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Weather-proof steel buildings designed to resist the elements

Protect your business from the weather with a steel building designed and installed by Steelwork Engineering

Over the last couple of winters there has been an increase in the number of severe storms in the UK, with stories of flooding and high winds. Stormy weather can be incredibly damaging to buildings, resulting in significant repair costs and disruption which can be hugely stressful and expensive to cope with. Here at Steelwork Engineering we design, manufacture and build steel buildings which are designed to provide robust, versatile and weather resistant solutions for businesses of all sizes.

The benefits of building with steel

Steel offers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material, making it the ideal choice for robust construction. However, just because a building is made of steel doesn’t mean that it’s able to cope with gale force winds. The quality of the steel is incredibly important as it determines the building’s ability withstand damaging weather conditions.

We have the expertise to design, manufacture and install steel buildings up to 250 tonnes which covers everything from small agricultural buildings and retail units, through to heavy industrial units and large scale retail complexes. We can provide you a structural steel building that’s designed to meet your exact requirements, helping you grow your business and plan for future expansion.

Here at Steelwork Engineering our buildings are manufactured to BS EN1993 standards and CE Marking is available on request, providing you with reassurance that your new building is strong, durable and able to cope with the worst that British weather can throw at it!

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If you’d like to find out more about the business benefits of steel buildings, please get in touch with Steelwork Engineering by calling 01535 630100 or email info@steelworkengineering.com

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Is steel sustainable?

Is steel a sustainable choice for construction projects?

This is a complex question as the sustainability of steel is a complex issue. On the one hand, steel is an incredibly versatile and durable material that has a very long lifespan. It can be recycled over and over again without losing its strength or quality, making it a very sustainable resource. On the other hand, the production of steel is a very energy-intensive process, and the mining of the raw materials used to make steel generates a significant amount of pollution.

The answer to the question of whether steel is a sustainable material depends on a number of factors. First, it is important to consider the impact of steel production on the environment. The steel industry is responsible for a significant amount of environmental pollution, both in the form of emissions from steel mills and in the form of the waste generated by mining the raw materials used to make steel. In addition, the production of steel requires a great deal of energy, which can come from either renewable or non-renewable sources. If steel production is powered by renewable energy, then the environmental impact of steel production is significantly reduced.

Second, it is important to consider the impact of steel use on the environment. Steel is a very durable material, which means that it can last for many years without needing to be replaced. This reduces the amount of waste that is generated over the lifetime of a steel product. In addition, steel can be recycled over and over again without losing its strength or quality. This makes steel a very sustainable material.

Third, it is important to consider the economic impact of steel production. The steel industry is a very important part of the global economy, and the production of steel creates jobs for a significant number of people. In addition, the steel industry is an important part of the supply chain for many other industries, such as the construction industry.

The answer to the question of whether steel is a sustainable material depends on a number of factors, including the environmental impact of steel production, the impact of steel use on the environment, and the economic impact of steel production.

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Steel: why has it become so popular with the construction industry?

Steel frame buildings are some of the most common types of structures built today. They are known for their strength and durability, and are often used in commercial and industrial construction.

Steel frame buildings are typically designed with a steel frame that supports the weight of the structure, and a variety of other materials that make up the rest of the building. The steel frame of a steel frame building is typically composed of a series of columns and beams that are connected together.

The columns support the weight of the beams, and the beams support the weight of the roof and floors. The steel frame can be either welded together or bolted together. The steel frame is usually covered with a variety of materials, such as brick, stone, or stucco. These materials add strength and durability to the steel frame, and help to protect the steel from the elements.

What are the benefits of steel framed buildings?

Steel frame buildings are typically very strong and durable, and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. They are also very fire resistant, and can often last for many years without needing to be replaced. Choosing the steel framed construction method offers a number of benefits in addition to these including:

  • Steel frames are stronger and more durable than wood, meaning that they will last longer and are less likely to be damaged in the event of a fire or other disaster.

  • Steel frames are also non-combustible, meaning that they will not contribute to the spread of fire.

  • Steel framing is also more energy efficient than wood, as it conducts heat and cold less readily. This can lead to lower heating and cooling costs for buildings with steel frames.

  • In addition, steel frames are often recyclable, meaning that they can be reused or recycled if a building is demolished.

  • There are many types of buildings that can be constructed from steel. Steel is a very versatile material that can be used for a variety of purposes. It is strong and durable, making it an ideal material for construction. Steel can be used for both commercial and residential buildings. It is also a popular material for industrial buildings.

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Framing steel buildings

Steel framed construction – what are the benefits?​

The use of structural steel in construction is becoming increasingly commonplace and is now widely used in the building of industrial and commercial buildings. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss the numerous advantages which steel frame buildings can offer.

A cost effective solution to building construction

By opting for a steel fabricated building design, rather than concrete, for example, construction time will be reduced and this will lead to a reduction in the overall cost of the project. Choosing steel over concrete can result in impressive time savings without having to compromise on the quality of the completed building. It is also possible to make savings when it comes to waste management as the amount of waste generated during steel building construction is limited as the building is constructed according to a set of detailed measurements. This means that the structural steel elements of the building are fabricated off site ready to be delivered, therefore reducing the costs which can be incurred by on-site storage.

Building foundations tends to be one of the biggest costs of most construction projects but by choosing a steel frame building, the foundations are significantly cheaper to build because the completed structure is lighter and will not put as much force onto the foundations. Therefore it is possible to use smaller and therefore cheaper foundations.

Quick, flexible construction

Perhaps the most significant benefit of steel frame fabrication is the fast construction time the process offers. Using fabricated steel in building means super-fast construction times, especially in projects where structural steel components are manufactured off-site and partly assembled, ready for use as soon as they arrive on site. Furthermore, unlike concrete buildings, steel frame buildings are ready for immediate use once they arrive on site because they don’t need time to set. Steel frame buildings also provide exceptional adaptability as they can be easily extended, modernised or updated, ensuring a future-proof, long-term investment.

Durable buildings designed and built to last

Steel framed buildings are incredibly durable and weather resistant and will not shrink rust, or corrode. In addition, steel frame buildings manufactured by Steelwork Engineering are designed and built with the utmost precision, ensuring the highest standards of quality and a worthwhile investment.

To find out more about steel framed buildings, our products or services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01535 630100 or email info@steelworkengineering.com

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Mezzanine flooring part 2

In our last post we began by outlining what mezzanine flooring is and the different types which are available. In this post we’ll talk about the advantages of mezzanine flooring and how installing one could offer a number of business benefits.

The benefits of mezzanine flooring

The main benefit of mezzanine flooring is the amount of additional space they create. Installing mezzanine flooring makes it possible to add an extra floor to a building without the construction costs of building an extension. Furthermore, because the parts used to make a mezzanine floor are constructed off-site, the disruption caused by installation is a kept to a minimum.

As already mentioned, cost is one of the main benefits of installing mezzanine flooring. In cases where the only options for making more space include moving to a larger premises or building a new extension, it’s clear that mezzanine flooring offers a practical and affordable solution.

In addition, mezzanine flooring is especially suited to tall buildings with a generous amount of vertical space as installing floors between floors allows for an increased footprint without costly and disruptive construction work.

The many uses of mezzanine flooring

Mezzanine flooring is incredibly versatile and has many uses. Mezzanines are ideal for creating much-need additional storage, perfect for additional equipment, stock, pallet racking and much more.

Extra office space can also be created by installing a mezzanine floor, with all the features you’d expect to find in an office, including internet sockets, heating and lighting. So simply by undertaking some construction work, you could have the extra space you need to take on more staff.

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We think you’ll agree that installing mezzanine flooring is a cost-effective solution to the problem of extra space. To find out more, or to discuss your requirements, why not get in touch today?

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How could a mezzanine floor benefit your business?

Installing a mezzanine floor offers a practical and cost effective way to take your business to the next level -literally. In this blog post we’ll take a look at what mezzanine floors are, the different types available and the pros and cons of each type. Then, in our next post in two weeks time, we’ll look at the benefits of mezzanine flooring and how they can be used.

What are mezzanine floors?

Mezzanine floors have a smaller footprint than the ground floor of a building and are installed either between the roof or the floor above. Mezzanine floors only partially extend above the floor below and so aren’t considered to be a main floor. As such, construction costs are kept to a minimum as the mezzanine floor and the floor below it both share the same ceiling.

A range of different types of mezzanine flooring are available, with options to suit different types of businesses. Where aesthetics are important, such as in a shop, for example, the mezzanine will extend out of the walls of the building. However, in locations where looks aren’t as much of an issue, a free-standing mezzanine floor can be constructed, supported by metal columns which extend upwards from the floor. This type of mezzanine floor is ideal for use in warehouses, factories or storage facilities.

Mezzanine floors which are supported by columns on the floor below are the most cost-effective option as complex and expensive building work on the existing building isn’t required. As such, stand alone mezzanine floors can be designed and constructed to any size specification, before being assembled within the building.

It’s also possible to design and install mezzanine floors which are supported from the ceiling of the existing building. However, because the majority of buildings lack the heavy duty structural support required to achieve, the cost of installing this type of mezzanine floor usually outweighs any benefits. However, where if the existing structure is suitable, mezzanine flooring suspended from the ceiling offers an incredibly stylish option.

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We are experts in the design, manufacture and installation of mezzanine flooring to suit all budgets and requirements. Get in touch to find out more.

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Not enough space to expand?

Steel mezzanine floors designed and installed by Steelwork Engineering

If you’d like to expand to your business but simply don’t have the space, a mezzanine floor offers the ideal cost-effective solution. In comparison to moving your business to new premises, a mezzanine floor is a great way to provide yourself with much-needed extra space without the expense and hassle of re-locating.

Mezzanine floors are suitable for installation in a wide range of business, commercial and industrial buildings, from offices and shops, through to factories, warehouses and storage units. Here at Steelwork Engineering we have many years of expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of high quality steel mezzanine floors, custom made to suit your precise requirements and budget.

Mezzanine flooring for all sectors

Mezzanine flooring is a highly versatile space optimisation solution for growing businesses of all shapes and sizes. Here are just some examples of where and how steel mezzanine flooring can prove to be especially useful:

  • Manufacturing – custom made mezzanine flooring, designed to house additional equipment, machinery etc.
  • Warehousing – create extra space, designed to meet your specifications
  • Retail – stylish extra space, designed and manufactured to provide a stylish solution
  • Offices – improve efficiency and work flows whilst creating additional space for extra staff
  • Archive storage – create additional floor space, designed to house archives, records and documents

These are just a few examples of how mezzanine flooring can be used to free-up space in your business premises. From laboratories and processing plants, through to libraries and corporate businesses, here at Steelwork Engineering we have the skills and experience to create superb quality steel mezzanine flooring, tailor made to help you improve efficiency and maximise profitability.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of mezzanine flooring, or to discuss your requirements, why not get in touch by calling 01535 630100?

 

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Bespoke architectural metalwork designed and manufactured by Steelwork Engineering

Architectural metalwork products designed and made in Yorkshire

Steelwork engineering we have decades of experience in the design, manufacture and installation of a full range of high quality architectural metalwork products. From canopies and staircases, through to balconies and walkways, we provide durable, cost-effective solutions for building and refurbishment projects of all sizes.

Safe and reliable installations

All of our products are manufactured off-site in on our state-of-the-art Yorkshire manufacturing facility. Once all components have been made, they are delivered ready to be assembled. This not only does this help to cut on-site costs, it also helps to ensure site safety and that construction time is kept to an absolute minimum.

Our installation team have a combined experience of 100 years in all aspects of steel erection, covering a range of diverse and challenging projects. They’ll use their expertise to ensure the construction phase runs as smoothly as possible without compromising on quality and safety.

Maximise the space you have

We provide a high quality service and architectural products which could help you maximise the space you have. Mezzanine flooring, for example, offers a great way to maximise storage space whilst keeping costs to a minimum, whilst walkways and gantries will provide easy access to raised storage areas.

Steel construction offers a cost-effective approach to creating new buildings or building extensions, ensuring you make the most of space without the cost of moving to a larger premises. We’ll use our expertise to design creative solutions, specially developed to meet your requirements and help your business to grow.

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For further information or to obtain a quote, please get in touch by calling 01535 630100 or email info@steelworkengineering.com.

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The role of steel in the circular economy

The concept of a circular economy is simple: resources are used for as long as possible to extract maximum value, before materials and products are recovered and regenerated to be used once again.

So how does steel construction fit in? Steel has unparalleled circular economy credentials and because it is has long been valued as a material which is strong, durable, versatile and recyclable, it is unique.

A circular economy promotes products with long lives. Instead of investing in cheap, disposable products, the circular economy maintains products at their highest value and utility for as long as is possible. As a result, the longer a product lasts then the fewer raw materials will be required, leading to a reduction in waste. Not only are steel construction products intrinsically durable and will last a very long time, they can also be successfully reused once their first life is over.

Recyclable, flexible, versatile steel

‘Recyclability’ is an important component of a circular economy and steel is 100% recyclable and is currently the most recycled industrial material on the planet. Steel can be recycled without loss of quality and although all new steel could be made from recycled steel, this isn’t possible due to insufficient supplies of scrap.

Yet another essential component of a circular economy is a reduction in the amount of materials required. Steel is lightweight yet strong which means that significantly fewer materials are required to construct steel framed buildings. Flexibility and adaptability are also essential; because steel fabricated buildings can be constructed to provide flexibility through designs created to allow for easy rearrangement of internal layout, this further confirms steel’s place in the circular economy.

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Steel framed building installation services

Here at Steelwork Engineering we specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of steel framed buildings. The installation stage of a project is incredibly important, not least because the end result is the outward face of our services. Ensuring efficient installations is incredibly important to us. This is why we’re so proud of our highly trained and experienced installation team who work closely with our clients to ensure that construction safe and carried out on time and on budget.

Steelwork installation services from the steel building specialists

Regardless of whether we’re installing an extension to an existing premises or constructing a warehouse, our installation services are carried out safely and in line with current Health & Safety legislation. Each member of our team of site operatives is fully CSCS compliant, providing you with reassurance that you’re in safe hands.

Problem free installations result from positive client relationships

The team here at Steelwork Engineering are very proud of the close working relationships we have with our clients and site trade contractors. Our commitment to building positive relationships enables us to plan and execute each installation with the minimum of fuss and disruption.

We use a range of installation techniques and equipment including mobile cranes and cherry pickers, and it’s this versatility which enables us to avoid problems where possible. However, should an unexpected problem arise, we’ll use our installation team’s combined experience of over 100 years to overcome it!

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To find out more about our steel building design and build services, get in touch with us using the contact details on our website.