As seen on TV!

Have you spotted our work on the TV yet? You might not have known it to be ours, but you most probably will have!

Our works has now been shown on numerous television programmes, including;

  • Big House, Little House (Leicestershire) | Series 1 Episode 7)
  • DIY SOS : The Big Build (Rednal) | Series 27
  • DIY SOS : Homes for Veterans | Series 26
  • Inside John Lewis Grand Central
  • Hotel in The Clouds (Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard)
  • The XFactor (contestants preparations, hair salon)
  • The Gadget Show (The Cube and Coventry University)
  • Hustle (The Cube)

Some images from our appearances can be seen below.

If you spot us on anything, please let us know!

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CE Marking of Steel Structures

CE Mark

Architectural Metalwork company, Morris Fabrications Ltd, have shown their commitment to complying with all the latest industry regulations and health and safety policies and have been successfully certified by SCCS for CE Marking of Structural Components for Steel Structures (BS EN 1090), to EXC2.

The Steel Construction Certificate Scheme (SCCS), the notified body, are also responsible for carrying out regular monitoring of the Factory Production Control (FPC) and Welding Quality Management System (WQMS) processes. The notified body reference is 2273. Details can be corroborated in the SCCS Directory.

Certificates

Factory Production Control (FPC) | Morris Fabrications Ltd (PDF, 1140KB)

Welding Certificate BS EN 1090 | Morris Fabrications Ltd (PDF, 1122KB)

SCCS logo

What is CE Marking of Structural Steelwork?
The harmonised standard covering fabricated structural steelwork is BS EN 1090: Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures.

Part 1 of the standard is the Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Structural Components. It describes how manufacturers can demonstrate that the components they produce meet the declared performance characteristics (the structural characteristics which make them fit for their particular use and function).

Part 2 is the Technical Requirements for Steel Structures. It specifies the requirements for the execution of steel structures to ensure adequate levels of mechanical resistance and stability, serviceability and durability. It determines the performance characteristics for components that the manufacturer must achieve and declare through the requirements of Part 1.

BS EN 1090-1 became mandatory on 1 July 2014. It is now therefore a legal requirement for all fabricated structural steelwork delivered to site to be CE Marked.

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Metric Conversion Table

TO CONVERT MULTIPLY BY TO CONVERT MULTIPLY BY
inches to mm 25.40 pounds to grams 453.6
mm to inches 0.0394 grams to pounds 0.002205
feet to metres 0.3048 pounds to kilograms 0.4536
metres to feet 3.281 kilograms to pounds 2.205
yards to metres 0.9144 tons to kilograms 1016.0
metres to yards 1.094 kilograms to tons 0.0009842
sq inches to sq mm 645.2 UK tons to tonnes 1.0160
sq mm to sq inches 0.00155 tonnes to UK tons 0.9842
sq feet to sq metres 0.0929 pounds per cubic foot to kilograms per cubic metre 16.018
sq metres to sq feet 10.76
sq yd to sq metres 0.8361 kilograms per cubic metre to pounds per cubic foot 16.9
sq metres to sq yd 1.196
ounces to grams 28.35
grams to ounces 0.03527

Information above should be used as a guide only.

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Glass information

Types of Glass

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is manufactured by heating annealed glass to approximately 620 degrees Celsius and then cooled rapidly in a controlled environment. The result is a tempered panel which if broken will fragment in small relatively harmless pieces.

Heat Soaked glass

Heat soaking is a process that complies with BS EN 14179. In this process the glass is heated and maintained at a high temperature then slowly cooled in a heat soak oven which encourages the conversion of the Nickel Sulphide inclusion to its more stable form, thus resulting in fewer spontaneous breakages on site.

Toughened laminate glass

Toughened laminated glass is available in 8.6mm – 39.5mm. Triple laminate is also available. Screen print / sandblast can also be used in conjunction with laminated glass to achieve virtually any desired finish such as dot matrix or logo designs. If a laminated panel is broken, only one side will ‘shatter’, however it will remain in place as it is stuck to the other panel – therefore leaving a guard in place.

Laminated glass

Screen Printed glass

Screen printed glass is available in many different colours (RAL number) in an etch or block out finish.
Designs are also available such as logos or dot matrix finish. The benefit of screen printed laminated glass means that the print is stuck between two panels so it should not wear away or get scratched/damaged.

Screen print lower of glass at The Cube Birmingham  Curved frameless glass balustrade with 10% etch screen print glass and curved base U-channel

Sand Blasted / Frosted

Sand blasted or frosted glass is available as an all over finish or can be used in a design. Obscuring a glass panel(s) can sometimes be a condition of building regulations when the balcony maybe overlooking neighbouring properties.

Frosted frameless glass balustrade

Low iron glass / Opti-white

Low iron glass or Opti-white has a minimal green cast which means it is ultra clear and provides a higher level of transparency than normal clear glass. It is achieved by removing most of the iron oxide content used to produce glass. This does result in an increased cost over normal clear or float glass.

Opti White glass

ClearShield™ coating

ClearShield™ coating is available to help prevent grease marks and fingerprints etc. It stays cleaner for longer and resists staining and discolouration. ClearShield™ is a polymeric resin and, when applied to ordinary glass, it cross-links to form a strong chemical bond. ClearShield™ is completely transparent, chemically inert, non-hazardous and UV stable. Unlike a coating, ClearShield™ becomes part of the glass so will not peel, flake or crack.

Ritec ClearShield

Glass Weights

To calculate the weight of a glass panel, a general rule of thumb is multiply by 2.5.

(all at 1m sq)
10mm = 25kg
12mm = 30kg
13.5mm = 33.75kg
15mm = 37.5kg
17.5mm = 43.75kg
19mm = 47.5kg
21.5mm = 53.75kg
25mm = 62.5kg

The above is provided for information purposes only and you should always consult a professional.

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Unequal Angle (UEA)

Steel Unequal Angle Sizes

Designation Size Mass Per Metre Web Thickness
mm kg/m mm
200 x 150 47.1 18.0
200 x 150 39.6 15.0
200 x 150 32.0 12.0
200 x 100 33.7 15.0
200 x 100 27.3 12.0
200 x 100 23.0 10.0
150 x 75 24.8 15.0
150 x 75 20.2 12.0
150 x 75 17.0 10.0
125 x 75 17.8 12.0
125 x 75 15.0 10.0
125 x 75 12.2 8.0
100 x 75 15.4 12.0
100 x 75 13.0 10.0
100 x 75 10.6 8.0
† 100 x 65 12.3 10.0
† 100 x 65 9.94 8.0
† 100 x 65 8.77 7.0
80 x 60 8.32 8.0
80 x 60 7.36 7.0
80 x 60 6.34 6.0
75 x 50 7.39 8.0
75 x 50 5.65 6.0
65 x 50 6.76 8.0
65 x 50 5.18 6.0
65 x 50 4.35 5.0
60 x 30 4.00 6.0
60 x 30 3.36 5.0
40 x 25 1.93 4.0
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