Why Steel Beams Are So Popular In Construction Projects

From grand bridges to skyscrapers and everything in between, steel is used in most types of modern structures today, and with good reason. Steel beams have become a dominant material in South Africa’s construction industry as they provide designers with the freedom to develop fresh structural solutions. What is more, they are also affordable and durable, and incredibly flexible.

Steel products such as structural and steel beams, pipes, flat bars, and heavy angles are known for their adaptability, cost-effectiveness, ductility, durability, and aesthetic appeal. This makes steel material the choice for many engineers, architects, and construction professionals. Let us take a closer look at why steel beams are so popular in South Africa’s construction industry:

  • Adaptability: Steel can easily be adjusted or changed, according to the project’s requirements.
  • Aesthetics: It offers a stylish way of creating large and column-free interiors, giving the building a sense of space and openness.
  • Cost-effective: Since steel beams are lightweight compared to timber, they are easier to transport and reduce fuel and handling costs. They also accelerate project schedules and offer greater energy efficiency.
  • Ductility: Steel beams do not buckle, distort, rotate, warp, or splinter, but they can be rolled, cut, and turned into various sizes and shapes without changing their physical properties or composition.

Choose Avalon Steel Projects for Excellent Quality Steel Beams

We developed Stimber back in 1981 as a versatile and lightweight steel lattice beam offering exceptional horizontal stability. Stimber is perfectly suited to use in long-span construction, and it is SABS-tested and -approved. In fact, Stimber won the Shell Design of the Year Award, which is just one more indication of its market-leading construction properties. Our company brings decades of expertise and experience to the steel construction industry. We make available our insights and hard-earned expertise to each of our clients. Let us help you enjoy the best value for money when buying steel beams for your next construction project.

Prefabricated Steel Structures

Aside from supplying state-of-the-art Stimber steel beams, we also manufacture and erect custom-designed and prefabricated steel structures for warehouse factories, shopping centres, and steel buildings, as well as storage facilities and industrial process plants. We do all of this throughout South Africa, and in neighbouring countries. Throughout our long history of excellent service, we have managed the complete supply and installation of premanufactured building projects of varying sizes and scopes. Tap into our expertise and large buying power, and never pay more for your steel structures and beams than necessary. We are always at hand to provide you with all the advice you need to make the best decision for your construction project.

Do not take our word for it. Simply take a look at our long client list, and judge for yourself. We have worked with architects, designers, procurers, and private property owners to supply the steel solutions they need. To learn more about us, and find out how our products can complement your next construction project, speak to us today. We look forward to working with you.


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