Things to consider when buying steel buildings

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:


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 buy expand with it? If this is likely to happen, it is something to factor in.


There are many types of steel buildings you can choose to buy, from straight walled to arched designs. Make sure that the one you opt to go with is suitable for what you will be using it for. If you get one that is designed for your intended use, then it will be much more effective.


Unless your new steel building is only going to be used for storage of low value items, then you need to seriously think about how it will be insulated. All steel buildings will need insulating if they are going to have people working in them or members of the public using them and to guard against dampness. If you don't, then it will get pretty cold, pretty quickly in the winter and valuable items could be damaged!

Planning permission

Before you spend any money on steel buildings, contact your local authority to see if you need planning permission. You should also consider if the steel building supplier you are purchasing from offers a service to sort out the planning permission for you. If so, it is worth taking this up as it will make the process much easier.

Building assembly

One key point to consider is who will actually erect the steel building when you have it. If you plan to do it yourself, have a serious think if you can handle it. If you do decide to build it yourself, make sure to check out just how easy this might be before you buy. If using an outside contractor, make sure they have all the right credentials to put it up as intended and are compliant with any legal requirements.

One great solution in this area is choosing a steel building supplier who will also erect it for you. This means that you get an expert to do it and also saves you the hassle of doing it personally.

At Atlantic Steel Buildings, we are experts at creating cost-effective steel framed buildings for any purpose. We offer a bespoke planning and installation service to all our customers to help get the steel buildings you desire.

If you would like more information on the services we offer, give us a call on 01872 560488.