13 Feb 0
If you’re embarking on a new build then one of your first decisions is your choice of materials. With so many materials available it can be difficult keeping up with current trends and latest products. Traditionally people have viewed steel as a material which is best suited to industrial needs where box like structures are the norm. However, in reality steel is way more versatile than you may think, so it could be a great choice for your project. Let’s take a look at some reasons to consider using steel.
Whether you’re building a church, an office, or a house, steel buildings can be customised to fit into just about any design you can think of. By working with an architect you can choose the exact look, feel, and finish of your new build.
Steel buildings are incredibly strong and resistant to both man made and natural wear. Unlike most other materials they can resist fire, rot, rust and termites. You can be confident that your building will remain upright even in areas that are prione to earthquakes.
Good to the planet
Building with steel doesn’t impact on the planet as much as with other materials. This is because the majority of steel is recycled and often it’s manufactured to order which means there is less waste. Steel buildings are also sustainable, since when there is no longer a use for the building, its parts can be used again or melted down and made into something else.
Large open interiors
Steel buildings don’t need supporting by columns which allows an architect to design a building with wide open areas that are free from obstructions, meaning your floor plan can be exactly what you want.
Steel buildings need very little maintenance to keep them looking as good as new. Features such as sloped roofs, strong frames, rust resistant steel and durable cladding all look after themselves so that you don’t have to.
One of the main benefits of steel in construction is speed. Typically parts and components can be pre-engineered and delivered to the site for immediate installation, moving the project forwards. This means the building can be erected far quicker than when using other materials. This in turn means less money spent on wages and properties can be sold and moved into in a faster time.
Here at Metro Steel we offer a full fabrication service and also stock a wide range of steel products commonly used in construction, so you can simply buy and go. With over a hundred years of combined experience in the steel industry, our customer service is first rate. Why not drop by our purpose built facility in Deception Bay and see how we can help you.