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Littlehampton Welding
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We are specialists in architectural and structural metalwork with clients such as Thomas Heatherwick, Foster & Partners, and Goodwood Festival of Speed
We are specialists in architectural and structural metalwork with clients such as Thomas Heatherwick, Foster & Partners, and Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Will this years central feature #sculpture   at the Goodwood Festival of speed, beat the last? See all of the #goodwood  sculptures we've fabricated and installed here http://www.littlehamptonwelding.co.uk/goodwood/4578531863
#FOS   #architectural    #structural   #metalwork    #welding   Photo by #crate47  
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"Simon Cush, the Quality Manager at Littlehampton Welding, is extremely pleased to announce that the company has been awarded with its CE Certificate allowing us to carry out works to Execution Class 3"
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Can you guess the year of the Rolls Royce installation at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Manufactured and installed by Littlehampton Welding
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2014-06-17
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Bespoke stainless steel staircase manufactured and installed by Littlehampton Welding

It's not all about large scale architectural projects or massive sculptures for the Festival Of Speed at Goodwood here at Littlehampton Welding. Sometimes we're asked to do smaller, more domestic pieces too – like this bespoke spiral staircase for the Winchester based architects and designers Witcher Crawford.
 
Created for a new, contemporary house called Kebun situated outside Southampton this is a striking piece of design. Instead of a more traditional solid central core this staircase has a hollow ribbon of 508mm stainless steel which gracefully spirals upwards from the ground to the first floor. By following the snaking line of it's top edge the handrail is cleverly integrated into this form being made of 42mm stainless steel tubing. The oak timber treads fan out from the centre supported by 45 x 16 mm bright mild steel bars. Glass panels complete the modern look filling the spaces beneath the handrail at the top and bottom of the stairs as well as forming the landing balustrade which also has thin stainless steel balusters.
 
Due to limited space the stairs were pre-fabricated in sections with a maximum weight of 40kg so they could be manually lifted once on site. The main spiral core was delivered separately and required a 4 person lift. A small scaffold tower was used to access the top landing fixing points on the existing steelwork. The timber treads were bolted onto the spiral one at a time working from the bottom up. Each of the glass panels were lifted into position manually using glass suckers and then secured.
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2014-06-09
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual event celebrating the diverse history of motor-sport. Every year since 1997 a brand new centrepiece sculpture, featuring famous cars, is created inspiring awe and delight in the many visitors to the festival at Goodwood House in West Sussex. Littlehampton Welding Ltd have fabricated and installed all of these structures every year from 2004 to the present day establishing a good working relationship with the designer of all of these creations, the renowned sculptor Gerry Judah.
 
The 2012 sculpture featured six historic Lotus Formula 1 cars driving on a curving 150m ‘road’ in the shape of a twisted trefoil knot. The triangular section structure, formed from flat 6mm sheet metal, made the piece extremely strong despite having no internal framework. Although the sculpture was 98% empty space and relatively light-weight it still weighed 60 tonnes. The six genuine race cars were held in place after the installation of the structure into their nearly impossible positions and secured almost invisibly into place.
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2014-06-04
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Littlehampton Welding were responsible for the feature staircases, glass bridges and a variety of balustrades in the atrium of the new state of the art Biomedical Sciences Building of Southampton University, a world leading centre for innovation, business and education.
 
The main feature staircase ascends towards the large skylight of the atrium in a series of eight flights with integral, semi-circular landings between each floor. To form the stair's balustrades the 30mm thick solid steel inner and outer stringers rise up to a height just above the tubular steel hand rail set on the inside. This means the stairs are partly enclosed and have an almost futuristic appearance being finished in a semi gloss Signal White. This beautiful, somewhat stark look is off-set by the warmth of the wood slats that top the steps and landings. The treads were fabricated from 8mm thick mild steel and welded between the stringers. All mild steel parts were primed with a two component epoxy zinc phosphate/micaceous iron oxide primer. With the top coat being a two component, high build, high solids, surface tolerant epoxy coating.
 
We also supplied and fitted glass balustrades and three bridges which span the 9 metre wide void of the atrium on floors four, five and six. Again, tubular steel was used for the handrails – this time fitted directly onto the 17.5mm thick laminated glass balustrades with tubular right-angled brackets. The glass itself was secured along the bottom edge within a fabricated mild steel channel; the top of the channel trimmed with 10mm thick polyester powder coated aluminium plates. All mild steel parts were primed with a single component alkyd primer.
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2014-06-04
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