When you are in the market for a commercial building the choice is vast. There are numerous reasons for choosing a new building that is primarily built with steel.
It does not necessarily mean it will be expensive or challenged aesthetically. Steel has been a big influence on building construction over a very long period of time. In general, people associate steel with structural components like pillars and beams and pillars, but steel offers a huge number of other advantages including strength and structural integrity.
Using rolled steel for cladding and other aspects of the exterior structure of buildings also provides advantages over other materials. It makes a building:
- Corrosion resistant
- Protected against weather-related deterioration – modern galvanised steel and other protections make steel buildings rust resistant
- Cheap and easy to maintain
- Fast to erect
- Easy to configure for utilities including water, gas, electric and IT
- Resistant to fire hazards.
- Cost-attractive compared to buildings constructed with other materials.
There was a time when steel was associated with structures like warehouses, storage units, garages, with few other commercial or industrial applications. Today, builders are much more imaginative about using steel frame building and now it is comprehensively used in offices, accommodation as well as hangars, riding stables, and agricultural units.
Indeed, steel buildings offer many businesses very cost-effective opportunities to significantly expand their premises. Modern cladding and other decorative systems make steel buildings look attractive and many are thought to have been constructed in other materials.
Costs are determined by size, nature, location and internal fittings and fitments, but in this regard, the price of steel buildings is about the same as similar buildings built using other materials. It’s also worth bearing in mind that there are still planning permission issues – even for modestly sized prefabricated steel buildings – which will be associated with a particular site and the intended use of the building.
To choose the sort of steel building that is appropriate for you first think about what the commercial steel building needs to offer. Determine for what purpose it is to be used. Then list what it needs to contain: loading bay, temperature control, washrooms etc.
Think about access, provision of doors and windows, internal storage and racking systems, flooring, and how you want it to look. The time that is spent on planning in detail will not only save time but it will trim the cost.
Bespoke steel building design will provide you with exactly what you are after. When it comes steel frame DPL’s experts will be able to guide you by asking the right questions so we fully understand what you need.
This will enable us to propose a practical, cost-effective solution to fit what you are after. What we promise is an ideal end product, which we can manage for you from beginning to end.