25 years experience


Concept to manufacture


Market leading machinery


FSC products

A little bit about Trade CNC

Trade CNC Ltd started as a family business in 2008, when Paul Dodd took his years of experience in design development and manufacturing, bought a CNC router and created his own company.

Paul identified a need for intelligent, high quality CNC services. Now based in Hartford, Cheshire, Trade CNC has grown over the years into the progressive and service-oriented CNC routing business that it is recognised as today. We cut high volume items from design drawings with efficiency and accuracy, and our design capabilities and manufacturing knowledge set us apart from the rest. Where appropriate, we will review your design drawings and suggest alternative materials or manufacturing methods to value engineer your solution, saving you time and money.

We know that the quality of our work relies upon the skill and dedication of our team. So we have invested heavily in both technology and our people – who we consider to be our greatest asset – to ensure that the service you require is delivered and your expectations exceeded. As an independent company, still owned and operated by its founding Directors, our passion for what we do has never waned. Today we have a host of satisfied customers who return to us again and again. Paul still oversees all the commercial aspects of the business, from design to manufacture. The business has grown and we now have teams of designers, manufacturing, QC, logistics, admin and marketing staff.

Our aim is to provide our customers with quality, professionalism, innovation and unrivalled service delivery – not to mention affordable rates.  We continue to invest in new machines and software to increase capacity and efficiency and widen the range of services we provide.  Starting from our design service utilizing Solidworks, we offer services from CNC routing and cutting, laser cutting, edgebanding; to spraying and finishing, assembly and packaging.  We cater for all areas of industry and production: from producing complicated prototypes to managing large production runs, we can help. 

At Trade CNC, we pride ourselves on our experience and expertise.  We work with a wide range of wood and plastic-based materials.  So why should you choose Trade CNC?


  • We’re flexible, accommodating and efficient
  • We can do everything from prototype drawings to manufacture and assembly
  • We’ve been established for over ten years
  • Our staff have been involved in CNC routing, machining, cutting and finishing for over 30 years
  • We operate to very high standards
  • We are ISO:9001 compliant
  • We provide timely, open and honest communication – so there are no nasty surprises!
  • We’re a great bunch!

Mission statement

We provide fast, efficient, high quality CNC services to our customers from small jobs to bulk quantities. We go the extra mile to ensure our work exceeds expectations and achieves customer objectives.

Vision statement

To be the company of choice for CNC Services across a range of sectors throught the UK.

From design to delivery

Starting from your conceptual images right to delivery of your finished product, we’ve got you covered.

A key feature of our service here at Trade CNC is that we are with you for every step of the journey.  Starting from your conceptual designs, we will take the time to get to know you and your product so that we can develop CAD drawings.  We apply our years of manufacturing experience to develop a manufacturing design that is fit for purpose and within budget.  Once you have approved your drawings, we use our CNC software to nest the products for most efficient use of material and estimate machining time.  This information means we can provide a realistic quote for manufacturing, whether it is for a single prototype or a large-scale volume production run. 

We have invested in production planning software and barcoding technology to ensure your job runs smoothly.  Our experienced operators will cut your items and finish with edgebanding, sanding and spraying as required.  We quality check each individual component, then assemble if required.  Finally, your items are carefully packaged to avoid any damage during transit, and despatched by next-day delivery service via courier or palletised delivery service as appropriate.

Our core services

CNC routing services

We can cut almost any shape out of timber, plastic or composite materials. From fretwork panels and kitchen units to MDF formers or bespoke plastic spacers, our experienced team can handle anything!


Add a professional finish to your items with matching or contrasting edging. .

Spraying & finishing

We can sand and fill timber products and spray with clear lacquer or primer, finishing with a top coat in selected finishes if required.

Laser cutting

For finely detailed work or items with sharp internal corners, we can provide a laser cutting services for a range of materials..

The best machines, the best service, the best value

Don’t just take our word

“I would rate Trade CNC as a 5 star. Not had a single problem bar reaching our own credit limit. Drawings were fast and altered when needing changes. Would recommend for any precision cutting services.”

Renaker Build


“Ordering my CNC cut items was straight forward and customer care was clear and concise. Goods turned up nice and quickly and were exactly to my specification and design.

Couldn't ask for more.”

Factory Create


“Yes, it was great thank you. It went together really well and everyone is really pleased with it. Thank you very much for manufacturing it and delivering it on time. Hopefully, we will give you more notice next time!”

Atkins Global


“Performance rating 5 out of 5 stars. We have only been dealing with 3D Solutions for a couple of months. But during this period we have found all the team are very knowledgeable and helpful at all times.”

Dayworth Packaging


“Yes, everything was all good thanks. We are installing the oval lights this week so will send you some images next week once they are installed so you can picture how the ovals you cut for us fit in with the whole lightbox.”

Barrisol Welch


“5 out of 5 stars. The whole process was really good, and at every stage, the help we received was good.”

Greenchurch Developments


“Just to say the fretwork has arrived safe and well and looks incredible! Many thanks for your help with this, we really appreciate your patience, we got there in the end.”

Artist for National Trust Commission


“The table top that you made for me was perfect. The customer is delighted and I am so relieved. So many thanks to you and your staff for the lovely accurate work that you did for us.”

Voodoo Furniture Design