Fabricated steel frames frequently form the structural basis to Scenery. Stage engineering is used to build scenic trucks, large flats, and flown pieces due to its strength vs. weight advantages, as well as it’s resilience in a tour environment.
A lightweight steel frame can be clad in the same materials as timber flattage, but can often be lighter than a timber solution.
We use TIG welding when working with aluminium to get a better finish/ integrity to the weld compared to MIG and have produced a range of sets for HAL and Seabourn Cruises.
As Aluminium Scenery Builders we work closely with John Gittins to produce high specification, high finish scenic elements that simply ‘work’ for all involved, in both weight and finish.
We build the usual suspects such as truck bases, Flats, decking, tread units, revolves and bridges, but welcome the unusual as well, it keeps Frank happy!!
Utilising a great selection of metal working machinery allows us to work both the usual mild steel, stainless steel (Singing in the Rain) and Aluminium for hi specification Cruise ship work.We use CNC routers, Lasers, and Waterjet processes to ensure repeatability on batch work, and speed up/ remove processes to minimise the labour element if necessary, often allowing for reduced costs- to you- the client.
We regularly work with structural engineers and theatre consultants, ensuring we can come up with solutions to your engineering problems making sure your scenery looks and ‘works’ as it should.
All our steel work gets a good coat of black and is ‘burr’ free, ensuring the scenery is safe to handle and protected from the elements. There’s nothing worse than seemingly ‘unfinished’ frames.