Opting to build from steel offers a number of significant advantages. Although there’s often a misconception that steel framed building is only for the construction of skyscrapers, warehouses and factories, steel makes an attractive option for buildings of all shapes and sizes.
Steel is already widely recognised as a versatile building material which is why it is found in many stages of the house building process, from floor joists and framing through to roofing materials. Whether you choose to use steel for the majority of the construction process, or are considering a wood and steel hybrid building, here are some examples of the advantages of steel framed houses:
Reduced construction times: when it comes to house building, time is money but by choosing a steel framed home, you could make significant savings during the construction phase of your project. The parts required for a steel framed building are manufactured off-site, ready to be assembled. Because they are pre-engineered to precise measurements, the possibility of problems is reduced, eliminating the need for re-measuring and cutting on site.
In addition, faster construction times help to reduce site costs and improve site safety. Using steel can lead to significant savings, not least in terms of reduced construction times as mentioned above. However, building with steel can help you make savings in other areas too.