Our Experience Talks

At REIDsteel we’ve been designing and erecting bespoke aircraft hangars since the 1920s.

It all started with an order from Louis Blériot, the daring French aviator who was the first man to fly across the English Channel.

Today our customers include major airlines, aircraft maintenance companies, small airfields and individual customers with private jets in countries all over the world.

 From Blériot to Jumbo

REIDsteel was established by Colonel John Reid in 1919 and in the 1920s we started making the first bespoke aircraft hangars for the French aviator Louis Blériot.
The word ‘hangar’ comes from the Middle French word ‘hanghart’, which means shed or enclosure near a house. Initially Louis Blériot stored his plane in a farmer’s cattle pen but soon realised he needed a tailored solution for protecting his planes from the elements.

Today REIDsteel remains a family-run and independent business, operating from our UK site in Christchurch, Dorset.

  • REIDsteel have built some of the biggest structures in the world.
  • REIDsteel fund its own research and its own training.
  • We can dispatch with fluidity and ease all over the world.
  • Our buildings can be erected with minimal experience from overseas teams.
  • REIDsteel design and make hangar doors in conjunction with your bespoke hangar.
  • Your building could be up and running in 6 months.
  • REIDsteel have over 90 years of experience.
  • We have been an independent, family business longer than any other steel firm.
  • Across the globe people are spectating in REIDsteel grandstands.
  • We have a constant stable and reliable supply chain.
  • We are a design and build company so you incur zero consultancy fees.
  • REIDsteel have been designing and constructing steel structures since 1919.
  • Many facilities are protected by REIDsteel gates and barriers.
  • REIDsteel have our own Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • REIDsteel is a member of the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme.
  • REIDsteel is a registered member of the Steel Construction Institute.
  • REIDsteel is a member of the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology.
  • Redisteel have no debt; we own all our offices, workshops, equipment and land.
  • We stand by the quality of our products.
  • If our competitors can’t achieve your ideas, we probably can!
  • Our engineer solutions could cost half as much as a consultant led design.
  • Our complete envelope means no interface problems for the client.
  • REIDsteel is a registered member of the Qualified Steelwork Contractors Scheme.
  • REIDsteel can design the world’s biggest aircraft hangars in-house.
  • Many REIDsteel employees have spent their whole careers at the company.
  • REIDsteel designs steel bridges to be manufactured and shipped anywhere.
  • Our buildings are often in use before competitors reach the tender process.
  • Warehouses by REIDsteel are used almost everywhere in the world.
  • REIDsteel’s vast experience helps keep projects within allocated schedules.
  • Full Factory Production Control (PFC) and  Welding certification, Class 1 – 4.
  • The world over, people are traveling with ease over REIDsteel bridges.
  • We use British steel to create some of the best steel structures in the world.
  • REIDsteel design and build the entire envelope.
  • We are an honest, hardworking company and prove to be consistently reliable.
  • REIDsteel provide solid commitment to every aspect of every job.
  • Health and safety is an unfailing top priority.
  • Our erectors travel the world and often to some of the most remote areas.
  • REIDsteel’s dedicated accounts team work hard to keep projects within budget.
  • Our structures can withstand most natural disasters.
  • We already hold the correct certification to demonstrate our right to CE mark.
  • We never stop innovating; we always trying to improve and increase our offering.
  • We only ever promise what we can deliver.
  • REIDsteel have a straight forward, efficient approach.
  • We offer experienced supervisors who can teach local labour teams necessary skills.
  • All over the world people are earning a living in REIDsteel factories.
  • Across the world people are working in REIDsteel office buildings.
  • REIDsteel’s employees have years of dedicated experience.
  • We have received the Queens Award for Enterprise four times.
  • REIDsteel have an outstanding credit rating.
  • From day one a project engineer will manage the job from then until completion.



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