About Us

The History of RSD

The Beginning

Rapid Steel Decking Ltd (RSD) began back in 2012 when husband and wife team Mike Adams (aka Matt Cunliffe) and Janette, formed the company following the collapse of Richard Lees Decking. Like all small enterprises, it took tremendous effort and investment to get off the ground, especially during a recession and with a young family to support.

With a committed team and a passion for the business, the company grew and gained a reputation for a quality service and fast response to challenging situations. The growing team of people in the business have gained considerable and valuable experience and as a result, RSD have some of the highest quality craftspeople in the industry, both at the front line and in the back office.


The vision for RSD was always to become a manufacturer of its own decking product range. This aim was developed as a response to the uncertainties of the existing supply chains and the belief that there was a better solution to those products already on the market. Untold hours of design and development resulted in a series of unique product designs that could outperform the competition.

The next step was to bring these designs to reality. Following much exploration of potential manufacturing partners, RSD struck a deal with a Canadian Manufacturing group with many years experience in the roll-forming and steel construction market. The RSD proposal struck a chord with the senior management of the group and led to the development and installation of a roll-former, the likes of which has not been seen in the UK before.

The capacity of the new roll-former is such that it can produce 20,000 square meters of decking in a single shift if required. The manufacturing plant was implemented in late 2017 and is now in production ready to service the market in 2018 and beyond.

The Future

Having bought all the elements of the business together in house under one roof, RSD now offer design, quotation, drawing, manufacture, supply and fix, supply only and stud welding to our growing list of clients.

Manufacturing in real time on demand means we can keep our supply times faster than any of our competitors and our experienced fixing teams are known for their willingness to go above and beyond to get the job done.

So, we say a big thank you to all those loyal customers who have been part of this journey and a warm welcome to new customers as they join us along the way. The team here at RSD look forward to offering the very best levels of service and the fast response that we have built our reputation on.