steel fabrication

Steel fabrication – what does is mean?

Structural steelwork designed, manufactured and installed by Steelwork Engineering

Here at Steelwork Engineering we often use the phrase ‘steel fabrication’ in our blog posts and with this in mind, we thought we’d explain in a little more detail what it actually means!

The term ‘steel fabrication’ is simply used to describe the process used to manufacture separate steel components. Once assembled and joined together, these separate components create a complete steel frame, designed to create the ‘skeleton’ of an office block, for example. Steel framed buildings are incredibly versatile because the frames can be manufactured from either standard sized steel sections, or if this isn’t appropriate, fabricated sections which are made to order.

The fabrication of steel sections has changed beyond all recognition over recent decades. In the not too distant past we used tape measures to check measurements, whilst these days we make the most of computer aided design and detailing. Computer aided design (CAD as it is widely known), is software which used to design each separate section. The CAD software we use is linked directly to the machinery on our factory floor, enabling us to reduce manufacturing times whilst ensuring consistent accuracy and quality.

High quality steel fabrication services provided by Steelwork Engineering

At Steelwork Engineering we have decades of experience in the manufacture of a wide range of steel extensions, pitched roof buildings and steel portal frames, ready to be assembled and directed on site. Ideal for a diverse range of construction projects, from shopping centres and factories through to small agricultural buildings and domestic extensions, our steel fabrication services have been developed to offer high quality products at a cost-effective price.

We also offer a design and build service which, when used alongside our steel fabrication service, can help you make significant savings during the pre-build phase of your construction project. Our experienced team of draughtsmen and designers have the skills and expertise to design your building for you. In addition, they also have experience of working with SES, providing you with reassurance that the relevant standards are met.

Contact Steelwork Engineering to find out more

To find out more about our steel fabrication services, or to arrange an appointment with one of our design team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the ‘contact us’ section of our website.