Here at Coresteel Buildings, we manufacture all our steel structures off-site in our factory, a process known as prefabricated construction. This efficient building method brings wide-ranging benefits to both our construction workers and business clients alike. So, how does it work, and how can it benefit your next construction project? We explore eight benefits of prefabricated construction below.
1. Faster Construction Process
Prefabricated construction requires less construction time than traditional building methods. Once the structure is manufactured and delivered to the site, everything is already ready for assembly.
“They’re really like one great big Lego set that the guys put together on site,” Simon Archer, Coresteel’s Commercial Manager says.
Faster building times are particularly beneficial for businesses working to tight deadlines for their building project. Whether you’re creating a new retail building or a commercial storage unit, your building will be up and running in less time.
2. Reduced Costs
Businesses are always looking for new ways to minimise construction costs; prefabrication provides the solution. Since building times are vastly reduced, less labour and resources are required, directly impacting the overall costs for your project.
3. High Durability
Prefabricated structures are built to be durable, as they must be transported safely from the factory to the building site. We prioritise durability here at Coresteel Buildings to ensure your structure is worth the investment and protected from potential damage. Our hard-wearing steel structures — DonoBeam and the Bracketless Portal System — are designed to withstand harsh conditions.
4. Minimal Environmental Impact
Modern prefabrication methods are more environmentally friendly than traditional building methods. Prefabricated construction requires fewer materials, resulting in less waste ending up in the landfill. The materials used also provide endless recycling possibilities. At Coresteel Buildings, we use hard-wearing steel for all our prefabricated structures to ensure each build has minimal impact on our environment.
5. Safer Environment for Workers
Implementing safe building processes is essential for any construction project. Traditional construction sites can bring many hazards to workers due to changing weather conditions and uncontrollable environmental factors. Wind, rain, moisture, and dirt can impact worker safety while reducing building efficiency. In contrast, prefabrication is done in a controlled environment, eliminating safety risks and allowing for smoother daily processes.
6. Building Consistency
In addition to maximising worker safety, building in a controlled environment can also help improve consistency. Factory tools and processes provide more opportunities for quality control, ensuring each finished product is of the highest standards.
7. Flexibility in Location & Design
Prefabricated construction offers great flexibility thanks to its modular nature. Prefabricated structures can be safely transported from location to location, providing more options for the location of your building. These structures can also be customised to meet your needs, offering more design flexibility.
8. Less Community Disruption
Traditional construction methods take place outdoors, which can disrupt the local community. Outdoor building and manufacturing can often cause excessive noise, air pollution, and safety hazards that impact everyone else in the area. Prefabrication helps to minimise these disruptions by moving these processes into a controlled indoor environment.
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Whether you’re building a new steel warehouse for your business or a steel hangar for your aircraft, Coresteel Buildings offers the complete construction package. Our expert team can handle everything from design and engineering to steel fabrication and construction. Contact your local Coresteel expert today to discuss your requirements.