Steel Frame Buildings

Metal and Steel frame Buildings 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, the trend today is to use steel frame buildings in Manchester for both residential and commercial

building project including; farm buildings, metal storage buildings, sheds, barns, garages and more. Contractors have utilized metal as a material to build strong durable construction projects.

While the use of steel in construction has mostly been used as roofing materials and for framing, today steel is being recognized 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 that uses steel, you’ll be amazed at how square your walls, doors and windows stay. Many 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


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.


Steel is also much lighter weight and easier to maintain. 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

However, 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

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 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.

Finally, you can find more information on companies, suppliers, and manufacturers of steel building in your area through the Internet