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Reviewed by June on 23/1/2020

Excellent work could not have asked for more they worked solidly throughout the time did more than you could wish cleaned up after each day needed to complete job explained each step sent certificates for all electrical work even put in a heat alarm in kitchen I had never heard about and guarentee to cover Lewis was excellent person who did the work plus mate many thanks June

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 Karen on 1/12/2019

This was the first time we'd used Rated People so didn't know what to expect, but Dave was fab, turned up on time, did a great job and tidied away. We have no hesitation in recommending him.

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 James on 24/1/2020

Knowledgeable tradesman who works to a high standard.

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 Maria on 19/1/2020

Excellent job done thank you Clive. The work passed building regs with no issue at all. Clive was punctual, professional and really helpful as were his team. We would definitely recommend Cv Building and use the company again. We are delighted.

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.

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 Jennifer on 24/10/2019

Very, professional, informative and friendly. I haven't gone ahead with the project but I wouldn't hesitate to use them when I do. Thank you again

THE STEEL DOCTORS

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 Jatinder on 28/10/2019

Jamhoi Johnson a lovely polite guy has given me a great product done in a very professional way I would recommend him to everyone who ask about the gates he made to measure for me. Jatinder obhrai.

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.

Pm builders&landscapers

Steel fabrication / Structural steelwork

Pm building & landscapers ,with 35 years building experience we cover all aspects of building works to be carried out ,extensions ,conversions ,garages ,porches brickwork .stonework ,retainers and much more ,ins work carried out .

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Reviewed by Andy on 4/8/2019

Colin and Paul came to view our “project” when it was nothing more than a mud bath! They offered some additional solutions and we agreed on what was to be done and price. We had Colin do the majority of the work and he put some serious hard work in, turning our mud bath into an amazing space! We can strongly recommend Colin and Paul from our experience, they are extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to fit us in around their busy schedule. Thanks guys!!

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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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