Steel Beams

Welcome to our Steel Beam Hub!

Find out more

Learn more about steel from our ‘Ask an Engineer’ series on Youtube

Or check our ‘Ask an Engineer’ page here

Steel Section FAQs

Selection of questions sent to our team about structural steel sections and steel fabrication:

The selection of a steel section is highly dependent on the type of load it needs to withstand. Additionally, different profiles are designed to be efficient in bearing specific kinds of loads. Consequently, selecting the right profile ensures the structural integrity and safety of the construction.

In structural engineering drawings, steel beams are typically represented by thick dashed lines. Moreover, alongside these lines, you’ll find a description of the beam which includes its specifications and properties.

Steel sections can be connected using various methods such as welding, bolting, or riveting. Furthermore, the choice of connection method depends on factors such as load requirements, ease of installation, and project budget.

To ensure high quality, it’s important to purchase steel sections from reputable manufacturers and suppliers. Moreover, checking for certifications and compliance with national or international standards can give you confidence in the quality of the steel sections. Additionally, by verifying these factors, you can ensure that the steel sections meet the necessary specifications and requirements for your project.

Steel sections are durable, recyclable, and often require less material than other construction options. Additionally, this contributes to sustainability by reducing waste and the environmental impact. Moreover, the longevity of steel sections minimizes the need for frequent replacements, further enhancing their sustainability credentials.

Yes, if standard sizes and shapes do not meet the requirements of your project, steel sections can be custom-fabricated. Nonetheless, this might increase the cost and lead time of your project. Additionally, the customization process involves precise measurements, specialized manufacturing, and additional coordination with suppliers, which should be taken into consideration when evaluating the feasibility of customization.

“Hot-rolled” steel sections are created by heating steel and shaping it while it is hot, which allows for the creation of complex shapes. In contrast, “cold-formed” sections are shaped at room temperature. This method often results in a higher strength-to-weight ratio, but it comes with a limitation on the complexity of shapes. Additionally, the cold-forming process enables the production of uniform and precise sections, making it suitable for applications where structural efficiency is paramount.

Read our article on “Hot Rolled vs Cold Rolled Steel” here

Get a quote today

    Why Choose Us For Your Structural Steel Beams?
    – Unparalleled Quality: Our steel beams are manufactured using the finest grade materials, ensuring utmost durability and strength.
    – Precise Engineering: Each steel beam is crafted with precision engineering to meet and exceed industry standards.
    – Wide Range of Options: We offer an extensive selection of steel beam sizes and shapes to fit any construction project requirement.
    – Competitive Prices: We understand the importance of value for money, thus we offer competitive prices without compromising on quality.
    – Expert Advice: Not sure which steel beam is right for your project? Our team of experts is here to guide you and provide tailored solutions.

    Unlock the Potential of Structural Steel Beams:
    – Versatile Applications: Steel beams are essential in constructing buildings, bridges, and various infrastructures. Discover the limitless possibilities of using structural steel beams.
    – Long-Lasting Durability: Our steel beams are designed to withstand extreme conditions and ensure the longevity of your structures.
    – Cost Efficiency: By choosing steel beams, you make a wise investment that saves both money and time, thanks to their ease of installation and low maintenance requirements.

    Start Building with Confidence:
    – Fast and Reliable Delivery: We understand the importance of meeting project deadlines. With our efficient logistics network, your steel beams will be delivered promptly to your site.
    – Customer Satisfaction: We prioritize your satisfaction and guarantee excellent customer service. Your success is our success.

    Contact Us Today:
    Don’t compromise on the structural integrity of your project. Trust The Steel Beam Hub to provide you with top-quality structural steel beams that will stand the test of time. Explore our wide range of options and reach out to our team of experts today. Let us help your vision become a reality!

    Remember, when it comes to structural steel beams, there’s no alternative to The Steel Beam Hub. Join us now and experience the difference!