Steel Frame Buildings

Metal and Steel frame Buildings Contractors in Manchester for commercial use and for homes, farms, metal storage buildings, sheds, barns, garages and more

For years, timber was used as the primary material for any type of

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construction framing work. However, for some the preference is to use steel frame buildings in Manchester for both residential and commercial

building projects. For those of you who have been hearing or reading a lot in various blogs about general steel buildings construction must be curious about why it’s gaining popularity in recent years.

Several industries across Manchester and beyond are beginning to use steel structure builders for their construction needs. Some of these industries are some of the biggest that contribute to the country’s economy and they include the agriculture industry, the high technology industry, the government, the military, the education sector, and many others. Some typical applications include;  farm buildings, metal storage buildings, sheds, barns, garages and more. Contractors have utilised metal as a material to build strong durable construction projects. We are specialists steel and metal frame builders that can help you complete your project on time and on budget.

While the use of steel in construction has mostly been used as roofing materials and for framing, today steel is being recognised as a material that can be used and do much more.

Metal buildings are increasingly dotting the skylines all over the world, because of the many benefits they offer. Steel buildings are not a new concept as metal has been used in constructions dating back a long time. For years, steel has become a fundamental part of bridges, pipelines, skyscrapers, and even homes, churches, and schools. In the beginning of the 20th century steel was widely used for warehouses and then later used for airplane hangars, and for military barracks. Today, steel has become the number one choice of building material for shopping centres, churches, offices, and even residential homes

Steel is an environmentally friendly material, which is also less expensive than most other materials and more reliable. Two or three years after a home or building is complete, when you use steel framing, you don’t have to worry about walls, door or window frames bowing, or sagging.

Once you live in a home or a building that uses steel, you’ll be amazed at how square your walls, doors and windows stay. Some Manchester steel frame building contractors prefer to use prefabricated steel in their construction projects because it makes their projects simpler and faster to complete.

Prefabricated steel

Prefabricated steel is when a factory mass-produces steel components to the builder’s and contractor’s specifications then delivers these steel components to the site for the builder and/or contractor to assemble together.

Benefits of Steel Frame Buildings

Cost

General steel buildings construction represents savings for it’s owners. Steel offers many advantages, including the fact that construction goes much faster and smoother than when traditional building materials are used.  Steel can make it possible for a project to be easily completed.  Another benefit of using steel is the costs are usually lower when compared to traditional building materials. Generally,  metal building structures cost about less than what a conventional construction job would cost. This is due to the prefabrication process used in the production of components and panels used in construction

Metal buildings take less time to build

General metal farmed building construction requires less time for actual construction.  If, for example, a conventional construction job would require 9 months to complete, a steel structure would only need 6 months to build.  This helps owners save time and money because of shorter construction time.  They can be operational sooner

Maintenance

Steel is also much lighter weight and easier to maintain. A steel framed building construction requires little to no daily maintenance. In addition, steel is also recyclable, making it more environmentally sound as well as more cost-effective when compared to other construction material.

High Strength and durable

Steel structures exhibit superior strength when compared to conventional structures. They are engineered for structural strength and stability and they can withstand inclement weather. It is the strength of steel that is its major benefit.

It is a known fact that steel structures can withstand such weather conditions as hurricanes, high winds, and heavy snow, and even earthquakes better than traditional building materials. Structures like this can stay standing after 200 mph winds, the cause of major damage in other structures.  This kind of damage can cost thousands of pounds to repair.  With a steel structure, owners can save money on these kinds of costly repairs. Customers can be assured of high quality steel components and panels that have gone through rigorous testing

No termites or Rotting

Steel buildings are also termite resistant, as well as resistant to creeping, cracks, splitting, and rotting, making steel buildings more durable.

Energy Efficient Homes                                   

Steel framed homes are more energy-efficient.  In addition, steel framed homes also have a reduction in maintenance as walls, windows, and doors stay square and walls of steel framed homes have fewer to no cracks over time.

Steel buildings construction is eco-friendly

While most structures use materials like wood, steel structures do not require that any trees be cut down.  Not only that, they are made of 60% recycled material and are themselves 100% recyclable.  Other structures cannot be recycled because by the time they are ready to be demolished, they are decayed and corroded.  Steel structures can be melted down and used in the production of new structures.

Metal building construction can be beautiful

Today’s steel structures are extremely flexible in terms of design.  With an almost unlimited options, owners choose to finish the outside of their structures with panels finished in wood, stucco, stone, slate, and brick.

Steel metal framed buildings can also be adapted to many non-conventional floor plans including clear-span (or open-span) as they do not require central load bearing walls. Moreover, steel framed homes and buildings can be covered with traditional building materials such as brick.

If youa re interested in building a steel or metal framed building in or around the Manchester area then get in touch and we will help you put your plan in action.