KN Technical Ltd  was created by experienced industry professionals that had worked for UK steel fabricators for many years and grown frustrated with the lack of quality technical resources available in the industry.  Our aim is to assist our clients with 3D steel detailing whilst offering technical support and commercial tracking of projects through the design stages.  

We offer a key focus on variation tracking giving a commercial and contractual edge to our clients allowing you to easily claim additional monies owed. 

We understand your business and the steelwork industry across most market sectors.  We always work to protect your interests as an extension of your in-house team rather than ‘just another sub-contractor’.  We want to build close working relationships with you and enjoy a high level of repeat business.  Having a very good understanding of site installation requirements we can easily assist in ensuring our drawings incorporate build requirements to allow a cost-effective installation process. 

We offer a cradle to grave technical support service and we recognise the need for the highest levels of professionalism in a challenging industry, whilst preserving high levels of accuracy and maintaining agreed programme constraints. 

To run alongside our technical capabilities, we can also offer the following.  These can be taken as a whole package or as individual services. 

  • Technical co-ordination from tender, through design, to final fabrication details. 
  • Site surveys 
  • Design co-ordination / project management
  • Production of estimating tender models with complete material take offs

All our staff are time served, experienced detailers from a background of steel fabricators, led by a management team with industry expertise of managing technical teams on contracts from a ‘back of house staircase’ to multi-thousand tonne structures across a variety of disciplines.  You are in safe hands. 

Our facilities include:
  • Tekla Structures & AutoCAD software workstations
  • Professional Indemnity insurance of £1 million
  • Telephone / video conferencing Facilities
  • Our data is backed up offsite daily for a complete disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Centrally located office in the East Midlands (just off the M1 – Jct 28), with meeting facilities


Tekla BIMsight
AutoDesk DWG Viewers
Tekla Structures


Kevin Thompson - KN Techincal Director

Kevin Thompson served an apprentice as a Mechanical fitter and quickly progressed into an Engineering drawing office working on the drawing board producing detail drawings for the telecommunications industry, and industrial units.

Having a keen knowledge for technology Kevin moved into producing AutoCAD drawings which in turn lead him to working on the infancy of 3D modelling software.

Having spent over 10 years in the drawing side of construction, which included 5 years heading up a drawing office, Kevin progressed into Contracts Management, quickly becoming a Senior Project Manager in the construction industry heading up large teams of understudies and site operatives on prestigious projects such as Westfield shopping centres in East London and on the 2012 Olympic site.

Having a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of steel construction from Project Management, Site Survey requirements, Technical, Design, Detail drawings, procurement, fabrication and installation Kevin can apply his wealth of knowledge to any detailing project to ensure an end result that proves fruitful to his clients both from a programme, cost and quality aspect.


Neil Smith trained as a Draughtsman ‘on the board’ in the early ‘90’s, quickly moving to 3D CAD as an early adopter in 1993, completing an HNC in Civil Engineering (Structural Bias) in 1995.

Neil has worked for UK fabricators directly (both large and small) for over 30 years as a Draughtsman, Drawing Office Manager & Technical Director. Neil has used Tekla software continuously since 1996, both detailing himself and managing detailing resources. Neil has a wide breadth of experience across most sectors of the steel industry with specialisms in steel detailing, design & detailing management and technical co-ordination of construction projects.

Neil has an excellent overall knowledge of the Steel Industry and is very commercially aware, whilst maintaining a hands-on approach to all things CAD / technically related, making for efficient and practical solutions.