Shot Blasting

Shot blasting is another important part of the fabrication process. This is essential to provide a suitably clean finish for welding and also produce a keyed surface ready to accept paint. Shots are fired at the steel. The force of the shot against the surface displaces dirt and scale. It also indents the steel creating a “rough” surface, approx. 70 microns deep. When paint is sprayed onto this clean abraded surface it adheres well and provides a longer life for the paint system.
We can provide steel shot blasting and sandblasting ranging from alloy wheels to radiators.

Cladding

Cladding is a process where one material covers another.
The process of cladding is used to bond together two metals that do not have similar properties. The only way to do this is through by extruding the metals using a die or by compressing them together in a high-pressure machine. Both processes require large, powerful machines and high heat.

One of the earliest forms of industrialised metal cladding, often described as corrugated sheeting, stemming from the original manufacturing process. Initially a low cost cladding for industrial buildings with the development of new coating, profile cross sections and detailing and so is used extensively in a wide variety of buildings.

We can provide various cladding systems.

Powder Coating

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”.

Our oven can can accommodate lengths of up to 6 metres long to 2 metres wide and 2 metres high.

Fabrication

Fabrication is the process of cutting, bending and shaping steel allowing to construct machines and structures. This involves many pieces of metal and welding these items together to form a predefined shape and size.

We can fabricate in most materials including mild and heavy steel, stainless steel, and aluminium.

Galvanising

Galvanising is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron to prevent rusting from oxygen/water.

We provide a service of galvanising with 2-3 lorry loads in and out a week.

Welding

Welding is the process of joining metals by melting the parts and then using a filler to form a joint. It can be done using different energy sources, from a gas flame or electric arc to a laser or ultrasound.

We mainly specialise in metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG) welding in which an electric arc forms between a consumable wire electrode and the workpiece metal, which heats the workpiece metal, causing them to melt, and join.

Design

We can offer elemental or total building design services, from foundations, retaining structures and basements to roof design and roof conversions, covering all structural aspects of the building in between.

Detailed Drawing

We have operated detailed design for many years now, the system puts a unique array of powerful modelling and detailing tools into the hands of draughtsman – providing the most productive solution for all our steelwork detailing.

The 3D solid modelling offers advanced technology that allows assemblies to be created with speed and accuracy. Connections are effortlessly detailed through the use of advance parametric tools, the system automatically produces the drawings and reports as required, it will generate arrangements, detailed fabrication drawings, material lists, bolt lists, weights and erection drawings.

We can offer to customers a fully comprehensive detailed design package.

Surveying

We can visit sites and foresee potential problems on site prior to installation.

Estimating

We can evaluate proposal drawings to calculate prices for potential jobs.

Telecoms

Since 1997 we have successfully offered a manufacture, supply and installation service of all types of greenfield sites and rooftop steelwork for the Telecoms industry.

Our comprehensive service includes on site surveys, full 3D detail design drawings, supply & manufacture of all types of steelwork and complete installation by our hugely experienced staff.

Upon completion you can expect to receive a full handover package complete with supporting on site photographs, pull out test results and a certificate.

Installations

Safety is paramount, our site teams will arrive to site fully briefed of the risks and the method of assembly. All Health & Safety documentation is provided, including detailed risk assessments and method statements.

We are in an unprecedented position of being able to adhere to tight deadlines while delivering the highest standards of workmanship. We work very closely with our customers from the design and planning stages through to onsite installation and handover.

All our site teams are fully trained and CSCS certified to work competently on sites throughout the UK, whether working at height, erecting structural steelwork, installing balustrade or operating in highly sensitive areas to stringent government guidelines, at XLCR our staff set the standards for others to achieve.

Sheetmetal

We specialise in material storage, handling and lifting equipment, smoking facilities & canopies, jigs & fixtures, bespoke fabrication, architectural ironwork and design & build projects within the Rail, Nuclear, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Construction and Leisure Industries.

We are very proud of recently achieving Vodafone approval status for the design, supply and manufacture of cabinet.