill Olympics where he finished 3rd behind China and Korea. After this intensive training, Martin realised that there was a market for quality metalwork in the construction industry which could be manufactured and installed to an extremely high standard, which was not an “off the shelf” product but instead crafted to suit each individual project requirement. This metalwork utilized mildsteel, stainless steel, copper, brass, glass etc and maximised the fabrication techniques and procedures to produce spectacular results.

Ger Crowdle and Martin Duggan have many years experience in the building industry and are pleased to ally our general and financial management with the craft and technical expertise of our partner.


CDS can provide the full metalwork package from 3D working drawings to top class fabrication, delivery and installation.

Our Product List will include:

Feature staircases, bridges, gates and railings, security doors, fire rated doors, automatic gates and doors, balconies, canopies, furniture, street furniture and ornamental commissioned pieces.

The Factory

CDS factory consists of a mildsteel fabrication shop, stainless steel fabrication shop, polishing shop, machine shop with CNC lathe, forming shop with CNC press brake, paint shop and 3D-equipped drawing office.

Training and Safety

Both training and safety is taken very seriously at CDS and the relationship with FAS will play a vital role in the growth of the company. Both on and off-site courses are ongoing within the company and are both encouraged and rewarded.


CDS Ltd offer DRAINDECK, Forster and Quickrail products alongside bespoke solutions for architectural practice projects.