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Step by step guide to putting up your own steel building

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Concrete building base
The concrete base is a fundamental part of the building and we take the time to give measurements and advice on ensuring the foundations are square and true.  Besides measuring at the edges measuring the diagonals helps to ensure the base is square and true.  This makes the erection of the building run more smoothly and prevents problems during the build construction. The picture below shows the concrete base in place and Initial setting up of the frame on the base

 

Putting up a steel building

Build in progress

 

 

The side beams and frame can be laid out on the base and the sidewall frames can be prepared on the ground prior to erection.

Steel Frame
The Framing consists of the main columns and rafters. The steel is, pre-cut and pre-punched for easy installation. These are the heaviest and strongest members that you will bolt together and fasten to your foundation. Once a few of your frames are up, you can start to bolt the secondary members to the main framework. The Secondary Framing consists of girts, purlins and framed openings. These members are pre-cut & pre-punched and provide the strength behind the wall and roof sheeting. Once all the secondary framing is in place, you can then move to the roof and wall sheeting.  Depending on the height of the side panels the walls can be fixed whilst on the floor.

 

Steel build nearing completion

Completing the build

Roof and Wall Sheeting
Now that you have framing complete, the wall and roof sheeting can be completed. You will begin installing the wall sheeting first. The sheeting is screwed to the secondary framing using Lifetime self-drilling fasteners. Once the walls are done, move to the roof panels.

Final picture showing steel building in use

Complete the build by adding the trim and accessories
The final steps to finishing the steel build are to add the trim and any accessories. The trim really completes the build, not only making it more attractive but also creating a weather tight seal. Accessories such as the doors, windows and vents are installed at this time as well.

What is a PIR Panel?

insulated steel cladding

Use these composite steel panels for improving heat and sound insulation

Our previous blog referred to PIR composite panels which are insulated steel panels.  One of customers has read our blog and asked what PIR acronym means.

PIR is an abbreviation for Polyisocyanurate, which is a thermoset plastic typically produced as a foam and used as rigid thermal insulation. PIR composite panels are typically made from foam and used as rigid thermal insulation sandwiched between the steel panels. Its thermal conductivity has a typical value of 0.16 BTU*in/hr*ft2*°F (0.023 W/(mK)).

Composite insulated panels can be used for fabrication of steel buildings. The panels are prefabricated PIR sandwich panels which are manufactured with corrosion-protected, corrugated steel facings bonded to a core of PIR foam and used extensively as roofing insulation and vertical walls (e.g. for warehousing, factories, office buildings etc.).