The advantages of using structural steelwork in a construction project
Here at Steelwork Engineering we supply all types of structural steelwork for use in buildings of all shapes and sizes; from large industrial units and warehouses, through to small retail units. The advantages of using steel in a construction project are clear so we thought we’d outline the four main benefits this versatile building material can bring:
- Fast construction: speed equals efficiency and cost savings and because steel structures can be erected so quickly, other trades are able to start work on site much sooner. In comparison to concrete framed buildings the savings steel offers are obvious and this is one of the many reasons steel is now so popular with the construction industry.
- Cost efficiency: steel is cheaper than it once was and thanks to significant advances in productivity and the supply chain, savings can be passed onto customers in the form of competitively priced steel products.
- Durability: steel is exceptionally durable and because it doesn’t decay or age as quickly as other building materials, it lasts significantly longer before refurbishment is required. In addition, steel framed buildings can be easily adapted and extended, helping to avoid the associated costs and disruption of extensive building work.
- Health and safety: health and safety is, of course, of paramount importance in any construction project. Thanks to the off-site fabrication of steel components, along with quick on-site assembly, both help to make steel a safe construction material.
Structural steelwork designed, supplied and installed by Steelwork Engineering
Our expertise covers the design, manufacture and installation of all types of structural steelwork for buildings, along with architectural metalwork, builders beams and steelwork refurbishment. If you would like to find out more about the advantages structural steelwork could offer your next construction project, or discuss your requirements, why not get in touch with us today?