BHC Structural Steelwork Factory

BHC Structural Steelwork Design and Build

BHC Ltd. was formed in 1992 with the capacity to fabricate 30 tonnes of structural steel per week. Since then we have grown in strength and stature and now have the capacity to process 800 tonnes of structural steel per week to service the Agricultural, Commercial, Education, Gas and Oil, Health, Industrial and Power sectors.

At BHC, it is important to continuously re-invest within the company through expanding our production facilities, using the latest state-of-the-art technology and increasing the BHC workforce. This enables us to achieve the best results possible for every project.

People

The key to the development of our company is the commitment to forming close working relationships between our clients, design teams, suppliers and sub-contractors.

We employ over 350 people, to provide a full-service facility including:

  • Estimating
  • Design
  • Detailing
  • Fabrication
  • Steel Erection
  • Netting
  • Edge Protection
  • Metal Decking
  • Stud Welding
  • Cladding
  • Concreting & Building Works

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BHC Structural Steelwork - People

Manufacturing Facilities and Plant

Our manufacturing facilities and plant are located in a recently extended 40 acre site. This includes 7.3 acre manufacturing facility: 29,416 m². We also have 14 state-of-the-art automated CNC machines and an intumescent paint shop.

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BHC Structural Steelwork Factory
BHC Structural Steelwork Factory

Sustainability

With both the energy supply required for industrial steel fabrication equipment and energy prices continuing to rise, BHC envisioned a more sustainable energy solution and a way to provide clients with products that focus on reducing their environmental impact.

After extensive consultations, planning permission was achieved for a 500 kW capacity 67m Enercon Wind Turbine and BHC commissioned their EWT turbine in the Summer of 2015. Since the installation of the Wind Turbine, it produces an average of 91,000 kWh per month which is just under 1.2 million kWh per year.

In addition, BHC have 12 Biomass Units installed at our site in Carnwath used to heat our offices, workshop and paint facility using locally sourced woodchips. This provides us with sustainable, low carbon fuel for heat production.

The past two years have generated 9.1 million kW of heat that would have been otherwise generated using fossil fuels such as Gas or Oil.

BHC are currently 60% self-sufficient and in discussions with planners regarding other sustainable energy sources e.g. Wind Turbine, Anaerobic Digestion and Biomass Units.

BHC Wind Turbine
BHC Biomass Boilers
Electricity Self-sufficiency: 60%

Innovation

Innovation is important at BHC. It allows us to reduce risk and increase safety and efficiency.

BHC Quicksafe Lifting Bracket

In conjunction with our site teams, BHC developed and patented the Quicksafe Lifting Bracket. This has enabled us to achieve faster and safer ways of lifting steelwork.

Simple 3-Step Process: Locate, Lock, Lift

Since developing the Quicksafe Lifting Bracket BHC have:

  • Increased daily lifting targets by 10%
  • Reduced the number of handling damages, as the need for chains and straps has been eliminated.
  • Maximised loads, reducing the overall number of loads taken to site.
  • Reduced the risk of materials falling from height

BHC Lifting Raft System

Another BHC innovation has been our Lifting Raft System. The versatile method incorporates a lifting frame, straps and bearers and can lift single or multiple layers depending on the crane’s capabilities.

The benefits of the Lifting Raft System include:

  • Reduction in unloading times
  • Reduction in lay down areas required
  • Reduction in handling damages
  • Reduction of non-productive hours
BHC Lifting Raft

Health & Safety

BHC aim to supply a quality product in a cost-effective and timely manner, ensuring the Health and Safety of everyone associated with our works at all times.

BHC Structural Steelwork Health and Safety - Hard hat

Accreditation

BHC are highly accredited to various bodies, demonstrating our high levels of professionalism and health and safety management.