Steel structures are the metal structures made of structural steel components. It is made up of high grade steel to carry loads and provide full rigidity.  This structure is reliable and requires fewer raw materials than other structures made of concrete or timber. Steel structures are fabricated with a specific shape to suit a project’s applicable specifications. Depending on each project’s specifications or layout, the Steel structure industries build steel structures, various shapes, sizes. They assemble the hot or cold rolling steels, I-beam, HSS, Channels, Angles, and Plate welding. In modern construction, steel structures are the best options used in almost every type of structures.  With natural beauty and flexibility, most architects can’t wait to take its advantage. Here are a few viable reasons why the steel structure is the best choice!


  • Steel structures allow free spaces, and you can have a lot of natural light if you want it in any shape of structures.
  • Most of the steel structures are fabricated at a factory. Hence its construction at any site does not need much labor. Few skilled technicians are enough to complete a safe construction process. Industry surveys consistently demonstrate that steel structures are the optimal solution in management.
  • Steel structures are made of highly durable metal that can withstand a considerable amount of external pressure and harsh weather conditions. It has the capability to withstand strong winds, earthquakes, hurricanes, and heavy snow. They are also defensive against rust, termites, bugs, mildew, mold, and fungi unlike wood frames, or concretes.

  • Steel structures have better load-carrying capacity than its counterpart structures such as concrete or wood structures that have the low load-carrying ability.
  • Steel is a tensile metal, and its strength to weight ratio is very high. Hence the steel structures are about 60% lesser than concrete structures.
  • Steel structures only need foundations for their columns but not for the entire area, which you won’t find in any structures since they are heavy.
  • The construction process of steel structures is faster as it involves the assembling the pre-designed steels, I-beam, HSS, Channels, Angles, and Plate. They can be designed and constructed at the factory and then transferred to the site for installation. Ultimately it contributes a lot for a faster project completion than any other time-consuming projects.
  • The steel structure is inexpensive for most construction projects so far as the materials, design, maintenances, as compared to other traditional building methods.

  • Steel structure let you fetch a good scrap value hence make it a better option than its counterpart structures that have no scrap value.
  • Steel structures can be mass-produced and easily fabricated. They are so adaptable and are easily assembled, disassembled, and replaced. Steel structures can also be modified even for last-minute changes as well.
  • Steel structures are the most eco-friendly option, as they are easily recyclable. It did not also create any pollution while its erection and also save money in waste management.
  • Steel structures are lightweight, easy to transport to any site and safe option as you yet to find any health hazards on a steel structure construction.

Afripanel offers steel structures’ building tailor-made to meet the needs of customers. While making such steel structures, they comply with the high performance, efficiency, and international quality standards. If you are searching for a competitive price and best quality steel structure manufacturer, please contact Afripanel at+27 (0) 11 979 1885, +27 (0) 11 396 2402 today! They are ready to answer any questions irrespective of your projects.