Builder’s steel is a common term for structural steel; that is, steel that has been fabricated for use as a structural element in building and construction. 

We take a closer look at different types of steel sections as well as the different benefits of builder’s steel.

Common types of builder’s steel

There are different types of builder’s steel shapes and sections, which can be applied in diverse ways. Common types include: 

  • Parallel Flange Channels 
  • Tapered Flange Beams 
  • Universal Beam 
  • Universal Column 
  • Angled Sections 
  • Circular Hollow Sections 
  • Rectangular Hollow Sections 
  • Square Hollow Sections Flat Sections 

Why choose builder’s steel?

There are many reasons why builder’s steel is the best option for almost every construction project, including the following benefits: 

Strength: Steel is as sturdy as you can get when it comes to building materials and requires little to no maintenance. What many people don’t realise is that while steel is one of the strongest material options, in many cases, it is also the lightest. 

Resilience: Steel is an incredibly resilient material to a number of external factors, including being resistant to fire, rain, wind, and can be treated to resist rust and other forms of corrosion. Termites and other insects are no threat to steel either, assuring you that it will last for many years. 

Precision: Advances in steel fabrication technology continue to progress, meaning that steel construction is increasingly precise, allowing the most flawless execution of any construction project.

Efficiency: Steel is quickly and accurately fabricated according to exact specifications, meaning it arrives on-site assembly-ready, saving builders both time and money.

Sustainability: Steel is one of the most sustainable materials used in building and construction. Steel is a widely recycled material and it can also be melted down and re-used an infinite number of times without losings its structural integrity.

Modern Versatility: Modern designers and architects love steel for its stunning aesthetic characteristics. It can be fabricated to meet any design brief, so no matter how creative and can achieve almost any look imaginable. 

Contact us today!

If you are in need of quality custom steel, contact Steel Fabrication Services today. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals will ensure that whatever you need will be fabricated to the highest standards, according to your specifications, and delivered when you want and need it.

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