We have an in house team of structural engineers with over 60 years experience in the design of steel framed buildings, who will be dedicated to your project from start to finish. We use CADSA3DMax analysis and CADS member, composite, portal and connection design software together with CSC Fastrak Design Suite including portal, member, connections to assist the design of your project to either BS5950 or EC3.

The design office works closely with our in house drawing office to produce a 3D modelwhich is thoroughly checked by our engineers.

The design department can assist in the tendering of design and build projects as well carrying out full contract design. Our engineers are always willing to assist in developing your project and look to offer value engineered solutions where possible to the benefit of our clients.

Drawing Office

We have an in-house drawing office team of experienced draughtsmen who will be dedicated to your project, all overseen by the drawing office manager. 3D modelling and detailing is carried out using Autodesk Advance Steel which has been optimized by Autodesk in partnership with Graitec to work seamlessly with the latest versions of Autodesk Revit. This aids greatly with the input of engineers or architects 3D models or DWG drawings and forms part of the Autodesk BIM synchronisation. Models can then be easily exported to IFC, Revit, Navisworks and DWG native format for viewing & checking on AutoCAD 2020


We are at the forefront of BIM data exchange and have been audited by the BCSA for compliance with BIM Level 2 by demonstrating that we comply with ISO 19650, BIM level 2 training has been provided to all of our draughtsmen by the BSI to ensure we are up-to-date with the latest developments within the industry.


As well as the fabrication drawings, material lists, bolt list, loading list etc. the software outputs NC data for direct input to our CNC machinery for a greater level of accuracy with fabrication.


Fabrication is carried out at either our Norwich or Rackheath workshops. The full range of Advance sections can be processed in S275 or S355 material using our CNC drilling machinery. Welding is carried out by our team of plater / welders qualified to BS EN ISO 9606-1. Visual weld inspection is carried out in house with independent NDT inspectors called in on a regular basis all in line with our Factory Production Control system which forms part of the CE Marking process. Steelwork fabrication is carried out in accordance with the National Structural Steelwork Specification – 6th Edition and our manufacturing process is CE marked to EN1090-1 Execution Class 2.

Shot Blasting & Painting

Shot blasting and painting is carried out in our specialist facility at Aylsham in Norfolk. Blasting is carried out after fabrication and painting carried out within 4 hours of blasting. We generally use either single pack or 2 pack Sherwin Williams primer paint systems for our own projects although other options are available.

We have capacity to carry out additional blasting and painting and if you wish to make use of our facilities please contact the main office or the paint shop direct using the details on the contact page of this website.


For information about our blasting and painting service - Click here


Erection is carried out by our dedicated in house or specialist subcontractors site teams. All site teams are aware of the high standards in Health, Safety and Quality that we and our customers expect. The delivery and erection is fully co-ordinated in house by our erection department and we have our own Appointed Person to prepare lifting plans, risk assessments and method statements who is qualified to SMSTS, IPAF and CITB CPCS Lifting Operations.

All the site personnel have the latest relevant CSCS, CPCS, IPAF PAL+ and PASMA plant and equipment handling certification and all our site supervisors have SSSTS / NVQ  certification.

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