Structural Steel in Preston

We have been trading for over 4 decades in fabrication and are industry leaders in structural steel in Preston and the surrounding area.

Our in-house staff from the fabrication, structural engineering, design and build team manages every element of your project. If you need advice on any Structural Steel project then speak to a member of the team at 01772 796 281.

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BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP

Structural steel stands as the backbone of modern construction. Offering a combination of strength, durability, and flexibility unparalleled by other materials.

We specialise in every phase of structural steelwork, providing comprehensive solutions from design through installation.

Our expertise spans multiple sectors, including commercial, educational, health, industrial, and leisure. We manage all aspects of your project, ensuring a seamless process and precise outcomes.

No matter the industry, our expertise in structural steel solutions brings visions to life. Although our roots are firmly planted in Preston, our reach extends nationally across the UK, bringing quality and precision to projects far and wide.

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we can help with a range of steel applications

Types of Steel Structures

There are many types of steel applications available, we’ve listed some of the popular types below but we will always complete a full survey to ensure the correct fabrication type is used for your project.

Trusses

Steel trusses are robust structural elements, commonly used in building construction to support roofs and bridges, offering strength, durability, and versatility in design.

Secondary Steelwork

Secondary steelwork complements primary structures by providing essential support and stability. It includes bracing, staircases, handrails, and bespoke connections for enhanced structural integrity.

Frames

Steel frames form the backbone of modern construction, offering strength, flexibility, and durability. They are integral in building structures ranging from skyscrapers to residential homes.

Mezzanine Floors

Mezzanine floors are intermediate floors built within existing structures. They maximise space by adding extra levels for storage, office, or retail use, without extending the building’s footprint.

Structural Steel in Preston

Why Choose Us?

If you have a large steel construction project we will fully manage the project for you to take away all of the stress.

At the heart of our operations is a team of expert fabricators and engineers, whose proficiency in CAD drafting, welding, structural detailing, and project management ensures that every project exceeds expectations. This skilled ensemble is adept at navigating the complexities of structural steel, from the initial design phase through to the final installation, guaranteeing both efficiency and excellence.

Should you require expert advice on structural steel, or if you’re looking to embark on a project that demands the highest level of expertise, we invite you to give us a call.

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Our Site-Survey, Design & Installation Process

At Touchline Fabrications, we pride ourselves on a meticulous and comprehensive structural steel installation process. This process ensures the highest levels of quality, safety, and efficiency, from the initial planning stages to the final handover.

Below is an in-depth look at our installation process, broken down into detailed steps.

The success of any structural steel project begins with thorough planning and preparation. Our approach includes several critical steps:

Site Survey:
  • Comprehensive Assessment: We conduct a detailed site survey to evaluate ground conditions, assess topography, and identify any obstacles that could affect construction.
  • Environmental Impact: We consider environmental impacts and ensure compliance with local regulations, including assessing potential effects on nearby ecosystems and communities.
  • Access Evaluation: We identify access points for machinery and materials, ensuring that transportation and logistics are efficiently planned.

Design Review
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  • Structural Analysis: Our engineers review and verify structural steel designs, focusing on load calculations, joint designs, and overall stability.
  • Regulatory Compliance: We ensure that all designs comply with relevant building codes and standards, including BS EN 1090 for structural steel and other applicable regulations.
  • Approval and Permits: We obtain necessary approvals and permits from local authorities, ensuring all legal and regulatory requirements are met.

Material Procurement
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  • Supplier Selection: We source high-quality steel components from reputable suppliers who meet our stringent quality standards.
  • Quality Assurance: All materials are inspected upon delivery to ensure they meet design specifications and industry standards.
  • Scheduling: We coordinate the delivery of materials to align with the project timeline, minimising delays and ensuring smooth progress.

A solid foundation is crucial for the stability and durability of any structural steel project. Our foundation and base preparation process includes the following steps:

Foundation Construction:
  • Excavation: We excavate the site to the required depth, ensuring proper drainage and soil stability.
  • Concrete Pouring: We pour concrete foundations or install piers, ensuring they are level and properly cured to achieve the desired strength.
  • Reinforcement: We reinforce the foundations with steel rebar or mesh to enhance their load-bearing capacity and durability.

Anchor Bolts Installation
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  • Accurate Positioning: We position anchor bolts according to design specifications, ensuring precise alignment with the steel columns.
  • Securing Bolts: Anchor bolts are securely embedded in the concrete foundation to prevent movement during and after installation.
  • Verification: We verify the alignment and level of anchor bolts before the concrete sets, ensuring they are correctly positioned for the steel framework.

The fabrication of steel components is a critical phase that requires precision and attention to detail. Our process includes:

Cutting and Shaping:
  • Precision Cutting: We use advanced cutting tools and techniques to fabricate steel components, ensuring they meet exact design specifications.
  • Shaping and Forming: Beams, columns, and braces are shaped and formed according to the design requirements, ensuring structural integrity and fit.
  • Quality Checks: Each component undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure accuracy, consistency, and compliance with design standards.

Surface Treatment
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  • Corrosion Protection: We apply protective coatings such as galvanising, painting, or epoxy to protect steel components from corrosion.
  • Standards Compliance: All surface treatments comply with BS EN ISO 1461 standards, ensuring long-lasting protection.
  • Inspection: We inspect coatings for uniformity and coverage, ensuring they meet our quality standards.

Proper handling and transportation of steel components are essential to prevent damage and ensure timely installation. Our process includes:

Transportation:
  • Specialised Vehicles: We use specialised vehicles for transporting steel components, ensuring they are protected during transit.
  • Damage Prevention: We take measures to prevent damage during transportation, such as using padding and securing materials properly.
  • Scheduling: Deliveries are scheduled to align with on-site erection timelines, ensuring materials are available when needed.

On-site Storage
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  • Proper Supports: Steel components are stored on-site using proper supports, such as pallets or racks, to prevent deformation.
  • Weather Protection: We protect materials from weather conditions using tarps or covers, ensuring they remain in good condition.
  • Organisation: Materials are organised to facilitate easy access and efficient handling during installation.

Safety is a top priority in our structural steel installation process. We implement stringent safety measures to protect our workers and ensure a safe working environment. Our approach includes:

Safety Gear:
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All workers are required to wear appropriate PPE, including helmets, gloves, safety glasses, and harnesses.
  • Safety Training: Regular safety briefings and training sessions are conducted to ensure workers are aware of safety protocols and best practices.
  • Enforcement: We enforce strict adherence to safety protocols at all times, with supervisors monitoring compliance.

Site Safety
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  • Fall Protection Systems: We implement fall protection systems, such as guardrails, safety nets, and personal fall arrest systems, to prevent falls from heights.
  • Clear Communication: Clear communication is maintained among the crew using radios or hand signals to ensure coordination and prevent accidents.
  • Hazard Monitoring: We continuously monitor site conditions and adjust safety measures as needed to address any emerging hazards.

Erecting the steel framework is a complex process that requires careful planning, coordination, and execution. Our approach includes:

Assembly of Columns:
  • Erection: Primary columns are erected using cranes or other lifting equipment, ensuring they are positioned accurately.
  • Securing: Columns are secured to the foundations using pre-installed anchor bolts, with temporary bracing used to stabilise them during installation.
  • Alignment Checks: We continuously check the vertical alignment and plumb of each column, making adjustments as necessary.

Beam Placement
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  • Lifting and Positioning: Horizontal beams are lifted into position and aligned with the columns using cranes or hoists.
  • Temporary Bracing: Temporary bracing is used to stabilise beams during installation, ensuring they remain in the correct position.
  • Bolting: Beams are bolted to columns, with each connection tightened to specified torque levels to ensure stability.

Bracing Installation
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  • Diagonal Bracing: Diagonal bracing is installed to provide additional stability and prevent lateral movement.
  • Connection Checks: All connections are checked and tightened as needed to ensure the structural integrity of the framework.
  • Interference Avoidance: We ensure that bracing does not interfere with other structural elements or systems.

Securing connections and fastenings is crucial for the stability and safety of the steel structure. Our process includes:

Bolting:
  • High-strength Bolts: We use high-strength bolts for all primary connections, ensuring they meet industry standards for load-bearing capacity.
  • Torque Specifications: Bolts are tightened to specified torque levels using calibrated tools, ensuring secure and reliable connections.
  • Periodic Checks: We conduct periodic checks to ensure bolts remain tight and secure throughout the construction process.

Welding
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  • Joint Welding: Welding is performed for joints where specified in the design, using skilled welders and appropriate techniques.
  • Standards Compliance: All welds comply with BS EN ISO 9606 standards for quality and safety.
  • Inspection: Welds are inspected visually and through non-destructive testing (NDT) to ensure they meet quality standards and are free from defects.

Maintaining precise alignment and levelling is essential for the structural integrity of the steel framework. Our process includes:

Plumb and Level Check:
  • Continuous Monitoring: We continuously check the alignment of the structure during erection, using laser levels and theodolites for accurate measurements.
  • Adjustments: Adjustments are made as necessary to maintain precise alignment and level of the structure.
  • Documentation: All alignment and levelling checks are documented for quality assurance and future reference.

Final Alignment
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  • Comprehensive Check: Once the framework is complete, we conduct a comprehensive alignment check to ensure all elements are correctly positioned according to the design.
  • Verification: We verify the alignment and level of the entire structure, making any final adjustments as needed.
  • Quality Assurance: The results of the final alignment checks are recorded and documented to ensure compliance with design specifications.

Regular inspections and quality control measures are essential to ensure the integrity and safety of the steel structure. Our process includes:

Routine Inspections:
  • Ongoing Checks: Regular inspections are performed throughout the installation process to ensure compliance with design specifications and safety standards.
  • Documentation: Inspection results are documented, and any issues are promptly addressed to maintain quality and safety.
  • Continuous Improvement: Feedback from inspections is used to improve processes and prevent future issues.

Final Inspection
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  • Thorough Review: Upon completion of the framework, we conduct a thorough final inspection to verify the integrity and accuracy of the installation.
  • Compliance Verification: We ensure that all components and connections meet regulatory and design standards.
  • Documentation: The results of the final inspection are documented, and any necessary adjustments or corrections are made.

The final stage of our structural steel installation process is the completion and handover to the client. This phase includes:

Documentation:
  • Comprehensive Records: We compile all relevant documentation, including inspection reports, certifications, and as-built drawings, ensuring they are organised and accessible for future reference.
  • Client Presentation: We present the completed documentation to the client, providing a detailed overview of the project’s compliance and quality.

Handover
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  • Final Walkthrough: We conduct a final walkthrough with the client, highlighting key features of the structure and any specific maintenance requirements.
  • Client Satisfaction: We ensure client satisfaction by addressing any final queries or concerns and providing ongoing support and maintenance advice.
  • Project Closeout: The project is officially closed out, with all contractual obligations fulfilled and the client fully informed about the structure’s operation and maintenance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see some of our frequently asked questions.

Touchline Fabrications specialises in large steel builds and applications for a range of corporate and industrial applications.

For more information or to book a no-obligation consultation please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team of experts.

Structural steel fabrication is the process of transforming raw steel into predefined shapes and structures for construction projects. This includes cutting, bending, and assembling steel components according to engineering specifications.

Yes, we manage the entire build process, from initial design and 3D drawings to project mapping, construction, and final installation, ensuring everything meets your expectations for complete peace of mind.

Structural steel is one of the most important building materials and is used for everything from skyscrapers, warehouses, industrial facilities, to residential buildings.

We are also able to assist with more specialist projects such as offshore platforms, communication towers, and transmission towers.

We will asses the project and recommend the correct type of steel needed to complete your build.

Simply give us a call on 01772 796 281 or email us at [email protected] and one of our friendly team members will take you through our process.

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