British Steel 178x102 S355JR beams in Colin's garden.
23 Apr 2018

Bringing a beam to our home

Colin Mawdsley Technical Sales Manager - Special Profiles

After 30 years working for British Steel, I like to think I can trust the guys I work with to produce a quality product. Well, in 2018, I am demonstrating that trust by using our products in my own home.

Mrs. Mawdsley is currently having a new kitchen extension built complete with fancy folding doors, white gloss cupboards, fancy island unit, the lot. In fact, everything you have seen in an episode with Phil and Kirsty is currently happening at home right now. We started in January and despite the odd interruption from the Beast from the East, we have watched walls go up and generally block out sunlight for a couple of months.

We are at the exciting albeit dusty stage now where existing walls and doors have been knocked down and every meal is being cooked on the gas barbeque until the new kitchen comes – it’s the waiting game for the floors to be able to go down. Only glitch so far is finding the gap for the door frame isn’t big enough so we’ve had to rethink the plan and put it elsewhere, adding to the general dust and mess.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, the shiny new cupboards will be installed and it will start to feel like home again but in the meantime, to keep the upstairs, sort of, upstairs, I am having a couple of 178x102 S355JR beams installed to hold everything in place.

We pride ourselves in building stronger futures and now I can happily say I am living the slogan. Having worked in Scunthorpe Rail and Section Mill in the past, I know the amount of hard work and dedication that goes into making our construction products so using anything else was never an option.

I am looking forward to a day without dust and mess sometime soon.

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