The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) continues to assure the construction sector that the ongoing issues around UK steelmaking will not affect the structural steelwork sector’s delivery of current and future projects.
BCSA says that procuring constructional steelwork from a UK or Irish steelwork contractor is the best way to support UK steelmaking:
– UK and Irish steelwork contractors understand the government’s new procurement requirements for steel, and provide the clearest route for compliance
– Using a UK or Irish steelwork contractor adds additional value to the UK economy through the whole supply chain including the fabrication of the steelwork, and the supply of other products and services such as secondary steelwork, metal decking, protective coatings and cladding
– Overseas steelwork contractors are very unlikely to procure UK-made steel because of the additional time and cost
The UK and Ireland have an efficient steel distribution sector that services the structural steelwork sector well with a balance of UK and high quality imported steels. UK and Irish steel distributors hold high levels of stock and a wide range of products for all construction and infrastructure end-uses. Continue Reading →