Steel frame construction is a good option for a diversity of projects for many reasons, including:
Structural steel components can quickly be fabricated off-site and then transported to the construction site when needed, minimising onsite labour requirements and reducing the impact of variables that can delay a project, such as adverse weather.
Advantages of Steel Frame Construction
Steel has a great formability property, which makes it ideal to be fabricated into framing for home construction. Since our steel frames are pre-fabricated, fewer workers are needed to fit this type of frame, therefore, reducing labour costs.
Easy to install
Steel frames are prefabricated and accurately engineered to fit together, This makes it easier to construct with specially designed fasteners. This also means no need for cutting, hammering, retaining, and bulky planks being put together, thus, only requiring fewer workers to assemble the frame.
Steel frames are flexible and can easily adapt to almost any building design, this is one of the reasons why more builders are turning to steel. It can withstand long spans and curve around forms which is hard to make with traditional wooden frames. Therefore, steel frames can suit any type of structural outputs.
Durable and robust
With steel frames, you can be ensured that your house is being constructed with a robust and durable material. Steel frames don’t age, buckle, distort, divide, or splinter. They can also resist corrosion and heavy weather typical for Ireland.
If you’re building a large house, you don’t need to worry because steel frames can handle large spaces and load. With the steel frame’s capabilities, your house design is infinite and unrestricted.
Lighter and less impact on the environment
Steel structures can be significantly lighter than concrete equivalents and require less extensive foundations, reducing the environmental impact of the build. Less and lighter materials mean they are easier to move around, reducing transportation and fuel use. Steel pile foundations, if required, can be extracted and recycled or reused at the end of a building’s life, leaving no waste material on site. Steel is also energy efficient, as heat radiates quickly from steel roofing, creating a cooler home environment in hot climate areas. In cold climates, double steel panel walls can be well insulated to better contain the heat.
Steel frames are resistant to fire, pests, termites, fungi, mould, and rodents. These can all cause severe damages to a home. Thus, it’s a strong protection against various house structural problems that can occur. To add more, Steel frames don’t need any chemical treatment like timber, which adds to its cost-effectiveness.
These are just a few of the benefits of using steel frames when choosing to build a house.
Choosing the right material to use in building is important.