How is Stainless Steel Used in the Construction Industry?
Developed in the early 1900’s stainless steel has proved to be an important material for use within a wide range of industries as well as for a range of applications. It is widely used within the construction industry.
Chosen for use within the construction industry for various reasons including the fact that it has a high resistance to corrosion as well as high and low temperatures the majority of stainless steel is fairly easily fabricated. It comes in a whole range of surface finishes which are easy to maintain but how is steel used within the construction industry?
Stainless Steel is used to provide support and strength to a structure but in regards to architecture steel is used for construction work which not only needs to fulfil its purpose and be durable but stainless steel is ideal for also creating style too. Enhancements to buildings can be made from stainless steel which if they were produced from another material they would prove extremely costly.
When a building is being constructed it needs an adequate structure to it in order for it to have support. Many parts of the structure are made from stainless steel including lintels, wall starters, windposts and masonary supports. These are manufactured form stainless steel strip, stainless steel plate and stainless steel wire. In addition a range of fixings can be used including wall ties, tying wire, screws and nails all manufactured form stainless steel.
Some of the most popular uses of stainless steel in construction are:
- Architectural Cladding
- Drainage and Water Systems
- Wall Support Products
Without stainless steel in construction we would probably see a rise in prices to build because the other substitutes are more expensive. In addition to this we would see buildings which didn’t look as aesthetically pleasing and weren’t as resistant to corrosion.