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Agriculture; Why To Choose Steel Framed Buildings

Steel framed buildings are used in a wide range of industries, but the one that benefits most from these types of buildings is the agricultural sector. For several years now, the agricultural sector has been moving towards using steel-framed buildings on their land and across their farms; this increased market has allowed companies such as ours here at Springfield Steel Buildings to expand and grow, giving us a chance to provide the steel-framed buildings that the agricultural world needs.

Whether searching for steel-framed buildings to house crops after they have been cut, to turn into an open and airy stable building for an equestrian yard or even to house machinery, there are so many options of steel-framed buildings on the market for you to choose from.

If you are searching for steel-framed buildings, you are in the right place, especially if you are part of the agricultural sector. Here at Steel Framed Buildings, we have supplied and installed metal framed buildings for several years; all you need to do is get in touch with one of our team members, and from there, we can discuss your exact needs and requirements. Alternatively, continue reading our latest blog post to discover why steel-framed buildings are a must-have purchase in the agricultural world.


If you have worked on farms or even visited a farm over the last few years, you will notice more and more metal and steel framed buildings cropping up compared to stone or wooden barns; this is because as technology develops, so do the industries. One thing we can now readily bring to the agricultural sector is a steel-framed building which has been made to last the test of time.

In 1993, the construction industry began to understand the benefit of steel-framed buildings; they truly can last a lifetime compared to wooden buildings, which were generally used on farms and within agricultural settings. It has been evidenced over time that steel buildings can last, on average, around 50 years!

The durability and strength provided by metal and steel buildings come from the fact that they are water-resistant and can be built to withstand strong winds and bitter cold snaps, providing the agricultural sector with a building that will not rot or buckle due to damage from the weather.

Furthermore, the way steel buildings are constructed incorporates components being bolted and screwed together in a way that closes any gaps, leaving you with a perfectly secure and water-proof building ideal for storing harvested crops and machinery.


When it comes to finding a building material suitable for an agricultural setting, most farmers will focus on the ability to withstand the weather, elements and how fireproof the building is. Having gone through rigorous testing over the years, it has been decided that steel offers one of the most valuable and safe materials for agricultural buildings on the market. Putting the steel through fire tests covering full-scale testing leaves farmers feeling confident it is a suitable material for their buildings.

Steel can withstand incredible heat compared to other materials used to make buildings; during these tests, it proved to keep its shape and structural integrity. Along with being able to withstand high temperatures, it is also non-flammable, meaning that should your barn catch fire or the area around it, the fire will not spread.

Another aspect considered when choosing the material for farming buildings is that the building must withstand whatever weather elements are thrown at it. It is worth mentioning that steel-framed buildings can withstand wind speeds of up to 120MPH, which in the UK is very rare, so steel-framed buildings offer an excellent option for farmers and agricultural workers.


One of the best reasons we can give you for choosing a steel-framed building for your farm is the minimal maintenance they require. Steel as a material is highly resistant to a range of problems you would face if you used wood, such as pests and water damage, and it has a lifespan that can be double that of a wooden building. Removing the worry of bowing, cracking and more, it is a very easy to maintain building material, reducing any costs you might spend on damage repairs and the maintenance time.


Depending on the size of your farm or smallholding, you might require a handful of buildings on the property; when you are dealing with wood for the construction of these, it can become incredibly costly. Not only that, but they are costly to maintain and repair or replace when the time comes; they are much more susceptible to weather damage, wear and tear and fire.

If you are looking for a much cheaper and budget-friendly option, steel-framed buildings should be your first choice, it provides a long-lasting, low-maintenance building that will not require a lot of money pumping into it over the years. Another reason it is much cheaper to acquire a wooden building is that the construction time is reduced, meaning you will also save money on the installation process. 


Agriculture is a vital industry, and steel-framed buildings are an excellent choice for agricultural applications. If you’re looking for a robust and durable building that can handle the unique demands of agriculture, contact Springfield Steel Buildings today!

We’ll work with you to design and build the perfect steel frame structure for your needs. Having offered steel-framed buildings for several years, all you need to do is get in touch with one of our team members. We are always more than happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements; simply call us today! 

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