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5 Tips for Choosing DIY Steel Building Kits

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 have the budget to hire an architect or a professional designer? Will the manufacturer of your steel building have the technical knowledge to create a structurally sound design from your concept art?

3. Don't forget the paperwork

Constructing a steel building is a major undertaking, and can involve a ton of paperwork, including orders, drawings, invoices, and calculations. Of particular concern is planning permission. Are you confident you can get all the permits completed to the requisite standard? If not, this is something you might need assistance with from the building manufacturer.

4. Cut out the middlemen

While you can buy your steel framed building kits through a general contractor or a broker, they don't always have your best interests at heart. They may have their own favourite manufacturers who might not be right for your project, or they might be looking to maximise their own margins with a cheap option. Instead, deal directly with the manufacturer, since their reputation will rest on delivering a high-quality service.

5. Choose the right firm

Steel framed building kits are no place for an amateur. You need to purchase from a firm that has a reputation as robust as their steel buildings. Do some research, check out independent reviews, and see what else the company in question has to offer.

Here at Atlantic Steel Buildings, we have a sterling reputation for the quality of our steel framed building kits, and the professionalism of our staff. From planning permission, to structural calculations, and a top-quality product, we deliver a complete end-to-end solution. Call us today on 01872 560488 to discuss your requirements or request your free, no-obligation quote online.