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  • Metsec Metframe apartment construction
    Mayflower Apartments | Southampton
    Built in 24 weeks and completed in May 2011, Mayflower apartments were designed and engineered using a Metsec Metframe pre-fabricated bespoke steel frame.  This construction of ten stories, only required six workers in total.  Each floor (1200m2) was installed in only two and a half weeks (including stairs and balconies).  The project value was £1.8million and it was delivered on time and within more
  • Metsec metframe in housing project
    Old Town Dock | Newport
    Instrumental in the largest sustainable new housing development in Wales, Atkin Group were responsible for the Metsec Metframe on this development of apartments.  Constructed by Leadbitter Group , Mariners Quay as it is now known was completed in 36 weeks and ahead of more
  • Metframe for Premier Inn
    Premier Inn | Southampton
    In West Quay, Southampton in the city centre and next to the ferry ports, Atkin Group recently completed their latest Premier Inn project.  This was constructed using Metsec Metframe steel framing system built with a RC podium slab to the first floor to form the restaurants and 155 rooms.  The frame was constructed in 12 weeks, but progammed for 15 weeks - a 3 week saving more

 Who We Are
A family business established in 1934.

 What We Do
Metsec steel framing and render systems.

 Why Choose Us
Quality work built on time and on cost.

Based in Cardiff and with a further offices in London, Atkin Trade Specialists will soon be celebrating eighty years of knowledge and experince in prefabricated, cold rolled steel construction solutions. 

Atkin Trade Specialists are the appointed installer in the UK for Metsec Metframe and Steel Framing Solutions (SFS), offering a full design and installation solution for any construction.

With hundreds of installations in both the public and private sector, our testimonials speak for themselves. Just ask constructors such as Laing O'Rouke, Carillion, Barratt and Leadbitter, who all benefit from our steel frame systems.

More developers are looking at steel frame construction as a way of reducing build times and cost, whilst offering high precision construction and sustainabilty. With some Metframe structures taking under two weeks per floor to construct, developers can see a major benefit is speed of build.    

As a result, Atkin Trade Specialists have seen unparalleled growth in recent years. With many consecutive projects throughout the UK, structural steel framing is fast becoming the preferred solution.

We are an approved installer for Metsec Metframe and Steel Framing Solutions (SFS), offering  a full design, supply & installation package for bespoke light-gauge steel frame systems.

- Metsec SFS infill is used where there is a hot-rolled  steel or reinforced concrete  primary structural frame and is suitable for a wide range of applications in most sectors of construction.

- Metsec Metframe is a pre-panelised steel cold rolled frame solution which is used to provide the load bearing structure for low to medium rise structures.

Metsec is a name you can trust, - pioneers in steel frame buildings. Atkin Trade Specialists are one of the UK's foremost installers of fast track steel building systems. Together, we offer an alternative building solution that is versatile, quick, environmentally friendly and ultimately more cost effective than other contsruction methods. 

However we can offer much more than prefabricated steel systems. With expertise in rendering, cladding and screed we can offer a complete building solution. Close relationships and acreditations from Sto , Wetherby , Marmorit and Weber allows us to provide complete solutions for any performance, design or budget.

Atkin Trade have built a reputation for quality work built on time and on cost and this is why construction comapnies such as the Leadbitter Group trust our knowledge and experience when it comes to prefabricated steel frame systems  

We are a long established business that has worked with Metsec for decades. Synonymous with fast track steel framed buildings, Metsec solutions extend to thousands of installations throughout the UK.

Our unique relationship with Metsec guarantees expert design supported by a highly experienced technical team of structural engineers. Even with the tightest of building programmes, we can ensure the fast and accurate suplly of materials  to site ready for installation. 

Coupled with nearly eighty years construction experience of steel cold rolled prefabricated frames, Atkin Trade Specialists offer unrivalled versatility and service at a price and timescale that we think you will not believe! To see how prefabricated steel systems could benefit your construction process, please get in touch. 



Latest News
May 2015  |  Metframe will be instrumental in Bromley regeneration

McLaren Construction has announced its appointment as main contractor for Cathedral Group's mixed use regeneration scheme, Bromley South Central. The £90m (GDV) project consists of a 130 bedroom Premier Inn, which will be constructed by Atkin Trade from Metframe pre-panelised cold-rolled steel frames.

May 2015  |  Atkin Trade Specialists really do have the 'golden touch'

Recently Atkin Trade Specialists hit 'gold' when they won the contract for more student accommodation in Cardiff with Midas Construction.

April 2015  |  New contract for major Cardiff student accommodation scheme

Atkin Trade has secured it's latest student accommodation project, taking a multi-million pound 314 bed scheme in Cardiff for specialist property developer Fusion Students. 


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