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Established in 2001, I.c.joinery are a well respected family ran company doing everything from small projects up to contract work for the ministry of defence. The pride we take in our work speaks for itself. Offering a full design, manufacturing (in our own workshops) and installation service, also project management with access to all trades.

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Reviewed by Dan on 30/7/2018

Ian did a great job with a fast turnaround, and offered design choices

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

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

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.

E.N.V.CONTRACTORS LTD.

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are a building company specialising in structural building work and steel work. Operating from London to Brighton, the company was incorporated 20 years ago with many customers who return to use our services. At ENV we pride ourselves in our attention to detail and quality of work. References can be provided on request.

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Reviewed by Katy on 16/1/2019

David was very reliable, professional and always kept me updated throughout the job. Would definitely use ENV contractors again.

Stephen Hemmings

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Qualified City & Guilds Bricklayer with more than 30 years experience, GPS Fibre glass roofing registered, General Builder/ Handy man. Brickwork, Conservatories/Orangeries, Paving, Plastering, Alterations, Wall/Floor tiling, Roofing, Skylights, Guttering.

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Reviewed by Joseph on 12/8/2019

Superb service, explained everything clearly, quick response and a very professional job.

Watson Construction

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

A small local firm able to react to customers requirements for small to medium size works of any type.

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Reviewed by steven on 22/2/2019

Great service and communication from the very start. Very experienced builder, and did an excellent job, Thank you Ken and Anthony, I have no hesitations about using you again.

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 Sadie on 15/6/2019

We are really pleased with the work Dan recently undertook for us. He was very punctual and always turned up when he said he would. He gave a competitive quote, he did the work within the timeframe he gave us and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend him to friends and family and call him again for any future work.

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Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

We design, produce, supply and install, to your own or your client's specifications, many items, including wrought iron gates and fences, spiral staircases, railings, security grilles and burglar-bars. We also can provide an on-site welding service.

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Reviewed by Mona on 9/10/2019

A lovely polite genuine guy who carried out the job efficiently and effectively. Was on time and cleared up after himself, got a solid steel robust side gate for a fair price. Would defin use again and highly recommend. Thanks Jay

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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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