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Security Gates, Security Gates & Barriers

What Is The Best Type Of Security Gate For Your Business?

Security is a major concern for every business. Whether the premises are used for commercial activities, residential properties, education, or high security, protective gates maintain the perimeter while providing controlled points of access. There are several different options available. Here’s a quick overview.

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New Covid-19 Site Safety Guidelines From The British Constructional Steelwork Association

Preventing the spread of Covid-19 is a priority for the steelwork industry. Understanding how to operate successfully within the context of the virus means that operations can resume, and people can stay safe. The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has revised its safety measures. Here’s what you need to know.

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Handrailing Fabrication

Which Type Of Steel Is Best For Outdoor Railing and Handrails?

Steel is a great choice for outdoor railings of all kinds. Architectural steel has superior strength which guarantees reliable performance and is a material which lends itself to a variety of aesthetic approaches. Furthermore, the durability of steel makes it an extremely cost-effective option over the medium and longer-term.

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Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting

Why Is Sandblasting Banned In The UK?

For those with little background knowledge, the term ‘sandblasting’ would seem deceptively simple to understand. In fact, it is not uncommon to find sandblasting used as an inclusive term covering a whole range of procedures used to clean, shape or otherwise prepare surfaces, which involve the use of several different abrasive particles[...]

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Is Stone Strong Enough To Be Used In Outdoor Railings?

If you are designing or upgrading an external terrace or balcony area, some kind of natural stone railing system may come to mind. After all, well-chosen stone conveys a strong sense of style, looks good when it's new and when it weathers, and should, therefore, be strong enough to stand the test of time. Indeed, as many of our historic[...]

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When Is The Best Time To Use Cable Railings?

Cable railings are a surprisingly versatile assembly of twisted and tensioned wire ropes strung between vertical wood or metal posts. Topped with a guard rail to provide safety and support, cable railings can be used in any location where you might use a conventional glass and steel balustrade system. So given this welcome, all-purpose[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich

How Do We Guarantee Accurate Quotations For All Of Our Projects?

Getting an accurate, reasonable, and appropriate quotation for your project is one of the most important parts of planning any new steel build. But how is it possible to get an accurate estimate before the parts are purchased, manufactured, and assembled?

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Structural Steel Fabrication

5 Key Advantages Of Using Structural Steel In Construction

Structural steel refers to any type of steel that is moulded and cut for use in building large-scale inhabited and communal structures, such as apartment buildings, factories, and skyscrapers.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

How Can I Weatherproof My Steel Fabrications?

A steel structure placed outdoors for any length of time will inevitably have to contend with damage from nature and the elements. While steel is, thankfully, all but immune to pests and melting and warping (in normal conditions), rain, wind, and snow can reduce the appearance, surface hardness, and the structural integrity of exposed steel[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Plasma Cutting

What Is Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication is an umbrella term used to describe the creation of a component, part or structure, out of metal. Metal fabrication typically involves manipulating raw materials, in the form of sheet metal, metal billets, bars or rods, through one or more processes – including, but by no means limited to, cutting, bending and assembly – to[...]

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