Specialised Steelwork

About US

Welcome to Specialised Steelwork Limited. An award-winning design company based in Reading with a large portfolio of notable work.

Established in 2004 we provide fabricators and contractors throughout the UK with design and detailing services. Our Services include Architectural Metalwork, Structural Steelwork, Building Envelopes, Structural Glass & Cladding, Design Calculations and Site Surveys.

At the core of our business is our energetic team of designers. Our specialist team have over 55 years combined experience in providing practical, cost effective and innovative solutions to meet any requirement.

We build strong and lasting relationships with all clients and will become an integral part of your team, taking your project from Design to Reality.


We use the latest 3d modelling software including Advance Steel for Architectural & Structural detailing, Inventor for Sheet Metalwork and Revit & Navisworks for Building Information Modelling.


With continued investment in the customisation and automation of our software we produce documentation with faster completion times in formats bespoke to your needs.

Insurance & Backup

We offer Professional Indemnity insurance of up to £5 million and a complete IT Disaster Recovery and a Business Continuity programme.


Information is offered in formats including PDF, DWG and NC and we also provide 3D models for review, integration and clash detection to design teams.

Quality Statement

Our commitment is to continually improve the service we provide and meet or exceed expectations.

To be justifiably proud of everything we do by providing an outstanding service and the highest quality of deliverables.

To continually develop procedures and quality systems and remain at the highest level of expertise in our industry.


We pride ourselves on the time we invest engaging with our clients, their clients and a wide variety of contractors at the earliest opportunity. This enables us to fully understand specific requirements and ensure that our designs are fully considered.

Design processes are closely linked to the successful completion of the project within budget and on program. Our designs are fabricator friendly to ensure they can be manufactured, transported and installed with ease. Where instructed we will provide temporary works designs with the inclusion of lifting points in the final assemblies and single or multi-point transport and lifting rigs.

We produce connection calculations or full member designs for a more streamlined process to reduce delays with information flow.

Modular designs for the fabrication or assembly off-site, prior to transport and installation at the final permanent location can be arranged. This offers cost and time savings allowing tighter control on budget and tolerances. Installation time is also reduced and this can remove many of the associated hazards or accidents.

Our Design team have ongoing and extensive knowledge of geometrically complex and demanding projects including commercial office buildings, housing developments, sports arenas, railways, airports and warehousing.
Our expertise lies in the complete design process from initial designs, collaboration with other trades, production of 3D models and the preparation of detailed fabrication drawings.

Architectural metalwork

Juliet balconies to geometrically complex staircases, metalwork and cladding.

Services including:

  • Helical staircases
  • Feature staircases
  • Handrailing
  • Balustrading
  • Balconies
  • Canopies
  • Cladding
  • Louvre’s
Structural steelwork

Projects of any size from single beams to geometrically complex roof structures. Single and multi-storey mezzanine floors and multi-storey steel framed buildings.

Services Including:

  • Single storey and multi storey steel frames
  • Mezzanine floors
  • Walkways
  • Gantries
  • Permanent shuttering
  • Plate & grating flooring layouts
Structural Calculations

Small domestic schemes to large multi-million-pound projects within the Commercial, Residential & Transport sectors. Using an extensive range of materials including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, glass and composite.

Services Including:

  • Full Member Design
  • Steel to Steel connections
  • Steel to Concrete connections

Providing a high quality, professional service utilising the latest survey equipment to produce quality land surveys nationwide.

Services Including:

  • Topographic Surveys
  • 3D Laser Scan Surveys
  • Site Setting Out Services