Stainless Steel in construction
Most people associate carbon steel for structures, formwork section and re-bar as these are often the workhorse materials. Stainless steel although widely used is often hidden away so unless you are involved within the construction industry this is often missed. Wall ties, lintels, wall starters, fixings and rolled sections are key to the strength of a building without these long lasting products in stainless steel the building will not stand the test of time or be safe enough to meet today’s high standards of construction.
Even in areas where alternative materials such as timber are used instead of steel, concrete and bricks stainless steel is still used. The key product in a timber frame house is the stainless steel wall ties and nails due to its corrosion resistance to acetic acid.
For high inner city tower blocks where corrosion resistance is key stainless steel makes the idea solution because not only does it look well and deliver the required strength, many modern finishes used for cladding work with the elements to create an almost self cleaning surface.
In addition to the many sections, fabrications and meshes manufactured in stainless steel for construction a full range of stainless steel fixings are manufactured to suit from annular ring nails to T bolts, stainless steel rivets to slotted pan head screws in all the main grades typically 304 and 316.
Stainless Steel is the ideal material to use in the construction industry.