Stainless steel is becoming increasingly popular as a structural material and offers a wide range of benefits, not least in terms of significant savings on costs. But why is steel such a cost-effective option?
Stainless steel fabrications are built to last
Stainless steel is incredibly durable and because very little maintenance is required, it is possible to gain the maximum value from your investment in the structure, whilst minimising any future costs. Steel offers consistently high standards, providing guaranteed durability, strength and precision in all environments, including the most challenging.
Concrete can shrink or even creep over time but steel fabricated buildings and components will not do this. Steel is incredibly strong which makes it incredibly resistant to damage and should any damage occur, repairs can be easily carried out using welding, cutting or bolts to restore the steel to its previous strength.
Flexible, future-proof spaces
Using long span steel sections in the construction of a building is a great way to enable the creation of large open-plan areas, providing versatile column-free spaces which can be designed with flexibility in mind. Using stainless steel during construction in this way means that the space is future-proofed, extending the lifespan of the structure and giving you the option to change the use of the space in years to come.
Steel fabrications can be erected anywhere and in all weather conditions and because steel is resistant to the elements, the construction of your project can go ahead even in the depths of winter. Steel structures can be constructed far quicker than other materials because steel components are predictable and accurate in comparison. The speed of construction is one of the main reasons steel is becoming so popular in comparison to concrete framed buildings. Disruption is minimised and reduced construction times result in savings on site preliminaries. So by choosing a steel fabrication, you’ll be helping to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget.
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Here at N&C Engineering we offer a range of bespoke general fabrication services and whether you’re looking for a single component or a structural steel framed building, we’d be delighted to help. To find out more about the potential cost savings of using steel, or for more information about our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.