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We’re ready for launch

We’re celebrating the launch of the new R51+ as well an updated version of Elements® Design Software.   With innovation…

TGN, what is it?

Our TGN Online has been running since March 2017, but, what is it? Find out why the TGN is so…

Life jackets cause ripples on construction site

Our construction site operatives working on a project at London’s Canary Wharf have an unusual addition to their safety equipment…

Heavy metal at the O2

We have again been working on one of this country’s most iconic structures.   We completed the original conversion of…

SMD shortlisted for Construction Enquirer Awards 2018

We are please to announce to have been shortlisted for this years Construction Enquirer Awards.   This news follows our…

Top of the class

At SMD we believe that providing the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at what we do can attract people…

SMD raising donations for Julia’s House

Our chosen charity for 2018 Our chosen charity this year is Julia’s House, the Dorset children’s hospice which helps children…

Fit for Purpose

Driving staff in the right direction With our staff vehicles covering more than 550,000 miles a year, that’s equivalent to…

Elements® Floor Deck Tutorial

Elements® Version 2.1, released in March 2018. Floor Deck Design and Calculation Tutorial This tutorial takes you on a step-by-step process…

Elements® Version 2.0

The latest version of Elements® is available with an additional feature allowing calculations to be created for SMD roof deck profiles.   With…

Stamping our name in concrete

SMD is one of the UK’s top names in metal decking, but what is less well known is that we…

Cutting edge technology that SMD helped develop

We work closely with Hilti, the multi-national leading-edge technology, software and services provider to the construction industry. This relationship led…

Spanning the gap with TR220™

Following on from the launch of our Roof deck profiles in 2016, we have launched a new floor deck product…

Shaping Dubai’s skyline

We have completed a major contract worth more than £1 million to help build twin skyscrapers in Dubai.   Exporting…

New role suits former apprentice

We wanted to keep everyone up to date with the progress of Kyle Grigg, who we featured last May talking…

Reflection on a Successful 2017

We are looking ahead to a successful year after celebrating a number of significant milestones during 2017.   Commemorating our…

Safety Awards Glory

We are delighted to have been honoured with a prestigious award from an organisation dedicated to construction workplace safety. We…

Driving Industry Standards

The White Book The White Book was developed by Technical Director, Jamie Turner to help guide the reader through a…

The White Book – Three steps to specification

Floor Deck Design Guide and Tables This ‘White Book’ has been developed as a quick reference tool to be used…

Steel firm SMD expands into Cypriot market

We are continuing our expansion programme by signing a distribution agreement for its products in Cyprus. SMD is now associated…

Safety Awards Triumph

We have won the Innovation Award in the prestigious 2017 Building Safety Group (BSG) Health & Safety Awards – another…

Winners at Construction Enquirer Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce we have scooped a prestigious national award. This top honour came in the Construction Enquirer awards….

Julia’s House

Staff at SMD, have been spending the summer busily fundraising for a very worthy cause. Teams of cyclists and walkers…

Embracing a New Company Structure

SMD set to revolutionise the way contracts are handled within the company.  We are in the throes of completely restructuring…

MP’s praise at SMD

SMD has been praised by an MP for its contribution to the UK’s manufacturing industry.   Poole MP Robert Syms…

Life as an apprentice at SMD

Nineteen-year-old Kyle Grigg has been an apprentice with SMD since 2015 and is a big advocate for the scheme. He…

Staff steel themselves for charity efforts

To donate, follow this link   Staff at SMD are steeling themselves for a series of exhausting charity efforts this summer….

TGN Online launched

The increasingly successful TGN Manual is now available in a Wiki-style area of the SMD website. This format allows the user to…

30 Years in Construction!

The birth of a construction company in the year Everton FC won the 1st Division, Madonna and Bon Jovi hit…

Crushed end floor deck sheets

TR80+ Floor deck sheets can now be provided with crushed ends. This process of closing the end of the sheet…

Concrete Technical Report 75

SMD provides noteworthy contribution as part of the editing group involved with producing the newly publicised Concrete Society Technical Report…

Finalist for Dorset Business Awards 2016

2016 saw SMD entering the Dorset Business Awards for the first time, many people within the DBA were amazed that…

Construction Enquirer Awards

It was with a mixture of in trepidation and excitement when SMD accepted the invite to the inaugural Construction Enquirer…

Safety Awards from BSG

SMD pick up ‘’Sub-contractor of the year’’ and ‘’Member of the year, Highly commended for the South West’’ Awards at…

Safety Award Nominee

We have been nominated for a Building Safety Group (BSG) H&S Award which is being held on 19th October 2016….

Technical Guidance Notes RELAUNCHED

Based on the success of our Guidance Notes section in our previous Technical Brochure, we have spent a considerable time updating the…

VoidSafe™ Protection System

Site solutions with added value With a large range of solutions to site safety, protection, services and access products available…

Quality recognised

A huge congratulations to all the SMD site operatives who have been working on Building 6 at First Street, Manchester,…

Estimating 100 miles of pain!

The “Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride”, is a daunting 100 miles of rolling hills and roads, when Jim Brokenshire (SMD Estimator)…

London to Manchester

The Scalpel, 52 Lime Street, London (Pictured) It started with the Gerkin, then followed by the Walkie Talkie and then…

New Midlands Logistics Centre

The new home of the Midlands Logistics Centre (MLC) has undergone a huge transformation since the start of 2016, with…

SMD & HILTI testing of gas fixing tools

April saw testing of the suitability of gas nails and the use of the HILTI GX-3 tool at Lincoln University….

SR Roof deck range increases!

Following the launch of our roof deck profiles in January 2016 (SR30+, SR35+, SR60+ and SR100), we are proud to announce that…

In its Element!

Following the launch of the rebranded version of SMD Elements 1.2, March saw the highest monthly number of downloads and…

Design services for calculations & reinforcement

To ensure we continue to offer the most comprehensive products and services right from design through to construction, we have…

Galvanised coil producers increase price

During the last 18 months the steel industry has experienced a period of stability in relation to galvanised coil prices…

High Durability (HD) floor deck option

In response to demand, our floor deck profiles are now available with a Higher Durability coating. The programme and economical benefits…