The GLW Engineering Blog

Shot Blasting

Shot Blasting & Priming A BMW E30

We recently had the pleasure of helping the YouTube channel Restore It blast and prime a BMW E30 chassis and all of its bits.

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Powder Coating

Can Your Wheels Be Powder Coated?

Powder coating is a superb method for rejuvenating older cars and motorcycles. You don’t have to coat the entire body to make a big difference. Highlighting the wheels in a bright and complementary colour gives an instant lift to both car and owner. And it’s easily done.

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Powder Coating

Are Powder Coated Wheels Durable & Robust?

Car owners ask what makes powder coating so durable and robust, and why it’s preferred over paint for a long-lasting protective coating on their alloys. To find the answers let’s take a look at powder coating - how powders are made, what ingredients give protection, and how the powder coating process works.

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Powder Coating

5 Problems That May Occur When Powder Coating Wheels

There are 5 problems you should be aware of that may affect the quality of your wheel powder coating:

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Powder Coating, Shot Blasting, Handrailing Fabrication

Jan & Feb 2019 Project Highlights

January and February have been a busy month for our teams. We’ve been working up a sweat taking on tough projects from many clients and bringing them to life. Let’s take a look at what we’ve achieved this month and the skills we’ve successfully honed.

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5 Benefits Of Powder Coating Your Wheels

Attractive wheel rims catch the eye and powder coating them makes an otherwise dull car much more appealing. You know that damaged, dirty and dull rims pull even the most expensive car down. Powder coating has an uplifting effect and is well worth the effort. There are some very good reasons why powder coating alloy wheels makes sense:

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Handrailing Fabrication

UK Building Regulations For Handrails: A Quick Guide To Everything You Need To Know

Whether you need guardrails and handrails for the stairs of a commercial office development, or for a new mezzanine floor in factory or warehouse, there is a raft of specifications required by UK Building Regulations to ensure your handrails and railings meet required legislation for safety and building compliance.

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Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Handrailing Fabrication

The Fabrication Process For Handrailings

No matter how modern the ‘cost is no object’ interior of your client’s new office complex, the pièce de résistance is often the contemporary sweeping stairway with its glass balustrades and stainless steel handrails leading up to a mezzanine floor and surrounding balcony. In other areas of the business, such as warehouse or factory floor,[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Why You Should Avoid Cheap Metal Fabrication Companies

You are entrusting your architectural steel fabrication to a third party, so you really hope you have made a good choice. Metal fabrication companies are like any other industry in that the range of standards and quality can be anything from truly excellent to extremely poor. It’s the latter you want to avoid at all costs because the outcome of[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich

5 Most Common Metals Used To Fabricate Railings & Handrails

From building and reinforcing, to internal, decorative safety features; metal, in one form or other, plays an important part in the construction and fitting out of commercial properties. Handrails and railings are a case in point. Where some years ago, spindles and banisters would have been manufactured almost exclusively from timber, today[...]

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