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.
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.
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.
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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There are few better ways to experience the spirit of the historic fenland town of March than when the annual steam fair rolls into town. Offering a little something for everyone, this event showcases classic steam engines against a backdrop of local craft ales, a miniature steam train,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
The differences between mild steel sheet and stainless steel are quite fundamental. It does mean that some different fabrication techniques are required when working in the different materials.
When you choose a steel fabricator for your next project in Norwich, it's easy to become overwhelmed by eye-catching photos. There are more things to consider than the final result, though. It's impossible to see errors or delays in the final photos but that's all you will think about if it happens to your project. Luckily, there are ways to[...]
Finding the right steel fabricator in Cambridge can be challenging because of numerous factors. Oftentimes, the choice is based on cost. Even though cost is critical in any activity, the overall experience, communication, capabilities, and quality are equally important and should be taken into consideration. In the article below you will find[...]