Weekly update, week ending 23/10/2020
Hello and welcome to another Friday!
Everyone here seems to have been here, there, and everywhere again this week.
Our quotation department really have been pushed this week with the level of enquiries that continue to come in, their dedication is admirable with them putting extra hours in when needed and it is really appreciated. This has enabled us to get the quotations back to customers quickly which is something we really pride ourselves on.
We have completed several site visits to meet with potential customers this week, we have offered advice on cladding, insulation and Erection of buildings where access is difficult, we are hopeful that a few of these visits will lead to live orders in the not too distant future.
One of our larger buildings has finished being erected today, so one of the directors has gone to site to check this and look for any snagging that may need to happen. We now need to complete the Fire Escapes and stairs before this building can be signed off and passed over to the customer who clearly can not wait to move their business into one of our bespoke Steel framed buildings.
With the weather changing, we are been asked more and more about insulation and what is needed. The most common question we hear is “Does my building need insulation?” so the short answer – The answer in most cases is yes. If you are designing a steel building as an office, school structure or any other facility where there will be human occupants your building will have to be insulated.
The Government guide is 100mm thickness on the walls and 120mm thickness on the roof, which is the minimum requirement at the moment. Even workshops, warehouses and auto centres can benefit from insulation.
Composite Cladding (Insulated)
Composite Cladding panels are insulated steel cladding which consist of two coated steel profiles bonded to a core of PIR insulation. These can be used for wall panels and roof panels for steel buildings. The system includes a comprehensive range of guttering, flashings, sealants and rooflights and provides a rapid coverage and swift completion of a weatherproof building envelope to give a high-performance building.
The composite panels are manufactured in a quality process using non-ozone depleting technology. This provides designers with an environmentally responsible product with excellent thermal performance and a predicted service life of up to 40 years. They also come in a range of colours and different thicknesses.
Single Skin Cladding
Single-Skin Steel Cladding is used in a wide range of buildings and situations but in general is used for residential garages and storage purposes only. The standard thickness of single skin cladding is 0.5mm on the walls and 0.7mm on the roof.
These panels can also have an anti-condensation lining in the roof and also come in a variety of colours. As always we are here to advise you on any of these issues, so please feel free to give us a call.
Have a great weekend.
Kellie – National Steel Buildings Ltd 😊