Construction is one of the most important steel-using industries, and accounts for the use of more than 50% of global steel production. Some of the most famous structures in the world such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Burj Khalifa rely on steel to provide their structural strength. Steel is also an essential component for buildings on a much smaller scale, and can be found in many houses, car parks, schools, high risers, factories and airports. The steel in these structures can be in the form of steel framing within the building walls while it can also used on roofs and as cladding for exterior walls.
The construction sector is one of the largest contributors to GDP in the Australian economy and plays a major role in the country’s growth and infrastructure. Australia’s building market is typically made up of businesses in non-residential, or industrial, residential and infrastructure building developments.
Metalcorp Steel understands that customers in these markets need access to a wide range of steel building materials quickly, to effectively respond to their customers needs. Critical to large building developments is access to trusted products, such as sheet and coil products like COLORBOND® steel and ZINCALUME® steel, and plate products, such as XLERPLATE® steel.
Products such as these are produced to relevant Australian Standards, in Australia, for Australian conditions. As well as flat steel products, tube, bar, structural and reinforcing products are key to the building industry, and Metalcorp Steel can supply to meet our customers needs.
One of the biggest mistakes the leader of a building project can make, is to use lesser quality materials in an attempt to speed up the construction process or to save money on the initial cost. In the long run, choosing less expensive, lesser quality materials will cost the builder or building owner more in terms of repair or replacement when the materials do not perform.
The use of quality building materials is therefore one of the most important aspects of building whether in the construction or residential sectors as the durability and stability of these materials contributes greatly to the overall endurance of the structure. From structural, framing and masonry materials to cosmetic finish items, Metalcorp offers a wide range of quality building materials for use in the construction sector.