Tata Steel is a world class supplier of structural products with the backing of robust Quality Management systems that meet the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. It is our commitment to provide the highest quality steel products that meet the strictest technical specifications, product standards and environmental requirements.
Our comprehensive range of open sections in sizes up to 1016 mm deep in British and International Standard dimensions are supplied in the as-rolled condition from our mills in Teesside and Scunthorpe, and can be shot-blasted and primed.
Our Advance®section range has been developed to reflect current structural design practice and make it easier to specify CE marked structural sections compliant with the Construction Products Regulations.
Advance® sections are produced in the UK, providing confidence of a UK product with full traceability, sustainably procured and manufactured and tested to the highest standards with the appropriate certification.
Advance® sections are trademarked for use in the UK steel construction market and are designated as follows:
- UKB for Universal Beams
- UKC for Universal Columns
- Asymmetric Slimflor® Beams (ASB)
- UKPFC for Parallel Flange Channels
- UKBP for Bearing Piles
- UKA for rolled steel Angles
Advance®, UKA®, UKB®, UKBP®, UKC®, UKPFC® and Asymmetric Slimflor® Beams are registered trademarks of Tata Steel.
Tata Steel is the largest company to achieve BES 6001. Advance® sections are part of the Tata Steel product range and certified to BES 6001, having achieved a ‘Very Good’ rating under the BREs sustainable procurement framework, which provides independent evidence that you are using a sustainable product which can help increase the potential for obtaining credits under the Responsible Sourcing of Materials section of BREEAM.
Tata Steel operates a worldwide network of sales offices. This network offers customers the technical and project skills required throughout the supply chain, with emphasis on end user or project supply.
Universal Beams and Columns
We supply both universal beams and columns into markets throughout the world as follows:
Universal beams are available in a range of serial sizes from 127 x 76 up to 1016 x 305
Universal columns are available in a range of serial sizes from 152 x 152 up to 356 x 406
Our range of sizes can be supplemented by additional products from our approved supplier network - enabling us to deliver a total supply solution to your fabrication project. To reduce your contract complexity and risk we offer project management capabilities including:
- stock management
UK Parallel Flange Channels
UK parallel flange channels are available in a range of serial sizes from 125 x 65 up to 430 x 100 in structural grades.
UK Universal Bearing Piles
Universal bearing piles are available in a range of serial sizes from 203 x 203 up to 356 x 368
UK Equal and Unequal Angles
Equal angles are available in a range of serial sizes from 120 x 120 up to and including 200 x 200
Unequal angles are available in a range of serial sizes from 200 x 100 up to and including 200 x 150
Asymmetric Slimflor® Beams (ASBs)
Asymmetric Slimflor® beams are a range of hot-rolled sections, rolled exclusively at Teesside Beam Mill, nominally between 280 and 300mm deep. They have a nominal 300mm wide bottom flange and a 190mm wide top flange with an embossed diamond raised rib pattern. They are available in grades S355JR, J0 and J2. This section is subject to a minimum rolling quantity.
An integral part of the Slimdek® system, Asymmetric Slimflor® Beams can be purchased separately. The key benefits are:
- unique embossed top flange improves the engagement with the surrounding concrete and helps create composite action, significantly increasing the structural strength of the floor without the need for shear studs.
- ASBs are a hot rolled structural section and not a fabricated member so they require no additional fabrication.
- the product has inherent fire-resistance qualities, reducing or eliminating completely the need for fire protection
- our team of experts are available to offer technical advice and assistance on the use and application of ASBs.
American wide flange sections
American wide flange sections are available in a range of sizes in accordance with ASTM A6/A6M from W6 x 6 up to W40 x 12, with serial sizes available in differing weights. Certain heavier weights are also available, subject to prior agreement.