Bespoke fabrication services from CSM

Get bespoke metal fabrication based on your specific project needs and designs to create unique and functional metal pieces. Our experts at Customised Sheet Metal (CSM) employ advanced welding, bending, forming, and rolling techniques to create durable structural fabricated metal products.

Our bespoke metal fabrication services

Structural steel fabrication

We specialise in creating durable, precision-engineered steel structures tailored to specific requirements, ensuring strength, reliability, and compliance with industry standards. Our Structural Steel Fabrication enables the realisation of complex designs with high-quality materials and craftsmanship.

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Bespoke metal work

We offer precision cutting, folding, and finishing services for metal sheets. Our over three decades of experience allows for the creation of complex, custom components and structures tailored to specific client needs, employing advanced technology for high-quality, efficient production in diverse applications.

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Brackets

We focus on designing and manufacturing custom brackets for various applications. We use advanced technology to create bespoke, high-strength brackets that meet your unique specifications for load-bearing, size, and aesthetics, ensuring precise, reliable solutions for challenging joining and mounting tasks.

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Do you need a bespoke metal fabrication? Get in touch with our team today.

What metals do we work with?

CSM offers a wide range of bespoke fabrication services using various materials.

Each material is chosen based on its unique properties, such as strength, durability, aesthetic appeal, or resistance to environmental factors.

If you’re unsure of the metal you need, we can help you choose from the following materials to meet your project’s requirements:

Aluminium

Aluminium is a silver-white metal with a dull lustre. The metal is ideal for lightweight and strong structures, often used in aerospace and automotive applications.

Benefits: 

  • Corrosion-resistant which makes it long-lasting
  • Highly recyclable which makes it an eco-friendly option
  • Good strength-to-weight ratio, making it ideal for construction
Mild steel

Mild steel, known for its strong and durable qualities, is a carbon steel variant with a relatively low carbon content, giving it a balance of strength and malleability. Commonly used for general construction because of its strength and affordability.

Benefits:

  • High tensile strength, so it’s ideal for supporting heavy loads
  • Cost-effective, making it suitable for large-scale projects
  • Easily weldable, allowing for diverse applications
Stainless steel

Stainless steel is renowned for its corrosion resistance and sleek appearance, perfect for medical and food-grade applications. This alloy, enriched with chromium, offers a shiny, mirror-like finish and is particularly valued in environments where resistance to rust and staining is crucial.

Benefits:

  • Exceptional resistance to corrosion and staining
  • Maintains strength at high temperatures
  • Aesthetic appeal enhances design versatility
Galvanised steel

Galvanised steel boasts enhanced durability and resistance to corrosion, thanks to its protective layer of zinc coating. This treatment makes it an ideal choice for outdoor or industrial environments where steel is exposed to the elements. Its silver-grey finish offers a functional, rugged appearance that’s suited to a variety of applications.

Benefits:

  • Superior corrosion resistance extends lifespan
  • Protective zinc coating repairs itself over scratches
  • Versatile for indoor and outdoor use because of the steel’s durability
Copper

Copper is distinguished by its reddish-brown hue and natural sheen, offering both aesthetic appeal and superior electrical and thermal conductivity. This metal is highly prized in electrical, plumbing, and architectural applications for its durability and workability.

Benefits:

  • Excellent conductivity for heat and electricity
  • Naturally antimicrobial, making it ideal for sanitary environments
  • Patinas over time for a unique, aesthetically pleasing finish

 

Capabilities

Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Robotic welding
  • Laser cutting
Bending & Machining
  • Bending & forming
  • CNC Machining
  • CNC press braking
  • Notching
Finishing
  • Powder coating
  • Wet spray
  • Galvanising
Design assistance & engineering

Benefits of CSM bespoke metal fabrication

  • Custom solutions: We excel in creating custom solutions, whether it’s a single bespoke fabrication project or bulk orders, tailored to your unique requirements. If you are unsure of your needs, our team can support you with design and metal choice.
  • Quality craftsmanship: We’re proud to have the specialist industry UKAS Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 and CHAS Accreditations. We also have our own apprentice induction and training scheme that allows the unrivalled skill sets and the high standards we set to filter down through the workforce. 
  • Versatility: Our experts are used to working across different sectors, solving a wide range of structural and design problems.
  • Comprehensives service: You get end-to-end support, from design through to fabrication and installation, ensuring a seamless project execution.
  • Value: We’re your manufacturer, so by working with us, you eliminate the middleman, ensuring both expert solutions and cost-effectiveness.
Do you need a bespoke metal fabrication?
get in touch with our team today.

How does custom metal fabrication work: the manufacturing process?

  1. Consultation & Design Discussion
    You’ll chat with a specialist engineer who will learn about your bespoke metal fabrication needs. You’ll see design insights, samples, and we’ll gather essential measurements. Get in touch with our team today.
  2. Quotation & Approval
    You’ll receive a quote detailing material, fabrication, potential installation costs and the timeline of your project.
  3. Fabrication
    Once your design is just right, our expert craftsmen will use state-of-the-art machines to create your structural steel to the agreed design, ensuring quality checks throughout the fabrication process guaranteeing a product of the highest standard.
  4. Delivery & Installation
    We’ll deliver and install your new structural steel sections at a time that suits you with the option of erection and installation.

What our customers say

CSM are extremely capable of producing metal fabrications for prototype components

– Paul Jones, Operations Director, Aztech Assemblies

About Customised Sheet Metal

Bespoke metal fabrication demands precision, expertise, and the right equipment. At CSM, we’ve been mastering this art for nearly 30 years, catering to various sectors.

Due to our talented design and manufacturing teams, we can make bespoke products to suit your needs and requirements using sheet metal fabrication. 

Simply let us know what it is you’re looking for, and we can draw up the plan to bring your vision to life.

Do you need a bespoke metal fabrication?
get in touch with our team today.

How do I start custom metal fabrication?

At Customised Sheet Metal (CSM), the bespoke fabrication process includes:

  1. Initial consultation: Understanding your specific requirements, volumes, and timelines through detailed discussions.
  2. Planning and design: Developing a plan, timeline, and quotation, along with creating a design blueprint.
  3. Fabrication: Skilled fabricators work from the designs, shaping metals with precision tools.
  4. Quality assurance: Ensuring alignment with your brief and design through careful attention and routine quality checks.
  5. Delivery: Completing the process with the delivery and installation of your high-quality custom fabricated metal to your project site.

 

Tell us more about your custom sheet metal fabrication project
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Bespoke fabrication services FAQs

Can you laser-cut fabricated metals?

Yes, CSM can laser-cut fabricated metals, providing precision cutting for a variety of metal types ensuring high-quality finishes for custom projects. This advanced technique supports intricate designs and precise specifications.

What is the lead time of CSM’s bespoke metal fabrications?

The lead time for our bespoke metal fabrications can vary based on a project’s complexity and material availability. For an accurate estimate tailored to your specific project needs, please get in touch with us here.

What information do you need to fabricate metal?

To fabricate metal, we typically need detailed specifications including:

  • Dimensions
  • Material type
  • Thickness
  • Design drawings or CAD files

We may also need information about the desired finish, application, and any specific requirements or standards to be met is also crucial for a precise fabrication process. However, if you don’t have any of the above, we can work with you to get the information we need.

What metal items do you use as raw materials for the fabrications?

We use a variety of metals as raw materials for our fabrications, including aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel, galvanised steel, and copper. Each metal is chosen for its specific properties, such as strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity, and aesthetic appeal, to meet the unique requirements of your project.

What is the difference between a metal fabricator and a machinist?

A metal fabricator shapes and assembles metal structures from raw materials using various processes like welding, cutting, and bending. 

A machinist, on the other hand, primarily operates machine tools to precision-machine parts to very tight tolerances, often working from a machined part perspective rather than constructing larger structures. 

Fabricators create or assemble the bigger picture, while machinists focus on producing individual, precision components.

How does custom metal fabrication work?

Custom metal fabrication involves a tailored process to create specific metal pieces or structures based on your requirements. 

It starts with consultation and design, followed by material selection. Advanced techniques like laser cutting, welding, and CNC machining shape the metal. 

The process includes quality checks and finishes with delivery and installation of the fabricated item, ensuring it meets your needs and standards.

See case studies of CSM’s 30 years of experience

Custom metal fabrication demands precision, expertise, and the right equipment. At CSM, we’ve been mastering this art for nearly 30 years. 

We began with custom sheet metal fabrication and have since evolved into a market leader in structural steel, catering to various sectors.

Have a look at some case studies proving that some very big and well-known brands have already benefited from calling in the experts for their metal fabrication projects.

Why choose CSM for your custom fabrication services?

At CSM, we are always aware that you have a choice of sheet metal fabrication companies; that’s why we go beyond just simple delivery.

Personalised Service

We place a lot of emphasis on customer care and listening carefully to our clients. 

From the outset, we will assign a carefully chosen expert advisor as your dedicated first point of contact for the duration of the project.

Complete project handling

From initial sketches to detailed plans, CSM collaborates closely with you to bring your ideas to life, regardless of your project’s complexity.

Experts in diverse materials

With over 30 years experience, our team has experience in handling a variety of materials. We’ll ensure high-quality results whether it’s for structural or decorative purposes.

Contact us today if you have a project that needs reliable and expert sheet metal fabrication service

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