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Steel beams provide crucial access to Norwich NDR

The New Year period has been a time of major milestones for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, but steel beams across the Norwich to Sheringham railway will make it much easier to get bulky materials to the site from April 2017. Work is ongoing on the major...
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Steel beams inspire Malaysian Miss Universe outfit

The steel beams of one of the planet's most iconic structures will be seen in a whole new light in late January 2017 as they form the design inspiration for the Malaysian Miss Universe entrant's national costume. Miss Universe 2017 is due to take place on January 30th...
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Steel road plates keep trenches safe and dry

Steel road plates are a vital ground covering where construction or maintenance work requires trenches to be dug - especially if the site is going to be left overnight. Whatever the weather may bring during the winter months, some work is essential and cannot be...
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Steel king post walls are quick and cost-effective

Steel king post walls offer a fast, cost-effective and convenient way to put a sturdy retaining wall in place using steel king posts to hold the panels or boards in position.  The process is simple - auger a hole and install the steel king posts as you would any kind...
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Steel beams for Eastham Bridge due in mid-October

The first steel beams for the new Eastham Bridge are due to arrive on to the site in mid-October, allowing work to get underway on a permanent replacement for the collapsed brick structure. On May 24th the bridge over the River Teme collapsed as the central archway of...
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Red Road towers are testament to strength of steel columns

The structural steel columns holding up Glasgow's Red Road towers have been listed as one of the reasons why two of the buildings remained standing even after being 'demolished' with explosives. Ahead of their demolition, the towers had already made headlines after it...
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Steel beams support expanse of glass on BBC Cardiff atrium

The new Cardiff headquarters of BBC Cymru Wales will make use of steel beams to support panes of glass 4.5 metres across, allowing natural light to flood into the premises' atrium. Rooflight specialists Roofglaze have confirmed they are to provide the glass for the...
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Steel road plates make no trench an obstacle

Steel road plates allow you to bridge trenches on active sites, an important way to remove what can otherwise be an inconvenient and potentially dangerous obstacle to all people and vehicles passing over the relevant patch of ground. While it may seem as though even a...
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Steel columns light the way for QE Class aircraft carriers

A total of fourteen 30m steel columns will be placed on piles already laid in Portsmouth harbour, in order to create the nautical equivalent of runway lights for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers that will dock there. Work is near completion, with the...
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Structural steel goes up at Scarborough Leisure Village

A major development project is taking shape in North Yorkshire, where the structural steel has gone up on Willmott Dixon's Scarborough Leisure Village site. The project is part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy, and testament to the nationwide and enduring benefits of...
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Lego steel mill makes headlines in Wales

You might expect to hear about structural steel being used to build a new Lego factory - but you probably wouldn't expect a Lego steel mill built entirely of the miniature plastic bricks. However, one man's dedication has produced exactly that, after a year of careful...
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Put UK steel suppliers first, urges industry

The steel industry has called for UK steel suppliers to be the first choice for procurement of the metal by the government and private businesses alike. It is one of the key issues raised in the UK Steel Manifesto, published since the EU Referendum result was...
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Unions urge government to support UK steel suppliers

Trade unions have responded to the Leave vote in the EU Referendum by calling on the government to make good on its promises to UK steel suppliers during the campaign. Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of the Community trade union and chair of the National Trade Union...
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Steel tubes star in global architecture

Steel tubes have taken centre stage in several recent architectural creations, including the world's biggest cruise ship - giving a genuinely global reach to the use of this enduring material in construction. First up, and much closer to home, a new shared working...
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400 tonnes of structural steel replace ‘cancerous’ Merafield Bridge

What goes up must come down, and Merafield Bridge on the A38 met a dramatic end in May while overlooked by a new bridge crossing containing some 400 tonnes of structural steel.   The new crossing is 80 metres in length and 11.3 metres wide, containing 401 tonnes...
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Steel columns give York Theatre Royal a new stage

They say all the world's a stage - and thanks to the installation of a number of steel columns, York Theatre Royal finally has a flat one. Until recent refurbishment work was carried out, the theatre's stage was more like a world of problems, with various alterations...
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Steel beams ‘bridge the gap’ on Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier was devastated by fire in October 2010, but with the support of local residents and a good number of reinforcing steel beams, the substructure was saved and a new boardwalk has been installed on top. The structure, which is nearly 150 years old, was all...
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Second hand steel helps with the 3 Rs

The so-called three Rs of being eco-friendly ask you to reduce, reuse and recycle, and second hand steel can help you to do just that. Following Earth Day on April 22nd, it's likely that environmental issues will be high on many people's agendas, and steel manufacture...
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Steel piling underpins electrification of Great Western rail route

Steel piling is providing a firm foundation for the overhead lines that will ultimately see one of Britain's oldest rail routes become electrified. The Great Western runs from South Wales to Paddington and is not only one of the oldest routes in the country, but is...
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A1 closes for steel beams to be lifted into place

A major roadworks project on the A1 will see a section of the road closed this weekend in order for six huge steel beams to be lifted into place to support a new bridge crossing. The A1 will be closed between Scotch Corner and Junction 56 at Barton from 8pm on Friday...
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Flame cutting of steel pipes and tubes

Flame cutting is one of the main methods of cutting steel pipes and tubes cleanly, allowing sections of tubular steel to be trimmed neatly and without squashing or deforming the cross-section of the pipe. It's an oxidation process - and although combustion is used, it...
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Steel road plates stay secure and solid

There's something reassuringly solid about steel road plates, great slabs of solid metal that remain visible throughout their use, and this is exactly the way it should be. As a strong and rigid material, they're capable of easily covering over trenches during...
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Steel Beams Keep The Elements Out Of Lindisfarne

Steel beams are among the materials being put to the test at Lindisfarne Castle as the National Trust works on ways to weather-proof the structure, which is battered by the elements on a daily basis. Lindisfarne is not even accessible by road at high tide, as the...
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Steel piles underpin ‘world first’ Burj Al Arab North Deck

Burj Al Arab, one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai - and in the world, in fact - has been making headlines with an innovative North Deck installed on 90 steel piles reaching out into the Arabian Gulf. The steel piles each measure 914mm in diameter, creating a...
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Steel columns link old with new in Lightspeed HQ

The new headquarters of Canadian software company Lightspeed have gained recognition around the world for the way old elements - such as the steel columns and wooden beams of the old hotel and station buildings - are combined with the new, in a clean white open space...
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Steel beams create new M4 crossing

The new bridge over the M4 at Shinfield began to take shape in early December as the huge steel beams that will support the roadway were dropped into place. With six lanes to support, the substantial construction project will carry traffic safely over the M4,...
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UK steel suppliers exempt from environmental tariffs

UK steel suppliers were given some cause for celebration in the Autumn Statement, with the news that the British steel sector is one of the energy intensive industries that will be given permanent exemption from environmental tariffs. Chancellor of the Exchequer...
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UK steel suppliers’ prices may soon rise

UK steel suppliers could start to raise their prices during 2016 as the market for the material readjusts to a period of high supply. On a global basis, supplies of steel have been high in recent years, leading to lower market prices - but the latest forecasts from...
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New steel beams could help the homeless in Brighton

New steel beams could be installed on Madeira Terrace, Brighton, following the news that the local authority has applied for £50,000 in funding from the government's coastal revival fund. Council leader Warren Morgan wrote on the Terrace's public Facebook group that...
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Steel pipes warmed the first concrete floors

Underfloor heating dates back to Roman times, when ventilation shafts were dug from the hearth outwards to carry warm air around the home. But it wasn't until the 1930s that the first in-floor heating systems were devised for concrete floors, by the American Frank...
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