Prefabricated steel buildings also called building kits are the best for small or large building projects, for owners who need their buildings to offer special features, such as controlled temperature and humidity inside the building or resistance to special circumstances as well as for owners who need just a safe warehouse for their goods. These premanufactured kits are relatively new options, so many individuals and companies who see potential in using steel construction still ask the question “What is a steel building kit in fact?” Here is the answer.
The Manufacturing Process
To understand what a steel building kit is, we need to understand the manufacturing process. Steel building manufacturers work either from stock or to the client’s specifications – most manufacturers offer building components for standard buildings, but they also execute the client’s designs.
During the manufacturing process, all the components of the building (the steel building kit), including the wall panels, the fasteners, the beams and the trusses are made, then the building is assembled on the manufacturer’s site to test whether everything clicks into place. The temporarily erected building undergoes very strict quality checks and when everything is found to be prefect, the building is disassembled, loaded onto special cargo vehicles and delivered to the address specified by the client, where the components are unloaded and the building is assembled on its final location, on the foundation built by the client.
The building having been previously assembled for testing, the second, final assembly is very quick and easy. Steel building kits come with detailed assembly manuals as well, which further simplifies the building process and eliminates the need to employ expert builders and to support the costs of lengthy construction processes.
The Most Common Uses of Steel Building Kits
Prefabricated steel buildings are suitable for almost any application, in any industry, for small construction as well as for very large buildings. Here are some of the most common applications:
- Residential storage – the smallest steel buildings are used as sheds or to provide mini storage solutions for individuals who need space for storing their belongings temporarily or they want to make sure their vehicles are kept in safety;
- Residential buildings – the low costs and the great, customizable features of steel buildings make these constructions great for family homes;
- Commercial and industrial facilities – steel buildings are frequently used as warehouses, production facilities and distribution centers, and the steel building prices are great;
- Agricultural facilities – the flexibility and the durability of steel buildings make them suitable for being used as agricultural silos, stables and barns as well;
- Offices and company headquarters – steel buildings can accommodate an incredible variety of design options, a feature that makes them perfect for creating attractive corporate buildings and stylish, comfortable offices;
- Entertainment facilities – many theaters, operas and cinemas operate from modern steel buildings created by the most renowned architects and many new concert halls and arenas are also steel constructions;
- Recreational facilities – steel buildings work great for indoor basketball, soccer and tennis courts, ice-skating rinks, gyms, cross-fit halls as well as for spas.