Why choose steel?
In recent years steel has rapidly become the building material of choice for a whole range of construction projects, from industrial units through to high-rise buildings. The advantages which steel offers to the construction industry are widely recognised by architects and building contractors alike. So with this in mind, here are some of the benefits, steel could bring to your next project;
Steel being cost effective is one of the major advantages it has over other traditional building materials.
Studies have shown that in the construction of a typical city centre office building, choosing to build using steel frame instead of more traditional building materials is 12% cheaper than using concrete.
Steel has a fantastic strength to weight ratio, that is unmatched by almost any other traditional building material. When creating an efficient steel design you maximise the high strength to weight ratio. Which will in turn provide more versatile, larger column free internal spaces.
- Fast construction times
Unlike traditional materials steel offers the fastest on-site start. This plus an earlier payback on your investment, providing possible time-related savings which can equate to up to 5% of the overall value of the project.
Accurate fabrication work is carried out off site, therefore steel is safer to use than other materials when building for construction trams. Because of its efficiency steel is only brought onto a site as and when it is required, reducing the risk of accidents and the need for on-site storage.
99% of constructional steel used in the UK has either been reused or recycled, steel can be used numerous times without loss of quality, ensuring sustainability for the future. This proves how much better for the environment steel is compared to other materials.
Steelwork engineering services
Here at Steelwork Engineering we provide a wide range of steel products and services, including structural steelwork, mezzanine floors,steel refurbishment,walkways,racking and gantries. If you would like more information on any aspect of our services, or to find out more about the benefits of using steel in your construction project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.