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Stevely Mansions carpentry

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Carpenter by preference but do most general building work with over 30 years experience from fitting a door to complete new build. I always leave the site clean and tidy. I take every job seriously as I know how important even the smallest job can be.

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Reviewed by Brian on 18/7/2018

Excellent tradesman highly recommended

We are private own company that have combined over 40 years experience in the building trade .We have joiners who been working on various projects from 1k - 1.5m budget . Plasters who can do internal and external wall covering of all kinds including wet or dry dashing , K-rend or just normal rendering . We have a brick layer who will build your extension or garden wall . We also have block paving expert who can fix or relay a new driveway or a patio for you . We are specialising in the flat conversion from start to finish . Taking full project management of your shoulders . We have build up good relationship with our suppliers and we can get a great deals on kitchens and all needed materials witch helps us to keep the cost down . We can deal with Building inspectors for you and making sure your building pass the sound test and comply with all the regulations . If you are looking for stress free project we are a dream team for you so feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with advice and completion of your project . We are happy to show you around our previous conversions to see the end results . No project is too small or too big for us so if you need your lock changing , wall plastering or you looking to build home of your dreams dont look any further .

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Reviewed by Sheila on 18/7/2018

would highly recommend JLD Construction, they did a fantastic job of renewing my old decking. Reasonable and affordable pricing, polite and hardworking, you don't get that every day!!

S.McKenzie Joinery

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

quality tradesmen at competitive prices and all work fully insured,

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Reviewed by Gillian on 18/7/2018

Scott supplied and fitted a window for us. He was courteous, extremely helpful and entirely reliable. We will definitely use him again.

Art Construction LTD

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

work with professionalism and honesty to make the customers happy ... why we need you guys to keep me always in working and biulder working with me thank you for trusting in Art constroction ltd.

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Reviewed by Mike on 18/7/2018

Paolo and his team were hard working and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Paolo for his professional and friendly service.

R I Daniels

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

I have been running my own business for 26 yrs, have experience in all types of general building,attended collage as a bricklayer, and hold a city and guilds certificate, i have worked on both large and small construction sites over the years

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Reviewed by jeanette on 18/7/2018

job done well thank you

clarkes facilities

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Carpentry, kitchen/bathroom fitting. gardening, decorating. Multiskilled tradesmen. No up front payment, only on completion and customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Huw on 18/7/2018

Did a superb job, I would recommend to anyone, tidied up after them as well unlike other tradesmen we have had in the past.

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Reviewed by Linda on 17/7/2018

Simon and the team made a great job of the front and side of the house. It had been badly laid previously and it now looks so lovely we have already had compliments from our neighbours. Although there were times when they hoped to turn up but weren't able to, we felt this was made up for with politeness, tidiness and when Simon went out of his way literally to make sure we had matching slabs travelling to Ipswich to collect them! We finally trust a tradesman and have more work planned for East Force!

C Silver Builders

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

I'm Chris Wyatt the director of C. Silver Builders, we carry out all types of Building works & Maintenance. We cover all trades and aspects for the all in one building approach. All our team are courteous reliable, take a lot of pride in the work to maintain high standards. We have the following accreditations to, Federation of master builders, Trust Mark, Association of master tradesmen & Checkatrade. We have all the correct insurances in place and can provide when asked, also have a waste carriers license to dispose of rubbish correctly & safely. Myself and my team have had many years experience and a wide range of training through ours years, we have many contacts in all various trades so no job to small or big with nothing we cant hanldle. find us on facebook Chris silver

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Reviewed by Gavin on 17/7/2018

I was quoted a price for the garden from pictures I sent. When he turned up the price doubled. I agreed as I had a tenant moving in. He came in my absence and did not do a great job. on inspection. He clearly left things he thought he could get away with not doing. Parts were good but it was not a finished job. Had to get him back for a second day to finish what he should have done. Still not 100% happy with the job but paid him to save any headache.

Clagz Plumbing and Property Services is a Cardiff based business. We offer domestic and commercial plumbing, heating, gas and property services to customers throughout South Wales. At Clagz Plumbing and Property Services we pride ourselves on price transparency, good honest advice and work completed to the highest standards. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced to attend and remedy any problems you have encountered.

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Reviewed by ALISON on 16/7/2018

Well what can I say, arrived on time, two very pleasant guys, left my kitchen as they found it, very reasonable price, altogether excellent service, very very pleased with the work these guys did.

JNM CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

sole trader operation with over 35 yrs continuous experience. trade indentured, city&guilds1st and time served.all aspects of brickwork with particular concentration to repointing, restoration,strengthening& surface cleaning.all lime& Portland mortar done

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Reviewed by paul on 16/7/2018

John worked hard and the job was more complicated than it was first thought He came back several times in the searing heat to finish it off

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Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork specialists - what you need to know

What is a steelworker or steel fabricator?

Steelwork or steel fabrication might be something you’d associate with large-scale industrial projects. But if you’re looking to renovate your home, add a customised extension or a specialist feature like a mezzanine floor into an existing building, steelwork could be central to your project.

“Steels” (the jargon you’ll hear bandied about by tradespeople) will feature in nearly every home somewhere – usually in the form of lintels (an architectural support). But as our appetite for more creative extension and renovation projects expands, steelwork is now used to make any number of different structures possible. Think balconies, raised decking, modern extensions featuring large glazed panels, or simply specialist fencing or gating.

Sometimes bricks and mortar or even timber structures won’t be possible, due to space constraints, cost, or even particular load-bearing demands. This is where steelwork comes into its own – as it’s more versatile and therefore capable of bringing the grandest (or humblest) of projects to life. Steelworkers won’t just be able to install the structure though – most will also be able to produce (fabricate) the metal item too.

Cost of steelworking or steel fabrication services

There’s a huge variety of applications or services that steelworkers and steel fabricators can deliver. And that means there’s a huge variation in the cost for steelwork jobs too.

Typically, you’d expect to pay £55-£75 per metre for standard structural beams. For entire structures, the complexity will have a big impact on the cost. A simple galvanised steel-frame building could cost anywhere from £40-£200 per m2 depending on materials and the structural engineering requirements.

What are typical structural steelwork projects?

Structural steelwork involves creating all (or a load-bearing part) of a building. For home renovation or building projects, that means:

  • Entire structures – prefabricated buildings that are basically a steel-framed shell.
  • Roofing – a specific roof structure made from steel beams. Steel will be used where timber may not suitable, usually due to load-bearing demands or a specific design being required.
  • Staircases – traditionally these are timber constructions, but in certain cases steel is more suitable, again either for design or structural reasons

What do steel fabricators make?

Steel fabricators will usually be able to turn their hand to any number of jobs, such as:

  • Fencing – creating bespoke designs or sizes of fencing, tailored to precise requirements.
  • Gates – crafting a specific style or size of gate, as well as installing it to ensure it opens and closes smoothly.
  • Balconies – this overlaps with structural steelwork, as the balcony will need to be load bearing. In terms of the balcony design though, a steel fabricator can create custom styles or sizes according to your specifications.
  • Staircases – again, this will require both fabrication and structural work, but your steelworking expert will be able to craft a specialist or custom staircase according to your requirements.

The qualifications your steelwork and steel fabrication expert needs

Steelworkers and fabricators don’t require any formal qualifications, but some will have completed an apprenticeship before progressing on to gain further experience. And that experience is crucial, especially when it comes to structural work, which needs to be soundly manufactured and able to carry heavy loads.

Planning permission for steelwork and steel fabrication jobs

Steel work itself won’t require planning permission, but the structure it is used to create may need formal approval. If you’re considering a steel structure for an extension, building a new garage or even something as relatively straightforward as installing a balcony, it’s worth consulting the planning portal website before you give the green light to proceed with any steelwork.

Insurance for steelwork and steel fabrication

Most reliable and professional tradespeople will hold public liability insurance, but don’t make assumptions. Be sure to ask for a copy of their insurance, so you’re satisfied that both you and they are protected against accidental damage.

Questions you should ask your steelwork or steel fabrication expert

  • Can they provide a copy of their public liability insurance?
  • How many years of experience do they have?
  • For structural projects, do they provide a warranty on their work?
  • For steelwork projects, do they have photos of items they have previously produced?

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