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British Steel extends range of Advance structural sections

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Steelmaker British Steel has further enhanced its offering to the construction sector by extending its range of Advance structural sections.

Manufactured in the UK, the range has been extended by 71 additional beams and columns and is available in both standard grades, as well as in British Steel’s premium S460M and weathering steel grades.

British Steel Commercial Director, Construction, Ben Cunliffe said: “The wide range of sizes and gauges available in our Advance structural sections range gives designers and engineers the flexibility to achieve the most effective structural solutions for their clients.

“Optimising steel structures by precisely matching often difficult-to-find dimensions has the potential to provide sustainable, efficient and cost-reducing solutions through savings in structure weight, fabrication effort and logistical costs.

“Using our high-strength S460M grade, which is available across most sizes, doubles these benefits and allows further optimisation such as wider spans and reduced structure weight.”

Initially developed to reflect structural design practice for CE-marked structural sections compliant with EU regulations, the new Advance range is also UKCA-marked in compliance with UK regulations on construction products.

British Steel said it started manufacturing weathering steel structural sections just over a year ago. Self-protecting, durable and attractive, weathering steel is said to be ideal for a range of outdoor structures in exposed locations including bridges, buildings and catenary gantries on railway lines.

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