Steel Beam Installation in Hucknall
| House Extensions in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and the Surrounding Areas

Are you looking to change the interior layout of your property? If open-plan living is on the cards, there are some building issues to address before deciding on interior design. Some of the walls in your property are referred to as ‘load bearing’, i.e. they have been constructed to support the weight of the structure and direct it towards the foundations below. They are designed in accordance with the size of the property and the weight above it, so their calculations and construction must be precise. Without load-bearing walls, the building will lose its structural integrity. This can lead to total collapse if not addressed. Usually built using bricks, blocks or concrete, they are essential to any building works.

But what if you want to remove one of these walls? How can it be done without leading to structural issues going forward? If you are based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Hucknall, Arnold or Southwell, all you need to do is call our building contractors at EW Construction (Midlands) Ltd. We offer steel beam installation services as part of our house renovations and house extensions, removing the load-bearing walls and replacing them with supports which are cut to the exact calculations worked out by our team in advance.

Why Would I Need Steel Beams?

If you’re considering any of the following home improvements at your Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Hucknall property, you’ll need to remove either an interior supporting wall or part of an outer wall:

There are many reasons why steel is used for these replacements rather than wood, for example. Steel beams are fire resistant, impervious to infestations and mould, and widely used in the construction industry due to their durability. The material is fully recyclable, void of defects, and is cut in advance of the installation, thus leaving no mess. Wood, on the other hand, can’t stand up to these benefits.

EW Construction offers a choice of steel beam installations to suit every project, such as:

Rolled Steel Joist (RSJ)

These beams, also known as I-Beams, are constructed to the thickness of the wall which is being removed and rest across solid concrete blocks which spread the weight throughout the remaining masonry to the foundations.

Box Frames

These are the best solution for maximum width. The vertical steel posts are encased in concrete and hold the horizontal beam in place, thus allowing for the installation of 8-panel bi-fold doors or the transformation of two large reception rooms into one.

Goal Posts

Commonly used for house extensions in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Hucknall, Arnold and Southwell, steel goal posts require foundations for support. As these are part of the renovations anyway, it makes sense to use the goal post method.

Our building contractors at EW Construction will precisely calculate the dimensions of the steel beam installations required for your home renovations and ensure the most suitable installations are fixed in place. This can be done manually or by crane, depending on the project in question and the size of the beam.

Are you looking for a building contractor to carry out steel beam installations in Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Hucknall? Call us today on 07402 042549.