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We are a small friendly company. With 30 years experience. We are fully insured. Payment only when work is completed to your full satisfaction. We supply fully detailed quotes along with before and after photos. All work carries a full written guarantee.

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Reviewed by Ronnie on 16/1/2020

Quick turnaround and was very satisfied with works

Andris carpentry joinery and general building were established in 2003.As a fully qualified UK craftsman with over 17 years of experience as a carpenter and joiner, with knowledge in general building to. We provide competitive prices and honest services.

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Reviewed by Sonia on 17/2/2020

I was impressed by Andris‘s knowledge of kitchens. Needed a few jobs doing. I didn’t like that he was a little pushy towards a few items I had. He wanted me change the gas hobs to an electric induction unit, also to change the extractor fan too. Andris asked how much I’d paid for the kitchen (which frankly is no ones business). I got £2500.00 off due to sales. What surprised me was the quote. Put on this website for kitchen to be installed for £500. He hadn't read that and quoted over £2200.00.

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 Val on 10/3/2020

Outstanding?? Michael was very knowledgable and trustworthy. He explained exactly what he was going to do and kept us updated throughout the work. He was very reliable throughout. Brilliant job very pleased. Thank you

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 Kapil on 6/5/2020

Clive and his team have done an amazing job no request is to big an ask! Clean tidy and respectful to all aspects of work. Best tradesman I have hired in over 5 years.

Can construction

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

CAN Construction ! Est19 YR. ALL aspects of R.S.J. Work ,Alterations,Steels and lintels. knock through specialists. . FULLY INSURED.

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Reviewed by Darren on 21/5/2020

Great service and nothing seemed to much for them.

David Turnbull

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

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Reviewed by Stuart on 2/11/2019

We had David remove a load bearing wall for us. His team did a god job and were pleasant to deal with. Good communication meant the job went without a hitch. Many thanks!

Based in Reading, our company specialises in renovation and refurbishment, listed building projects, extensions and alterations, also loft conversion and dormers. Our team, led by our highly experienced Project Manager will ensure work is carried out to the highest standard, whilst keeping the customer advised at all times and within the desired timeframe.

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Reviewed by Sophie on 15/3/2020

Great guys who did a stunning job, very diligent and happy to talk through ideas. Kept in great contact throughout and did jobs to a high standard.

I have been in the building trade for 15 years working on many jobs ranging from the smallest to the size of a new build. Main works undertaken: Blockwork/Brickwork Carpentry Plastering/Drylining/Rendering Tiling Decorating Bathroom Installations

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Reviewed by Simon on 13/11/2019

We can highly recommend Dan. When we originally requested a quote he came back quickly and was very detailed and thorough. He always showed up when he said he would, his work was at a high standard and always made sure everything was clean and tidy at the end of each day. He and his staff was very friendly. We will definitely use him again for our next project.

HOMESLEA

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are a family run business with over 40 years experience in the construction industry we provided ourselves on our workmanship in building trade we cover all aspects of building and landscaping brickwork roofer refurb extensions conversions steelwork carpentry plastering electrics and plumbing tree surgery driveways patios and pathways artificial grass turf and fencing All aspects of construction and landscaping We hope to work with you in the near future on your project

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Reviewed by Pauline on 29/3/2020

The work done is excellent. My garden has certainly had a makeover . Many thanks.

jabrickwork

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

hello, we are a small building service . clean tidy friendly tradesmen specializing in small building projects. high standard of quality assured. city n guilds time served tradesmen.

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Reviewed by Gregory on 30/9/2019

An excellent and professional job with a high quality finish and cost effective too. Would definitely use them again in the future and recommend their services.

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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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