Advantages of Steel Superstructures

If you are wondering which building material reigns supreme in the world of development today, the advantages of steel superstructures might just give you some serious food for thought.

Advantages of Steel Superstructures

Lately, more and more people are utilising steel superstructures in construction. A superstructure is a steel frame building and is one of the newest choices accessible to anyone looking at constructing or purchasing a new home or building.

Steel is highly durable and using it in construction guarantees longevity. Timber and brick buildings often have distortions which can become worse with time. Steel superstructures, however, will typically remain flawlessly straight, thus saving you money when it comes to maintenance and repairs.

Although steel has been known to soften under intense heat, the addition of spray-on fireproofing will give buildings built of structural steel the ability to withstand greater temperatures and provide additional safety.

No home or building owner wants to get the bad news that they have been infected with dreaded wood borer or other critters that cause untold damage. While a steel structure construct is not immune to bugs, the steel frame does prevent nesting, which does a lot to cut down on the possibility of an infestation.

Buildings with steel frames are much sturdier than conventional brick and mortar. Even in seismic zones, steel framing will provide peace of mind that the building will remain standing.

Steel is ductile which means it has the ability to bend without breaking, so it can absorb the energy of high wind loads and earthquakes. Failure in steel superstructures is not sudden and a steel frame rarely collapses. In most cases, steel performs far better in an earthquake because of its ductile properties.

Structural steel framing systems are the way of the future because they mean an accelerated work schedule and enhanced quality due to off-site fabrication which reduces the on-site time and on-site construction. The fact that it’s recyclable also means that steel is always readily available!

Steelmor is the leading supplier and manufacturer of stainless steel in South Africa and is dedicated to supplying cost effective quality products on time. Give us a call to find out how we can help you with your steel superstructures.