Steel on the way up again as fresh price hike takes structural steel to £800 per tonne in the UK.
British Steel has announced another big price rise for structural steel with immediate effect.
The £50 per tonne increase is the seventh rise since last Summer and has left specialist contractors warning they can no longer absorb the shock rises.
The latest increase takes the price of standard sections to around £800 a tonne.
Since May 2020 steel prices have risen by around 40% with the scale and speed of the rises unprecedented.
Last month steelwork contractor Billington warned the upward trend in prices showed no signs of easing.
It also highlighted challenges from the restricted supply of cold-rolled steel and Brexit-related issues with imports.
While steel experienced price jumps early on, pressure is now growing on all of construction’s main structural materials as timber prices also skyrocket and cement shortages and rebar rises impact on concrete products.
Recent spate of increases
£/ tonne rise: July +£30; August +£30; Nov +£40, Dec +£80; Jan +£50; March +£30; May +£50
Information from Construction Enquirer UK.
This is an email we got from a company in Scotland who are looking for work standing and sheeting.
They have not carried out work in Ireland previous.
Feel free to contact him.
From: ENQUIRIES MSW <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 5:40:06
To: Irish Association Of Steel Fabricators <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Sub contractor
Firstly I’d like to introduce myself I’m Joe McGuire from a Scottish company called
MCGUIRES STRUCTURAL STEEL
As a sub contractor we started of in our local area over a year ago with just my self and my brother David McGuire since then we got busier and got a good repeating business from new and exciting clients we now hold 4 steel erecting squads and 2 snagging squads all persons hold all the relevant qualifications
We as a company undertake all types of work
All we ask for is a set of drawings and a location once the drawings have been looked over by my self I’d be happy to provide a quotation
I’m happy to provide as many references as you require.
Would also like to mention I’m aware of the location you are in but we go where the work is doesn’t matter on the size of job we are here to assist
All vans come fully sign written and presentable
As well as all the correct equipment for the job
I’d be greatly interested in coming over to Ireland to even have a sit down and go over any future projects you have coming up
Thanks for your time
This is the National Building Control Office pictured here. They are a new Government Agency set up to visit companies and sites to inspect CE Marking / Compliance and the sale of Construction related products. They have enforcement powers.
Hi All, it’s Friday thank God.
We have set up a separate WhatsApp Group which is available for companies wishing to advertise their services or products which are steel related.
Please keep this Group here free from commercial adverts.
Selling that used side-loader or Pressbreak is grand and the other Group is there for all commercial adds.
We will add you to the group but feel free to leave but you could miss that bargain.
We want to keep this Group free for queries, sourcing, information and the like that we feel is helpful to all.
Any suggestions to improve will be welcome.
The new group link is
Thank you and have a good weekend.
There have been two accidents in the past week of operatives unloading steel from trucks.
I attach information leaflet from the RSA & HSA which may be of help if displayed and distributed.
We are asked regularly about Welding Tables. Lalor Steel Products are selling these.
Eoin Lalor (086) 892 0670
Ger Brennan (086) 170 5037