Highway Works and Repairs

Certification for ISO 9001:2015; National Highway Sector Scheme No 20 qualifies BS Steels to supply, manufacture and install any highways or railway asset involving steel.

steel motorway gantry in BS Steels yard, awaiting deliveryAn example is BS Steels’ involvement in preparations for the introduction of free-flow tolls at the Dartford Crossing in 2014. Partnering with Osborne, BS Steels was involved with the unloading and installation of gantries, and sign support assemblies, to approaches to both the QEII bridge and the tunnel. Earlier, BS Steels had designed and manufactured eight test gantries, allowing trialling in preparation for reconfiguring the roads and traffic management systems.

BS Steels focusses in particular on delivering a leading service in highway repairs. These include scheduled maintenance as well as being on call for any emergency. Emergencies will often throw up requests to repair or manufacture replacement parts in extremely demanding timescales; our experienced team at Portsmouth is fully equipped and ready to meet such challenges.

Maurer traffic plates refurbished by BS SteelsPartners/clients include Highways England, Connect Plus, Transport for London and many of the major framework contractors. An additional specialisation, working with Maurer UK and framework operators, is the remanufacture and refurbishment of Maurer road ramp plates (image depicts plates for M25 manufactured, painted with anti-slip and delivered in 3 days).

BS Steels is a leader and innovator in repair of steelwork and welds affected by fatigue. Please see our project reports on M25 Gade Valley Viaduct and M4 Boston Manor Viaduct.

More information on BS Steels’s highways work is available on our page Steel for Highways, Motorways and Bridges

Expansion joints replacement, M25

The images below show works to replace expansion joints near junction 20 of the M25. This involved removing existing road surfacing and installing road plates, refurbishment of ramp plates off site at our works, installing temporary ramp plates to allow replacement of existing support structure over expansion joint, and cutting out existing supporting structure; followed by removal and replacement of expansion joint, and reinstatement of road structure.

M25 Viaduct Strengthening and Repairs

Students from West Herts College visiting BS Steels site at Gade Valley ViaductMulti-year project strengthening the welds on the underside of the viaduct spans on the M25 Gade Valley Viaduct. BS Steels’s longest continuous project, with a dedicated team likely to be on site for several years. Read more...

Old Thorns Manor Hotel

aerial view of old thorns apartment block under constructionThe largest and most complex example of BS Steels’s work in the hospitality and leisure sector. It is also a prime example of BS Steels’s principal contractor services, delivering seamless project management on behalf of the client. Read more...

Distribution Centre Jersey

installing new steel canopy, Ferryspeed warehouse JerseyWarehouse Conversion and extension to enable delivery, loading and storage in optimum temperature-controlled conditions. Read more...

Railway Parapet Marcon Place London

Detail of railway parapet by BS Steels, Hackney, London E8Design, manufacture and installation of new railway bridge parapet at Marcon Place, London, within a very challenging timescale. Overall project ‘Highly Commended’ in 2013 Network Rail Partnership Awards. Read more...

Railings, Ramps, and Grilles

Steel is a very suitable and versatile material for railings, ramps, staircases, decorative and security grilles. Browse a selection of BS Steels projects across many sectors. Read more...

Mixed Retail/Residential Refurbishment

Stainless steel staircase reflected in mirror131 Shoreditch High St, London E1. Structural steel manufactured and installed for new floor layouts. Architectural staircases and features in mild and stainless steel. Read more...

M4 Viaduct Repairs

test assembly of steel repair plates for M4 motorway viaductMain Steel Sub-Contractor on highly time-critical repairs on M4 Boston Manor Viaduct. Numerous technical and logistical challenges overcome to enable completion just in time for the 2012 Olympics. Read more...

London Office Block Refurbishment

Steelwork at St Paul's House, London, by BS SteelsComplex office block refurbishment, with basement completely revamped, ground floor lowered to existing pavement level. Included new steel staircases, creation of service voids, new steel sixth floor and roof. Read more...

London Gateway Reception Building

assembling London Gateway admin building, Thames estuary in backgroundDesign, fabrication and installation of steelwork for reception building of the UK’s newest deep-sea container port and Europe’s largest logistics park. Read more...

Community Church, Springhead Park, Kent

steel framework, front view, north kent community church, springhead parkNorth Kent Community Church. Manufacture and erection of steel superstructure for North Kent Community Church, Ebbsfleet. Erected to schedule through some of the worst winter weather for many years. Read more...

Sports Complex within Listed Building

steel framework for mezzanine floor, hms temeraire, portsmouthGrade II Listed Building Refurbishment. Steel mezzanine, stairs, balustrades, and glazed steel entrance canopy designed, manufactured and installed by BS Steels. Read more...

Central Mosque, Portsmouth

Steels installed by BS Steels, ready for new floor aboveInstallation of new mezzanine floor, significantly adding capacity and enhancing utility of building. Read more...