Monthly Archives: "December, 2016"

Facts You Need To Know Before Starting A Mezzanine Floor Construction
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At Metro Steel one of the many services we offer is mezzanine floor construction and it comes as no surprise that it's becoming more and more popular. Mezzanine floors add much needed space to buildings and/or properties where conventional extensions either aren't possible because of technicalities or cost. In fact there are a wide variety of advantages to building a mezzanine floor . However before you rush off and purchase the materials, or contact your builder, there are some...

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What Is Meant By The Sustainability Of Steel?
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There's no doubt you've heard about the 'sustainability factor' of steel but what exactly is that and what does it mean? In this day and age one of the hottest topics is the protection of the planet and a major buzz word to come out of this is 'sustainability'. Everything from the food we eat to the products we use are purchased on the basis that they're sustainable. In fact we're led to believe that if the product isn't sustainable...

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Steel Building Construction – What Are The Most Common Types And Why?
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Aside from the fact that steel gives strength and durability to a building that no other types of material can, its flexibility means that radical designs can be realised, where it may not have been possible using other products. In addition the demand for environmentally friendly but cost effective builds, plays right into the hands of steel and for this reason and those listed above, steel construction is becoming more and more popular. What you might not know however...

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What Is Anti-Corrosion And How Does It Help Metal?
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When metal is exposed to elements such as moisture, oxidation, salt spray, plus an array of environmental and industrial chemicals, it can and will corrode. Even stainless steel (which is pretty resilient to stains and corrosion) can and will rust eventually. With this in mind, in order to prolong the life of any metal, particularly when it's used outdoors, it needs protecting. This is where anti-corrosion treatment can help. So what exactly is it? In essence, anti-corrosive treatments form a...

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