Manufacturers of fabricated structural steelwork are now by law required to CE mark their products. Process Steels are proud to have CE marking across all of the steel we manufacture and are one of the only companies in the UK to have adopted the process.

You can click the image below to read more below on the CE marking regulations.

Process Steels Achieve C.E Accreditation For Steelwork

As you know, we introduced a factory production control system last November, allowing us to fully trace our products throughout our manufacturing process. This took us one step closer to becoming C.E. certified and we are now extremely excited to announce that we have achieved C.E accreditation.

What Does C.E Accreditation Mean?

Receiving official accreditation allows us to further assure our clients that we are a trust-worthy and safety cautious company that actively passes our materials through a number of safety checks before placing a C.E marking and being sold.

Why Is Accreditation Important?

Being C.E certified also ensures that our marked products are environmentally friendly without compromising on the quality. Further to this, our new accreditation allows us to trade wholly throughout Europe, enabling us to offer our fantastic products further afield.

We at Process Steels are fully committed to customer satisfaction and promise to continually ensure that your experience with us results is 100% customer satisfaction from the initial discussion of your needs straight through to project completion.

It is extremely important that you only purchase products from a company that is C.E certified, as it is now a legal requirement that all companies comply with European regulations.


Building a new warehouse is likely to be a huge project, so it is essential that you are aware of all the ins and outs of a project of this kind before work begins. Knowing the legalities surrounding the build of a new warehouse is of course vital, so we at Process Steels thought we’d provide a little guidance.

New legislation came into force in England regarding planning permission for warehouses on April 6th, 2010, which stated that planning permission would not be required if the following conditions were met;

– For new industrial buildings and warehouses, no building can be higher than 5 metres if it is situated within 10 metres of the curtilage boundary. In other circumstances, no new building should exceed the height of any existing building that is within the curtilage boundary or 15 metres of the new build, whichever is lower.

– Gross floor space for any new building should not be more than 100 square metres.

– Up to May 30th 2016, no new building should have a gross floor space of more than 200 square metres if it’s to be built on outside designated land, or on any site of special scientific interest.

There are also specific rules regarding altering or extending current warehouses and industrial buildings. Any changes shouldn’t result in a building’s height being increased by 5 metres if it’s in a range of 10 metres of the curtilage boundary. When this is not applicable, no alteration or extension can be higher than the height the building before the changes were made.

Some of the regulations that are applicable to all include the following:

– Listed buildings are protected and no development can take place within the curtilage of this type of property.

– When extensions, alterations or new buildings are planned, the materials used should have a similar appearance to the existing building or those in the area.

– Developments are not permitted if they result in a reduction of space for parking or turning vehicles.

If uncertain, it’s always advisable to seek advice from your local planning authority.

Offering a service that is quick, reliable and efficient, we are the Midlands leading supplier of top quality steel products to the construction industry, including that which can be used in the build or extension of new and existing warehouses. Specialising in RSJ beams and steel staircases, please call us on 0121 526 5757 or browse our website for more information where you’ll also be able to view our informative video and make use of our contact form.


Its predecessors were undoubtedly two of the most iconic high-rise buildings in the world, towering over New York City as a mark of some of the most significant architectural and economical achievement in the Western world.

At the time, the original World Trade Centre towers were pioneering, innovative and were designed to be a world-famous landmark for generations. Unfortunately, this was short lived; just 30 years after both towers were officially opened, the years of design, planning and construction were destroyed in just seconds as those towers came down on September 11th 2001 – taking the lives of thousands with it..

As both a memorial and as a beacon of growth out of tragedy the construction of One World Trade, the replacement tower, began in 2006 and now just shy of seven years later the building is ready to go. With years of planning and design having gone into this building, it’s steeped in architectural prowess as much as it is in history.

We’ve put together this infographic with everything you need to know about the construction of this unbelievably iconic building – from its design through to its uses on opening. (Click image for full-sized infographic).

Change in Design Techniques Throughout History

Throughout history, a range of different materials have been used to create large constructions around the world. Only some of the ancient structures are still standing in ruin form, but we can still learn a lot from their techniques. With construction progressing year on year, materials are more stable and durable than ever before.

Mud – 10,200BC

Back in Neolithic times, mud was placed into moulds to create bricks. These bricks were used to make houses and other areas of shelter. Nowadays we see the flaws of using this material in construction, but thousands of years ago when tools were not readily available, mud did a pretty good job in the circumstances.

Stone – 3150 BC

Ancient Egypt has given us fascinating structures, such as the Pyramids, and they were the first people to start using stone for large buildings. This material was only used for the grandest of constructions, such as the pyramids which are still standing today.

Timber – 600AD

First used by the Romans, timber is still used heavily throughout the world for multiple types of small construction projects due to its many benefits. It can be erected quickly and is widely available, but this is now also true for many materials so may not always be the best option.

Iron – 18th Century

During the 18th Century, architects and engineers developed many new ideas and techniques when it came to construction. Buildings were able to be built bigger than ever before thanks to the use of iron columns.

Steel – 19th Century to Present

The industrial revolution saw the world’s buildings grow at a very fast rate. Steel began to be mass-produced and so the world we now see was born. Over the past two centuries there have been advances in steel, and now the material is one of the most popular for building structures such as warehouses and other larger-framed projects. It has a huge range of beneficial properties such as fire-resistance and being able to cope when pressure is applied.

For I beams and other RSJ’s in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas, call Process Steels on 01215 265 757 or visit our contact page to send us an email.


Process Steels are the leading provider of RSJ Beams in Loughborough and have a rich heritage in the steel beam industry. From our 12,000 sq foot warehouse in the West Midlands, we serve customers throughout Loughborough with quality steel products for a variety of building projects, mainly working with the building and construction industry.

With a large supply of steel materials in stock at any given time, we can deliver essential items to a site to suit your time and budget, working with all sized contractors, and supplying large or small orders as per your individual requirements. If you need an RSJ beam delivering and are working to tight timescales, we make sure it’s on site, on time, so there are no delays to your project.

We’re the steel beam specialists

Here at Process Steels, we are proud of our position as a specialist supplier of RSJ beams and also have a range of other high-quality steelwork to offer you. No matter what type of project you are working on, if this requires any type of steelwork, we can supply the following options and so much more:

  • RSJ beams
  • I Beams
  • Steel Staircases
  • Fences
  • Gates and balustrades

Whether you need steel delivering and installing on-site, or you would like a quote for I beams in Loughborough for structural steel projects, we always deliver a friendly, reliable service and have extremely helpful staff ready to assist you any way they can.

Ask about our high-quality RSJ beams in Loughborough

We can supply steel throughout Loughborough here at Process Steels, and have I beams available in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and throughout the whole of the West Midlands. As one of the largest stockists of steel, no order is too big or small, and when you deal with us, you work with extremely professional and highly trained people that can answer any query you might have.


Find out more and get in touch with the team here at Process Steels to discuss your steelwork requirements. We welcome enquiries from any customer and you can contact us here today or call us for a free quote on 01215265757.


As part of our commitment to providing quality services to our customers, we have introduced a factory production control system into our operations allowing full traceability of product through our manufacturing process to meet the requirements of BS EN 1090 Execution class 2. Accreditation to BS EN 1090-1 will be completed and achieved within the next few months.