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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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Why Steel Framed Building Kits are Perfect for Home and Business Use

Tuesday 8th May 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Here at Atlantic Steel Buildings, we have been designing, supplying and installing steel building kits for years and you too can benefit from that experience. Our steel framed building kits are versatile and adaptable solutions for all kinds of uses, both domestic and commercial, where the only real limit is your imagination. So what's so good about them, then? Residential use Our steel framed building kits are ideal for domestic or residential use. You can use them to construct anything from a simple garage or shed to a self-contained granny flat or entire multi-level house. Attractively designed walls and doors can be added, creating a cosy and welcoming look, the walls and arches themselves can be decorated, giving the building the feel of…

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Top Reasons to Choose a Steel Building

Tuesday 1st May 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

A steel building offers several noteworthy advantages compared to traditional wood or concrete buildings, whether you're looking to set up or expand commercial premises or extend a residential. Here are just some of the reasons a steel building makes an excellent choice. Ease of use Most steel building kits are pre-engineered and easy enough to put together that many customers choose to do it themselves. All the pieces of an Atlantic Steel building line up with precision and are joined using nuts and bolts throughout, meaning your new building will come together in no time at all. However, some other suppliers use self-tapping screws to fasten them together and it is not so straightforward to put these ones up. Strength Each of our steel buildings…

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Things to consider when buying steel buildings

Wednesday 14th March 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

When buying steel buildings, there are many different things you need to consider. Taking the time to do this before you part with your money will not only save you making an expensive mistake but also save you lots of hassle. We take a look at the essential factors to consider when you buy: Size Make sure you know the exact width, length and height measurements of the building you need, to make sure you order the correct size. Nothing is worse than buying steel buildings that won't fit where they are meant to go. In addition, you also need to think about the future. If you think there is a chance your site may expand, can the steel building you are about to…

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What is a portal framed building?

Monday 19th February 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

One of the most common steel structures used within the UK currently are portal framed buildings. Many companies use this type of steel structure for the benefits it brings. To give an idea of the popularity of steel portal frame buildings in the UK, it is estimated that 50% of constructional steel used is in erecting these structures. What are steel portal frame buildings? In simple terms, they are low-rise structures consisting of columns and rafters. These columns and rafters are then connected via moment-resisting connections for superb strength. They are often constructed bay by bay which makes them fast to erect on site. Very often found in sectors such as industrial, warehousing and retail, they are great at enclosing large volumes. Why…

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Designing and constructing an aircraft hangar

Tuesday 9th January 2018
Atlantic Steel Buildings

Buying an aircraft is a significant investment for anyone, but purchasing the aircraft is only the start - you have to find somewhere to store and maintain it. You could rent hangar space at your local airport but there is nothing quite like having your own space to work in. The question is, how exactly do you go about designing an aircraft hangar? In this blog we'll cover the five basic steps you need to take. Choose the size of hangar you need The problem with aircraft hangars is that there is no one size fits all solution. When it comes to automobile garages your car has a maximum width so that it can use the highway. But there are no such…

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Why choose a steel garage kit?

Friday 8th December 2017
Atlantic Steel Buildings

When it comes to having a new garage constructed, selecting the best structure type to meet your requirements can be a daunting task. If you need a solution that is quick and easy to assemble without compromising on build quality and economy, look no further than a steel garage kit. Efficient Steel buildings are incredibly quick and easy to put together. All steel frame garages supplied by Atlantic Steel Buildings can be assembled efficiently once they arrive on site. All of the components used to build your new garage will come pre-cut by the manufacturers, and so erection simply consists of bolting components together. As steel garages can be designed to meet your exact requirements, you can save money in the long-term by…

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