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30 03, 2017

Article 50 paves way for positive future

March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Press Release:

Multi-award winning REIDsteel has welcomed the historic moment as a once in a lifetime opportunity for the UK to confidently shape an even greater place in the world.

The 130-strong company, which has served the UK and international markets since 1919, says Article 50 also heralds the re-emergence of British Standards as the finest worldwide.

Family-owned REIDsteel, which is based in Christchurch, Dorset, is a four times winner of the Queen’s Award’s for Enterprise (International Trade).

It has the capability to design, manufacture, ship and erect entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in Great Britain and the world – from factory buildings in Mauritius and bridges in Africa to aircraft hangars and industrial buildings in the UK.

Boris Johnson visited REIDsteel on the Vote Leave battle bus late May 2016 during the EU Referendum campaign.

Managing Director Simon Boyd, who was regional Chairman of Business for Britain South West during the EU Referendum campaign, said: “This is a pivotal moment for Great Britain to take control of its own destiny.

“It is an exciting opportunity to build a global Britain and develop new trade alliances with friends […]

9 03, 2017

REIDsteel Strengthens School Ties

March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|

Pupils and staff from Twynham School and The Grange School visited REIDsteel.

Students swapped the classroom for our workshops on a special visit to our headquarters with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and our local MP Chris Chope. The 17-strong party from the Twynham and the Grange schools – both local to our premises in Christchurch, Dorset – were joined by our Managing Director Simon Boyd, Chairman Tim Reid and DCCI chief executive Ian Girling as well as Portfolio Holder for Economy at Christchurch Borough Council Vicki Hallam.

We were delighted to welcome the pupils and their head teachers for a visit after we sponsored both schools to become members of DCCI’s trailblazing Young Chamber Programme to link business and education.

The pupils and staff heard more about our wide-ranging work as a structural steel company with the ability to design and construct entire buildings around the world – from cathedrals in Central America and bridges in Africa to football stadiums and industrial units in the UK.

Our QHSE Manager Mark Bradbury and Works Manager John White led the tour, which included a presentation […]

28 05, 2014

A Visit from Nigeria

May 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

nigeriavisit-newsREIDsteel were pleased to host a tour of our five acre site for the Director of Bridge Design of the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Aniete O. Effiony.

He was accompanied by our the Managing Director, Mr. Charles Orie of our Nigerian partners, Johnsons Construction Co. We welcomed the group with Mr. Graham Crouch, consultant at Crouch Waterfall and Partners.

For yet another wonderful talk about the unique steel design engineering we complete at REIDsteel, we thank our staff; Tim Cook, Commercial Manager; John Harrison, Structural Engineer; Roger Bennett, Design Engineer and Andy Davies, Production Manager.

10 04, 2014

Joseph Ash Galvanizing Ltd

April 10th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

josephash-news01Founded in Birmingham in 1857, Joseph Ash is one of Britain’s longest running galvanisers. REIDsteel have worked with Joseph Ash for a number of years and we were pleased to welcome them to our five acre site in Dorset.

Rob Nelson, Technical Manager at Joseph Ash Galvanising gave an illuminating presentation to explain galvanisation to our team of draughtsmen and designers right down to “steel chemistry”.

We were impressed to discover that not only do Joseph Ash galvanise our large and robust steel structures, but also delicate works of art such as sculptures by Sophie Ryder.

Thank you to Rob who improved our knowledge of designing steel fit to be dipped into the molten zinc of the galvanisation bath.

20 03, 2014

Springside Industrial Units, Trinity, Jersey

March 20th, 2014|Categories: News, Warehouse Buildings|Tags: , , |

springside-news01REIDsteel have a history of working in the Channel Islands and were delighted to be given the opportunity to design, fabricate and erect 2 new Industrial buildings in Trinity, Jersey.

We had been involved in the planning and pricing of the project for over 5 years before we were chosen to complete the building envelope and worked with the main contractor, F Nicolson and Sons, architects, J Design and consulting engineers, Ross Gower associates.

REIDsteel were also chosen to construct the 2 structures due to the client owning the original units adjacent to the site supplied by REIDsteel in 2000 and being impressed by the lack of repairs and maintenance needed due to the quality of the building provided.

Working with the client’s team enabled us to design the steel structure to allow a specific floor area and clear height as well as detail in the architectural features of the buildings, near 3m overhangs at the eaves with cantilever tubular struts and floor to roof, brick piers which were to be tied back into the structure.

The interface between cladding and steelwork was detailed and ordered in house from leading UK suppliers […]

4 02, 2014

REIDsteel and Zulal

February 4th, 2014|Categories: Factory Buildings, News|Tags: , , , |

zulal-news01REIDsteel are proud to have recently supplied three Water treatment plants to Libyan Contractor Zulal Water Technology.

We supplied the steel frames, composite cladding, glazing, doors, roof extraction vents and a 5-tonne overhead crane to each building.

The installation of all REIDsteel supplied components were assisted by experienced supervisor Rowland Phillips.

The Gialo plant was completed in only nine months, on a full turnkey basis. The plant is producing excellent quality of water and should provide the people at Gialo field with a reliable supply for many years to come.

7 06, 2013

REIDsteel Helps New Forest Ice Cream Structure for Growth

June 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

newforesticecream-news02New Forest Ice Cream, one of the UK’s fastest expanding ice cream brands, is celebrating production starting in its brand new purpose built Lymington headquarters that was designed in close conjunction with Christchurch-based REIDsteel.

A family firm launched 30 years ago that now supplies over 2,500 outlets across the UK, New Forest Ice Cream was approached by REIDsteel when it outgrew its old premises and was struggling to find a suitable new building in the New Forest area.

newforesticecream-news01The new 2,000m² premises provide state of the art ice cream production facilities plus bright and modern office space. A dominating feature of the new building is the giant freezer which occupies around one third of the internal footprint of the new building.

REIDsteel worked closely with the family throughout the design and build process, to deliver a tailor-made structure that provides the company with the perfect facilities for their expanding business.

The structure’s clad envelope consists of three different types of steel based cladding systems.

The roof is clad in a Kingspan insulated composite panel system, which is ideal for this type of building as it […]

21 05, 2013

Britain’s Steel Experts Build Bridges for Nepal’s Financial Growth

May 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Sabha Kholanews01Slow growth in Nepal’s exports and difficulty moving home-grown agricultural products around the country to reduce dependence on imports are getting a boost from steel bridges that are designed and built in the UK.

Helped by £3 million of funding from the British government, through the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Rural Access Programme (RAP), REIDsteel of Christchurch, Dorset was appointed by local contractor Kalika of Khatmandu to construct a 120m steel span bridge to open up access between Khandbari and Chainpur and boost trade across the Sabha Khola river.

Sabha Kholanews02The bridge links Sankhuwasabha with the national road network and has the potential to transform the lives of 800,000 people – The river runs through the Arun Valley, one of the deepest in the world at 300-435 metres.

Without a bridge the people of the region faced extreme difficulties crossing from one side to the other. During the monsoon season boats would regularly capsize, putting lives and cargo in peril.

Building a bridge in such a remote region is easier said than done. Road access was little more than mud tracks in places and […]