Save relocation costs and expand your steel building instead

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Relocating can be expensive and can cause a lot of disruption to the day-to-day running of your business. As one of the main unique selling points for investing in steel buildings is ease of expansion in the future, why not take advantage of this? There are three main types of steel building expansion that are suited for different structures and situations. Instead of trying to relocate, why not expand your steel building instead? Endwall expansions If your existing building was designed with the thought in mind that expansion may be necessary, then endwall expansion might be the answer to your problems. If your building features expandable endwalls, these are engineered to carry half the load of the present bay, plus being able…

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Getting your steel building ready for the Winter months

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Steel buildings may be resilient and long-lasting, but they still need some degree of planning and preparation for the winter. Just as all other buildings need care and attention to cope with colder, wetter weather. The good news is, if you have constructed office space, storage, agricultural pens or a garage from steel, the work you need to do to get ready for winter is minimal. Plan ahead for comfort and cost Much of the focus will be on making it as safe and comfortable as possible, to use year round. However, a lot depends on how cold it is likely to get in your area. Pay particular attention to the roof, which may gather heavy snow drifts. Clear gutters and make sure the…

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Are steel buildings safer than bricks and mortar buildings?

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Brick buildings look appealing to the eye, but there are various reasons why steel is a better building material. Brick buildings are not only increasingly vulnerable to weather and climate related wear and tear, but they also cost more in terms of labour, time and cost. Considering this, many companies are now opting for steel as the main construction material for their industrial and commercial buildings. In a steel building, a contractor can make use of brick veneer façade so that on the surface the building looks like it has been made of bricks. Furthermore, steel buildings offer many benefits such as being cost effective, low maintenance and high quality. Here is why steel buildings are safer than bricks and mortar buildings: Steel…

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Tips for Maintaining Your Steel Building

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Sometimes, it is easy to overlook basic maintenance tasks, and metal and steel frame buildings can begin to look old and start to rust if they are left untreated or unprotected. It important that you take care of your building to ensure that it continues to look great and maximise its life span. In particular, although steel buildings are comparatively low maintenance, we recommend priming and repainting if the cladding becomes scratched or damaged. We explain some of our top tips on how to maintain your steel building. What Is Rust and Why Does It Happen? Rust is usually red or yellow and is a layer of iron oxide that forms on metals through the process of oxidation, especially in a moist environment.…

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Why Steel Frame Garage Kits Make Great Workshops for Home-Based Businesses

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Have you ever considered a creating a steel frame building for your home office space? If you frequently work from home, you will know how important it is to have a devoted space for work. Many home-based businesses often choose to work in a spare room or bedroom, but steel garages and workshops can provide many benefits that you might not have thought about before. We've put together a few reasons why you should consider using a steel frame for a garage or workshop if your business is based from home. A Space Dedicated to Your Business Using a steel frame garage has the potential to benefit your business because it is a whole space that you can dedicate entirely to your business.…

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Understanding Aircraft Hangar Safety

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Engineers, technicians and other staff who work in and around aircraft hangars have to deal with a wide range of occupational hazards. It's up to managers and business owners to make sure that the safety of these people is considered a priority. Here are a few main pointers to consider when you turn your attention to health and safety regarding aircraft hangars under your supervision. Design and construction One important starting point is always to ensure that the plans for your aircraft hangar are drawn up with safety concerns in mind. This includes choosing building materials that offer long-term reliability and protection. Using steel to build aircraft hangars is an excellent solution, as buildings like the ones we construct are fire-resistant and built…

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Why Galvanized Steel Frame Buildings Are The Superior Option

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

We have already established that industrial steel buildings offer a number of fantastic advantages for businesses in a variety of niches, but there are a few vital distinctions which separate the best from the rest. At Atlantic Steel Buildings, we are pleased to say that we use galvanized steel in our construction process. This provides several specific advantages, which can actually increase the value for money you can expect from our buildings in several different ways. What is galvanization? Put simply, galvanization refers to the process of adding an additional metal layer to steel or iron in order to enhance its beneficial properties. Zinc is generally used to form the protective outer layer, usually being melted down and having chemically-cleaned steel dipped into…

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The Many Uses For Steel Buildings

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Commercial steel buildings are commonly associated with a few specific uses, but there probably many more situations than you think then they can be an ideal solution. Over the years we've carried out steel building installation for many different organisations, businesses and individuals who have come up with some fantastic and creative ideas. Here are just a few of the various applications we've seen for our buildings. Aircraft hangars Large aircraft present something of a storage problem, but steel is a great material for building a structure which is large enough, strong enough and affordable. Aeroplanes, helicopters and even airships are usually stored in custom-built steel hangars. Commercial storage For businesses with a large amount of resources or stock to store, steel buildings are…

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Inside Two Of The World’s Biggest Aircraft Hangars

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Atlantic Steel Buildings specialises in aircraft hangar design and construction. The affordable and convenient nature of steel building installation using modern practices like ours is very different to how things used to be, however. A great example of this can be found at the naval air station in Tustin, California. This World War II era base is home to a pair of absolutely massive aircraft hangars, built in 1942 and designed to accommodate six helium air ships. Each hangar is 17 storeys high, in order to accommodate the sheer scale of the blimps. One of the most amazing features of these hangars, considering their immense scale, is that the frames are entirely constructed from wood. This puts them among the largest wooden…

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The Advantages Of Steel Framed Buildings Over Bricks & Mortar

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Many different types of construction are still widely used for constructing buildings today, since each type offers different benefits, but when you compare these methods it's fair to say that commercial steel frame buildings tend to outperform alternatives in many respects. There are a few common misconceptions about using steel as a building material which may be off-putting for some, but it's worth looking at the facts before making a decision, as you might be surprised by some of the benefits of steel when compared to bricks and mortar or even timber. 1) It's environmentally friendly Industrial steel building installation requires fewer materials than other construction methods. This means transport costs are kept down, and this reduces the carbon emissions associated with the…

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