Building from steel offers a number of advantages and as a result steel frame construction is becoming increasingly popular with self-builders and contractors alike. Whereas once steel framed construction was mainly used to build skyscrapers, warehouses and agricultural buildings, steel framed houses and extensions are now being built throughout the UK.
Choosing a steel house extension offers a number of significant benefits:
Steel boasts an incredible strength to weight ratio. This makes it possible to create unusual designs or incorporate wide span open spaces.
Steel is strong and durable and unlike wood, will not warp, split or crack. Steel can corrode but opting for galvanised steel offers an effective deterrent.
The components required to construct a steel house extension are manufacture off-site and delivered ready to build. This helps to reduce the construction time of the project and possibility of errors, helping to cut the overall cost of the build.
Steel house extensions are designed by an architect in exactly the same way as any other project; however the various elements are then developed by engineers, before being fabricated in a controlled environment.