Latest News & Articles
As experts in steelwork, we like to share updates on the latest developments across the industry as well as our own company. Read our latest news articles below to get insights and information about the work we do, and how the construction industry is continually changing.
The benefits of steel painting Steel painting offers more than just an added aesthetic. There are different benefits of steel painting that ensure protection and that work is kept to a good standard. Better resistance to corrosion Painting steel adds a layer of...read more
The environmental impact of structural steel is important when we think about the fact that the building sector is aiming to operate at ‘net-zero carbon’ by 2050. Buildings are currently responsible for 39% of global energy related carbon emissions. Materials and...read more
In this post we’ll be looking at how Computer Aided Design (CAD), benefits a project, whether it be for structural steel or architectural metalwork. With technology taking over, traditional drafting methods are becoming a thing of the past. CAD helps with not only the...read more
Many in the construction industry have adopted and are favouring off-site manufacturing. To reach needed levels of sustainability, plus the cost and productivity targets desired by the Government and the Construction Leadership Council, off-site manufacturing seems...read more
Safer environments are being created all over the world following the novel coronavirus outbreak. We explain how introducing antimicrobial touch surfaces into different environments can help create safer spaces. The world we live in now is very different to how it was...read more
There are a range of materials used in construction today, all with their pros and cons and different benefits. As structural steel experts, we’ve put together this post highlighting some of the advantages of this versatile material. Cheap and durable Steel can be a...read more
Now a popular feature in lots of architecture, and over the years being used for buildings exteriors and interiors, the first application of balustrades to buildings was in the early 15th century, for balconies on palaces in Venice and Verona. Balustrades have two...read more
The workplace should be a safe place where all employees feel protected while working. With COVID-19 affecting businesses across the world, let alone the whole of the UK, ensuring that the work environment is abiding by government regulations has never been more...read more
In the UK, there is a growing trend of homeowners transforming their properties with the addition of a balcony. While balconies are particularly popular on properties throughout Europe, they haven’t been a common feature of houses in Britain until recently. However,...read more
In construction, steel can be used to form the frame of a building or structure. Typically, a steel structure will be composed of a number of columns and beams which are welded, bolted or riveted together. These beams and columns act as the skeleton of the structure,...read more
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