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Steel for Life

Steel for Life is a market development programme designed to ensure that steel maintains and develops its leading position as the preferred supplier of framing solutions for key sectors of the market like multi-storey buildings and single storey industrial buildings.

Steel for life’s key purpose is to communicate and disseminate the advantages that steel offers to the construction sector which make it the material of choice for a wide range of buildings, bridges and other structures.

This industry-wide approach provides significant benefits to clients, specifiers and main contractors. By working together as an integrated supply chain for the delivery of steel-framed solutions, the constructional steelwork sector will continue to innovate, educate specifiers and clients, and market the significant benefits of steel in construction.

Steel for Life was launched in 2016 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BCSA, with funding provided by sponsors from the whole steel supply chain.

For further information regarding Steel for Life please contact or visit or

Headline sponsors

Celebrating our 150th year in 2016, Barrett Steel is the UK’s largest independent steel stock- holder. The group’s four divisions: General Steels; Engineering Steel; Tubes and Energy Products operate from locations across the UK, Ireland and the US. Serving customers worldwide they strategically work together in a forward-thinking philosophy. Dedicated staff act as customers’ one point of contact, whatever the product or service. Barrett Steel continues to invest in people, plant and products to ensure our ideal placement to meet customers’ requirements. Barrett Steel holds international accreditations including ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and CE approvals up to Execution Class 4 in BSEN10901:2009.

Jamestown are a top tier supplier of structural components to the fabrication, rail & highways sectors. Long experienced in Heavy Engineering, Jamestown have invested heavily in equipment dedicated to manufacture of heavy long span bridges, plate girder carcasses, fully fabricated plate girders, crane components, bridge deck sections, cellular beams etc. chieving standards, certification, and accreditation has been key to Jamestown’s success, and Jamestown were among the first suppliers of structural components to achieve Exec Cl 4 classification (EN1090) via SCCS audit. Having recently moved to a 160,000 sq ft facility, Jamestown through close collaboration with their customers are challenging the industry norms in terms of turnaround time/ productivity and end unit cost. Jamestown is proud to be associated with the Steel for Life project.

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors

Jack Tighe Ltd
Peddinghaus Corporation

Bronze sponsors

AJN Steelstock Ltd
Barnshaw Section Benders Limited
Kaltenbach Limited
Tension Control Bolts Ltd
Voortman Steel Machinery

For further information about steel construction and Steel for Life please visit or

Steel for Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of BCSA

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