Structural work

Structural work- Local Steel Beam & RSJ Installation

Structural Work

MK Refurbishment offers for our clients over 20 years worth of experience in the structural opening of internal and external walls.
Our local builders are fully insured, and we offer our client’s peace of mind as well in structural installation services.
We undertake all types of structural steel work. Therefore we can help you from fitting steel beams or lintels, to complete structural fitting RSJ. 
We can install beam for domestic and commercial properties . We work directly with the private clients, or as a subcontractor for another construction company, local builders and structural engineers.

Some of the work associated with structural services you can see below:

  • Groundwork, foundation, footings, reinforced concrete slabs

  • Opening the internal wall between the room(s), followed with knocking down an external load bearing wall.

  • Walls remodelling, removing a load bearing wall, and knocking down the wall, removing internal wall

  • External masonry load bearing wall removal, creating new opening for door or windows

  • All types of structural steel work. From fitting steel beam (Lintels), structural fitting RSJ for internal and external walls, to domestic and commercial RSJ beam installation

  • Basement improvements, construction and general underpinning the houses

We offer our structural service for the local individuals who self supervising their projects.

The steps for the process of the structural installation projects:

  • Looking for a local builder (for instance our company MK) to check the cost to remove load bearing wall
  • Site visit by company representative person to create a note about the structural opening required in your house for the Structural Engineer.
  • Arrange the appointment for a structural engineer who will make all of the calculation for structural opening drawings.
  • Report the work and appointed date for work to be started to the local Building Inspector from the building control.
  • Try to get the Planning Permission and Sign Party Wall Agreement(If required). Always check the listed building consent…
  • Make sure to protect work areas, and do all the preparation work. Support the weights of the wall on the props, supported upstairs floor joists and side partition walls.
  • Next, create an opening area with the construction props and strong boys.
  • Upgrade all the existing plumbing and electrical light switches or sockets. 
  • Make sure all of the wall demolition work is performed under safe conditions. This is to ensure that the process goes smoothly.
  • Nest step is to skip hire and demolition so work can be started.
  • Builders create the internal wall opening between appointed spaces in the house.  It’s significant after work to secure the outer wall opening which is what our builders always do.
  • Fitting RSJ  on the location and support. Make sure that everything is safe and in level.
  • Fit wet or dry Padstone, make good work including brickwork and dry-pack.
  • Remove all the props and strong boys, boxing in with the fire resistance plasterboard’s- pink plasterboard.
  • Call for the building inspector to arrange a visit for the last check- up to make sure that everything is done with building regulation and sing the job.
So, If you are looking for someone to secure and safe install the steel beam, be sure to contact us! We can knock down the 
internal load-bearing wall and create structural wall opening between the rooms.

We make sure to offer for our clients RSJ/ steel beams supply at a trade prices

These are the following areas where we offer our structural work and steel beam installation in South and Central London:
    • Crystal Palace SE19, West Norwood SE27, Sydenham SE26,
    • Dulwich Village SE21, East Dulwich SE21, Tulse Hill SW2,
    •  Camberwell SE5, Herne Hill SE24, Brixton SW2,
    • West Dulwich SE21, Clapham SW4, Stockwell SW3,
    • Streatham  SW16, Tulse Hill SW2, Camberwell SE5, Herne Hill SE24
    • Central London, Kensington W8 & Chelsea SW3
  • If you are planning any internal or external wall openning project in your house in  a different Greater London area, please feel free to send us your enquiry,  as we ( MK Refurbishment)  still maybe will be able to help you with your conversion  and structural opening to improve your house by creating open space …

What does RSJ stand for?

Rolled Steel Joist- some people and builders call theme only steel beam. RSJ is using in support of a new opening, existing wall or roof opening to support. There are a few different types of RSJ such as the: I-beam, H-beam (for universal column, UC). W-beam (for “Wide flange”), Universal beam (UB), or double-T and H-shaped.

Why RSJ suppose to be boxing with the pink plasterboard?

The pink plasterboards are a fire board To protect the structural steel in your house flat, or house extension. This board has glass fibre and other additives in the core to protect against fire in most domestic situations
Usually, fire resistant plasterboard comes with a pink face which we can paint or plaster

What is Concrete Padstone for steal beam fitting?

The purpose of a Padstone is to form a sound base or pad for a lintel or steel beam. Concrete Padstones can be used to spread weight at the bearing of steel beams

What is a Flitch Beam?

A flitch or flitched beam is a compound beam which is used in the construction of wood frame structures. Flitch beam is usually made up of a vertical steel plate sandwiched between two wood beams. These three layers being stick together with bolts.