Curious about the standards our prefabricated steel substructures are built to?

We understand that if you’re considering trying an innovative approach like prefabricated steel for the first time, you’ve probably got some questions.

For example, you may find yourself wondering how dependable this method of below-ground construction really is – and whether standards or quality control are an issue.

As a specialist subcontractor, I can reassure you that we adhere to very strict standards of control here at Premier Substructures – let me explain more, below.

What standards are Premier Substructures built to?

We are CE (Communaute Europeenne) certified to manufacture structural steel to BS EN 1090. In essence, CE marking shows a product’s compliance with applicable EU legislation and its legitimacy to be place within the European market.

In terms of quality control, we regularly conduct very rigid quality control checks on our internal QC team, from design and specification, right down to the manufacture and finish of our substructures – in fact, they’re independently audited three times a year.

How does this compare to other methods?

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In terms of how prefabricated steel compares to other methods, precast concrete should be CE certified, as it is constructed in a factory environment.

However, when it comes to in situ concrete, certain products such as timber and reinforcing used in the in situ concrete process can be certified, however the construction of those materials into a structure cannot be certified in terms of the product as a whole.

Advice from a specialist subcontractor

If you’re getting a substructure built off-site – for instance, in a factory environment like ours – it’s of vital importance that the company you go to is CE certified.

We’d advise that you take the time to discuss with an engineer or architect the methods of construction and CE certification you need – or alternatively, you can also contact a specialist subcontractor such as ourselves.

We’re currently the only ones offering prefabricated steel substructures as a much more innovative and reliable method of below-ground construction – and you can check out more of the benefits of this approach via our recent blog.


Thanks for reading. Hopefully this blog has helped to give you a better idea of the strict standards we adhere to here at Premier Substructures.

Do you want to know more about whether a prefabricated steel substructure might be the right choice for your project? Feel free to leave a comment below – or get in touch with me directly. I’ll be happy to help!