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Reidsteel News 2017-01-06T14:31:40+00:00

REIDsteel at the Olympics

By Sales Engineer, Toby Hill-Cousins

The nation took great pride in the success of 2012 Olympic Games, and REIDsteel were no different.

With fear before the games commenced that the huge crowds would draw a great terrorist threat to both the capital and the cities and towns throughout the UK holding events, it was imperative that security was top priority and that our nation was protected from any potential disasters.

Extensive testing has been carried out and gates have been approved and tested to BSI PAS 68.

The systems were originally designed for military use but this low cost system which does not require any foundation works has been deployed around airports, sporting events energy facilities and commercial facilities across the UK.

REIDsteel are proud to have played a large part […]

By | October 3rd, 2013|Resilient Structures|Comments Off on REIDsteel at the Olympics

From Draughtsman to Triathlete

Tony Rendall has been a draughtsman at REIDsteel for fifteen years. In his free time he is a keen triathlete having competed in many events over the years.

We offer our sincere congratulations to him, as he recently came 15th at the 2013 Triathlon World Championships in London. Here’s what he has to say about his triathlon training and experiences:

“I race at Olympic distance and Sprint distance Triathlon events in the UK and abroad. For the Olympic distance these consist of a 1500m swim, followed by a 40km cycle, and finish with a 10km run and take around 2 hours to complete.

The Sprint races cover half of these distances but are run at a very fast pace (virtually flat out) so are just as hard.

I usually train […]

By | September 30th, 2013|REIDsteel Staff|Comments Off on From Draughtsman to Triathlete

Summer at REIDsteel

This year was the 50th annual fundraiser for the Mudeford RNLI lifeboat crew, with more people than ever before turning out to enjoy the faire and watch the spectacular Raft Race.

Entering crews throw on fetching fancy dress and set sail on an equally fashionable raft to raise money for Mudeford RNLI station. Among others, there were teams representing Highcliffe Charity Players, Priory Vet Group and of course, REIDsteel.

July 2013 marked the sixth time that REIDsteel have entered the infamous Mudeford Raft Race. Confidence was high leading up to the event having previously won three times in succession.

To recognise the outstanding achievement by Andy Murray at this year’s Wimbledon Tournament it was decided amongst the crew that Tennis would be the theme for this year’s […]

By | September 3rd, 2013|REIDmarine|Comments Off on Summer at REIDsteel

REIDsteel Helps New Forest Ice Cream Structure for Growth

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 […]

By | June 7th, 2013|News|Comments Off on REIDsteel Helps New Forest Ice Cream Structure for Growth

Music to our Ears


By Sales Engineer, Richard Hanson

In 2011 we completed the structural work on the magnificent 13,000sq m hangar and terminal at Biggin Hill Airport on behalf of Rizon Jets. It’s a beautiful building of which we’re all really proud.

The hangar is designed to house Rizon’s private and business hire fleet so we were all surprised and delighted to discover that it was the venue for a very special music event last week.

Following a day of broadcasting from Biggin Hill to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and Jeremy Vine presented a very special Friday Night is Music Night programme live from the hangar.

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By | June 7th, 2013|Aircraft Hangars & Doors|Comments Off on Music to our Ears

Slow boat to China

Shipping a small parcel abroad is enough to cause me to have a headache so sending massive steel structures, like aircraft hangars and bridges from a small town in Dorset to 130 countries worldwide must surely be enough to cause the mother of all migraines.

To find out just how difficult a job this is I had a chat with Ana Monti, REIDsteel’s Despatch and Shipping Manager.

In the five years that Ana’s been with the company she has shipped hundreds of hangars, bridges, office buildings and warehouses to places as far flung as Mongolia, Nepal and the Falkland Islands.

Ana maintains (although I’m not sure I believe her) that it’s not particularly difficult to organise the shipping, as long as you don’t mind filling in reams […]

By | May 21st, 2013|REIDsteel Staff|Comments Off on Slow boat to China

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