Bespoke Steel Fabrication

When it comes to steel fabrication, only bespoke will do. Why make do with standard products when you can have a custom made medium or heavy steel fabrication that has been manufactured to meet your exact needs?

Complete bespoke fabrication from one supplier

With the combination of skilled personnel and the ability to offer a complete bespoke fabrication service from start to finish, Lycett Fabrications is the first port of call for companies looking for precision steel fabrications made to meet their exact specifications.

Our range of services includes (but is not limited to) material processing, profiling, plasma cutting, machining, boring, drilling, chamfering, bending, forming, levelling, milling, sawing, cropping, welding, assembly, shot blasting, and finishing.

This comprehensive service means that our customers only have to deal with one supplier for their entire project, saving them both time and money.

No project too difficult

From one-off specialist assemblies to basic designs, small and large batch runs, we can undertake any project from 500kg to 10 tonnes. No matter how complex the specification or tight the timeline, we are able to deliver a finished fabrication with reliable quality.

Why bespoke?

A bespoke steel fabrication is made to meet the individual requirements of each customer and the application it has been made for. Choosing an ‘off the shelf’ product means that it might not be able to function in the way you had hoped, or you may have to spend more money to get it adapted for your needs. With a bespoke fabrication it’s ready for the job it has been designed to do as soon as it arrives.

Bespoke steel fabrication will cost you less that you think. Give us a call today and let us provide you with a no-obligation quote for your next fabrication project.

Tamworth Steel Fabrication

The Midlands has always been synonymous with engineering excellence.

Based in Tamworth, Lycett Fabrications carry on this tradition by producing precision made medium and heavy steel fabrications that meet customers’ specifications with reliable quality.

Skill, equipment and a complete fabrication service

We have a flexible manufacturing capability which operates 24 hours a day, enabling us to meet even the tightest deadlines.  Offering a comprehensive service which covers all aspects of the steel fabrication process, we can deliver high quality bespoke medium & heavy gauge steel fabrications at cost effective prices.

Our services include material processing, machining, boring, drilling, flame cutting, chamfering, bending, forming, sawing, cropping, welding, NDT, shot blasting, painting and finishing – all of which are carried out following stringent quality management procedures accredited to ISO 9001: 2008.

We also hold accreditation for shot blasting to BS EN ISO 8501-1:2008 (SA2.5), welding to BS EN ISO 9606-1:2013, and have CE marking approval to EN BS 1090-1 for structural metalwork.

Our facilities in Tamworth are over 26,000 square feet, and with over 30 highly skilled and qualified engineers, we are ideally set up for high volume fabrication and assembly.  However, we are equally at home providing one-off pieces and small batch items.

Why not give us a call today and request a free, no obligation quotation for your steel fabrication project?

Further information about our steel fabrication operation in Tamworth, the range of services we offer and the sectors we supply can be found by browsing our website further.

Fabrication – Only as good as the welder that welds it

Fabrication – Only as good as the welder that welds it

There are many companies who offer a full range of steel fabrication processes, from material processing, through to cutting, forming, welding, assembly, and finally shot blasting and finishing.  However much these companies boast about precision-made fabrication using the latest equipment and technology, if the fabricated steel components aren’t welded correctly the structure of the final fabrication will be terminally flawed.

At Lycett Fabrications, we are able to offer a full range of fabrication services and we take great care and attention to every detail of the fabrication process.  This commitment to quality and detail ensures that our customers receive high quality, precision made medium and heavy gauge fabrications to meet their specification exactly.

Experts in welding fabrication, our coded welders are qualified in a range of welding methods and are qualified to BS EN 9606-1-2013 in MAG and MMA welding.  Every one of our welders has a wealth of experience in the industry and will ensure that quality standards and weld integrity are always correct.

In addition, we have a team of qualified NDT personnel who carry out stringent checks and tests during and after the welding process to ensure that weld integrity is of the highest quality and meets the engineering specification, you can read more about this here.

If you would like to discuss your medium and heavy gauge welding fabrication project, or would like to receive a free, no-obligation quote, please contact us today.

The advantages of choosing a specialist heavy gauge steel fabricator

There are many steel fabrication companies to choose from across the UK, many of which offer a range of fabrication services using a variety of metals. However, few specialise in delivering high quality heavy gauge steel fabrications.

Using a specialist heavy gauge steel fabricator will provide a number of advantages over general fabricators.

Skill and expertise customers can rely on

Heavy gauge steel fabrication engineers rely on a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience to produce precision fabrications that meet even the most complex specifications with exceptional quality.

Companies will follow strict quality management procedures accredited to ISO 9001: 2008, and if they are producing fabrications destined for use in construction, then they will also need to hold CE marking approval to BS EN 1090-1 in respect of structural steelwork. Lycett fulfils this requirement within group.

In addition, personnel will be trained and qualified in a variety of disciplines such as:

  • PCN (Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing) to level 2
  • CSWIP (Certification Scheme for Welding Inspection Personnel) levels 1 and 2
  • BS EN 9606-1 2013 in MAG and MMA welding
  • Shot blasting to BS EN ISO 8501-1: 2007 (SA2.5) Surface Preparation Standard

A complete service ensuring consistency and quality

Fabrication companies who specialise in heavy steel fabrication will be able to offer a complete service. Many companies have to look to outsource parts of the fabrication service, whether that’s cutting, welding and assembly, or even finishing. Using a specialist company means they will have all the right equipment and machinery that is able to handle heavy steel fabrications, as well as skilled personnel. This means that they are able to offer a complete service which enables total consistency and reliable quality control throughout the whole process.

Lycett Fabrications are experts in delivering high quality heavy gauge steel fabrications to customers across a range of industries including farming and agriculture, environmental, waste management, yellow goods, mining, rail and transport, and architectural metalwork. If you would like a quote for your heavy steel fabrication requirements, please contact us today.

What is Steel Finishing?

Whatever you manufacture, however high the standard the steelwork has been made to, if it is not finished properly then customers will not be pleased with the end result. That’s why every part of the fabrication process, including paint finishing, must be completed with the same attention to detail as every the initial fabrication process.

What’s more, if the steel finishing hasn’t been carried out correctly, not only will the fabrication not look good, it could also subject the steelwork to corrosion, meaning the lifetime of your product will be dramatically reduced.

The most common form of steel finishing is achieved by applying a protective and decorative paint coating to a finished fabrication that offers excellent protection to corrosion through exposure to moisture or atmospheric pollution, as well as improved durability.

The process of steel finishing

Following the final assembly, the fabrication is subjected to shot blasting to deburr, remove old paint or any sand left over from castings, and to provide a sound key for painting. This ensures that the paint can be applied with a consistent finish and will last longer than if it had not been subjected to shot blasting.

There are many different ways to carry out steel paint finishing, but at Lycett Fabrications, we use a state-of-the-art airless system which provides a durable, flawless and aesthetically pleasing finish. The airless system uses environmentally friendly paints and complies with the very latest guidelines and statutory requirements under the Environmental Protection Act.

The airless system provides a much more consistent finish, and can be applied in half the time compared to applying the paint with a brush or roller.

Fabrications made with care and quality

We take the quality of our fabrications very seriously and, in addition to our quality management system which is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001: 2008, our paint finishing processes are carried out to meet BS 5493: 1977 Code of Practice for the protective coating of iron and steel structures against corrosion, and BS EN ISO 12944-5: 1998 for the corrosion protection of steel structures by protective paint systems.

To find out more about our steel finishing services, please browse our website. Or if you would like to talk to a member of our team regarding your project, please contact us today.

It’s a blast – a guide to shot blasting

When carrying out surface preparation before painting a fabrication, it is essential that the same amount of attention to detail is given as to the fabrication processes themselves.  A below-standard weld would affect the integrity of the fabrication, and a sub-standard surface preparation would affect the quality of the paint finish and its ability to adhere to the surface of the fabrication.  This is even more essential if the surface of the fabrication is being prepared prior to the application of a corrosion protection coating.