Steel Frame Construction

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 8:15 am

“Steeling” a march on the market………….

I am no stranger to steel frame construction in the commercial sector. It is the hallmark of a fast precisely engineered building. Despite all the arguments against which have deterred us from choosing this option in the residential sector before – mainly the cost – we chose this form of construction for St George’s House in Bath.


It was erected by steel specialists who have a great respect for Health and Safety.

The frame was manufactured off site – giving us time to deal with services diversions and foundations on site.

It is lighter than concrete frame – meaning less intrusive foundations.

It is much more flexible than concrete frame – giving future flexibility.

It is sustainable – 95% of the steel used in construction can be recycled.

Thanks to robust detail design steel frame buildings comfortably satisfy acoustic requirements for residential buildings.

But most of all we chose this option because it’s fast and, as you can see from the progress photos, St. George’s House is picking up speed and rapidly becoming and enhancement to the Bath cityscape!