Steel Building Installation

All of our work is carried out by fully trained and experienced operatives with attention to detail throughout, to ensure a high standard upon completion of our works.

We have an unblemished safety record at Hamilton Steel Buildings, and we employ external Health & Safety advisors Seaham Safety Services to make sure we are up to date on the latest legislation.

Site specific Method Statements, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments are produced for all contracts. As a minimum our operatives hold CSCS cards, IPAF operator cards for site plant such as Scissor Lifts, Tele Handlers and Cherry Pickers.

We employ PMC Safety Netting who are an industry leading fully qualified Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET) approved Scaffolders and Safety Net riggers to erect and dismantle Edge Protection and Safety Netting to our projects to ensure the safety of our employees whilst undertaking roof installations.

Site Surveying Services

A site survey is an inspection of an area where work is proposed, to gather information for a design. It can determine a precise location, access, best orientation for the site and the location of obstacles such as underground and above ground services, drainage connections and invert levels for existing manholes therefore allowing a building to be designed to get the maximum area available and allow potential problems to be highlighted prior to starting construction onsite.

Planning Application Services

The planning process can be a long winded and very frustrating process at times especially when it’s likely to be the one and only time you will have had to complete the process.  We assist many of our clients with the submission of their planning applications, providing plan and elevation drawings, design and access statements, flood risk assessments and assistance in dealing with queries and discharging planning conditions. We have a vast experience dealing with many local authorities throughout the UK.  We would certainly urge you to consult with us, to help make life easier for you from day one.

Structural Calculations, Civil Engineering designs, SBEM Calculations

We provide a full set of structural drawings along with full structural calculations for building control approval with each building.  All our buildings are designed to the customer’s exact location to BS 5950 part 5. This service is included free of charge with all our steel buildings.

Here at Hamilton Steel Buildings to enable our customers to benefit from the most economical structures; we consult with our design team to ensure that the building is structurally compliant and fit for purpose. This provides our customers with a valued engineered bespoke steel building offering great value for money.

As part of our services we also offer our customers site investigation services and foundation design services.  Our structural engineers will produce an economical concrete floor design for your site requirements and potential usage. We would encourage you to contact us at an early stage of your project to ensure that the specification and finished dimensions of the concrete are correct prior to your building arriving onsite.

Building Control Approval Services

As part of our services we can liaise on behalf of our clients with the local council or private building inspectors to ensure that site inspections are carried out at the right times and the building is signed off prior to occupancy and hand over. It has been brought to our attention recently that some private building inspectors have not been able to renew their licence to practice. This can be quite an involved process therefore we would recommend contacting us.

For professional help and advice on any of our professional services please contact 0191 5161053 or email:

Planning Permission & Industrial Buildings

New Government legislation was introduction in April 2010 that meant that planning permission for industrial buildings is not required subject to the below limitations and conditions.

If a new building is within 10m of the area of land surrounding boundaries then it must not be more than 5m high. A new building is also not permitted to be taller than 15m or the higher than the height of the tallest building within the surrounding area depending on which is lower. The floor space of a new building must not exceed 100 square metres and the land outside must not be more than 200 square metres.

For any alterations to existing buildings then planning permission is not required as long as the building is not going to be made higher than 5m tall, subject to being within 10m of the area boundary.

These are applicable to the following:

  • Development must be within the existing boundary of the current building and most not come within 5m of the surrounding area of land
  • Must not be within the boundaries of a listed building
  • Must not reduce car parking or turning space
  • New space must relate to existing use of the building
  • The full regulations for planning permission on Industrial Buildings can be found on the Government’s Planning website.

Additional Services

At Hamilton Steel Buildings we pride ourselves in making sure that all of our customers have a good experience during their project. We like to think we offer more than just a steel building; we have a greatly experienced team that have many years of knowledge and expertise in the construction industry to ensure that each and every project we are involved in is carefully project managed and delivered on time and within budget.

  • Groundworks
  • Drainage Designs
  • Installation of Brickwork and Blockwork

Guarantees & Warranties

Warranty – Unrivalled warranties over other constructions with warranties on our products of up to 40 years.

Full CE Marking – Everyone of our buildings supplied are fully CE-marked as per the requirement in July 2014 which means we are fully compliant with the law.

British suppliers and manufacturers – All our steel, cladding, personnel doors & roller doors are produced by British suppliers and manufacturers in a quality-controlled environment.

Quality – Our cold rolled building steelwork is fully galvanised as standard, the KS1000rw insulated panels we use are provided by Kingspan. All Insulated Panels and all cladding details regarding flashings are designed to Kingspan’s approved details. We use high quality Trim Line Gutters that are colour coordinated to match the flashings.

Environmentally Friendly – Steel is 100% sustainable; at least 40% of steel used in construction has been recycled. We recycle all waste steel and maintain tidy sites to minimise our impact on the environment.  Learn more about our Environmental Policy.

Bespoke – All buildings supplied by Hamilton Steel Buildings are made exactly to your requirements and we will offer advice on cost saving ideas to give you more value for your money.