Hamilton Steel Buildings Ltd offers all our clients a choice of steel framed buildings, which are designed to suit your individual requirements and budget.

Steel is rapidly becoming the most widely used material for Commercial and Industrial construction and we utilise both hot and cold rolled steel. The type of steel used is determined by the design and dimensions of the building.

Cold Rolled Steel

Although developed during the First World War, cold rolled steel has only been used extensively for construction over the past 20 years as its true versatility has been explored.

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Lightweight and easy to handle – perfect for use in modern construction
  • Perfect for buildings with spans of up to 20 metres with a maximum eaves height of 6.5 metres – small to medium warehousing and commercial needs
  • Foundations for cold rolled steel buildings also tend to be more shallow which makes groundworks for these buildings more cost effective
  • Cold rolling is carried out at room temperature, which means no heating or cooling is necessary – the cost of cold rolled steel is less than hot rolled steel
  • All cold rolled buildings are supplied with a full set of structural calculations and building control certification
  • A choice of single skin or insulated cladding is available along with a selection of doors, windows and accessories
  • Mezzanine floors can also be added to maximise building space

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Hot Rolled Steel

Our traditional portal frame buildings made from hot rolled steel which allows for the more complex projects which have larger spans and higher eaves heights.

  • Hot rolling is carried out at a temperature of around 1,000 degrees Celsius using a process which prevents the steel from hardening whilst it is being worked
  • The exact finished tolerance of hot rolled steel will alter as it cools down to room temperature making the exact size and shape of the finished product more unpredictable
  • Hot rolled steel tends to be used for larger span buildings
  • Perfect for a building which will be used to store bulk material or where gantry cranes or other heavy equipment need to be attached to the building’s framework – hot rolled steel sections tend to be thicker and more robust than cold rolled steel

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