Buildings supplied in the Atlantic Steel Buildings range are Portal framed buildings. Portal frame means that the buildings are constructed in bays. So the longer the building the more bays there will be. The builder will construct two portal sections. Each section consists of two posts and two rafters that are joined by brackets (the portal frame). Then the two sections are joined together by attaching purlins horizontally between the sections. Buildings constructed from this portal frame method are strong, durable, inexpensive and easy to erect.
Due to their shape, our steel purlins can be packed into very compact bundles. This will allow a large building to be transported in a relatively compact package, thereby significantly reducing transportation costs.
Another advantage of an Atlantic Steel Buildings is that the steel can be cut by the manufacturer to an exact size. This eliminates wastage and saves cutting on site.
Site erection therefore consists mainly of fastening components together and there is no welding required.
All major components are galvanized: this means that the buildings are essentially maintenance free and the cladding finish is guaranteed for up to 30 years depending on location.
Unlike some of our competitors products, all our steel connections are bolted rather than held by self-tapping screws. This produces a much stronger building and one that is safer for the user.
The end result is a superior building, engineered to the exacting Standards of BS5950 with structural calculations for Building Control and our building kits are CE marked. Also, the range of cladding available includes insulated panel able to meet Industrial Fire Regulations and Boundary Fire Conditions.
Atlantic Steel Buildings are easy to build, extremely strong and attractive to the eye, and above all, easy on the pocket. It allows us to use a state of the art computer design system that allows our customers, with the aid of our expert sales team, an enormous amount of flexibility to design a building to suit their needs.