Steel Frame construction
When most people think Steel Construction they think of a warehouse with the
steel frame and the metal walls or a modular building. We can do better than
that! Steel Frame Construction does not compromise on aesthetics or
functionality. In fact the opposite is true. You have greater flexibility in
design and layout due to the strength that steel brings to your building.
Maybe it's time to consider a steel frame because of its many benefits:
flexibility, lower cost, less waste, environmentally friendly, stronger
material, less settling, just to name a few. Pictured right is the Westchester
United Methodist Church. This building has a steel frame with a vinyl siding and
Lower Materials Cost
Currently, steel costs less than wood! 100% Recyclable
Lower materials cost offers a lower cost to the project from the beginning.
Ongoing, with any project, there is scrap material. Steel is 100% reusable and
recyclable. These traits offer the builder the opportunity to sell the scrap
metal instead of pay for the disposal of unused materials. The shape and amount
of steel scrap material is irrelevant since steel can be melted down, combined
and reshaped which means every piece can be recycled. That cannot be said of all
Higher Construction Quality
Steel does not rot, crack, warp, bend or change over time. Steel is also pest
resistant. Termites do not eat steel. Your steel frame building will begin with
straighter corners and walls and will have less settling over time. Steel has
the highest strength to weight ratio of all building materials, which gives you
a stronger lighter structure.
- Steel is lighter than wood which places less stress on the foundation
- Steel does not contribute to the spread of fire, as it is non-combustible
- Steel buildings will be straighter in 100 years than their wood framed
- Steel does not expand or contract with humidity and temperature changes.
- Your doors and windows will always open and close properly.
- Steel adheres to strict national standards, there will be no regional variations
- Steel frame buildings meet or exceed fire safety codes
Flexible Custom Design
Steel frame construction offers the most flexibility in custom design. Since
steel frame construction reduces the need for load bearing walls, it offers the
opportunity for unique layouts and open floor plans. When steel frame
construction is coupled with our Design Build capabilities, you unique building
vision can soon be under construction.
Steel Frame Experience
While some builders may be reluctant to build steel frame structures, Limberlost
Construction has embraced this technology and applied the same skill and
craftsmanship to this 'new' material as we have in our wood frame structures.
Limberlost Construction has mastered the use of steel in building construction
and is able to accurately work with the more complex engineering and building
plans used in steel frame construction. Let us know how we can help your steel
frame project succeed.