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New Chapel takes shape with Barnshaws canted beams.

New Chapel takes shape with Barnshaws canted beams.

We are very happy to share that the next stage of the work on the New Chapel in Tolleshunt Knights is underway. Columns and tie beams have already been erected and connected with the masonry and blocks extending to the outer walls.

Barnshaws utilised an unrivalled capacity of cold bending metal sections, which for this project included several universal beams bent on their Y-Y axis (the easy way) and a number of canted columns – columns bent at a certain angle – a mixture of the easy way and the hard way. In order to achieve this operator had to follow a special procedure to achieve a desirable curve and the required angle of lean. 

Andrew Rollason, Technical Sales Engineer said: “It wasn’t the easiest of jobs, but I think the machine operator has done a fantastic job to get each beam canted to the same angle from vertical so the installation of these won’t be too difficult for the client.”

Barnshaw Section Benders are well known for their quality services, which include various metal forming such as beam bending, plate rolling, press braking, profiling, or welding. Our capacity to bend beams and columns about their major axis (the hard way) has enabled structural steelwork engineers to design structures curved on plan and elevation for years.

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