Steel is an extremely strong building material. With steel, it’s possible to do clearspan construction, which means there’s no need to have load bearing walls or columns to hold up a roof – the steel frame is strong enough to do that on its own. Buildings with a clearspan design can be anywhere from20m to 60m wide, with no columns to get in the way.
And if your building needs to be even wider, its possible to place a central load-bearing column in the center of the building, and have clearspan construction on either side of that central column. In this way a steel structure warehouse or distribution center can actually be as large as a business needs it to be, and it’s always possible to add another span addition (with another central column) to the building if yet more space is needed in the future.
These buildings can also be up to 12m high, giving yet more space for stacks of pallets. The ceiling structure can also be designed to bear more weight, if the business wishes to add a building wide sprinkler system, for example, or an overhead crane.
At KAFA, we offer the steel structure warehouses of a variety of lengths, widths and height.Our prefab warehouses are customizable. Ourtechnical consulting team of designers can draft the plans for you.
We offer other optional features as well, such as windows or skylights.
Our clients also have options for door systems – such as overhead doors, roll up doors and sliding doors available in a variety of heights and widths. Walk in doors are also available of course.
Gutters and downspouts are an option, but we highly recommend them. Downspouts direct rainwater or snowmelt away from the foundation of the building, helping to preserve the integrity of the foundation and prevent flooding.
Because all of the building materials are prefabricated, there’s no delay at the building site. Each part of the frame fits together perfectly, as do the steel panels forming the walls and ceiling.
This means that it costs less in labor to put up the building, and there’s no excess building material that has to be carted away to a landfill.
Steel itself is also a very affordable building material, and better for the environment. Unlike wood, steel is 100% recyclable – it can be re-smelted and used again and again without loss ofany of its properties.
Steel structure warehouses are designed and built to withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. The prefabricated pieces of the building can be put together quickly, but rest assured they don’t come apart easily unless the proper tools are used!
Because steel is a non-combustible material, steel warehouse buildings for sale are safer than wooden buildings. In the event of a fire, the steel frame, wall panel and ceiling panels will not burn.
The interior contents of the warehouse may be flammable, and we do suggest crafting the ceiling of a prefab warehouse or distribution center to bear extra weight so that a building-wide fire sprinkler system can be installed.
Because of steel’s imperviousness to fire, companies often receive lower insurance premiums as well.
We’ve already mentioned how quickly prefab steel warehouses can be erected, which helps with the affordability of the building when it comes to paying contractors to put the building together.
In addition, the materials that go in to prefabricated steel warehouse buildings are quick to form, cut and weld, so all building materials can be delivered to the construction site with just a few weeks, which also speeds up the construction time.
The sooner a steel structure warehouse is put together, the sooner it can start being used for its purpose and the sooner the business will see income start to come in.
Another benefit that steel has over wood is that steel is not affected by rot, mold or mildew. There’s no need to call out a pest control person every year to spray for them – termites find steel unappetizing.
Commercial grade, galvanized steel also does not rust. Our steel prefabricated warehouse buildings for sale are guaranteed to last for 25 years.
AtKAFA, we take pride in our 20 years of experience in delivering the highest quality prefabricated steel warehouse buildings in the industry. Our customer service is second to none. If you have any questions about prefabricated steel buildings, or what is required of you, before your building materials even arriveor during construction, we are happy to answer them.