Steel Portal Frame Buildings

Steel Portal Frame Buildings

A Trusted Provider of Steel Portal Frame Buildings

Steel portal frame buildings pop up all over the UK landscape, as barns, storage sheds, workshops, garages and entertainment venues. They’re so popular that it’s estimated 50% of the construction steel in the UK is currently used to build them. Their design and manufacture is a legacy of WW2 where large numbers of sturdy, easy-to-construct buildings were in high demand. When the war ended, steel buildings retained their popularity and became a feature of the British landscape.


Why are Steel Frame Portal Buildings so Popular?

What is it about commercial steel buildings that has ensured their enduring appeal? Put simply, it’s their cost efficiency. They enable large spaces to be enclosed using minimal materials and labour. The resulting buildings are durable, flexible and strong. They encapsulate a stroke of engineering genius, born of wartime necessity.

The steel frame at the heart of steel building couldn’t be simpler. It is a rafter (or beam) running laterally, supported by columns at either end. The design allows for the beam to span large distances, meaning that sizeable areas can be enclosed without the need for numerous supporting columns. In steel frame portal buildings the columns that at each end of the beams, or rafters, are sufficient to keep the structure stable.

Steel Buildings Are Simple to Construct

Complex buildings, such as the homes we live in, need teams of construction specialists to make the structure habitable and safe. The simple steel building can be constructed as a pre-fabricated steel building kit which is simple to construct. This ‘flat pack’ approach greatly reduces the cost of construction, and makes a steel building the obvious choice for farmers, garage owners, logistics distributors and venue managers.

Integrity Steel Buildings Create Bespoke Designs

Your steel portal frame building can be endlessly adapted to meet the specific requirements of its use. Integrity designers offer clients the option for roller doors, multiple bays, mezzanine floors, enclosed and open bay areas, dividing walls, personal access doors and roof ventilation and insulation. This allows us to custom design steel buildings, and manufacture pre-fabricated parts for construction.

Your flat-packed steel frame portal building is delivered by Integrity, along with a build manual, a load list and architectural drawings. You have everything you need, therefore, to construct your own bespoke building. Alternatively you could hire someone in to carry out the construction, or Integrity can manage the entire project including construction. We even offer a post-construction fit out service.

About Integrity Steel Buildings

Integrity is a long-established and trusted supplier of cold formed steel buildings for use in the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors. From free site surveys through to bespoke design and manufacturing, Integrity is committed to providing a customer-centred design and build process.

We currently have two bases in Bedford and Exeter. This means we can serve clients across Bedfordshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hertfordshire and Somerset.

If you need a steel portal fame building, or you’d like to know more about what we do, call us in Bedford on 01234 938113, or in Exeter on 01392 444641, or message us online.