All of us like to know we are getting value for our money. Not only that but having low depreciation is a big bonus. A steel building offers all of that and more! You might be a shipping firm, farmer or business looking for the best storage. You might want office facilities to accompany your business’s growth. Or are a business wanting the best facilities to move forward with, be that an equestrian centre, hangars, or a garage, then a steel building is your answer. Why?
There are several excellent reasons to choose steel for your next construction or expansion. Here is an overview of them. If you want to know more about steel buildings, please contact us at National Steel Building.co.uk.
Sustainable Steels Contributing to A More Eco-Friendly World
We all are working to manage our energy bills. One benefit of steel buildings is they are super energy-efficient, saving on those steadily increasing bills we face.
Modern steel buildings are not the hot-house of the past, with insulation in steel buildings incorporated to regulate the internal temperature.
- Reflecting sunlight from the roof of steel buildings helps lower the internal temperature.
- Keeping the build and the contents, people, animals or products cool.
- Keeping the interior design of steel buildings light and bright helps lower lighting costs.
Another way steel buildings contribute to sustainability is that steel is incredibly recyclable. Plus it does not contribute to deforestation! Also, the technology in producing steel is working steadily to lower the carbon footprint of production.
Construction Versatility of Steel
Since the 1920s, steel has become the go-to construction material. Architects incorporate the flexibility of steel in their designs, creating some remarkable structures. For example, the Beijing National Stadium, known as The Bird’s Nest, is one of the largest structures built using 110,000 tons of steel.
Modern steel buildings are durable, making them perfect for areas with high winds, heavy snowfall or earthquake areas. Moreover, the life expectancy of a steel building ranges from 50 to 100 years. Now that makes it a good investment. Plus, extending or altering the structure to suit changing needs is easy. Finally, if unwanted at some point, you can recycle the steel.
Steel is also fire resistant, making it the structure to safely house combustibles or live animals. This factor assists in keeping insurance premiums reasonable.
A Long-Term Financial Investment
Due to the ease of construction, steel continues to offer lower labour costs than other construction materials, especially with today’s steel buildings in kit form.
The cost of steel is fluctuating due to the current problems between Russia and Ukraine. But on average, in 2022, the price is around £250-£350 per m², not including groundwork. This price generally includes the specialist team to erect the frame plus cladding.
Your building can be as simple or packed with design features that will make your building unique. So, you can get a durable, adaptable structure that looks nice too! Are you interested in a steel building for your project? Come and chat with one of our National Steel Buildings specialist team about your construction needs.