Severfield plc is the UK's market-leading structural steel group, serving the construction and infrastructure markets.

Our customers

Clients serviced by the Group cover a broad range of disciplines from contractors and developers, to engineers and architects.

Why they work with us

The Group’s competitive advantage derives from our client focus, experience, scale, integrated approach from design to construction, innovation, cost base, productivity and growth and supply chain strengths.

Sustainable investment

We are continually investing in our business in order to preserve our ability to generate value in the short, medium and long term.

Resources

The Group can offer great choice, value and flexibility thanks to our national network of factories and the technical expertise of our people. The Group is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing and painting processes and has a highly skilled workforce of over 1,300 staff including an in-house construction team. We have the design, experience and engineering skills to serve a diverse range of market sectors. The dedication, expertise and experience of our workforce ensure that we offer more skills and variety than any other UK steel contractor.

Partners

The Group spends a high percentage of its operating costs on goods and subcontractor services. Careful management of the supply chain is essential to drive efficiency and suppliers are monitored to ensure that maximum benefits are delivered to clients and the Group. We engage with clients and the supply chain wherever we operate and long-term relationships are forged with partners who meet our commitment to quality and sustainability.

Health and safety focus

The well-being and safety of our employees, clients, suppliers and subcontractors are paramount and directly impact on the commercial viability of our business. The directors, through the implementation of our safety, health and environmental philosophy, encourage each employee and subcontractor to strive constantly to adopt the best safety, health and environmental practices.

Our services

We manage every aspect of the fabrication and construction process, from initial scheme design, through detailing, specification and manufacture to the eventual handover to our clients of a quality product on-site.

Design

The design process offers our clients innovative concepts and solutions. We are able to offer ‘value engineering’ through the close guidance of our consulting engineers at the concept of the project and with the assistance of the latest state-of-the-art computer software for 2-D and 3-D building information modelling (‘BIM’), analysis and design.

Our advice on material choices, fabrication, fire protection, surface treatment and construction techniques can often lead to significant project savings and efficiencies.

Our engineers are also involved in temporary works to suit site construction and buildability issues. Working closely with the Group’s in-house construction team, we ensure the most efficient and safest solutions for our clients’ needs. This expertise is essential for high-rise towers and other complex structures undertaken by the Group.

Fabricate

The Group’s fabrication facilities include expansive stockyard areas and in-line cutting, fabrication, welding and painting and some of the largest finished goods and sub-assembly areas in the industry.

Operational investment has been significant and continuous over the years, with many innovative features being developed and incorporated. Modern, state-of-the-art processing equipment has been employed with full consideration for design, supporting layout, logistics, integration and construction. Our equipment is fed with numerical control data which optimises output and minimises waste and errors.

The FABSEC® production line at Dalton is a fully self-contained production facility. The process provides the structural steelwork sector with a full range of highly efficient plated sections, optimal section profiles and shop-applied intumescent coatings.

Construct

The Group has its own highly trained construction workforce which provides services for all of its construction requirements. Working closely with the project management team, they are leaders in steel construction and utilise the latest equipment on-site. The Group is an industry leader in construction methodology.

The Group also has a large and highly experienced contract management team. Each contract manager is the single point of contact with each client and is supported by all resources within the Group. Our contract managers engage with our clients and the supply chain to ensure optimum communication and performance in all aspects of the project, including site construction and administration.

Value generation

The Group’s operational improvement programme, the objective of which is to improve risk assessment and operational and contract management processes, is central to the generation of value.

Our activities generate the following types of value:

Financial

All of the Group’s consolidated revenue and profits are generated from the design, fabrication and construction of structural steelwork and its related activities.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities have been established to generate profit and surplus cash flow. Steel purchases are only made for secured contracts in order to maximise working capital positions. Good cash generation and balance sheet management provide a solid foundation for the Group.

Close management of our contracts and cost base is critical to our success, particularly in winning new contracts, reinvesting in our business and seeking further opportunities for growth.

Customer

We approach every project, from the highly technical to basic structural work, with the same level of safety, professionalism, commitment, care and customer service.

Employee

We are committed to matters of health and safety, sustainability, ethics and staff engagement. We ensure our employees are trained so they are skilled and qualified for their occupation and therefore can contribute to performance.

Society

We are committed to minimising our impact on the national environment and local communities, as well as maintaining sustainable practices in all our disciplines.