FAQs

Will I need to hire a contractor to erect the building?

The completely bolted design of the Abtech Steel Building means that the structures can be erected by most DIY enthusiasts with a minimum of tools and equipment. Basic wrenches can be used although access to a battery operated impact wrench will speed the process. All nuts, bolts, brackets and screws are provided.

2015-12-15T12:26:01+00:00November 27th, 2012|

How long will it take to erect?

All the column and beam sections come pre-punched with all necessary fixing holes to allow for rapid fabrication. The structural frames for many of our buildings can be erected in a day with a further day or two to fit the cladding and trims. The duration may be slightly longer for more complex structures but [...]

2015-12-15T12:27:20+00:00November 27th, 2012|

Do I need to dig a foundation?

The lightweight design of the Abtech Steel Building means that large strip foundations, as with traditional builds, are not required. We do, however, normally require a 150mm deep concrete base to bolt the steel building down to. This may require hiring a local contractor.

2015-12-15T12:27:52+00:00November 27th, 2012|

I want to make my new garage blend in with my house. Is this possible?

Abtech Steel Buildings offer a coloured render finish to the outside of the building that can be used to match with many traditional masonry structures. These renders are silicon based and water resistant and can be applied directly to external fibreboard fixed to the structure or even to external insulation panels. See our Rendered Buildings [...]

2015-12-15T12:29:34+00:00December 15th, 2015|

Will I have plenty of headroom?

Unlike light box-section sheds, the Abtech Steel Building uses deep, cold rolled, C-Sections. The added strength these provide mean that we do not need a truss to support the roof so the full height of the room extends to the underside of the ridge.

2015-12-15T12:30:02+00:00December 15th, 2015|