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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 Mark on 30/5/2019

came quickly, sorted the job out using the materials I provided and were able to adapt to situation another builder had left the job in very well.

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 Nathan on 23/5/2019

I thoroughly recommend CV Buildings they are very professional, punctual and give a good price. I will be using them again when I convert my garage.

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 Ashley on 14/5/2019

Excellent work I would definitely recommend

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.

We are a small building company operating in the Henley & Oxford areas, with some 30+ years experience. We specialise in extensions, alterations and all types of refurbishment work including kitchens and bathrooms to domestic properties and small commercial premises. We have a small freindly team of mature qualified trades people, and offer free advice and estimates. We will provide a full specification, clearly showing all work included in our estimate. We hold Public Liability insurance to protect your family and home and we are tidy workers, who share a pride in good workmanship. We can offer: A comprehensive easy to understand estimate. A guaranteed duration of time on your project. A minimum where necessary of 2/3 men at work 5 days a week. A responsible foreman on site, contactable during normal working hours. The price we quote is the price you pay. Stage payment plans offering you complete control over finances. NO upfront payments. We can if required, work alongside your own professional team.

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Reviewed by Ruth on 14/3/2019

We found Lee very reliable and helpful to work with on this project. He was flexible to meet our needs, doing the job in two parts. When some work needed to be rectified he came back straight away to do it to ensure that all was ok. We would definatley ask Lee to do work for us again.

SD Building & Plastering

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

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Reviewed by Sean on 19/6/2019

Very good and very helpful and polite chap.

CONCEPT CONSTRUCTION

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.

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 Lysette on 3/5/2019

Great work and quick service

D.H.Building

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Family business with 30 years experience. All aspects of building work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Sophie on 2/2/2019

What a fantastic job. Absolutely no mess left, all work carried out exactly as planned and finished to a high standard. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

My name is Luke Fullwood, owner of Re-model professional builders, we are fully qualified with over 15 years experience. We are a small company that believes in honesty, hard work and above all trustworthy in delivering customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Alan on 25/5/2018

Luke was here when he said he would be, on time and prepared. No going off to get equipment and materials - he was here to work. The job was completed in the timescale he promised, on budget and to a high standard. We are delighted by the outcome and would not even think about using anyone else for any future work on our home.

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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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