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Andy Harrison, Director of Sales & Marketing at Wedge Group Galvanizing, one of the UK’s largest hot-dip galvanizers, explores the key benefits galvanizing …

Flexibility spans the frame

FACT FILESandwell Aquatics CentreMain client: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough CouncilArchitect: Roberts Limbrick ArchitectsMain contractor: Wates …

Protective coatings for structural steel

Safeguarding structural steelwork with the correct corrosion protection system will give a steel frame a long life and reduce ongoing maintenance costs. NSC …

Hempel launches organic zinc primer

Hempel has launched its new Hempadur Avantguard 860 that uses innovative organic, zinc-rich primer coating technology. Avantguard zinc-rich primers are said to …

Steel creates sporting legacy

A value-engineered and highly efficient steel-framed sports hub will help the University of Warwick achieve its ambitious physical activity targets. Due to …

Galvanizing success at Glasgow Airport

Scottish Galvanizers (part of the Wedge Group) has helped to lay the foundations for the growth of one of Britain’s busiest airports. The plant was called …

Bridge links city bypass

Forming an important part of the Lincoln A15 Eastern Bypass, a weathering steel bridge carrying two railway lines has been successfully installed. Covering a …

An introduction to surface preparation for corrosion protection

Cost-effective corrosion protection of structural steelwork can be achieved through the appropriate application of paint and metallic coatings and should …

Project of the Year: The Leadenhall Building, London

Reaching a height of 224m, the City of London’s landmark Leadenhall Building was designed as a wedge-shaped structure to minimise its impact on views of St …

Floodplain development

A new commercial block close to the River Thames has been redesigned as a steel structure that will sit above any potential flood waters. Located at Egham in …

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