Monthly Archives: "November, 2017"

Top Reasons To Choose Steel Over Wood In Construction
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We're often asked why most people consider steel preferable to wood in construction. Is there a solid reason for this? Naturally working with steel all day every day could possibly make our answer seem a little biased, but once you read on, we're sure you'll find yourself in agreement. Consistency and long term performance Steel structures provide you with the assurance of consistently performing well over the long term. Unlike timber steel will not rot, split, crack, or warp, whatever...

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Metal Recycling – Why Do It?
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Did you know that by recycling ferrous metals namely steel and scrap iron, it's possible to save up to 75% of the energy needed to make any products from the raw materials? While you may not be considering energy conservation per se, you might want to consider this.... It can save you money – South Australians recycled 282,000 tonnes of commercial steel last year. That's an equivalent household energy use saving of around 1.2 million hours! Energy conservation...

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Can Hail Damage Affect The Life Of My Metal Roof
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Metal roofs, particularly steel, are known for their strength and durability and can outlast other roofing materials such as slate and thatch by many years. They have a distinctive and authentic look and nowadays more and more people are installing them to add value to their homes. Given the fact that steel roofing is meant to be long lasting, you probably wouldn't think twice about a little bit of hail landing on your roof – apart from the loud...

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(Nearly) Everything You Need To Know About Steel Corrosion And How To Prevent It
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Steel is strong, durable, has great ductility and in addition it can easily be welded. This makes it the perfect material for a wide range of equipment, constructions, and parts. However while it is all of these things, it does need a little help in the protection department, especially if it's going to last. Yet last it can. In fact some of the oldest steel-framed buildings in the world including the Empire State and the Chrysler Building are still...

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Steel Mesh Security Screens – 316 Or 304 Which Do I Choose?
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One of the most current popular uses for stainless steel is in the construction of mesh security screening. Typically used for both window and door applications, they initially look like fly screens, but on closer inspection they appear far stronger and can't be ripped or torn, either accidentally or on purpose. That said there are several different types or grades or steel used in the production of these screens but for the purposes of this article, we're going to...

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