What you need to consider for your steel building

A steel building is a significant investment for most companies, so it’s important to make sure the design meets the individual needs of your business. Fortunately, steel is both versatile and economical making it a sound choice, compared to other materials, which is why there are so customisable for your needs. Choosing what is right for your precise needs can be a daunting task, but we’re here to help.

In this blog, we’re taking a look at the different factors that you will need to consider when thinking about the design of your steel building.

Purpose – think about where and how the building will be used when it is finished. Have you considered all the relevant factors such as access, expansion potential and future use?

Size – it’s important to consider the size of the building. It makes sense to add 20% more space than you think you need to allow for future expansion. By not making the structure large enough in the short-term you may incur further costs down the line so make sure you future-proof as much as possible.

Doors – Think about access to the building and the type of doors you require and whether these are going to be regular personnel doors, overhead or roller shutter doors or a combination. Consider what the doors will be needed and the implications of any machinery or vehicles that will need to pass through the doors. As well as whether they are in the gable or side bays, depending on site requirements.

Height – The height of the building is a significant consideration, establish how much height is needed, and again consider any potential plans for expansion that may occur in the future. Some beams cannot be changed even though the length can usually be extended by removing the end walls.
Steel buildings are incredibly flexible making them an excellent choice for many different situations. They can easily be customised and also extended if it becomes necessary. Contact us to find out how we can help to create your perfect steel building.

Get some inspiration for your steel buildings – look at our most recent projects here.

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