Why is Steel Used In The Construction Industry?

steel welded pipes There’s no getting away from the fact that stainless steel is the most widely used product within the construction industry and has been for a number of years. In fact no matter what type of construction project you’re working on, there’s a strong chance that you’ll be using steel in at least one element of the build. But why is it so popular and why is it used to great effect within the construction industry. Let’s take a closer look.

It can be manufactured in large quantities quickly

Steel is used in a wide variety of projects ranging from roads and railways through to skyscrapers or bridges. It’s even used in everyday appliances such as kettles, washing machines and even your computer. The processes for making steel have been refined over the last century or so and now it can be manufactured quickly and in large quantities. What’s more it’s continually recyclable. This means that old steel can be melted down and re-used to make new steel. This can be done time and time again without affecting its overall properties. How’s that for an eco-friendly material?

Steel is pretty durable

Did you know that stainless steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material? This means that it can be made in longer lengths and in a variety of shapes without putting any unnecessary stress on the structure, thus giving designers and architects greater scope to come up with more innovative and eye catching designs. When treated it’s also rust proof and fire retardant so it won’t burn or provide fuel for any fire to spread. Unlike wood, stainless steel won’t decay or rot either. Also it won’t bend, warp, crack or split. In other words it really is the perfect construction material.

It can be consistently manufactured

Steel manufacture for construction purposes is highly regulated and as such companies such as ours at Metro Steel have to follow guidelines for production. This means that when you order various steel products for construction there’s never any variation. It will all be exactly the same. This gives you the chance to always have consistently straight walls, perfectly angled corners, and well fitting doors.

At Metro Steel we’ve been fabricating and manufacturing steel products for many years so whether you’re after made to measure beams for your latest construction project or something a little more bespoke and decorative like a family gate or ornamental screening, then why not pay us a visit or give us a call on 07 3204 1000. We’ll do everything we can to make your project a success.