Monthly Archives: "November, 2016"

Steel Decking – What Are The Advantages Of Light Gauge Steel Framing Over Wood?
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Chances are if your home comes with an outside deck the framework is probably wood. Even if it's made from a synthetic material, the underlying supported framework is still likely to be pressure treated wood. Let's face it, pressure treated wood is in plentiful supply and it's cheap. However it can be unpredictable. Most wood framework these days is made from younger wood. It isn't as dense as mature wood and therefore not as strong. Because of this fact, as...

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Exploring The Many Benefits Of Structural Steel Handrails
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You probably know that structural steel is used in many businesses, but did you know that it's also used across many industries too? Why? Because of its heavy duty qualities. Structural steel is not only durable but extremely versatile too, which makes it so popular. Most handrails are made from structural steel and having read the above, the reasons may seem pretty obvious. It just wouldn't be an option to use any material that was flimsy since the main purpose...

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What’s The Best Type Of Steel For A Roll Cage?
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Here at Metro Steel we're huge fans of motor sport and as such we know the importance of a quality roll cage. It needs to be super strong, yet flexible enough to bend and weld where necessary. For this reason most custom cage makers and fabricators will use one of two types of steel, both of which conform to health and safety specifications. These are T45 and CDS, but which one is best? Let's take a closer look. T45 steel T45...

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Why Do Architects and Designers Choose Structural Steel?
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From fridges to bridges you don't have to look very far to see the flexibility of stainless steel in design. Perhaps one of the most commonly used areas for structural steel is in construction. So why do architects and designers choose it? Let's take a closer look... Aesthetic appeal There's no getting away from the fact that steel has a real aesthetic appeal. It's one of the few materials which has the ability to emphasise sleekness, transparency of frame, and strength....

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