Steel buildings have become quite popular in the last few years due to various reasons. Most important reason being its versatility which means these buildings can be used for different purposes and can serve both commercial as well as residential structures. Previously, steel structures were mostly used for garages. But today we can find these steel structures being integrated for various purposes such as for steel framed garden sheds, gymnasiums, schools, sports arenas, warehouses, airplane hangars as well as retail infrastructures.

But why the steel structures gained so much of popularity in such a lesser time? The answer to this question is as follows –

First of all, the building made of steel structures is easy to set up and quick to work, i.e. you can build a building out of steel structures in lesser time as compared to the traditional methods and materials. To make the construction of steel structured buildings more comfortable many dealers and construction companies make use of pre-fabricated structures. These structures are fabricated in factories and sent to the construction sites where these are assembled to build a building.

Secondly, the panels that are used for building these steel structures are extremely flexible and adjustable. Therefore, depending upon the design of the building the panels can be modified to fit different size requirements. And this versatile feature of the panels allows easier expansion of the infrastructures as compared to the costly procedure of developing a traditionally constructed building.

Thirdly, the steel structures can withstand adverse weather conditions like rainstorms, hurricanes, snowfall, and earthquakes. Buildings made out of steel are not only tough and durable but are also maintenance free.

Fourthly, these steel-structured buildings are resistant to termites, unlike the wooden structures. Also, these are less prone to cracks, rotting and splitting.

The fifth reason for opting steel structured buildings over the traditionally built buildings is that these are cost-effective as well as environment-friendly. Although the price of steel materials is not that less but the costs of building these steel structures is much lower than the traditional buildings.

The sixth reason is as compared to the wooden materials the risk of catching fire is highly reduced. Also, these structures are easy to maintain.

There are significant benefits of using steel structures on the environment; for example, there is no need to cut trees for collecting woods for the building. Along with that, the steel frames can be recycled and hence there will be no adverse effect on the environment for expansions and remodeling of the existing buildings.

We at Afripanel are a reliable yet reputable name in prefabricated building industry in South Africa. We specialize in manufacturing and supplying pre-fab buildings of various styles and designs best suiting client’s requirements and preferences. Our qualified engineers factory design and manufacture feasible steel structures to best fit demands of every kind. To know more contact us at +27 (0) 11 979 1885/+27 (0) 11 396 2402/+27 (0) 11 396 1379 or you can also email us at