At PG, we offer a dedicated structural steelwork service to clients across the county of Worcestershire. If you’re in Kidderminster, Worcester or Stourport and you’re looking for a company that specialises in structural steelwork or would like more information on the myriad benefits this durable building material can provide, give us a call today.
What is structural steelwork?
Steel is a material noted for its strength, so it’s no surprise that for years construction companies have used it to ensure structural strength. Structural steel is steel that is produced in a particular shape, with specified strength, size and chemical composition values. As the name suggests, structural steel is used for a broad variety of purposes in the construction industry, and many property developers rely on it to give their builds a solid but versatile frame.
Types of structural steel
Structural steel can differ in composition, depending on how much carbon is present. Generally, structural steel can be split into three categories: carbon-manganese steels, high-strength, low-alloy steels and high-strength tempered and quenched alloy steels. To discover the advantages and disadvantages of each of these, get in touch – we have extensive experience of using all three types in our construction projects.
Why choose our structural steelwork service?
Whether you’re completely renovating your property, or you’re seeking to add an extension, structural steel is a favourable choice compared to other materials because:
- It costs less - It’s thought that a full structural steel system costs between 5 and 7% less than its concrete equivalent; depending on the size of your project, this could equate to a significant cost saving on your part.
- It’s more flexible - No other framing material challenges structural steel when it comes to design creativity and freedom of expression – something you might want to bear in mind if your project is particularly challenging or avant-garde.
- It looks better - Remember the brutalist, concrete buildings of your childhood? Don’t see many of those any more, do you? That’s because steel is more commonly used now, allowing for more refined, futuristic designs.
- It’s sustainable - Structural steel is primarily composed of recycled materials, meaning it’s the preferred option for those with environmental concerns.
PGrove structural steelwork services
If we’ve convinced you of the merits of using structural steel for your home or business extension or renovation – great! Now, let us talk you around to the pros of asking us to lend our hand to your project.
You might previously have used us for an extension or renovation. Perhaps you’ve called upon our services for a leaky roof, or even tree surgery? But did you know we’re also specialists when it comes to steel?
Paul Grove, our owner, has worked in the building trade for over 30 years, and in that time he’s seen construction methods catch up with the times. He’ll always vouch for structural steel, as will his staff, who install steel frameworks in the Kidderminster, Worcester and Stourport area day in, day out.
If you’d like to know more about how we can help make your home look better and stand stronger, contact us today.