Our daily mantra is to give you the steel structure you want, in the most cost-efficient manner possible. Our organization is geared towards achieving this.
All our buildings are designed to meet SANS10601 design parameters for safety, and our team spends significant time, prior to project commencement, understanding your needs and the environmental conditions under which the structure will operate.
Some of the factors we take into account when designing your building include both dead and live loadings such as snow loading, wind speed and terrain category, as well as services required by the building including fire extinguishers, suspended ceilings, ducting and loadings both inside and outside.
Whilst civils and wet works, and any onsite specific engineering, is the responsibility of the client, we have strong relationships with reliable specialists in these fields and should you require contacts, we are more than happy to recommend some options. We believe that by focusing on what we do best we can assist you in achieving the most efficient solution.
We work extensively with our clients to provide advice on the most effective building design to meet their needs including ventilation, insulation, natural lighting and door access among other considerations. The most critical aspect of the design is the optimization of space and financial resources available to achieve the desired result.
While every building is custom-made, we do have pre-optimised building sizes available based on spans of 8m, 11.8m, 15.5m, 19.5m and 23m. These have been developed to enable the most efficient span utilisation.
While our pre-optimised buildings are very popular for those where cost is a primary driver, we can, and regularly do, build to variable size, as client’s needs dictate.
All our engineers carry full professional indemnity and our solid relationship with many engineers enables us to optimize design and manufacture.
Foundations and footing for the structural steel can be part of the design element. As this is affected by soil types and conditions, we investigate the terrain, site conditions and environmental factors and take this into account when costing the project.
All our steel and connection bolts are galvanized, high tensile 8.8 graded steel. We believe in using the best quality materials to ensure the longevity of the structure. These finishes are also part of our pride in the overall look of the finished structure.