Design Technology

DCE is one of the North-Wests leading Independent organisations in servicing and maintaining Design & Technology equipment for schools and colleges ensuring that they conform with BS4163:2014 guidelines. We are experienced in servicing all manual machinery and equipment within D&T departments. Which will enable students the ability to safely complete a wide range of design technology projects.

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We currently work in close to 700 schools and colleges throughout the North West, whether it’s through Facility Management Companies, Local Authorities, Independent Schools or Archdiocese we can provide you with first-class equipment, fitting and services

DCE can install your new equipment and remove/dispose of your old unit for you, saving you the hassle. We even issue you with the appropriate waste transfer note to comply with environmental regulations, so you have peace of mind everything is sorted. We can also arrange for training on your newly purchased equipment by the manufacturer or our own Engineers. This will ensure you are using your new product correctly and safely within the manufacturer’s recommendations but more importantly ensure you are using it to its full potential. This allows you to maximise your time and help save energy.

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Once the manufacturer’s warranty has expired, DCE can even offer a full servicing programme to one or any number of appliances you may have. We sell top quality products at the best possible prices and even offer finance options to help spread the costs with those bigger purchases. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today for a free, no-obligation quote. Our friendly team of experts are always happy to help.

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Heath & Safety

DCE Engineers have BOHS, ISOH, NICEIC which covers all servicing and repairs of machinery/equipment within Design & Technology departments. All our fully trained engineers with a combined 50 years of experience also apply the BS4163:2014 standard which is the Code of Practice for Health and Safety for Design Technology in schools.

The accreditation that our D&T Engineers have:

  • BOHS (Qualification - P601 - Thorough Examination and Testing of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems)
  • BOHS (Qualification - P602 - Basic Design Principles of Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems)
  • IOSH Managing Safety (All engineers have this qualification enabling engineers to create and amend Risk Assessments)
  • City & Guilds (2365 Level 2 & 3 Electrical Installations)
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Multi-Service Discounts The more you buy the more yousave

DCE offer multi-service discounts, so the more your hire us to do for you, the more discount we give you!

If you use us for more than one service, we could offer you a discount of up to 20% off our normal costs.

This can result in considerable savings and help you with future budgeting. If you need any maintenance services please feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.

Upto 20% OFF When you use more than one service
We have been working with DCE Commercial for several years and during this time have consistently provided us with a high level of service to both Casserly Property Management and the schools within our managed portfolio. I would have no hesitation in recommending DCE to any of my peers!
David Loxam BSc (Hons) Casserly Property Management
We can rely on DCE to take the stress away from our Catering staff by attending to all our catering equipment emergencies as soon as practically possible.
Michelle Taylor Halton Borough Council
As part of our statutory compliance testing and maintenance service to Schools, we have found DCE able to provide a responsive and efficient service to meet the needs of Schools in the North West.
Andrew Dutton Arcadis
Over the Years that we have used the services of DCE we have found them to be extremely efficient, reliable and friendly to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of DCE to other schools or academies
Darren Boden Salford City Academy
Williams Refrigeration has developed an outstanding relationship with DCE Commercial for supplying reliable, practical and energy-saving refrigeration for all areas of the public sector for over 4 years - including schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and others” “DCE` competent service arm backed up by a comprehensive showroom of Williams products and stock means that the integral part of a kitchen, Refrigeration, means fast replacement of cabinets to ensure a seamless catering operation for their clients.
Dave Wynn Williams Refrigeration
As a leading supplier of Commercial Catering Equipment into Schools, Falcon Foodservice Equipment are always keen to work alongside professional companies as a route to market in this sector.
For the last 3 years, Falcon has worked together with DCE in such sites across the North of England, ranging from Primary schools to High Schools and Colleges.
Sean Finnerty Falcon Foodservice