Insulated Storage Steel Building in Colchester

Insulated Storage Steel Building recently erected in Colchester for an existing Client .  Because our Client had already purchased a building from us, and was very happy with the service received  he decided to came back to us this year for his second building.

 Insulated Storage Steel Building Specification

  • 20 meters long and 8 metres wide and 4 meters to the eaves.
  • 3 x Industrial roller shutters which all had electric motors
  • 2 x personal access doors

Insulated Storage Steel Building in Colchester 40mm composite  insulated cladding panels in black  were used for the walls.  Also,  40mm composite roof paneling in Anthracite as well as the gutters and down pipes. Finally roof lights were also included to provide lots of natural light into the building.

Insulated storage buildings supplied by Sharp and Strong are secure and robust.  This is especially relevant  if you wish accommodate a mezzanine floor to further enhance your future storage needs.

Kingspan cladding carries the relative fire test accreditation and certification, which many suppliers don’t have.  Therefore,  composite is a good choice, as it prevents condensation, is secure and has a 60 minute burn time.  Should there be any fire walls conditions, in terms of proximity to other buildings, your boundary, roads or footpaths.

A steel building provides you with an extremely cost effective solution to your storage problems as the cold rolled steel means that you get the maximum amount of space inside the unit you need.

Advantages of Steel Buildings

Steel provides several advantages over other building materials, such as wood:

  • Steel is structurally sound and manufactured to strict specifications and tolerances.
  • Any excess material is 100% recyclable.
  • Also steel is  easy to install.
  • Is cost effective and rarely fluctuates in price.
  • Consequently it allows for improved quality of construction and as a result less maintenance.

 

In conclusion would you like a similar steel building, if so, contact us now for a FREE quote.

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Prefabricated Steel Buildings – Are they the Best?

If you are looking at expanding your current business or starting a new business you are going to need space!  Are you thinking about renting? This can be a very expensive option in the long run.  Or would you rather invest in your own building premises?  You could have your own custom designed, prefabricated steel building that is fit for purpose.

Building your own steel building is the most cost effective  option, it gives you flexibility to suit your business.  You can have it designed to meet your own specifications, deciding where to put the doors, windows and roller shutters and choosing the colour of the cladding!

Steel Framed Building

Steel Framed Building

Let’s have a quick look at some of the benefits of this option:-

Pricing 

 

Renting can be a very expensive option and the rent could also increase over time or the owner could sell the property.   With buying your own steel building you will have one outlay at the start and it will be completely bespoke to your retirements.

Steel buildings are cheaper than most other structures, much easier and quicker to erect and  saving you money all round whilst avoiding the fluctuation in renting costs.  We can provide free quotes with various options!

 

Flexibility 

The other downside of renting is it limits the flexibility of your business as it grows!  Choosing one of our steel buildings for your business can provide a more customized and flexibly experience, allowing your to start with the exact size building you require and having the option to expand at any point in the future.

 

Location

The location of your business is a very important factor.  You may find a property to rent but the location just is not suitable for your requirements.  Another reason to invest in your own prefabricated  steel building for your business as you can have it in any location you choose to suit your business needs.

Have you been convinced yet to purchase your very own prefabricated steel building for your business?  Why not give us a call to discuss further on 0800 328 5247.  There are plenty more reasons that Sharp and Strong Ltd can help you and your business.

 

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5 Reasons Why Steel Buildings are Popular

So, why are steel buildings so popular at the moment?  Building construction costs have definitely been on the rise recently.  But having a building constructed out of steel is so much cheaper and quicker than any other material. Do you need a building for storage, agricultural or commercial use or maybe a residential garage.  Then a steel building is the right choice for you and here are 5 good reasons why.

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Steel Building Engineering

The design of your building will be  high quality taking into account the regional zoning including snow loads and  altitude.  You can be rest assured that the steel building will be fit for purpose.

Steel Buildings are Versatile

There are many choices to customize your new steel building.  Roof pitches, overhangs, extensions, trims and colours.   Here are a few which can make your new building stand out from the rest.

  • Roller shutter doors in a variety of sizes and colours
  • Windows and personal access doors including fire doors
  • Roof lights and vents
  • Gutters and downpipes
  • Cladding thickness from single skin with anti condensation lining to fully insulated in a variety of colours

Steel Building are Cost Effective

Your steel building is more affordable than you think and thanks to its minimal maintenance requirements you will see those savings stretch for many years.

The steel building frames are manufactured to size so extra time and money spent on resizing is eliminated, as is the waste. With fewer tradespeople need to construct the building, you have an efficient and affordable structure with those savings passed on to you.

If you choose to go with steel, you won’t have to worry about costs to keep the building safe and standing. It’s designed to be maintenance free, so you won’t have to worry about extra expenses.

Steel Building Efficiency

Your move in will be more efficient. You can move in quickly and maximize your return on investment. And your building will be delivered to you, on your expected delivery date, with the lowest freight rates available.

Steel buildings are also efficient to operate because they are thermal and energy-efficient, and easy to maintain since steel is a highly durable, light-weight building material that does not splinter, chip, distort or buckle.

Steel Buildings are Green 

Did you know that steel is the worlds most recycled material,  As well, choosing steel over wood allows for quicker constructions and less maintenance.

For these five reasons, your next construction project should include a steel building. You can enjoy a fast, efficient, and affordable building that will lower costs over the long run for your business, and for the environment.

Contact us now to get your FREE quote for your new steel building 0800 328 5247.

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Steel Storage Building for National Park Resort

Steel storage building for National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has just been completed.  This luxury holiday park nestled in the heart of woodland was in need of an economical storage building that was quick to install and fit for purpose.

Steel Storage Building for National Park Resort

Steel Storage Building for National Park Resort

 

Steel Storage Building

Following on from our initial site visit we supplied and erected a very popular sized building.  8 meters wide x 10 meters long x 2.5 meters to the eaves.  Also included was an industrial roller shutter 3 meters wide x 2.4 meters high and a Steel multi lock personal access door.

The Cladding

Single skin cladding sheets in Juniper Green on the walls and roof with an anti – condensation liner.

Sharp and Strong can supply these  sheets in a wide variety of colours to suit your specific requirements.

Our high-quality, well-designed, properly-installed cladding can help:

  • maximise thermal performance
  • minimise air leakage,
  • optimise natural daylighting.

Thus, helping to reduce the need for mechanical and electrical building services, and so improve energy efficiency and lower capital and running costs.

Our customer’s steel storage building was erected by our team of erectors and took just over a week to complete.   The building harmonises with the surrounding forest and we have the satisfaction of another job well done.

With great flexibility and durability of our construction process,  it enables us to offer all our clients a complete bespoke service.  Therefore, when you choose Sharp and Strong Ltd you know you are getting a great service starting with a consultation process to ascertain your requirements  with a solution that is right for you!

Contact us know for your FREE quote on 0800 328 5247.

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Steel Buildings and Snow – What you Should know!

220px-Feathery_Snow_Crystals_(2217830221)Snow and ice can be a real problem for steel buildings.    Here’s what you should know to prepare for the potential heavy weight settling on your roof  which could stay for days!

Steel buildings are strong and durable, with the strength to withstand a heavy amount of snow unlike wooden constructions. All our steel buildings confirm to the British  Standard and are designed for such areas of heavy snow loads.

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STEEL BUILDINGS DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

There are several aspects to roof design that require some thought when taking potential snow load into accounts.

  • Roof pitch – the higher the roof pitch, the less the snow accumulates. Areas of high snow fall benefit from almost any level of pitch to encourage snow to drop off the roof. Flat roofs may require snow removal service.
  • Wind load – geographical locations prone to heavy snows probably experience high winds as well.
  • Geometric features – some geometric features tend to accumulate heavier snow loads than others. .
  • Accessories – Snow guards, roof cleats, and other roofing accessories can keep snow distribution more even.

Steel buildings  are sturdy, durable structures designed to withstand wind loads and other extreme weather conditions.

Therefore, If your steel building will be located in an area of the country that commonly experiences snow and ice, we will make sure that it will be structurally sound to withstand heavy snow and wind.

Furthermore, it is also important to properly insulate the building, especially if it is going to be occupied by people. Other things to consider are avoiding the use of skylights and  placing most of the windows on the south side of building.

Finally, don’t be tempted to cut corners  and buy cheap steel building as it  could cost you dearly in the long term and could even result in the loss of lives.

Contact us now to get your FREE quotation with the correct snow loads and wind speed taken into account.

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Insulated Office Steel Building – Dover

Another successful insulated office steel building  has recently been erected in Dover, Kent for our Client  – Medical engineering Technologies Ltd.  MET Ltd supply specialist testing and validation services with wide-ranging study capabilities.

MET first approached us in July for a quotation for the groundworks and the steel building and after gaining planning approval they placed their order with us for a steel building.   So the building only took 4 weeks from point of placing their deposit to the building turning up on site.

GROUNDWORKS

Firstly, the ground had to be prepared and this was completed by our fantastic team of groundworkers which involved: –

  • Blockwork 24m2
  • 50mm Cellotex insulation 8m x4m= 32m2
  • 4m x 8m concrete 150mm thick RC35 slab: 32 m2 concrete slab
  • 2 layers of reinforcing mesh, tamped finish
  • Damp proof membrane

INSULATED OFFICE STEEL BUILDING

This steel building comprised of : –

Insulated Office Steel Building

Insulated Office Steel Building

  • 4 meters wide X 8 meters long x 2.5 meters to the eaves
  • 2 bays
  • 1 x single personal access door
  • 1 x double steel security door
  • 2 x UPVc windows
  • Sky lights

However, the steel building had to be fully insulated therefore, the steel cladding was 100mm composite panels on the walls and 120mm  composite panels on the roof in Olive Green.

You’ll be reassured to know that we use Kingspan cladding, which carries the relative fire test accreditation and certification, which many suppliers don’t have.  Therefore, the composite is a good choice, as it prevents condensation, is secure and has a 60 minute burn time, should there be any fire walls conditions, in terms of proximity to other buildings, your boundary, roads or footpaths.

In addition, our fully galvanised structures are easy to erect, maintenance free, and are available with an anti-condensation barrier.

Furthermore, all our buildings are engineered to BS6399 and offer a 35 year warranty.

Finally, if you are wanting to get a FREE quotation for your next project  whether its a small shed or a large industrial unit then please get in contact with us  on 0845 328 5247.

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Machinery Storage Steel Building for Shiplake College

Sharp and Strong have completed a new  Machinery Storage Steel Building for Shiplake College in Berkshire.   This building is purely for the purpose of storing machinery, tractors etc. on the College’s campus.

Machinery Storage Steel Building

  • 10.6 meters wide x 12.6 meters and 3.3 meters to the eaves with a 12 degree pitch
  • 3 x Industrial chain operated roller shutters
  • 1 personal access security door with a panic bar
  • Roof lights

In addition, the  steel building has  40mm  composite  insulated roof and  40mm composite  insulated walls in Juniper Green cladding.

You’ll be reassured to know that we use Kingspan cladding, which carries the relative fire test accreditation and certification, which many suppliers don’t have.

Kingspan 40mm composite is a good choice as it prevents condensation and  is secure.  Inn addition, it has a 60 minute burn time, should there be any fire walls conditions, in terms of proximity to other buildings, your boundary, roads or footpaths.

Machinery Storage Steel Building

Machinery Storage Steel Building – internal view

A team of our erectors started on site after the groundworks had been completed.  It only took our erectors 6 days from start to finish to complete this steel building in Shiplake.

Advantages of Steel Buildings

  1. Most Cost Effective – Steel buildings are much more affordable than other, more traditional building varieties. Consequently, this is  perfect for the educational sector, where institutions are often required to operate on extremely tight budgets.
  1. Speed of Service – Steel buildings are easy to transport and can be assembled quickly with minimum disruption.
  1. Extensive Choice – We offer a range of cladding options to provide as much insulation or fire resistance as is required. We even offer a choice of colours, enabling schools and colleges to install buildings that match their existing structures.
  1. Total Flexibility – If space is an issue, or if a standalone building is not required, we can simply help you to expand your current facilities. We can design lean-to’s to connect new structures to existing structures.
Machinery Storage Steel Building

Machinery Storage Steel Building – external view

Finally, if you would like help with your new steel building or extension to your existing building then please do contact us for a FREE quote.

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10 Reasons for Buying a Steel Framed Building

Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for  a new building? Here are 10 Reasons for buying a steel framed building and why it is the best option.

Steel Warehouse

Steel Warehouse

  1. Interior and Exterior Design

Will a metal building look the way you imagine it to be? Yes, just imagine the interior and exterior design of your building. Whatever the design you want, a metal building can provide a solution to that.

  1. Fast Construction

The building components are already prefabricated based from the design and to fit each part with other building parts. They just need to be connected together which makes it faster and easier to construct. The sooner the building constructed is done, the faster the building can be used resulting in a faster return of investment for you.

  1. Economical

Did you know that steel is one of the most recycled materials in the World?  There is virtually zero waste from the construction materials. Even if there is, the metal waste from production and construction can all be recycled.

  1. Easy Maintenance

The maintenance of metal buildings is easier and lesser than that of buildings made up of other materials. The structure will last for years since it is made of a strong material which is steel. The design of the building and the coating of the steel, like in roofs and walls, are made to resist and wash itself from dirt and dust.

  1. Sustainable 

As already mentioned, Steel is a recyclable material, therefore metal buildings are sustaiable structures which means that something can be used without being completely used up or destroyed. There is no waste in the construction process because all of those which are not used can be recycled back.

  1. Flexibility – Ease of Modification, Expansion and Repair 

Metal buildings are flexible depending upon building needs and purposes.  If there is a need for building expansion, metal buildings also offer ease in adding new building components. Above all, repairs are also easier since the parts or components can be replaced with new ones.

  1. High Performance and Durable

Buildings constructed with steel are designed for long term use. The steel components are manufactured and fabricated according to high performance standards. The coating of steel components enhances its life cycle and is designed to make the building endure and withstand changing weather conditions.

  1. Energy Efficient

The insulation in metal building components can help regulate the heat and temperature inside the building. The design of metal buildings, especially in its roofs can also help circulate air and regulate temperature. These things can help save the energy cost for building operations.

  1. Resistance to Fire, Molds, Termites and Mildews

Metal buildings are resistant to molds, termites and mildews. These are all problems in wooden buildings. Fire resistance are also achieved in metal buildings through the use of proper coating of steel components. These give additional value and worth to metal buildings.

  1. One Contractor 

Finally, metal building construction can be done by a single contractor or company.  This makes it easier to communicate and monitor the progress from the materials and the construction of the building.

Now, let us know of your building plans and we can get the work done.

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Steel Building Workshops for the Vehicle Industry

Sharp and Strong have been designing and installing pre-fabricated steel workshops for the vehicle industry for many years.   We can provide a fit for purpose steel building to meet all your requirements.

We have supplied and erected steel buildings for MOT test bays, paint spray shops, valeting bays, vehicle servicing garages and HGV MOT centres.

Whether your business is large or small we can design the ideal solution for you to meet your specific requirements. These can be individual stand – alone buildings or blocks of commercial units.

Steel Garage MOT Centre

Steel Garage MOT Centre

Benefits of Prefabricated Workshops

With our extensive range of accessories including roller shutter doors, windows, mezzanine floors, cladding options and windows, our prefabricated steel buildings can be adapted to suit your industry: –

  • Production workshops
  • Engineering workshops
  • Vehicle servicing stations
  • MOT bays
  • Paint spray shops
  • Valeting bays

The biggest benefit of having a steel workshop is that they are  an environmentally friendly option compared to wood or brick.  Being lightweight the transportation of them is easy as is the erecting time and there is little to no maintenance  to be carried out.

I you would like to get a FREE quote for your new prefabricated workshop that will meet all your requirements then get in contact with us on 0800 328 5247 or email us at info@sharpandstrong.co.uk

 

 

 

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Steel: The Most Cost Effective Material for Steel Buildings

Steel – The most cost effective material for steel buildings and the most cost efficient way to build a structure.

In construction projects, every pound counts, and steel has many unique benefits that put it ahead of other building materials in the short term as well as the long term. Learn more in this blog post on why it is so cost-effective.

Using Pre fabricated steel is the simplest way to save money!

We all know that cost is  more than the price of materials – its time and effort to put the building project together!

When pre-fabricated steel buildings are assembled in the factory, not only do you save on labour, you can be sure that all of the parts will work together perfectly.  By choosing pre-fabricated steel you can save a lot of money, and in addition there is less waste of materials on site.

You only pay for what you need. It’s an all-in-one solution.

Low Upkeep Costs For Future Cost-Effective Decisions

Steel is incredibly durable and it can put up with natural disasters far better than the alternatives, such as wood which will expand, warp and rot!  Termites can also eat away at wood.  With a steel structure you will not get rot, warping or expanding!  Therefore, steel is the perfect material for building your new office premises, workshop, industrial building, warehouse or garage.

The cost of steel gets even lower when you consider that steel is cost-effective in regards to its energy usage. Reflective metal structures reflect solar heat, keeping a building cool all-year round.

Steel buildings are the right choice for your new building project:

  • Prefabrication speeds up assembly, ensures quality, and reduces waste
  • Steel is long-lasting, and weather resistant
  • Custom steel structures give you the perfect building layout for your needs

Need more space?  Want to increase your existing building?  No problem, steel is flexible and modular and this give you the freedom to add onto your existing steel structure at a later stage when you need more space.

 

 

 

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