Although the construction of steel buildings began way back in the 20th century, their use became more widespread during World War II and significantly expanded after the war when steel became more readily available.
Steel buildings have been widely accepted, in part due to cost efficiency. What’s more, the range of application has expanded with improved materials, products and design capabilities and with the availability of computer aided design software.
Here at PRV Engineering we offer a first-class steel framework fabrication and concreting service. Designed as an extension to the services we already provide for the construction industry, and for businesses that are very cost conscious, we believe our new facility is the ideal solution.
PRV Engineering managing director Simon Jones said; “We have been supplying steelwork and steel fabrications into the construction industry for over twenty years.
PRV’s steel fabrication and concreting service means customers no longer have to choose between limited standard sized fabrication templates.”
Jones added; “We also have the ability to tailor the design to the exact requirements and exercise closer control over the cost of projects.”
“There are not many lead contractors who actually do everything in-house. The modern day trend is to outsource. But when companies outsource, they then put their mark-up on top of the contracted out price. The end result is that you, the client, pays more.”
5 Areas where steel construction is most often used
- High rise buildings because of its strength, low weight and speed of construction
- Industrial buildings because of its ability to create large spaces at low cost
- Warehouse buildings due to the same reason as above
- Residential buildings in a technique called light gauge steel construction
- Temporary Structures as these are quick to set up and remove
5 Advantages of steel structures
- Steel is structurally sound and manufactured to strict specifications and tolerances.
- Steel is energy efficient and any excess material is 100% recyclable.
- Steel does not warp, buckle, twist or bend and is therefore easy to modify.
- Steel is cost effective and rarely fluctuates in price.
- Steel allows for improved quality of construction and less maintenance.
If you want to contact us to discuss any steel fabrication work, get in touch.