Have You Considered A Metal Building? Maybe You Should!

steel barnWhether you’re looking to build a garage, office, storage area, or barn you might want to consider a metal building. While cement, bricks and mortar, and timber are more conventional, a metal building has many distinct advantages. Let’s take a closer look.

The practicalities

There are a number of practical advantages a metal building has over its more traditional counterparts. Firstly, because metal is strong and flexible, you don’t need an excess of columns and load bearing walls. This means that floor-plans can be configured quickly and easily, but it also allows complete flexibility of use. Secondly, metal building structures usually arrive on site, pre-punched, pre-drilled, and pre-welded, meaning that assembly is normally quick and easy. This in turn saves you money in labour costs. Finally, some insurers will give you special discounts on metal buildings because resistance to damage from extreme weather and fire is greater than that of traditional material constructions.

The aesthetics

In this day and age, metal buildings can be made to just about any specification and what’s more they come in a variety of colours. You could for instance opt for a contemporary design that will turn heads, or equally you might prefer to opt for something more rustic which is in keeping with your surroundings, When it comes to aesthetics your metal building can be as discreet or as ‘stand out’ as you want it to be. The choice is yours.

The long term

Finally, from a long-term perspective, metal buildings have a higher proven resistance to weather elements such as extreme heat, cold, and wet than say a wooden structure might. Most are also treated using powder coating or galvanisation so once erected, they can last many years without the need for varnishing or painting, and what’s more, they won’t rust. In addition you might be forgiven for thinking that metal buildings are extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter. On the contrary, modern metal buildings are designed to be air tight therefore presenting a building which is naturally climate controlled. Ultimately this will save you money on heating and cooling costs which can add up over time.

In essence, if you’re looking for the best material that’s incredibly practical, cost-effective, looks great, and gives you long-term peace-of-mind then you really should consider metal.

At Metro Steel we can fabricate and construct a wide variety of steel parts used in construction, From stainless steel posts, through to entire metal frames built to your specification we’ve got it covered. To talk to us about your project however big or small call us on 07 3204 1000. We look forward to hearing from you.