Village Engineering carries out steel fabrication work in our Charlwood-based workshop. This 1,000 sq. ft. industrial premises provides an ideal location for domestic and commercial clients in Crawley, Reigate and the wider Surrey and Sussex areas. Our site comes fully-equipped with state-of-the-art precision equipment that allows our engineers to complete projects on time and to the very highest of standards. We work with sheet metal in a range of sizes, allowing us to undertake projects of any kind.
The equipment housed in our steel fabrication shop includes:
• Large Capacity Horizontal Band Saw
• Large Capacity Drilling Machine
• 27t Horizontal Bending Machine
• 12t Vertical Press
• Large Belt Grinder
With the use of this machinery, our highly skilled, vastly-experienced engineers have constructed security doors, mesh screens, steel staircases, lift-off windows, balustrades and much more for our clients in Crawley, Reigate, Surrey and Sussex.
To talk over engineering research, development ideas, prototyping or any kind of steel fabrication project, please contact us.
The quality of modern steel fabrication can be traced back to advances in trade technology, particularly CNC (Computer Numerical Control) systems. These machines monitor and control the function and movement of equipment that our team use during fabrication work including welders, routers and laser cutters.
In essence, the steel fabrication that we undertake for our customers in Crawley, Reigate, Surrey and Sussex involves the manipulation of sheet metal and other materials in order to create the required product.
Below, we have outlined some of the techniques that we use during this process.
Shot Blasting – In order to create smooth, clean finishes that we can weld and paint with more ease, we sometimes have to blast certain sections of steel with small steel beads known as ‘shot’.
Bending – The use of steel in construction and architecture across Crawley, Reigate and the neighbouring Surrey and Sussex locations requires increasingly intricate steel creations. In order to shape sheet metal, we pass a section through a roll bender machine until we achieve the desired arc. Simpler bends can be achieved through press braking.
Cutting – As the name suggests, we often cut sheet metal and other materials into smaller sections. Whether we utilise plasma cutting, flame cutting or a circular saw, the end result sees steel that is much easier to manipulate.
Coating – Usually carried out at the end of the steel fabrication process, a galvanisation process coats steel surfaces with zinc. Not only does this eliminate corrosion, it also offers our clients in Crawley, Reigate or any neighbouring Surrey or Sussex location a customisable option with a range of colours and finishes available.