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Are Steel Buildings Sustainable?

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Steel is one of the most sustainable materials used in the construction of buildings. Not only can steel be recycled, again and again, but it’s also incredibly long-lasting and low waste.

However, every business has different needs, especially when it comes to building new storage solutions for merchandise and equipment. So, is steel the most sustainable material for your business?

Cost Perspective

When planning a construction project, the budget is the number one consideration. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it is essential that growth and development are financially sustainable. Any structural additions to your site should address an essential need or solve a problem, while also being budget-friendly to not impact on the wider business.

That’s why steel buildings are an affordable, and sustainable solution. Steel is easily sourced and cut to size off-site. This allows for speedy construction once on-site, saving you costs on labour, and the ability to get back to business as usual sooner. Plus, steel buildings require less concrete and create less waste than other typical building materials – cutting cleaning costs down to a minimum.

Once erected, steel buildings are resistant to corrosion, mould, and typical weather damage that normally require repairs throughout the year. Saving your business time and resources that can be put towards other things.

Material Perspective

As mentioned above, steel is one of the most sustainable materials used in construction. That’s because it’s flexible, durable, energy and resource efficient, and can be endlessly recycled. In fact, over 10 million tonnes of steel is recycled in the UK each year.

Cold-rolled steel contains at least 25% recycled steel increasing to 70% in some instances. It maintains its strength and lightweight while using once-scraped steel from cars and structures. And, over the past 30 years, the steel industry has reduced CO2 emissions by 42%, working towards making steel production and recycling even more environmentally friendly.

Need a quote for your new build? Contact our team on 01576 227150 or complete our online form. With years of experience providing high-quality steel-framed buildings, we’ll create a storage solution perfect for you. Request a quote and receive your estimate back in 24 hours. We also provide you with free two-dimensional plans, saving you time and money.

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