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R Line Roofing

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

Rline Roofing are a small family company that specialise in all your roofing needs including slate and flat roofs to fascias, soffits, dry verge capping and guttering, we offer a wide range of roofing solutions that will help transform your home. - RR

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Reviewed by Steve on 29/11/2020

Bobby was very prompt in replying to the request. He was very thorough in looking at the issue, explaining what could be done (with photos) and giving us a price for the work. He carried out the work the next day to a good standard as promised. I would recommend using his services.

Jaysconstruction

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are a groundwork’s and building company with 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Audrey on 8/12/2020

Jay and his team connected our garden house to the water supply and sewer network. They worked fast and did a very good job. Our terrace looks better now than before! The quote was honest for the amount of work. I really recommend them.

Sheamus Flynn

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

All aspects of work are carried out to a high standard working alongside clients to insure all needs are catered for.

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Reviewed by Sarfraz on 12/9/2020

Very unreliable- Disappointed because they agreed on a price and time scale.Dropped tools and then never showed up. Called and agreed to come but again never showed up. Took all his tools away the following day without informing us leaving a lot of mess in the garden.

Dream The Build

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

Meet the Dream The Build Ltd team Family run business man Catalin with his team make a great team altogether– each with his own skill set and over 20 years’ experience in the building trade. Alongside their commitment to high-quality workmanship and project management, Catalin believes that listening carefully to clients’ requirements, communicating on all aspects of a build, maintaining attention to detail and ensuring great customer service makes for satisfied clients.

TWO BROTHERS

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Chandrakala on 17/2/2021

Sabi and his team are very professional and finish the job as promised. Extremely happy with finished result. Very much satisfied and would definitely recommend.

E SAINT GEORGE LTD

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

is a London local business with over 15 years of construction experience. We specialise in all aspects of Home Refurbishments + Handy Man Services, Painting & Decorating, Patio Installations, Gardening & Fencing, Loft / Basement and Kitchen Extensions.

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Reviewed by Cedric on 25/2/2021

Endrit's team are top guys, communication throughout the project was very good and the work was finished on time to a top quality. highly recommended.

KCT London LTD

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

KCTLondon is a design-based Construction firm operating from Greater London, delivering quality services to clients’ satisfaction and within budget. Our products have remained high-end but our prices are competitive giving us the edge over many others.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 8/5/2017

I was very pleased with the work done. All the tradespeople were very helpful and pleasant We were very pleased with the works.

Bramhill Specialist Builder

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

Bramhill construction is a privately owned building company with over 20 years experience. Fully qualified, insured and registered members CSCS. Cob, Lime and Stone Laying, Eco Buildings, Barn Conversions / Extensions, Re-pointing Listed Buildings, ...

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/4/2020

Worked well for me, recomend.

SB Construction

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by David on 16/4/2021

Very Professional and High Quality Service. We able to accomate every requirement and deliver to an increadibly quality at a competitive & fair price. All the workers were timely, respectful and skilled, following the work a review was done to ensure we were completly happy. Looking forward to using them again for our next property work.

BARANOWSKI

Steel Fabrication / Structural steelwork

Priority-satisfied customer,high quality of service,liability insurance for work,professional team many years of experience,reference.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

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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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