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Do I Need a Structural Steelworker for My Building Project?

Steel is an essential part of the foundations of any building. Also, thanks to the current trend for minimalist design, steel has also become somewhat fashionable, with steel staircases, railings, gates, window bars, balustrades and balconies all growing in popularity.

However, if you’re interested in embarking upon a home improvement project that requires steelwork, you need the expertise of a structural steelworker.

Steelworking requires physical strength and technical know-how, meaning DIY is out of the question. It’s important to find an experienced tradesman to handle any structural steelwork job you may have. Here at HaMuch, we can help.

Want to find more specialist craftsmen in your local area? Check the extensive list of tradesmen on HaMuch.com. You can find an extensive list of local building contractors and refurbishment experts on our site.

What Do Steelwork Contractors Do?

A professional steelworker knows how to cut and weld steel to create a host of different structures. Here are a few things a steelworker can do for you:

  • Building a structural framework: One of the primary responsibilities of a steelworker is the erection of the structural steel framework needed to erect a building.
  • Assembling steel components: Steelworkers assemble steel components to create frames, joining the steel components together by welding or bolting them and taking care to ensure that they are correctly aligned.
  • Connecting steel structures: A steelworker uses tape measures, arc welders, oxy-acetylene torches and connecting bars to connect beams, girders, and columns.
  • Reinforcing concrete: Steelworkers use different types of steel to reinforce concrete structures and foundations.
  • Lifting steel pieces: A steelworker may also need to lift pieces of steel to where they are required, e.g. for upper floor constructions. This is a specialist task that requires expertise and care.
  • Interpreting blueprints: Steelworkers work with architects, and are tasked with aligning all structures to fit a blueprint’s requirement.
  • Building steel girders: Steelworkers are expert welders. They can make and weld any steel piece or material, including girders and columns.
  • Repairing infrastructure: Steelworkers can repair any faulty steel infrastructure.

How To Find a Steelworker Near You

HaMuch makes it super easy to find structural steelwork contractors in your local area. To find a specialist near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to steelworkers in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Looking for other local fitting services?  At Hamuch.com, we have the right tradesman for you. Browse through our extensive list of local doors and windows fitting services and floor fitting services.

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Tyneside£28£201
Sefton£25£177
Gwynedd£19£153
North Lanarkshire£27£204
Newport£25£183
Stroud£26£204
London£35£221
Belfast£20£128
Knowsley£25£175
Bristol£26£192

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Newport£22£182
Cherwell£30£221
Stafford£35£207
Ipswich£21£181
North Tyneside£20£173
Cardiff£22£176
Poole£29£186
Conway£21£170
Huntingdonshire£34£209
Harrogate£22£162

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broxtowe£28£200
Reading£41£260
Bournemouth£30£218
Canterbury£29£218
Redcar & Cleveland£31£241
Stockton-on-Tees£31£224
Ipswich£29£225
Aberdeenshire£33£277
Southampton£38£241
Bedford£36£240

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Test Valley£40£28
Nottingham£17£127
Stockton-on-Tees£15£112
Solihull£134£148
Basingstoke & Deane£21£158
Cardiff£17£150
Wirral£25£186
Braintree£28£142
Salisbury£35£350
Angus£25£200

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Lanarkshire£15£98
Portsmouth£39£250
Chelmsford£45£300
Gloucester£50£175
Caerphilly£56£162
Stockport£40£231
South Kesteven£17£155
Stoke-on-Trent£70£160
Tameside£40£230
Lancaster£23£233

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cheltenham£35£277
South Gloucestershire£22£211
Vale of Glamorgan£12£108
Harrogate£14£92
Bedford£32£200
Crewe & Nantwich£18£116
Reigate & Banstead£16£123
Lancaster£12£80
Leicester£51£272
Dacorum£22£149

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Colchester£42£173
Torbay£38£225
North Ayrshire£37£200
Aylesbury Vale£44£236
Windsor & Maidenhead£41£231
Poole£45£408
West Lancashire£36£242
Cambridge£34£250
Stafford£29£180
Calderdale£34£185

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Breckland£34£240
Tameside£37£231
Reigate & Banstead£56£286
East Dunbartonshire£39£268
West Wiltshire£48£307
Conway£31£203
Blackpool£32£227
Dundee£40£272
Derby£38£238
Glasgow£39£260

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Lanarkshire£36£257
Vale of White Horse£42£262
Knowsley£34£215
Southampton£40£245
Dundee£40£270
Charnwood£40£219
Braintree£45£258
Falkirk£38£255
Coventry£36£229
North Lincolnshire£33£212

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Eastleigh£30£178
South Cambridgeshire£26£176
East Dunbartonshire£21£162
Bracknell Forest£31£193
Knowsley£22£155
Oxford£44£179
Gateshead£21£150
Warrington£23£171
Epping Forest£31£193
Birmingham£20£154

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