Structural Fabrications Ltd to make Grand Designs debut on Wednesday 28th September
Viewers can tune into popular Channel 4 show Grand Designs on Wednesday 28th September to see one of Structural Fabrications Ltd’s latest domestic projects, a dramatic, low-energy home in rural Derbyshire.

Airing at 9pm, the programme will showcase this unique Longhouse-style building, whose main steel framework was designed, fabricated, and installed by Structural Fabrications Ltd.


Channel 4 chose to feature the property because of its siting, on an 18-acre plot of land with protected status.


Designed to be ‘passive’, it meets a voluntary standard for energy efficiency and has a reduced ecological footprint.


Structural Fabrications Ltd’s managing director, Suj Kang, commented: “Grand Designs showcases some of Britain’s most innovative domestic builds, and we’re proud that our work is now counted among them. The show will give viewers an insight into this ambitious project, which brought a traditional design up to date with modern techniques and materials.”


Drawing on extensive experience in the construction and house-building sectors, Structural Fabrications Ltd was able to design a two-story steel frame inspired by the medieval Derbyshire Longhouse. The building’s impressive roof planes reflect angles in the surrounding landscape, while its spacious, open-plan interior will allow several generations to live together comfortably.


With over 30 years of experience in structural steelwork and fabrication, Structural Fabrications Ltd’s team was well-equipped to deliver this bespoke framework, designed specifically for the protected conservation site.


Its extensive project-management expertise also helped it to overcome a range of challenges, including supply-chain issues and Brexit-related delays. The entire project was completed in just 15 months – thanks, in no small part, to the flexible, collaborative approach adopted by all those involved.


Suj added: “It was a real honour to be part of this project, and to work alongside a team of dedicated industry professionals, such as Jillian Michell at Lomas and Mitchell Architects Limited and Damien Chamberlain at R&D building and joinery Ltd. I’d also like to extend a big thank you to Mike and Sarah for allowing us all to be part of this magnificent project. The show promises to be a must-watch for anyone interested in low-energy design.”


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Structural Fabrications Ltd was formed in 1993 to supply fabrication, engineering and all structural steelwork. Today the service offer includes design, consultation, manufacture, installation and maintenance of projects from one central office.

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