Many businesses are increasingly focussed upon sustainability by looking for ways to reduce their impact upon the environment. As a result, if you’re in the process of investing in steel staircases, balustrades or other architectural steel items, looking at the sustainability of steel offers an important way to make an informed decision.
Steel is strong and durable
Steel is incredibly strong and durable; in fact it is three times stronger than aluminium. This means that by choosing a long lived material as such as steel, your staircase or balustrade will last for much longer before it needs to be replaced. This significantly reduces the demands placed on the environment by fabrication and manufacture.
Environmentally friendly production
You might be surprised to learn that steel is also environmentally friendly during the production process. Up to 70% of alloy comes from recycled materials and because modern production techniques with increased efficiency have significantly reduced the amount of energy used in manufacturing, choosing steel is the ideal option for businesses who want to reduce their impact upon the environment.
Steel is easy to recycle
Last and by no means least, steel is simple to recycle for different purposes with no reduction in quality, regardless of the exact constituent metals.
Contact Steelwork Engineering
At Steelwork Engineering we have many years of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of steel staircases, balustrades, architectural steel and steel-framed buildings. If you’d like to find out more about the sustainability of steel, please get in touch.