We are Passionate About Producing Best Quality Steel Fabrication for our clients
Founded in October 2012 AKD and Son is a steel fabrication company based in Kent. We produce a wide range of fabricated steel products including portal frames, steel walkways, steel staircases, fire escapes, mezzanine floors, Juliet balconies, handrails, gates, railings, cat ladders and platforms.
Our qualified craftsmen also offer an installation and on-site welding service. AKD & Son has gained a reputation as a provider of quality products and services to its many customers nationwide. Our base near the M25 motorway leaves us ideally situated for national distribution and as well as speedy access to London and environs.
AKD & Son is committed to client satisfaction and to providing the highest quality products and services at competitive prices.
Structural & Steel Fabrication
AKD & Son supply the construction industry with structural steel products, metal gates, railings, staircases and balconies. We have a wealth of industry experience in a vast range of metalwork areas, and are willing to consider any fabrication job, irrespective of size or complexity. Our passion for our work has earned us a reputation for quality metalwork and service in the industry that is second to none. You will find samples of our Structural and Steel Fabrication products in our Gallery.
All our products are tested to rigorous standards of quality and safety.
Our Architectural Steelwork Division has the ability to manufacture specialist and bespoke metalwork for architectural features, which provide both high quality functionality and aesthetic enhancement to a building. Our work includes specialist walkways, platforms, artistic frameworks and features, and we are able to work with many types of material, including steel, stainless steel, aluminium and other specialist alloys. Metalwork can be expertly designed to suit the client, and AKD & Sons’ bespoke paint shop ensures that we can provide a diverse range of finishes.
We offer on-site consultations and offer creative suggestions for complete satisfaction.
Staircases / Fire Escapes
AKD & Son fabricate many different types of staircases and can supply and install a staircase to suit your exact requirements:
• Architectural Feature Staircases
• Spiral staircases
• Modern Contemporary Bespoke Styles
• Industrial Access Stairs
• Fire Escapes / Platforms / Walkways
Staircases can be adapted to achieve your exact requirements, and we see all our projects through from the initial consultation, to the design, manufacture and installation. AKD & Son fabricate many different types of staircases and can supply and install a staircase to suit your exact requirements.
Whatever design you have in mind, we can make it a reality.
Gates & Railings
Our bespoke railings can be made and installed to your own design and specifications. Using mild steel, cast iron, stainless steel, and even incorporating glass, we cater for both residential and commercial premises. Because all railings are made to order, you will always get a design that is unique to you. Residential gates can range from standard mild steel gates to the much more ornate style, incorporating railheads and scrollwork. Cast iron and hand-forged gates and matching railings are also available.
Our mezzanine floors are individually designed and engineered to suit your specific needs.
A steel mezzanine floor or raised storage area can provide additional work areas and office space without having to enlarge your present building or relocate your business.Installation of a mezzanine floor can expand your production capacity and improve operating efficiency. You can also create additional offices or expand your retail areas and increase your net rentable areas by utilising full building heights. A mezzanine does not depend on an existing building for support and can be used as a totally free-standing structure or can be combined with your existing equipment. Our mezzanine floors are individually designed and engineered to suit your specific needs.
AKD & Son can provide a design service, including estimates, modelling, drawing and draughting services and dedicated client liaison to ensure that your steelwork or cladding project benefits from safe and cost-effective planning from the outset.
AKD & Sons’ Estimate Team has the experience and industry knowledge to provide our customers with estimates that are both accurate and competitive. Where necessary, we can use our expertise to advise our customers as to how to achieve the best results for their project and assist them in designing, costing and planning their steelwork project as required.
AKD & Sons’ Drawing Office team of experienced draughtsmen provides a full range of professional draughting and CAD drawing services, specialising in design, draughting, modelling, and architectural and engineering drawing, using industry standard X-Steel Detailing, AutoCAD and Tekla modelling software systems. Our range of draughting services also includes structural steelwork, structural steel detailing, X-Steel detailing, X-Steel draughting services, steel surveys and cladding draughting. Our aim is to provide efficient draughting, modelling, technical drawing and design assistance, combined with a highly personal approach specifically tailored to each individual customer’s requirements. We are willing to travel to a customer’s site for on-site consultations and site surveys, and to integrate into design and planning processes, including attendance at design team and co-ordination planning meetings, when required.
AKD & Son have a wealth of experience in detailing many cladding systems from double skin profiled cladding and composite panels to secret fix sheeting and single ply roofs. Site surveys can be undertaken for re-sheeting of existing buildings. We will be responsible for the full detailing of the project, including scheduling materials and attending design team meetings at an early stage in the project to ensure the steel is set up correctly from the start. Our drawings will include plans, elevations & details; we will also issue drawings for approval and construction as well as ‘As Builts’ at the end of the contract. The scheduling of materials will take place once drawings have been approved: we will list all panels, flashings, gutters, RWP’s, screws, accessories, etc. Our cladding drawings are carried out using AutoCAD 2006 and can be issued in various formats via email or by post in any size from A4 to A0 size
AKD & Son combine highly qualified steelwork erection teams with modern steelwork erection techniques and innovative Health and Safety systems to provide first-class site erection services for their customers. All our steelwork erectors and managing supervisors carry the necessary certification to satisfy the stringent requirements of all Main Contractors.
Our core employees are highly trained and all sub-contractors engaged by AKD & Son undergo six-monthly quality checks in welding and other procedures in line with Health and Safety and risk management requirements. Our reliability and success in attracting qualified steel erectors and providing an experienced and flexible manpower resource for our steelwork erection contracts is demonstrated by the fact that we are consistently awarded contracts from other major steelwork contractors on an erection only’ basis. Following award of a contract, our internal Health and Safety Advisor will visit the project site a number of weeks prior to start of steelwork erection. We then produce project-specific Method Statements, including erection plans and programmes of works for approval of the Main Contractor’s site team. The Method Statement includes a very detailed description of how the work is to be carried out, together with the necessary risk assessments.
Health and Safety is paramount to AKD & Son and our Safety Systems and Quick Release Lifting Shackles are examples of how we lead in the industry by using safe systems of work during steelwork erection. Our steel erectors always use Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (‘MEWPs’) on all projects, thus reducing risk at height and time spent on site. All our MEWP operatives are IPAF certified.
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