Buying a steel building for your business is an excellent idea, and one that will save you money on your budget in the long run. Although we are more than happy to come and build your steel structure for you (in fact, we recommend it), it is entirely possible for you to do it yourself, should you want to.
If this is the route you choose, we have put together some hints and tips to help you.
Preparation to Erect Steel Building
Firstly, remember that building a steel structure starts from the ground up. By that we mean it is essential that the preparation of the ground is done before you begin building. This means checking that the land you want to build on (assuming you have planning permission for your steel framed building) is suitable and stable enough to allow for a steel structure to be built on it. A level flat concrete base and level area around the building to work from isn’t just important from a safety point of view it makes the building much more aesthetically pleasing and ensures there are no issues of water leakage around the perimeter. Getting this first crucial element of your build wrong can have devastating consequences for everything that follows.
You will need adequate concrete foundations in place before you put the building together – if you don’t do this first, the building will be unstable, unsafe, and those in the know may even ask you to take it down. All the money you might have saved by doing the work yourself will have been negated during this process.
Ensuring that your foundations are adequate (and are built correctly) is all part of the build. If you are not sure, you should always ask a professional.
The Building Itself
Once you have got all your foundations and preparation work completed, it is time to put the steel building together. You will need to check that you have everything you need – that includes the tools required to put the entire building together. It will be important to ensure you are completely familiar with how to construct the building before you start, and check that all parts are on site. . You will probably need to hire in items of equipment to help with the construction and get some strong friends to lend a hand! , it could be that building a steel structure just isn’t for you, and it could be time to hire experts to do the job quickly and efficiently. In the long run, this will save you time and money (both of which you could use to greater effect)
Don’t forget, steel buildings can have various different doors and security features, windows, even internal fit out if they are required. Speak to an expert today to discuss what steel building is right for you.