What Steel Structures NI can offer

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Drawing Office and detailers

At Steel Structures NI we have a fully equipped in-house Drawing Office with highly trained and skilled Structural Detailers using the very latest, fully functional Tekla Structures detailing software.

Our Detailers have between them over 30 years experience in the structural detailing/drafting industry, having worked on many large and smaller jobs through this time. Our Drawing Office begins managing projects from a very early stage with the incorporation of preliminary models produced at the tender stage to aid with costing. We also produce a visual at inception stage, for the client to three dimensionally achieve a better grasp on the finished structure.

Steelwork Contracting is a complex business where thorough co-ordination is vital. At the start of every project, we put together a team, led by a Project Manager, with the necessary skills and experience to guarantee success.

A comprehensive project plan is produced for each job which sets the necessary targets for drawing issues, material purchase, sub-contract orders, approvals, deliveries to site and handovers. The Drawing Office plays a very important role in making all these things as simple and efficient as possible.

  • 30 Years Experience
  • Comprehensive Project Plans
  • Tekla Structures Detailing Software
  • Efficient, refined process



Steel Structures NI Ltd benefits from its location, 5 miles from Belfast city centre and in conjunction with our comprehensive Project Management Strategy; we are able to manufacture sufficient steelwork to meet even the most demanding of programmes.

A just in time manufacturing process is utilised with steel being supplied from local stockholders, in planned ‘phases’.

Fittings and main shafts are assembled and painted in relevant phased 25 tonne erectable batches. This is closely monitored through the production process via our Steel Projects management system (Winbuild.)

Each main shaft member is produced with a unique identification mark on our CNC machine which relates to a fabrication drawing and will carry right through to installation on site, which increases efficiency, traceability and guarantees the excellent quality of each member.



In more recent year’s considerable investment have been made in state of the art technology, namely a fully automated Ficep, 601DZB-ORIENT 6 CNC integrated saw/drill line, (the first of it’s kind in Ireland,) with an on and off cross transfer feeding system.

Plate cutting is carried out in-house using our RUR2500P Plasma Cutting Machine.

Our Project management and information software (Winbuild) is also a new addition and assists with all our production programming, communication and CAM links.  These links streamline the fabrication process by providing a seamless interaction between all departments of the supply chain.

A semi automatic SES Shot-blast line also gives the company the capability to Shot-Blast its own fabricated steelwork and fittings.

Our loyal, trained and highly skilled workforce utilise the Ficep CNC machine that is feed with data directly from our drawing offices.

Painting is carried out in an isolated controlled environment. For the majority of our assemblies, shot-blasting and the application of a pre-fabrication primer are carried out before fabrication.


Our onsite Services

Our site performance is where we are most visible, therefore throughout this stage, all projects are carefully monitored and controlled by a nominated on-site charge hand who will liaise with the client’s site foreman and Steel Structures Project Manager.

A Method Statement is developed prior to arrival on-site which includes a detailed description of how the work is to be carried out together with the necessary risk assessments.

All erectors are fully briefed and committed to site safety requirements and the Method Statement before setting foot on site.

We accept no compromises on Health & Safety matters and routinely inspect all steel erecting squads to insure the expected high standards are being adhered to.

In line with the current legislation all site operatives have carried out the necessary training and obtained the required documentation from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for working on-site (CSR cards) and operating mobile elevation work platforms (IPAF cards).