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What are structural calculations and why do I need them?

Wednesday 20th March 2019
Atlantic Steel Buildings

No matter what your reason for erecting a steel building, getting the structural calculations right is essential. They determine the strength, rigidity, and overall integrity of the building in question, and ensure that the correct materials are used in its construction. In short, structural calculations are what makes sure your steel building stays in one piece, once you've put it together! What is included in my structural calculations When you purchase a building from Atlantic Steel Buildings, you receive a set of structural calculations as standard. It is an exhaustive and detailed report of all of the building's key structural components. These include the columns and rafters, of course, as well as all struts, posts, brackets, and other connections. We also include structural…

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What is Steel Frame Construction?

Thursday 7th February 2019
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Here at Atlantic Steel Buildings, we are experts in the field of steel frame construction, but we understand that not everybody is as familiar with the technique as we are. This is why we have put together this brief guide to the fundamentals of steel frame construction that we hope will answer some of the more common questions posed by first-time visitors to the site. What is steel frame construction? In a nutshell, steel frame construction is a way of creating buildings and other constructed assets swiftly and economically. It typically comprises a steel "skeleton", made up from horizontal beams and vertical columns, arranged into a grid, and then welded, screwed together with self-tapping screws or bolted, depending on the design. All…

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How to Choose the Best Quality Steel Garage Kits

Tuesday 8th January 2019
Atlantic Steel Buildings

A steel garage is a great investment for either business or domestic use, but what makes a good steel garage, and what features should you be looking for when it comes to choosing from the range of steel garage kits on the market? As one of the UK's leading steel building suppliers, here are some of our top tips. Plan ahead When choosing a steel garage, always be thinking of tomorrow. What suits your needs in the here-and-now might be too small a year or two down the line. This is especially true if you plan to use the garage as a workshop or for a commercial venture. While more expensive at the outset, it will save you money in the long-run to…

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5 Tips for Choosing DIY Steel Building Kits

Tuesday 4th December 2018

There are a number of things you need to consider before erecting any steel buildings and nobody knows that better than the team at Atlantic Steel Buildings. With that in mind, here are our top five tips for choosing your DIY steel framed building kits. 1. Know what you want The more detailed your specifications, the better chance your steel framed building kits have of meeting your requirements. From there, you need to be able to translate that to a blueprint or other design model, all before you're ready to shop around for the building itself. 2. Know your limitations Whether it's a standard construction or a customised project, you need to ensure that the structural calculations are accurate and up to scratch. Do you…

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Choosing the Right Portal Frame Building Manufacturer

Tuesday 20th November 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Choosing the Right Portal Frame Building Manufacturer Portal framed buildings are uniquely versatile constructions with a multitude of uses across a whole range of industries. With so many variables to take into consideration, when it comes to portal framed buildings, it is essential that you choose a manufacturer that can meet the specific needs of you and your business. As one of the country's top providers of portal framed buildings, we know what clients are looking for when they choose a manufacturer. Here are a few of the more popular points: Quality Probably the most important consideration for most clients is the quality of the portal framed buildings themselves. They need to know that the building they buy today will still be standing in…

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Where Do I Buy Steel Frame Buildings as a Business Customer?

Wednesday 17th October 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

As a business customer looking to buy commercial steel buildings, it's important that you choose the right company to purchase your steel frame buildings from. These are major purchases for your company and the last thing you need is to be left high and dry because you didn't take the time to pick a steel frame building company that you can rely on. Here are just a few of things you should be looking for: Experience When it comes to commercial steel buildings, it's not enough to know that the company you're considering has steel frame buildings it can supply. You need to know that they have experience providing them to businesses like yours. What is their track record in customer service? What…

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How to Insulate a Steel Building

Monday 10th September 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

There are many reasons why steel buildings might benefit from added insulation. As the premier provider of steel buildings nationwide, here are a few tips on how to go about it: Do I need to insulate? If your steel building is sited in the UK, the answer is almost certainly "yes". With the turbulent weather we get in this country, insulation is a must, allowing your steel buildings to be heated and cooled with greater efficiency. What insulation material should I use? We use composite insulation for all new steel buildings. With steel being such an excellent conductor of heat, installing insulation outside the frame and the panels maintains the warmth from your steel building inside, preventing heat loss, thus increasing energy efficiency. Likewise,…

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How to Erect a Steel Building

Monday 6th August 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

When it comes to erecting a steel building, many of our clients opt to do it by themselves, and why not? After all, materials and plans purchased from Atlantic Steel Buildings are designed with ease of construction in mind. Here's our basic guide on how to put together a metal building. Health and Safety If you do erect the building yourself, do ensure that you do so safely. Don't try and lift heavy components without a forklift. Wear hard hats and safety boots. If the building is over, say 2.5m eaves, use a scissor lift or cherrypicker, with trained operatives, to work at height. You also may need safety netting or edge protection to work legally and safely on a roof at…

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How Much Does a Steel Building Cost?

Monday 2nd July 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Whatever line of business you're in, steel buildings are an ideal solution to many storage, workshop, and warehousing needs. So, how much do they cost? To give some examples, at Atlantic Steel Buildings, we have a selection of steel-framed building kits available on offer. These kits are perfect for general use if you have no specific design requirements to take into consideration. Our smallest building, AB1, stands 10m x 4.6m x 4.5m, a perfect size for MOT buildings, or a host of other uses. It is priced at less than £10,000 exclusive of VAT. The next steel-framed building kit we have on offer is the AB2, which has dimensions of 13m x 4m x 4.5, and is suitable as a 2-bladed helicopter hangar.…

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Why a steel warehouse is the smart choice for your business

Thursday 7th June 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

At Atlantic Steel Buildings, we have been providing warehouses and other commercial steel buildings to our customers for years. All kinds of business enterprises have a use for warehouses, particularly as they start to expand and require their own reliable storage facility to allow them to continue that growth. Steel buildings are the logical choice for anyone making such an investment in their company's infrastructure, or anybody looking to break into the commercial storage industry. Here are just some of the reasons why: Speed Whether it's a one-off building for your own enterprise, or a large warehousing facility for commercial clients, speed of construction is of the essence. Every day the warehouse is left uncompleted is a day's lost use, or lost revenue. Since…

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