steel fabrication

Steel buildings in the frame: what are the benefits of building with steel?

Steel construction is becoming increasingly commonplace and is now widely used in the building of business, residential, industrial and commercial buildings. So, why has building with steel become so popular and what are the benefits of this type of construction?
Quick, flexible construction
The fast construction time the process offers is perhaps the most significant benefit of steel frame fabrication is t. Fabricated steel construction results in super-fast construction times, particularly in projects where structural steel components are manufactured off-site and partly assembled, ready for use as soon as they arrive on site. Not only does this reduce build-time, it also helps to improve site safety as fewer staff are required on site for less time.
In addition, unlike concrete buildings, steel frame buildings are ready for immediate use once they arrive on site because they don’t need time to set. Furthermore, steel frame buildings also provide exceptional adaptability as they can be easily extended, modernised or updated, ensuring a future-proof, long-term investment.
A cost effective solution
By opting for a steel fabricated building design, rather than concrete, for example, construction time is reduced, resulting in 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. Savings are also possible when it comes to waste management as the amount of waste generated during steel construction is limited as the building is constructed according to a set of detailed measurements. Therefore 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.
Durable buildings designed and built to last
Steel framed buildings are incredibly robust, durable and weather resistant and won’t 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.
A greener approach to construction
Sustainability is last but by no means least on our list. Whilst there’s no doubt that steel framed buildings offer a number of benefits, it’s also worth bearing in mind that using steel in a construction project can be a good way to increase your environmental credentials. Designed to last an incredibly long time, steel can also be re-cycled several times without compromising on quality.
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