Established in 1932, Frank H Dale is now one of the UK’s largest & most efficient steel fabricators


Car Parks

Car Parks are a mainstay of the construction industry. Whether you are looking for a standalone multi story car park, a retail building that incorporates a car park or a car dealership with parking on the roof, Frank H Dales are equipped to design and build the structure as well as offer fabrication and erection for consultant designs.



Commercial buildings can be as varied as a multi storey tower block in the city centre, to a multi span portal frame on a business park. Frank H Dales are capable to deliver both to a high standard. We have recently completed a 12 storey Tower block for HSBC in Birmingham along with the 14 storey HMRC building next to it.


Data Centres

Added more recently to our portfolio is the advent of data centres. Usually comprising of large multi span portal frames, we’re able to offer data centres as both D & B projects and on a consultant design basis. We’ve also undertaken extensions to existing data centres as well as added mezzanines inside existing buildings.



We have endless experience with Distribution centres and have provided buildings from 200 tonnes up to 2000. Usually consisting of portal frames, this is where we really excel and can offer a value engineered design and build solution and can, of course, also provide buildings based on a consultant design.



We’ve completed many schools and universities. The strict programmes of some can present challenges for main contractors and the potential damages from missing deadlines can be huge. We’re one of the most efficient fabricators in the country and our contracts team are experts at keeping to schedule.


Industrial / Manufacturing

Industrial and manufacturing units can be as complex and diverse as the businesses that occupy them. Whether it’s a simple portal frame or a building with multiple elements like overhead cranes Frank H Dales and our expert and able design team can overcome most common obstacles.



Usually consisting of post and beam structures, residential buildings can be quite diverse in their sizes and diverse as well as having some tight site restrictions. We have plenty of experience with these types of structures and our contracts team can tackle even the trickiest of sites keeping the project within programme.


Retail / Leisure

From a single portal frame unit on a retail park to building a 6 storey cinema inside the 02 Arena Frank H Dales have done it all when it comes to retail units. Each project comes with its own unique challenges which our teams can help guide you through to ensure programmes are met.

Technology & Capabilities

FHdale currently has capacity to produce 25,000t per year from our 250,000sqft of workshop space.

Certified to execution class 4 (exc4), we are able to safely & efficiently produce almost all types of steel structures.

We can produce buildings from 250t to in excess of 5000t specialising in both portal frames & post & beam type buildings.

We invest heavily in our business with our most recent investment being our facility at Owen way. With increasing demand, this has allowed us to double our production and  cement our place as one of the most efficient steel fabricators in the country.

Despite all our accreditations, in our almost 90 years in business we have learned that the most important asset in any project is experience. We are proud to have over 1500 years of combined experience in our roughly 110 highly trained colleagues!

D&B vs Consultant Design

Whether it is a multi span portal frame or high rise office block, we have an in house team of designers that can value engineer almost any project.

We can also work on a consultant design basis whereby we design the connections and use the original engineers building design.

Whichever suits you best, our dedicated pre contract and design teams can help guide you and find a scheme that works best for you.