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Why Use Stainless Steel in Construction?

Written by John Nicoll

There are many material options to choose from within construction, but one stands above from the rest for many reasons, and that is Stainless Steel. Due to its strength, flexibility, and resistance to corrosion, it is used in the exterior cladding for large high impact buildings and can be seen in the interiors too in the form of handrails, balustrades, backsplashes and more.

Incredibly versatile, stainless steel is an essential part of modern life, shaping the future within construction.

The History of Stainless Steel

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, most notably for construction. The outstanding properties of stainless steel were gradually realized over the years.

It is featured prominently in high-profile modern architecture including the Eurostar Terminal in London’s Waterloo Station, the Helix Bridge in Singapore, and the One World Trade Centre in New York.

Fantastic Properties of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel’s strength, resistance to corrosion and low maintenance make it the ideal material for a wide range of applications. Stainless steel is designed to be incredibly strong and last-lasting; a main reason why it is such a hugely popular.

This material is used to provide support and strength to a structure but in 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.

Stainless steel is also 100% recyclable, this means it can be used to produce more steel continuously. Made up of nickel, iron, chromium and molybdenum amongst other high demand materials, it has drastically grown in popularity throughout the years.

Enhancements to buildings can be made from stainless steel which if they were produced from another material, they would prove extremely costly.

At Morgan Brothers, we have become a firm favourite in the world of metalwork, priding ourselves in adapting and succeeding in a fast paced modernisation of the business world. Right from the initial design, we will help you with every step.

Our professional team are experts in the manufacture and installation of architectural metalwork for offices, hospitals, schools, supermarkets and hotels, apartments and even houses.

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic services and what we provide, get in touch with our experts today by calling 01257 264041 and we will be happy to help.