A major consideration for many businesses is ensuring they have the right amount of space available for their needs, and that this space is fit for purpose. Office space for employees is a common requirement, but for many types of business there is a lot more to the process. Industrial steel frame buildings can have many uses for businesses including warehousing, factory space and more, plus they offer a great range of benefits over alternative methods of constructing your own bespoke buildings on site. These include the following:
Ease of installation
Provided you have a professional specialist company to construct your steel frame buildings, the whole process can be very quick and easy. Using a portal frame system, which is common in the industry, two portal sections are connected by a series of bays. The larger your building, the more bays will be required to construct it. No welding is needed to fasten the building together permanently.
Value for money
Steel can be cut to the exact size required based on detailed plans, which will include all the different columns, rafters, brackets, sheeting and other parts that will go into assembling your building. This means the required sections will be as compact as possible, so they can be packed and transported efficiently and cheaply. It also means there is absolutely no waste to dispose of on site when construction takes place, and labour costs are minimal due to the simple process.
Solid and durable
Constructing a building from steel gives it an extremely strong structure. It’s impossible for it to rot, crack or bend over time, making it an excellent long term investment for your business. In addition, being relatively lightweight compared to timber or other metals it’s easy to handle without damaging if you need to alter or reassemble a building later.
Compared with alternative materials, especially buildings with wooden frames, steel is highly resistant to chemical damage as well as fire, making it much less of a hazard for employees and others. Steel is even less likely to by hit by lightning during a storm.
Overall, steel is a fantastic material to use when planning and constructing industrial framed buildings. Being reasonably affordable and effectively permanent with virtually no maintenance required to keep it strong and secure, it’s definitely an option worth looking into in detail.