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Structural Steel Fabrication

4 Questions To Ask A Structural Steel Fabricator Before Working With Them

Before you commission work with a steel fabrication company – in fact before you even discuss prices – there are some important questions you should ask. These questions affect the quality and value of the end product, so seek out comprehensive and honest answers from every company you approach. With a local company, arrange a face-to-face[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Why You Should Work With A CE Certified Structural Steel Fabrication Company

The CE Mark is recognised as a symbol of quality manufacturing across the European Union. By purchasing steel fabrications from a CE certified supplier, you can be assured of the highest standards of reliability and structural integrity. CE marks themselves are found on products ranging from toothbrushes and injection pens to toys and car[...]

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Hot Zinc Spraying

What Is Hot Zinc Spray Coating & Why Is It Used In Metal Fabrication?

Corrosion is the constant enemy of steel fabrications, whether used for architectural or structural purposes. The action of wind, frost and moisture can gradually eat into the metal, compromising its structural integrity.

This is why the majority of industrial metalwork is treated with hot dip galvanisation before it is employed in a building.[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

How To Choose The Right Structural Steelwork Company That Won't Let You Down!

When you look for a steel fabricator for a commercial project, choosing the right one will make the difference between getting a good quality product on-time, or suffering through headaches and disappointment. There are a lot of fabrication companies out there, and they all want your business.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Working With A Custom Stainless Steel Fabricator

Contracting custom steel fabrication is an important part of any building process, but there are a few things to consider before you decide on who to trust with getting the job done. Any custom engineering project will have a variety of challenges associated with it, so you need to know that the company you choose will be up to the task.

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Powder Coating

Powder Coating Vs Wet Paint Spraying

After your steel constructions are fabricated, you will need to decide how to protect them from corrosion. There are many ways to do this, and two of the most common are powder coating and wet paint spraying. Both these methods will protect the steel, and to some degree they can be used interchangeably.

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Traditional Galvanising, Hot Zinc Spraying

Hot Zinc Spraying Vs Traditional Galvanising – What Are The Key Differences?

Raw steel needs to be protected from the elements to prevent corrosion. There are many ways to achieve this protection, each with benefits for specific purposes. Here at GLW Engineering we can help you to get the right coating for your custom steel work, and make sure that it lasts a long time.

One of the most common methods for treating steel[...]

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Blasting Methods

The Difference Between Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting & Soda Blasting

Media blasting is how we clean up steel after fabrication. When we go to blast steel components there are a lot of options and they all have something different to offer. Grit blasting is a blanket term for using an abrasive that is shot at high velocity, which will clean or alter the metal's surface. Media blasting can be used to varying[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

When Is A CE Marking Accreditation Necessary For Structural Steel Fabrication Jobs?

If you are commissioning custom steel fabrication for commercial or civil construction, you may be wondering if you need to have a CE marking on the work. There are many conflicting ideas that surround these regulations, but we can offer you a simple answer.

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