No matter the size of your project, nothing compares to steel for all-round performance. Versatile, sustainable, reliable and economical, steel shapes the modern world, from backyard sheds to commercial skyscrapers.
Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of using strctural steel for home renovations or small builds. And if you’re in need of a top quality structural steel fabricator, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
Steel is crucial to building a range of products and structures. Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of using strctural steel for home renovations or small builds.
Types of Structures
Steel Decks: Steel is strong and durable, and is an excellent choice for many outdoor structures, such as decking.
Steel Mezzanines: No matter what industry sector you are looking to build in, maximising space will be a chief concern from the start of the project, and a great way to do this is to include a steel mezzanine.
Steel Patios: An attractive, functional outdoor living space is a desirable addition to any home. For relaxing and entertaining, a smooth, stylish, modern steel patio is an excellent choice.
Steel Stairs: A well-constructed steel staircase is a wonderful addition to any home. Steel is a great choice for a number of reasons, including aesthetics, creative versatility, reliability and resilience.
Steel Balustrades: Steel balustrades are an excellent addition to any staircase – steel is strong, versatile and boasts a sleek modern aesthetic.
Steel Handrails: Steel handrails will last longer, are more eco-friendly, more cost-effective and will look better than any other building options that might come your way.
Steel Gazebos: Pools, decks, awnings and gazebos are all desirable in modern living spaces – gazebos being particularly sought after in lifestyle homes. And as an outdoor structure, steel is an excellent choice for a gazebo.
Steel Awnings & Shelters: Awnings can range from small door shelters to overhangs running the entire length of a set of shops. You will find them in homes, schools, business districts, arcades, commercial and community buildings, parks, cafes and restaurants.
Steel Fencing: A steel fence will offer unparalleled security, durability and longevity for fencing in any application.
Modern steel fabrication utilises high-tech computer software such Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems that monitor and control the movement of machines such as routers, welders and laser cutters, while 3D modelling has made it easy to visualise even the most complex custom steel components.
Fabricators work closely with architects, steel drafters and detailers, and consumers to bring plans on a piece of paper to life.
Why Choose Steel?
Strength – Steel has a very high strength-to-weight ratio and is the most widely used strctural material in modern construction. Nothing will outrank steel for load bearing properties.
Sustainability – Steel is one of the world’s most recycled materials, with a global recycling rate of over 90%. It can be melted down and re-fabricated an infinite amount of times without losing its structural integrity and is therefore highly sustainable.
Aesthetic – Trends in construction and architecture over the last half century have favoured steel more and more. Steel can be integrated easily into any space and pairs very well with many materials: glass, concrete, brick and wood.
Durability – Steel won’t rot, it isn’t combustible, and bugs have no appetite for it. You can count on steel for a lifetime!
Economical – Despite of its many perks, steel is actually very economical. Because building with steel takes considerably less time than building with other materials, it will save you money on labour hire.
See more about the benefits of steel in construction here.
Steel will last longer, is more eco-friendly, is more cost-effective and will look better than any other building options that might come your way. If you are considering it for any renovations or small builds, and would like a professional opinion, we can help.
Our team of expert structural steel fabricators have the experience and knowledge to answer any of your questions and will ensure that you find the best solution to suit your needs. To contact us today, simply call, fax, email or drop by our Brookvale location.