28 October 2015
Supply of UK Structural Steelwork Assured
Following recent high profile media reports of job losses and other issues around some parts of UK steel making, the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA), a Build UK Trade Association Member, has confirmed that the structural steelwork sector’s delivery of current and future projects will be unaffected. UK steel distributors hold high levels of stock and a wide range of products for all construction and infrastructure end uses which is coupled to an efficient steel distribution sector.
The delivery of steel framed buildings and steel structures is almost wholly undertaken by UK-based steelwork contractors, with 98% of UK structural steelwork demand fabricated in the UK. This delivers a range of advantages to clients including shorter lead times, contractual security, exceptional quality of design work, better logistics on site and an excellent health and safety record.
Director General of the BCSA Sarah McCann-Bartlett said:
“The UK structural steelwork sector is expected to grow in volume terms by 5% in 2015 and by 2% in 2016 as it meets the demands of the growing construction industry. The growth of the sector will not be constrained by steel supply and the sector can deliver current and planned construction projects.”