Steel-framed Construction in Modern House Building
Traditional housebuilding techniques are increasingly being complemented or even replaced by newer materials and design ideas. Architects are responding to purchasers, especially at the higher end, who are increasingly demanding in terms of stylish design and specification.
Steel offers great design flexibility. Techniques developed in commercial construction are now used commonly in residential building. With an impressive strength to weight ratio, steel enables the architect and builder to design houses around long, open spans. Steel cantilevers can enhance this effect to provide open plan living and impressive internal spaces. And of course, a steel frame can be the basis of a traditional-looking home just as easily as a modern one.
BS Steels works with many housebuilders to achieve such designs. We can assist with design, specifications and costings. With fabrication and manufacture carried out off site to exact specifications, installation on site is then a relatively quick process.
BS Steels also works with housebuilders, contractors and their engineers on projects requiring significant groundwork, strengthening and support and civil engineering challenges.
The gallery below features three quite different sizes and styles of project: a relatively large steel-framed new build; a project involving a major basement and pool extension, requiring civil and structural engineering to ensure the integrity of the existing house; and a more modest domestic-type extension to an existing bungalow.
BS Steels remains just as committed to its local builder base, which has been the bedrock of our business over many years. For smaller building projects, including, refurbishment, new build and extensions, we continue to offer a personal service, based on traditional values of customer focus, timely implementation, and constant availability to help with problem-solving. Please call George or Courtney on 02392 673778, and they will provide immediate prices for your requirements, and fast collection and delivery services.