A significant expansion of our Ackworth Road, Portsmouth, site has enabled BS Steels to add significantly to our capabilities and services.
Our recently opened second workshop adds 7,500ft2 of preparation area, including additional space for saw cutting, drilling, notching, punching and other processes. It includes a separate zone for architectural mild steel fabrication, and an isolated fabrication zone for non-ferrous material, including stainless steel and aluminium. Our recently added web page on Stairs and Balustrades shows some of our capabilities in architectural steel fabrication. We have added also a further production area for sheet metal work, including plasma profiling of plates from 1mm to 40mm, guillotine and press brake.
The new workshop has released space for structural and bridgework, and we have invested in additional overhead crane and welding capacity.
We are planning to invest further in extending our paint shop and stock yard. The former will enable us to extend our range of specialist paint finishes, including intumescent coatings.
The expansion of our business has enabled us also to increase significantly our steel stockholding activities. We are now one of the leading steel stockholders in Hampshire, with a comprehensive range of stock and the ability to source any item not stocked within a couple of days.
To reflect these changes, we have made some additions to the web site. We have created separate Steel Stock Holding and Fabrication & Design pages. We have published a new Stairs and Balustrades page to highlight our capabilities in architectural steel. And importantly, we have published a new page, dedicated to Supporting Local Builders. We may be growing strongly in areas such as Highways and Railways, but our local client base has been the bedrock of our business for 35 years. We are as committed as ever to providing a personal service, based on traditional values of customer focus, timely implementation, and constant availability to help with problem-solving. Our expansion will enable us to deliver more services to local builders and national contractors alike.