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Lawrence Construction

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Your local builder with over 35 years of experience in the building trade. Our work will be carried out prompt, efficiently, to a high specification and with good workmanship. References are available upon request.

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Reviewed by Alex on 5/12/2018

Dave quoted us a really competitive price for our wall removals and fitting of RSJ. He sorted building control and even did other odd jobs for us such as making good the floor, removing ceilings and removing and boarding fireplace. A really nice man, very reliable, punctual and would recommend his services.

CV Building & Gardens

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

We specialize in many aspects of the building trade and garden design. IE: structural steels, stud-work & partition walls, plaster-boarding, concreting, demolition, rubble removal, landscaping, artificial lawns, patios, decorative stone & edgings etc.

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 15/1/2019

Very pleased with the work done. They are very reliable, they did exactly what they said they would do when they said they’d do it and for a very reasonable price. Clive made sure I did everything I was suppose to with the council, which I wouldn’t have had a clue about, and Clive and his partner were very friendly. I would definitely use them for any future work.

Welcome to this site. The client is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. They are not an interruption to our work, they are the purpose of it.

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Reviewed by xiaoqiang on 13/12/2018

This company works very efficiently from communicating to finishing the job. Just what I needed. xiaoqiang

Strathmore joinery

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are a 2 man fit out...With over 26 years experience combined...We are very competitive with our prices with a maximum high standard of finish....We are hoping to achieve happiness from as many customers on here as possible and hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed by Girish on 20/5/2018

kept his price promise and has not increased the cost. He delivered the fully functional shower room in absolutely immaculate condition in 9 days. Very happy with the workmanship and quality of job. I am pleased that I selected them for works in my house. These duo is very honest and highly competitive in price. A truly 5 star service. As a result I have given them more works in the kitchen and basement. I have no hesitation in recommending Stratmore joinery for home makeovers.

Silvermere Properties Ltd

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are a surrey based construction company looking to expand and build upon our existing client base within both the residential and commercial sectors. We provide a wide range of building services from extensions and conversions to driveways and patios.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 24/4/2018

Builder explained there were family circumstances involved that meant he could not attend. Ignore previous comment.


Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Over 30 years trade experience

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/12/2018

Gary did a great job on our new kitchen diner. He knocked down a load bearing wall, installed RSJs and fit the new kitchen and engineered wood floor. He worked hard and was efficient and tidy. We're really happy with the finished job.

Hi offering a quality professional services at affordable prices with guaranteed job satisfaction , brickwork blockpaving ,flat roofing,plasterwork,garage conversion demolition,refurbishment,extensions, we have 25 year experienced we cover all aspects of building work

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Reviewed by Luke on 24/11/2018

Needed skirting fitted soon as possible and Steve called on Friday. Come to see the job on the Friday and Saturday the job was started and completed. Steve did a incredible job with wonky walls. Steve told me what needed to be done. Told me a time he would be at the job and he was on time. I would definitely use Steve again, I would definitely recommend Steve


Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Experienced in all aspects of building covering the whole of Yorkshire. We cover everything from extensions to insulation. We always work to a high standard and take pride in our work. We can also help with the process of obtaining plans and planning permission if needed. We are always happy to help and advise where needed.

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Reviewed by Adam on 10/12/2018

Both very polite and hard working got the job done when they said they would. I would highly recommend.

Valley carpentry ltd

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Valley Carpentry Ltd is a well established company in the Worthing area, We do from small jobs to big jobs from commencement to completion we value are reputation on are clients and always make sure they are satisfied.

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Reviewed by David on 6/9/2018

Mike was absolutely fantastic. Very impressed with his professional evaluation of the work required, and how he would approach the job. He came on time and worked extremely hard through the heat of the day keeping his good humour. Very pleased with the result and give him full recommendation.

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Reviewed by angela on 24/10/2018

I am delighted with the workmanship and ethic of Wez and his team. Worked hard till the job was finished to a high standard and left the garden neat and tidy. Polite and professional at all times. Would thoroughly recommend and will definately use again in the future.

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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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