Kloeckner Metals UK has introduced coloured stainless steel, a
solution that it said is not only durable and reliable but a true
demonstration of high-end style and elegance.
Available in several colours, the company claimed the new
product will allow architects greater creativity and flexibility when
incorporating stainless steel sheets into their designs.
Additionally, various coloured Ti-ion Coating (PVD) and Nano
Ceramic Coating (NCC) options will enable customers to achieve
the surface texture they want.
A versatile product with dimensions customised by order, colour
stainless steel sheets are said to be ideal for a variety of internal and
external applications, such as cladding, ceilings, elevators and doors.
Kloeckner Metals UK Business Development Director Barrie
Salter said: “We are extremely excited to introduce this new
product to our existing stainless steel range.
“Throughout the years, we have built great working
relationships with customers across the construction sector by
offering high quality products and innovative design solutions.
This product will be particularly appealing to architects and
interior designers, allowing them greater creativity and flexibility
when considering stainless steel as part of their design solutions.”
In an effort to help the steel construction industry reduce
greenhouse emissions, the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has
launched a new protocol for reusing steel.
According to the SCI, a growing realisation of the urgent need
to reduce or even eliminate, greenhouse gas emissions is focussing
attention on what we build and what construction materials we
Although the focus has been on reducing operational impacts
from heating, cooling and lighting, there is growing pressure to
think more about the impacts of construction materials, so-called
The steel manufacturing industry has made good progress
in reducing its emissions, but efficiency is approaching the
theoretical limit using existing technologies. Although some
steelmakers are exploring exciting, new step-change technologies,
easier, lower cost reductions can be made from demand-side
measures particularly from using steel products more efficiently;
this includes reusing as opposed to the current practice of
recycling (by re-melting) structural steel.
Building on recent national and international projects on
structural steel reuse, SCI said it has developed a protocol to help
facilitate the reuse of structural steel sections reclaimed from
existing building structures.
The protocol proposes a system of investigation and testing
to establish material characteristics, with advice for designers
completing member verifications. The protocol places important
responsibilities on the holder of salvaged steelwork including
identification, assessment, control procedures and declarations of
The protocol is founded on the principle that given appropriate
determination of material characteristics and tolerances,
(re)fabricated salvaged steelwork may be fabricated and CE
marked in accordance with BS EN 1090.
P427 – Structural steel reuse is available from the SCI Bookshop.
Steelwork contractor Taunton
Fabrications has picked up
two awards at Willmott Dixon’s
South West Supply Chain
Awards ceremony. The company
was nominated in both the
Growth and Allsafe categories,
with nominations being picked
by employees of Willmott Dixon
who have worked with suppliers
and sub-contractors who they
feel deserve recognition for their
Cleveland Bridge has delivered
its fourth consecutive year of
profits, achieving a turnover
of £37M for its financial year
ending 31 December 2018, with
an operating profit of £1.2M.
The company said it continued
to grow its order book in this
period and entered 2019 with a
very strong order position and
positive pipeline of projects. It
also expects to make further
investments to improve on its
operational costs in 2020 as it
delivers its strategic programme
of continuous business
British Land has been given
the go-ahead for its multimillion
pound Canada Water
scheme in south London.
The overall Canada Water
Masterplan is a 53-acre, mixeduse
scheme that will deliver:
approximately 185,000m2 of
workspace to accommodate
around 20,000 jobs; around
90,000m2 of retail, leisure,
entertainment, education and
community space; and 3,000
new homes, of which 35% will
Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd
has introduced the latest
versions of its Tekla software
solutions for the construction
industry: Tekla Structures, Tekla
Structural Designer and Tekla
Tedds, which are now available
for download. The 2019i updates
are said to offer users a range
of new features, enhancements
and tools, all designed to help
increase efficiency, improve
productivity and collaboration
and provide a more fluid
Sunderland City Council has
awarded Bowmer + Kirkland,
which has its North East regional
office on the city's Rainton
Bridge Business Park, the £42M
contract for a new city hall.
The new building, designed by
will have 17,500m2 floor space
and will be constructed on the
former Vaux brewery site, with
construction expected to begin
later this year and completion
due in Autumn 2021.
SCI launches new
protocol for reusing steel
Colour stainless steel introduced to UK market
Major Soho scheme starts to rise up
Steelwork erection is now underway for
the Soho Place scheme in London’s West
Working on behalf of Laing O’Rourke,
BHC is fabricating, supplying and erecting
the steel for this mixed-use development
that sits above the Tottenham Court Road
The project comprises a 10-storey
building with retail and office space,
coupled with another nine-storey
structure that is divided between further
offices and a 600-seat theatre, which is
said to be the first playhouse to be built in
the West End for more than 50 years.
The development is due for completion
in November 2021.