Whereas once structural steel frames were used exclusively in large construction projects such as factories, shopping centres and skyscrapers, it has become an attractive option for house builders. Using steel in a new build home project offers a range of clear benefits, not least in the cost savings it’s possible to make. Here are just a few examples of why steel has become so popular:
Steel is a modern building material and although this might come as a surprise; it is, in fact, lighter than wood. The design of steel beams almost always results in a more structurally sound, lighter construction than a design using wood. In addition, thanks to the lighter weight advantage of steel, the design of foundations can be simplified, helping to reduce the overall cost of the project.
When it comes to building homes, time is money. We know that building contractors face pressure to meet tight deadlines and using steel can help to overcome the problems associated with fast-tracked projects. All our steel is precision engineered, ensuring construction times are significantly faster as the need for cutting and measuring on-site is eliminated.
Choosing a steel new build home in Leeds can help you save money as a decrease in construction times in turn leads to reduce labour costs. Using steel also helps save money over the lifetime of a building as little or no maintenance is required. Even over the course of many decades, repairs and replacements are minimal, potentially equating to many thousands of pounds in savings.