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4 things to consider when purchasing a commercial steel building

13th March 2023 · Commercial Buildings

4 things to consider when purchasing a commercial steel building

Installing a steel building is a great way to facilitate business growth or increase storage capacity, however, the logistics and processes involved in making a commercial steel building project run smoothly can often feel overwhelming.

We’re here to help you focus on what is important. First and foremost, here are four key considerations that you need to get right when designing and installing a steel building.

1. The layout

This may seem obvious, but often clients can get over-excited about the prospect of their new build, and don’t properly consider the space required in order to make their steel building operate optimally.

We always recommend discussing your requirements with a professional steel building designer, who will be able to assist you in planning the orientation of the building and any customisations that it may need, such as loading bays and additional storage space, helping you to make your building operate as efficiently as possible.

During the site survey, the designer may suggest a different building orientation due to wind or light exposure.

2. Planning Permission & Building Control Approval

Often the most arduous task in the construction process, obtaining Planning Permission and Building Control Approval can become a long and drawn-out ordeal if conducted by an inexperienced individual.

At Hamilton Steel, we offer full project management, which includes assisting our clients with the submission of planning permission and building control applications. We have cooperated with a number of local authorities throughout the UK to ensure that the planning applications for our clients are successful.

Getting this completed as early on as possible will help to minimise any potential delays and keep the construction of your steel building on track.

3. Ventilation & insulation

Temperature changes can have a negative impact if your steel building is being used for the storage of perishable goods, it can also negatively impact the well-being and safety of your employees if your building is to be used as office space.

Whatever the application of your steel building may be, it is important to consider the climate. Proper ventilation and insulation are of paramount importance and there are a number of things that can be included in the design of your steel building to combat temperature changes, such as installing roof ridge vents, painting the roof a cool-toned colour and installing quality HVAC systems.

4. Choosing a trusted contractor

No matter how much you plan the design and installation of your steel building, if the contractor is incompetent or unskilled, then the longevity and integrity of your steel building will be compromised.

At Hamilton Steel, we have over 20 years’ experience in the construction of quality steel buildings. We believe in offering a turnkey solution and complete project management from start to finish, from the initial consultation through to planning applications and the professional installation of the building.

Whatever your concerns may be, we are here to offer peace of mind. View our recent projects here or if you’re ready to make an enquiry, feel free to contact us today.

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