- Metal Shed - pvc-coated Metal Cladding Finish
- Maintenance Free Interior Finish
- Condensation Resistant Roof Cladding as Standard
- High Quality Factory Finish Personnel Door
- Galvanised Cold Formed Steel Framework and Components
- Easily Installed Main Frame Connection
- Column Base Connection Fixed to Concrete Foundation or Floor Slab
- Vermin Resistant Adjustable Base Trim
- Adaptable End Use - Garden Shed
Cold Formed Steel Sections
The successful history for the manufacture and use of these sections is well established.
The galvanised sheet base material provides a consistent maintenance free surface that is acceptable for many situations without further treatment.
During the last twenty years academic research in the technique and structural performance has been done throughout the world. Much has been supported or initiated by the manufacturing industry. The results and best practice are now incorporated in national codes of practice including British Standards and latest Eurocodes. If necessary the building can be supplied to meet these stringent rules.
The technique allows the manufacturer to form structurally efficient sections and profiles for components. High strength steel enhances the efficiency of the section.
The continuous manufacturing process allows the elements to be formed to required lengths resulting in minimum waste with associated cost effectiveness.
Essentially each situation is unique and has to be addressed on an individual basis.
Provision for say a domestic garage may already have been included in the original permission application. Certain types and sizes of buildings are exempt.
In instances the location and size can be restricted. We ask any customer to seek professional advice from an Architect or local authority.
Like planning permission each situation has to be addressed on a site specific basis.
Generally, buildings up to 35m2 (375ft2) are exempt from the regulations. The structural requirements require individual site specific certification. On request we can ensure the building meets specific structural requirements required as part of the certification. There are other requirements that can have significant influence such as energy conservation, fire protection, damp protection and personnel access. Again we ask the customer to seek professional help and advise if any of these enhanced requirements need to be incorporated in the building.
The building is generally erected on a basic concrete slab. We will advise on the slab lateral dimensions. The depth and reinforcement strengthening depends on the end use. The slab is typically a 150mm slab and thickened at the edge for Building Control requirements. A steel trowel finish gives a surface adequate for most situations. The columns are fixed to the base with brackets secured by anchors drilled into the concrete. A steel base flashing covers the corner and provides a construction tolerance as well as sealing the building from rain and vermin.