With structural steel components you can pretty much guarantee the same quality from any supplier in the UK. Delivery timeframe, customer service and coatings may vary, but the material quality of the steel itself will be the same. This is because all structural steel components – i.e. those used as part of the fabric of a building – have to[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.[...]
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.
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.
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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.