Within the engineering industry and market, structural steel fabrication has begun to become a sought-after service (now becoming competitively priced), due to people seeing the benefits when applying this steel fabrication process to daily structure and design.

However, it can be a confusing topic to unravel. Therefore, in this blog, we will run you through exactly what it is as well as the pros and cons of structural steel fabrication. Read on to learn more!


What is Structural Steel Fabrication?

Unfortunately, pieces of this project require a wide range of specific equipment that can be difficult to find. Not only that but these structured steels follow quite a complicated process that is not easy to follow if you’re new to performing these services.

Gathering all the raw materials/ parts needed for this project is one thing, but then completing a series of jobs, such as cutting metal, welding metal, bending metal, etc and then sculpting these pieces of construction together is what takes place.

In this case, many manufacturers within construction (industrial, commercial and residential) all have a soft spot for this process. Let’s take a look below at why it can be popular, but also cause some downfalls at the same time.


Pros and Cons of Structural Steel Fabrication

With all the quality steel out there that can be manufactured into life-changing shapes and sizes, our society can function without us even realising it – which is quite amazing.

Structural steel fabrication is one of the processes that help us in our daily lives without much notice – let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure.


Pro: Affordable

If you’ve been in this industry for a long time like us, you will know that other metals compared to steel are highly overpriced – even though steel will do the job just as well. Productivity for many buildings, cars, tanks and many more remains unmatched for steel structures.


Pro: Versatility

As we stated above, there are many opposing opportunities to use structural steel when binding an item or full design together. In comparison to any other type of metal fabrication, steel still remains the most adaptable to manage framing systems.

No matter whether you’ve made a mistake within the manufacturing process, there is always a way to fix it, with steel!


Pro: Time of Construction

If you have all the right equipment to complete the job at hand, these structures can be completed at a quick pace. For our fast-moving world, this is the most ideal – as certain structures will need to be implemented pronto.


Con: Strength in High Heat

According to scientific studies, over time, steel products will lose their durability over time in high temperatures. Even though it is difficult to see sunlight in the UK, it may be worth installing fireproof protection treatment on your steel to prevent any unwanted fixes from a quality control standpoint.


Con: Corrosion

Although this may take years to happen, there is no denying that steel can corrode over a long period of time in certain atmospheres. However, fortunately, many procedures can be taken to prevent corrosion – but you may have to cough up a little bit of money to do so.