Although we have a comprehensive team of professionals to design and erect our buildings, we don’t undertake any groundwork ourselves, but instead give detailed information to third party contractors of your choice to ensure the proposed building is erected onto a correctly prepared slab that accommodates the upward and downward forces associated with steel buildings. Any contractor should adhere to BS EN 206-1 and have had experience with groundwork for industrial buildings.
We recommend creating a base that is slightly raised off ground level. We can assemble our steel buildings on oversized bases and concrete yards but this isn’t optimal. The need for a seal around the perimeter of the building is essential and we may need to introduce additional materials to promote a weather seal in some situations. Please feel free to discuss this with us if you need to have a conversation about how your proposed building will be installed and the best concrete base sizes for your chosen structure.
If you choose not to use our construction team, it is always worth contacting various different recognised firms before committing to a contractor, although most reputable companies will have an extensive understanding of constructing a steel building, our team of construction staff are absolute professionals and have a very well rehearsed operating system and look to erect one of our average sized buildings within two weeks. Please feel free to contact us today for an erection quote.