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Structural Steel Fabrication, Handrailing Fabrication

How Is CAD Used In Bespoke Metal Fabrication?

Computer-aided design (CAD) has revolutionised the bespoke metal fabrication industry. Designers and engineers need no longer rely on technical drawings – precisely, but painstakingly, created by hand – to turn their customer’s bespoke metalwork designs into reality. They can turn, instead, to fast, versatile and sophisticated CAD software.[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Will EU Steel Fabrication Standards Still Apply In The UK Following Brexit?

The quick answer is yes – for the foreseeable future at least, and beyond this for companies trading with the EU. The main regulatory regime affecting the fabrication and assembly of steel structures is the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), a piece of European Union (EU) legislation that was incorporated into UK law in July 2014. The CPR[...]

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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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Structural Steel Fabrication

5 Different Staircase Types Compared

When it comes to stairs, there are many kinds to choose from. But which one is right for your building? Different staircases contain different construction materials, form factors, and select quirks that subtly alter the ideal use of each. Whether your staircase is going to be public, private, indoors, or outdoors can also make a huge[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

What Are The UK Building Regulations For Stairs & Steel Banister Rails?

At GLW Engineering, amongst the many quality steel products we make are bannisters and railings. These simple devices are literal lifesavers, protecting users from falls, drops, and trips on stairwells and high platforms.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

How To Find The Right Steel Barrier Contractor For Your Project

Everyone knows that the best contractors must be trustworthy and reliable. They also have to offer a personalised, customer-focused service at a practical cost. However, given that virtually every company will claim to do this, how do you pick the one that is really guaranteed to perform?

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Handrailing Fabrication

The Most Suitable Type of Metal For Outdoor Railings and Handrails

Your railings and handrails must do more than merely offer support and protection. They must survive rough weather, compliment your architecture, and keep looking good with minimal maintenance. Every metal satisfies these goals in unique ways, allowing project managers to find the precise properties they need from their railing systems.

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Balustrade Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Handrailing Fabrication

The Top 4 Most Important Considerations When Fabricating Steel Barriers

Whether to navigate traffic or provide security, steel barriers are a valuable addition to many public and commercial spaces. Their close cousin – the security gate – is equally important. When fabricating this type of installation, there are a few important dos and don’ts. Let’s take a look.

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Handrailing Fabrication

Pros And Cons Of Horizontal Cable Railings

Horizontal cable railings are a trendy option that’s enjoying a comeback as an alternative to metal, wood or glass barriers in residential and commercial properties. Cable railings are horizontal, twisted wire ropes attached to vertical posts made of metal or wood, with a top guard rail for safety and support.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Cambridge University Case Study

At GLW Engineering we believe in good quality. That’s why we take our CE rating so seriously, and why we continually invest in new equipment and innovations. However, sometimes there is nothing as good as a timeless staircase, and our recent project for Cambridge University reinforces the importance of finding harmony between appearance,[...]

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