We were instructed as the Steel Fabrication Company by the main contractor Ingham and Garner to work with the architect, client and structural engineer to create an aesthetically pleasing steel frame for a residential home being built in Formby, close to Freshfields Nature Reserve. Due to the close proximity to the coastal area. It was required to be galvanised and etched with mordant solution to allow a key for paint to adhere, to provide a 25 year protection guarantee. It was created to support a glass floor and balcony area protruding from the first floor bedroom. Following the site survey we had to negotiate a number of newly planted trees to access the rear of the building with the steelwork without the use of mechanical devices to the proposed location .This was over come by the use of a turntable trolley. The steel was then lifted into position using a genie lift following our method statement at all times.
This is a recent job that we did in Whiston A & E. We created a structural steel fabrication that consisted of a box section. We used a box section because this is often a better option as it looks better than a standard beam. Although it is equally as strong.
Because we were fitting to a box section we used specific bolts called blind bolts. These allowed us to bolt the RSJ beams to the box section.