Steel is ubiquitous in the modern world. No matter where you look, it is all around us, even if it’s not immediately apparent. As a structural element, it is indispensable in modern construction which is why urban spaces in particular are a labyrinth of steel structures, from shops awnings to sheltered business facades. If you are in need of a high quality steel awning or shelter for your business, commercial building, shop, warehouse or residential building, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
What Is Structural Steel?
Structural steel is metal that has been fabricated for use as a strctural element in a building. Structural steel is categorised into shapes, each with their own compositional properties. These are then joined to form a structure. Buildings in Australia must be compliant with certain standards, and steel provides a level of strength and durability that you can rely on.
Steel Awnings and 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 just to name a few.
Steel Carports – Steel is flexible and can used to build carports of any size, from single residential spaces to large carpark shelters.
Steel Canopy – Steel canopies may be required for anything from service station shelters (see below) to outdoor atriums.
Steel Gazebo – Steel gazebo‘s are an excellent addition to any residential outdoor space.
Why Build With 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.
Durability – Steel won’t rot, it isn’t combustible, and bugs have no appetite for it. For outdoor structures like business awnings, you can count on steel to withstand anything that elements can throw at it for a lifetime!
Economical – In spite 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.
Steel Awnings & Shelters With Steel Fabriction Services
Steel will last longer, is more eco-friendly and will look better than any other options in your next project. If you are a business owner, builder, developer or engineer considering a steel for any types of awnings or shelters and would like a professional opinion, we can help.