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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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Structural Steel Fabrication, Handrailing Fabrication

The Importance Of Finishes On Metal Handrails

Handrails are primarily a critical safety feature, a way for people to move safely up and down flights of stairs or steps, particularly in cold or wet weather when the surface under their feet may be slippery.

Handrail manufacturing is governed by health and safety legislation with regulations defining aspects such as their position and height.[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Plasma Cutting

3 Stainless Steel Finishing Options

Stainless steel is a hard, strong, ductile material, which is easily fabricated and modified, with excellent resistance to corrosion. Consequently, stainless steel is suitable for a variety of structural and decorative applications in the building sector and elsewhere, but surface finish remains an important consideration.

The majority of[...]

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Security Gates, Security Gates & Barriers

What Should Be Considered When Designing Security Barriers And Bollards?

Whether you’re a residential or business customer, security barriers and bollards are your first line of defence when protecting your property and possessions. Once the preserve of high-class car dealers to thwart thefts from their forecourts, crash barriers and bollards are now commonplace.

They prevent unauthorised entry onto a property,[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

What Are The Advantages Of Interclamp?

Handrails, metal fences and barriers play an important role for businesses, protecting customers and property, so strength and durability are vital. Welding the parts of these structures is one option but this increases the time and cost of fabrication as well as complicating on-site assembly.

Interclamp, however, offers a reliable and[...]

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Handrailing Fabrication, Steel Staircase

When Would You Use A Grained Finish On Stainless Steel?

Regardless of whether stainless steel is for commercial or domestic use, in decorative or structural elements, the surface finish is a critical component.

A grained, or brushed, finish is achieved by creating parallel lines of rough ‘grains’ on a stainless steel surface, in one direction only. The grain makes the surface less susceptible to[...]

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Powder Coating

Are There Any Limitations On Powder Coating Colours?

Powder coatings create protective and decorative finishes on metals. Due to its high quality and durability, powder coating is a popular choice for many different applications.

The colour selection is virtually unlimited with a variety of finishes available including fluorescent, glossy, iridescent, high gloss and glitter. Also, colours tend to[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Steel Staircase

What Types Of Staircase Make The Best Use Of Steel Fabrication?

We all use staircases, generally without giving too much thought to their design and structure. Yet any staircase must fulfil at least two primary requirements: First, and most important, it must be fit for purpose – i.e. function as and when required, and provide essential safety and security so that users are not exposed to undue risk of[...]

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Powder Coating

Which Metals Are Compatible With Powder Coating?

Where there is a compatible metal surface, powder coating is an economic and eco-friendly alternative to liquid-based paints. The benefits of powder coating include the creation of a hard, long-lasting surface, offering solid resistance to heat and chemicals, as well as protection against corrosion and extreme weather.

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