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Structural Steel Fabrication

National (UK) Structural Steelwork Specification - What Is Required By Law?

 

At GLW we place a great emphasis on high quality structural steel fabrication – but what does the much used term ‘high quality’ mean in practice. Part of our quality assurance is in our adherence to the National Structural Steel Specifications. In this article we explain what the specs are and how our fabrications meet all the legal[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

How To Ensure Quality In Structural Steel Fabrication

Quality assurance should be the most important part of any structural steel fabrication project. As such, it’s the responsibility of the steel fabrication company to make sure that each practice and process goes through a detailed quality assurance programme.

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Soda Blasting

4 Ways Soda Blasting Can Help Clean Industrial Equipment

Soda blasting is an effective alternative to sand blasting on many industrial cleaning projects, especially where sandblasting can pose a risk of harm to delicate surfaces. The purpose of soda blasting is to remove impurities from steelwork (and industrial equipment), to prepare it for a protective coating. The blasting process enables optimum[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Structural Metal Fabricators For A Successful Project

When you’re looking for outsourced structural metal fabricators, it’s important to determine whether they are the best fit for your project or not beforehand. Unless you want to end up with a project that lacks quality and reliability, you must find the right fabricator with the right blend of experience, service guarantees and suitability.[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

The Hidden Dangers Of Structural Steelwork Construction

When it comes to structural steelwork construction, companies need to be diligent to avoid any possible problems. No matter what type of construction and steelwork is ongoing in a project, there are several dangers involved in the process.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Steel Frame Construction

Steel frame construction is steadily increasing its market share in the construction and civil engineering sector. However, is steel framing an effective construction method compared to the alternatives? In this article we will weigh out the pros and cons of structural steel frame construction as a guide for developers and design engineers[...]

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Powder Coating

Quality Powder Coating In Norwich

When it comes to choosing powder coating for fabricated steel parts, it can be a confusing and time consuming process. What started off in the 1960s as a new trend in civil engineering, quickly stuck in the market and has been popular ever since. Power coating in Norwich makes up for over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, which is a[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Structural Steelwork Contractors: The Benefits Of Hiring Professionals

When it comes to hiring structural steelwork contractors, you can’t afford to take a gamble with quality. Hiring a professional contractor can make all the difference between a durable and reliable structure. With professional services, you just can’t go wrong.

Unfortunately, many businesses don’t take sufficient caution when looking for[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

A Quick Checklist To Help You Ensure Turnaround & Quality With Your Steel Fabrication Company

When managing a construction or civil engineering project it is common to outsource structural and architectural steel components to a specialist fabrication company. For many project managers this is a sore point, because steel fabrications are notorious for throwing off project timetables and forcing products to run over budget. Quality is[...]

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