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Zawada structural steelwork London
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An important part of any construction process, getting high quality structural steelwork for your London building project is vital. Put simply, structural steelwork across London is done to form the skeleton frame of buildings.

Structural work of this kind, in London buildings of many styles and sizes, usually consists of a series of columns and beams. Steelwork contractors at London sites then rivet and bolt, or in some cases weld these all together to create the framework structure.

Structural steelwork in London buildings is not always the same, as there are many types of structural work that come under this type of construction. These include parallel flange channels, universal beam work, tapered flange beams, universal columns and angled sections, to name a few of the more common structural work forms done in London.

For high quality, professional structural steelwork and the best steelwork contractors in London, contact Zawada Construction today.

Our Structural Steelwork London Team Explains Different Types Of Steel Elements

When it comes to structural steelwork and all structural work on London properties, steel beams and columns, steel joists, steel studs, and aluminum framing, are critical components in the skeletal framework of buildings, bridges, and other structures.

For some structural steelwork, however, there are prefabricated steel buildings that are almost exclusively made of steel. Below are various types of structural steel is used extensively in the construction industry:

  • Angled Sections- This structural steelwork involves right-angled structural steel products that are ‘L-shaped’ and may come in equal or unequal lengths. Being available in a wide range of sizes, they’re often used in various industries such as industrial and commercial construction, transportation, and mining.
  • Tubular Hollow Sections- Our steelwork contractors in London use these hollow tubular cross-sections as they have high torsion resistance, making them perfect for use in multi-axis loading processes.
  • Flat Sections- Often referred to as plates, and as such, can be attached to another section to reinforce strength for some structural steelwork builds.
  • Parallel Flange Channels – Structure works construction like this is based on right-angled corners shaped like the letter ‘U,’ and these channeled beams come in various sizes. Parallel flange channels have a high strength-to-weight ratio.
  • Rectangular Hollow Sections- In structural work like this on London builds, rectangular hollow sections are similar to circular hollow sections, the only difference being the shape of each product. They’re typically used in many mechanical and construction steel applications.
  • Square Hollow Sections- As their shape makes it difficult to fuse into other types of shape, square hollow sections are only used in the columns or posts of a structure, often used by our steelwork contractors in London.
  • Tapered Flange Beams- These structural steel products are shaped like the letter ‘I’ and typically used as cross-sections for girders. These metals have a high resistance ratio but don’t have high resistance to torsion or twisting. This is a frequently used kind of beam in structural work in London.
  • Universal Beams- When placed upright, they look like the letter ‘I,’ but when placed on their side, they look like the letter ‘H,’ Universal beams are made of structural steel and widely used by steelwork contractors across London.
  • Universal Columns- They look like universal beams but are mainly used for building columns because of their load-carrying capabilities, another popular kind of structural work in London builds.