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Published on June 15, 2018

As of 2018, Collinson are now a BSEN 1090 certified company!

But what does it mean to be certified, and why does it matter to our clients?

 

What Is BSEN 1090?

BSEN 1090 is a certification for the manufacture and welding of structural steelwork. With these accreditations, steel products can be CE marked, assuring quality and consistency.

On the whole, BSEN is a European standard for manufacturing both steel and aluminium structures. It's split into several parts, including:

  • EN 1090-1, which covers the conformity standards required for CE marking products.
  • EN 1090-2, which is necessary for designing, manufacturing and assembling modular steel structures (and ancillaries) so that they will be structurally sound.

The third part, EN 1090-3, isn’t relevant to Collinson as it concerns aluminium structures. All Collinson buildings are made of high-grade steel.

 

Why Does BSEN 1090 Matter To Construction Companies?

BSEN 1090 is a certification for the manufacture and welding of structural steelwork. With these accreditations, steel products can be CE marked, assuring quality and consistency.

On the whole, BSEN is a European standard for manufacturing both steel and aluminium structures. It's split into several parts, including:

  • EN 1090-1, which covers the conformity standards required for CE marking products.
  • EN 1090-2, which is necessary for designing, manufacturing and assembling modular steel structures (and ancillaries) so that they will be structurally sound.

The third part, EN 1090-3, isn’t relevant to Collinson as it concerns aluminium structures. All Collinson buildings are made of high-grade steel.

Our BSEN 1090 certification confirms we’re certified for the design, manufacture (including welding) and installation of Modular Steel Frame Buildings.

This includes steel structures and ancillaries up to and including Execution Class 2, according to product standards EN 1090-1:2009 + A1:2011 & EN 1090-2:2008 + A1:2011.

The Execution Class determines the scope of the certification. For example, Execution Class 1 would cover structures like farm buildings.

Execution Class 2, on the other hand, covers buildings for general occupancy and use, like ours.

 

Why Did Collinson Seek BSEN 1090 Certification?

We specialise in creating large-scale steel superstructures—from sports facilities, to aircraft hangars and film studios.

For us, achieving this certification is hugely important as it rubber stamps our high professional standards—but it also means we can expand our offering.

Our tensile buildings have always been CE marked and BSEN 1090 certified by our partners, Besthall, who supply the steelwork for our structures. Design and construction of the buildings has always been carried out by our skilled team.

Now, as a certified company, we’ll be able to support even larger projects, because we’ll be able to provide steelwork additional to the main superstructure in-house.

That means we can create ancillary accommodation—such as meeting rooms, offices, changing rooms, etcetera—from scratch in our dedicated manufacturing facility.

As well as increasing our capabilities, this will also make our off-site build process more efficient, creating cost savings that we’ll be passing on to our clients.

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