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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 they[...]

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Sand Blasting

Maintenance Solutions For Sand Blasted Surfaces

The question of how to maintain clean sand blasted surfaces before the coating process is a familiar one.

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Shot Blasting

How Shot Blasting Can Give Your Equipment A New Lease Of Life

Shot blasting is a fast and cost effective process for smoothening rough metal surfaces. It is commonly employed to restore old equipment and steelwork, removing dirt, grease, rust and old paint in preparation for repainting. Our shot blasting gallery shows several examples of how we have applied this in practice.

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Shot Blasting

5 Reasons Why Shot Blasting Is Better Than Chemical Cleaners

Shot blasting has recently become an essential part of the metal and steel fabrication industry since it is cost effective and leave good finish. Shot blasting is used when preparing architectural or structural steel component for finishing.

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Blasting Methods, Grit Blasting

The Grit Blasting Process Explained

Grit blasting is an extremely popular method of preparing the surface of an object for subsequent finishing, such as with painting, powder coating and others. By abrading the surface of a target object with a high speed stream of abrasive particles, dirt and rust are removed, and grit blasting can even impart a texture to the surface if required.

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Powder Coating

How To Maintain Powder Coated Surfaces

Powder coated finishes are very robust and long lasting and normally require very little cleaning or maintenance. Some applications naturally receive more wear and tear than others and will show signs of ageing faster as a result. For example, a powder coated handrail on a busy staircase receives transfer of body oils, grime and dirt perhaps[...]

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