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Steel Staircase

What Regulations Apply To Staircases In The UK?

Since 2010, any staircase built or maintained in the United Kingdom has been governed by an extensive, stringent set of legally-binding safety and quality control regulations. These regulations control the height, length, safety features, materials, and joinery used in every new and renovated staircase in Britain as well as their surroundings.[...]

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What Are The Best Ways To Weld Stainless Steel?

Notwithstanding the different properties of stainless steel when compared with, say, carbon steel, the techniques for welding the two alloys are not dissimilar. However, stainless steel has a lower coefficient of thermal conductivity, so the temperature of both the base metal and the weld metal must be carefully controlled. Similarly, any[...]

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GLW Engineering At The 2020 March Steam & Vintage Show

The March Steam and Vintage Show has become a must-attend event for fans of steam and vintage vehicles in Cambridgeshire and we're really looking forward to this year's edition. Read on to discover more about this fantastic show and find out how you can ensure you see us while you're there.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Working With A Steel Fabrication Company – How To Manage Your Project Effectively

When you hire a steel fabrication company to provide structural or architectural metalwork, the aim is to receive a quality service and to complete your project in a cost-effective and timely manner. However, if you want to get the most out of your partnership, it's important to take a constructive and collaborative approach to project[...]

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Hot Zinc Spraying, Powder Coating

How To Prevent Coating Defects On Steel Surfaces

Coating steel surfaces can be a cost-effective way of protecting them from damage, but if not done properly, several issues can occur. Your coating may develop defects, such as thin patches, drips, and bumps, reducing its effectiveness and negatively affecting its appearance. So, how can you minimise the number of coating defects that you get?

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Soda Blasting, Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting, Abrasive Blast Cleaning Methods

Can Abrasive Blast Cleaning Be Eco-Friendly?

When you need to remove paint, rust, or other substances from industrial equipment, abrasive blast cleaning can be exceptionally effective. However, if you work for a company that's keen to minimise its impact on the environment, you may be worried that the process lacks green credentials. So, can abrasive blast cleaning be environmentally[...]

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Abrasive Blast Cleaning Methods

A Brief Guide To Bead Blasting

Many abrasive blast cleaning methods can be used to clean metal surfaces, each with their own pros and cons. In this post, we take a closer look at one of these processes – bead blasting – in more depth, so you can assess whether or not it meets your needs.

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Soda Blasting

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is a method of light, non-abrasive cleaning that uses compressed air to blast aerosolised particles of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) mixed with plain water onto a dirty or tarnished surface using a compressed air pump. The pressurised soda mix is sprayed through a hose and left to dry (as with power washing). It's[...]

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Plasma Cutting

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting is a high-tech cutting method that uses an ionised, focused jet of gas to slice through thin sheet metal. An internal, high-voltage electrode in the cutter rapidly heats a compound gas mixture to over 20,000 centigrade when switched on. Shielding gas is used as a propellant and barrier to focus and move the induced plasma from[...]

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Steel Staircase

Why Choose Spiral Staircases For Small Spaces

Do you need to safely connect two floors yet lack vast amounts of space on either? Have you completed an attic renovation or loft conversion and want to move beyond using a retractable ladder to get in and out? Are you looking for a tasteful, efficient, yet unobtrusive addition for your commercial space? If so, a spiral staircase from GLW[...]

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