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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich

Fabrication Using Sheet Metal: Why Thickness Matters For Metal Fabrication Projects

The fabrication of sheet metal is a highly specialised task, requiring expert knowledge, skills, and equipment. If you’re planning to outsource the architectural steelwork for a civil engineering, commercial, or construction project, it’s vital to employ the services of a competent fabricator who can guarantee high-quality finishing that[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich

How Do We Guarantee Accurate Quotations For All Of Our Projects?

Getting an accurate, reasonable, and appropriate quotation for your project is one of the most important parts of planning any new steel build. But how is it possible to get an accurate estimate before the parts are purchased, manufactured, and assembled?

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Structural Steel Fabrication

5 Key Advantages Of Using Structural Steel In Construction

Structural steel refers to any type of steel that is moulded and cut for use in building large-scale inhabited and communal structures, such as apartment buildings, factories, and skyscrapers.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

How Can I Weatherproof My Steel Fabrications?

A steel structure placed outdoors for any length of time will inevitably have to contend with damage from nature and the elements. While steel is, thankfully, all but immune to pests and melting and warping (in normal conditions), rain, wind, and snow can reduce the appearance, surface hardness, and the structural integrity of exposed steel[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Plasma Cutting

What Is Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication is an umbrella term used to describe the creation of a component, part or structure, out of metal. Metal fabrication typically involves manipulating raw materials, in the form of sheet metal, metal billets, bars or rods, through one or more processes – including, but by no means limited to, cutting, bending and assembly – to[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Handrailing Fabrication

The Importance Of Finishes On Metal Handrails

Handrails are primarily a critical safety feature, a way for people to move safely up and down flights of stairs or steps, particularly in cold or wet weather when the surface under their feet may be slippery.

Handrail manufacturing is governed by health and safety legislation with regulations defining aspects such as their position and height.[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Metal Fabrication in Norwich, Plasma Cutting

3 Stainless Steel Finishing Options

Stainless steel is a hard, strong, ductile material, which is easily fabricated and modified, with excellent resistance to corrosion. Consequently, stainless steel is suitable for a variety of structural and decorative applications in the building sector and elsewhere, but surface finish remains an important consideration.

The majority of[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

What Are The Advantages Of Interclamp?

Handrails, metal fences and barriers play an important role for businesses, protecting customers and property, so strength and durability are vital. Welding the parts of these structures is one option but this increases the time and cost of fabrication as well as complicating on-site assembly.

Interclamp, however, offers a reliable and[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication, Steel Staircase

What Types Of Staircase Make The Best Use Of Steel Fabrication?

We all use staircases, generally without giving too much thought to their design and structure. Yet any staircase must fulfil at least two primary requirements: First, and most important, it must be fit for purpose – i.e. function as and when required, and provide essential safety and security so that users are not exposed to undue risk of[...]

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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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