Steel Erection in Glasgow, Scotland

We specialise in comprehensive steel erection services in Glasgow, Scotland, providing precise assembly and connection of structural steel components for various construction projects, ensuring strength and stability.

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Professional Steel Erection Services

Steel erection is the process of assembling and installing structural steel components like beams, columns, and girders to form the framework of buildings and structures. This complex task involves using cranes to lift and position steel parts, which are then securely bolted or welded together, ensuring the stability and strength of the entire structure​.

Reach out to us at 0141 644 3664 for expert steel erection services tailored to your project’s needs. Get a quote now!

Steel Erection is used for...

Gilchrist Steels excels in steel erection, enabling the construction of various structural frameworks essential for commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects.

Here are some key applications of our expertise:

High-Rise Buildings

Creating the structural framework for multi-story commercial and residential buildings, ensuring durability, stability, and compliance with safety standards.

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Industrial Facilities

Erecting robust steel structures for warehouses, factories, and manufacturing plants to support heavy machinery and large-scale operations.

Bridges

Constructing the skeletal framework of bridges, providing essential support for pedestrian, vehicular, and railway traffic.

Sports Stadiums

Building the primary structure for sports arenas and stadiums, designed to withstand large crowds and dynamic loads.

Commercial Buildings

Developing steel frameworks for office buildings, shopping centres, and other commercial properties, ensuring structural integrity and longevity.

Metal Decking

Installing steel decking systems for floors and roofs offers a strong and stable base for various types of buildings and structures.

If it's metal; We can make it!

At Gilchrist Steels, our ability to fabricate and erect anything, from small custom metal components to large-scale structural frameworks, ensures we can meet any project requirement with precision and expertise. Choose us for unparalleled versatility and quality.

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Our Happy Clients

Michael Dickson
Michael Dickson
2023-12-01
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Bruce was fantastic as always. Fast, and accurate service. Stuart on the delivery's was brilliant as well.
Ronnie Fairlie
Ronnie Fairlie
2023-11-29
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Great proffesional company, From calculation to delivery. Bruce has helped us on many occasions sizing up the trickier jobs and Stuart the delivery driver is also great helping us get the steel on to awkward sites. Great company fast and affordable Hawkhead Joiners
Tim T
Tim T
2023-11-23
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A big 'Thank You' to Gilchrist Steels, who provided me with an excellent service. They were competitive on price, prompt in all their correspondences and delivered on time.
Peter Thomson
Peter Thomson
2023-11-21
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Excellent service - responsive, good price, prompt delivery. Would happily recommend.
Luke Kadziolka
Luke Kadziolka
2023-11-20
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The best service
Pete Hartigan
Pete Hartigan
2023-11-17
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Have used Gilchrist for steel supplies for many years and the service received is always second to none. Excellent customer service.
Dale Atkinson
Dale Atkinson
2023-11-17
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Atkinson Building Services have been using Gilchrist Steels for all of our steelwork for our projects for many years now. We have always had great service from Bruce and the team and would highly recommend them to anyone! They always do their best to turn your project around quickly, which is great for keeping progress on site.
Steven Macdonald
Steven Macdonald
2023-11-17
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Great service, very reliable, helpful staff and competitive prices, wouldn’t go anywhere else

Everything You Need to Know About Steel Erection

Explore our FAQ section to find answers to common questions about our steel erection services, processes, and how Gilchrist Steels can meet your project needs.

What is steel erection and why is it important in construction?

Steel erection is the process of assembling and installing steel components such as beams, columns, and girders to form the structural framework of buildings and other structures. This process involves precise lifting, positioning, and securing of steel elements using cranes and other heavy machinery. Steel erection is crucial in construction as it provides the skeleton that supports the entire structure, ensuring its stability, strength, and durability. It is essential for constructing high-rise buildings, bridges, industrial facilities, and more.

What safety measures are in place during steel erection?

Safety is paramount in steel erection due to the high-risk nature of the work. Key safety measures include:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Workers wear hard hats, safety harnesses, gloves, and steel-toed boots.
  • Fall Protection Systems: Implementation of fall arrest systems, safety nets, and guardrails to prevent falls.
  • Comprehensive Training: Workers undergo extensive training in safety protocols, proper equipment use, and emergency procedures.
  • Regular Safety Inspections: Continuous monitoring and inspection of tools, equipment, and safety systems to ensure they are in good condition.
  • Adherence to Regulations: Compliance with OSHA and industry-specific safety standards to minimise risks and protect workers.

What types of structures are commonly built using steel erection?

Steel erection is used to construct a wide range of structures, including:

  • High-Rise Buildings: Providing the main framework for multi-story residential and commercial buildings.
  • Industrial Facilities: Erecting robust structures for factories, warehouses, and manufacturing plants to support heavy machinery and large-scale operations.
  • Bridges: Forming the skeletal support for pedestrian, vehicular, and railway bridges, ensuring durability and stability.
  • Sports Stadiums: Building the primary structure for sports arenas and stadiums, designed to withstand large crowds and dynamic loads.
  • Commercial Buildings: Developing steel frameworks for office buildings, shopping centres, and other commercial properties, ensuring structural integrity and longevity.
  • Metal Decking: Installing steel decking systems for floors and roofs, providing a strong and stable base for various types of buildings and structures.

How does the steel erection process work?

The steel erection process typically involves the following steps:

Planning and Preparation: Detailed planning, site assessment, and ensuring the foundation is ready for steel installation.

Cranes and Lifting: Using cranes to lift and place steel components in their designated positions.

Initial Connection: Bolting or welding the steel parts loosely to allow for adjustments during alignment.

Alignment and Plumbing: Ensuring the structure is level and aligned correctly, followed by tightening all connections.

Final Inspection: Conduct thorough inspections to ensure all components are securely connected and the structure meets all safety and quality standards.

How long does a typical steel erection project take?

The duration of a steel erection project depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of the structure, weather conditions, and the efficiency of the erection team. Small projects, such as single-story buildings, can often be completed in a few days to a week. Larger projects, such as high-rise buildings or industrial complexes, may take several weeks to months. Efficient project management and planning are crucial to meeting deadlines and ensuring timely completion of the erection process.

What qualifications should a steel erection company have?

A reputable steel erection company should have:

  • Extensive Experience: A proven track record of successfully handling various steel erection projects, demonstrating their capability and reliability.
  • Certified Professionals: Skilled workers certified in welding, crane operation, and safety protocols to ensure high-quality workmanship and adherence to safety standards.
  • Compliance with Standards: Adherence to OSHA regulations and other relevant industry standards to ensure safety and quality in all aspects of the project.
  • Advanced Equipment: Utilisation of modern cranes, lifting equipment, and precision tools to handle steel components safely and accurately.
  • Strong Safety Record: A commitment to maintaining a safe working environment through rigorous safety measures and ongoing training for all employees.
  • Customer-Centric Approach: A focus on understanding and meeting the specific needs and requirements of each client, providing tailored solutions and excellent customer service.

Areas We Serve

At Gilchrist Steels, we proudly provide steel fabrication throughout Glasgow, Scotland, and the surrounding areas, ensuring top-quality solutions for all your construction needs.

Contact us now at 0141 644 3664 for expert solutions tailored to your project’s needs.

Reach out now for a personalised quote and consultation!

What We Offer...

Gilchrist Steels has over 45 years of experience in providing high-quality steel fabrication services. Our reputation as an industry leader is built on the attention to detail and dedication our craftsmen put into every project they undertake. 

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Gilchrist Steels, based in Glasgow, has been delivering exceptional steel fabrication services throughout the UK for over 45 years. We provide unique solutions across various industries, supported by our extensive network of facilities and long-term partnerships with suppliers and distributors nationwide.

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