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If you're looking for a steel beam or steel column design, splice connection (if the beam cannot be easily installed without cutting in two) or require a portal frame or multi-storey steel frame, you've arrived at the right place. The main aim of Andy Mann Steel Design is to make the design of steel as simple and effortless as possible for both domestic clients and professionals alike. Simply choose from one of the categories below, complete the quick online form and an engineer will be in contact shortly.
Whether you're having an extension or some local remodelling, steel beams help to provide structural support where it's needed most. Beams allow the creation of large open spaces without the need of columns, or they can support heavy loads from above.
Steel columns provide vertical strength and stability to a building, supporting heavy loads from higher up. They work in conjunction with steel beams, providing localised support to ceilings and upper levels with a minimal footprint - perfect if you want to provide an open space.
When a span distance is too large for one beam to handle, two beams have to be used - but the join between the two can create a weak point in the structure. Splice connections are a strong and safe way of joining beams together to make sure there are no weak points.
The fact that steel columns have a minimal footprint is visually attractive, but can be a structural flaw as they don't have the most stable footing. Baseplates counteract this, giving columns stability and strength so that they can support weight from higher up.
Windposts provide support for brick and blockwork walls, allowing a longer expanse of wall without needing a return wall to support it. This allows the creation of longer rooms and open plan spaces. Windposts sit within the wall cavity and are entirely unobtrusive.
Portal frames are simple structures built from columns and rafters that create large, open spaces such as warehouses, barns and airport hangars. Typically they are low-rise structures with a pitched roof, and can be clad in a variety of materials.
Steel frames are stronger and more durable than timber frames, although they are more expensive. They can handle heavier loads and more storeys than timber, producing taller and more complex structures that can withstand greater forces.
If you have a residential or commercial project that utilises steel, we can design for it. If the service you require isn't specifically listed on the steel design page, we're still interested in discussing and quoting for your project - follow the link to get in contact with us.