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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich

Fabrication Using Sheet Metal: Why Thickness Matters For Metal Fabrication Projects

The fabrication of sheet metal is a highly specialised task, requiring expert knowledge, skills, and equipment. If you’re planning to outsource the architectural steelwork for a civil engineering, commercial, or construction project, it’s vital to employ the services of a competent fabricator who can guarantee high-quality finishing that[...]

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Powder Coating

What Are The Most Effective Corrosion Prevention Coatings?

Traditional galvanisation and newer hot zinc spray technologies are standard anti-corrosion treatments for vulnerable metals. However, they may not always be desirable or even necessary. Several other corrosion-resistant treatments are found in the form of coatings. The suitability of these will depend on several factors, such as aesthetics,[...]

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Bicycle Park

Why You’ll Need More Bicycle Parking Facilities Post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 lockdown has seen dramatic changes in public behaviour and restricted daily routines. Great uncertainty remains over when life will return to normal. In response, all businesses are having to consider not just changed working patterns but also infrastructural changes to support their employees.

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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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