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5 ADVANTAGES OF USING STEEL IN BUILDING STRUCTURES

From skyscrapers and grand bridges to beautiful contemporary houses, steel is used in almost any type of structure. It has become a predominant material in the construction industry because it provides designers with the freedom to develop fresh structural solutions.

The distinctive qualities of steel products (e.g. structural beams, pipes, tread plates, flat bars and heavy angles), such as adaptability, beauty, cost-effectivity, durability and ductility, make this metal the material of choice for many home builders, engineers and architects.

 

Adaptability

Steel can be adjusted or changed according to the owner’s requirement. For instance, wall frames made from this type of material can be repositioned or altered easily in order to widen the space or create a new interior building layout. This ability to adapt to changes allows for easier expansions, at the same time helps extend the lifespan of the structure.

 

Beauty

It offers a stylish way of creating large, column-free interiors, thereby giving the building a sense of openness. It’s also malleable, giving structural designers the freedom to explore ideas in terms of creating stylish shapes and textures in order to make the building distinct.

 

Cost-effectivity

It is light-weight compared to timber, which makes it easier to transport and thus, reduces fuel costs and accelerates project schedules. Aside from this, it is also energy efficient and can be recycled, creating minimal raw material wastes.

 

Ductility

It does not buckle, distort, rotate, clink, warp or splinter; but it can be rolled or cut and turned into a variety of sizes and shapes without changing its composition or physical property through structural steel fabrication.

 

Durability

It can withstand extreme forces or harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds, earthquakes, hurricanes and heavy snow. They are also unreceptive to rust and, unlike wood frames, they are not affected by termites, bugs, mildew, mould and fungi. Additionally, they are more fire-resistant compared to wooden frames.

Utilising steel supplies in building residential, commercial or industrial structures is definitely a worthy investment.

If you are planning on using these materials as the functional support for your construction project, make sure to choose quality products from trusted steel suppliers like us here at Stronghold Fabrications.

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What our Customers say

“Frantom Building has been in the custom building market in NSW for 15 years. We have worked with Scott and his team from Stronghold Fabrications in all aspects with steel, from design, shop drawings, and delivery. Their attention to detail has been proven in the perfection of the finish in their products and servicing ability. We look forward to moving into the future with Stronghold Fabrications.”

Ed Poulton Director Frantom Building Pty Ltd

“Just wanted to thank you for another awesome job. The steel you supplied for our home at Lilli Pilli went together perfectly and the 3D model was a great tool for us to use both during the install and for planning the final finishes on the project. Keep up the great work!”

Dave, Nitro Stainless Pty Ltd

“Thank you for another successful and efficient project completed by your team. Consistently well produced steel products from Stronghold Fabrications have ensured installation always goes smoothly on our projects. Your installers ability to work in with our teams onsite to ensure any site issues do not cause delays is a refreshing change. Thank you.”

Nicholas Klapsogiannis, General Manager, VantageCorp Pty Ltd
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