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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we answer the first questions that come to people’s mind when they hear Steel Construction. If you don’t find the question that you are looking for you can ask us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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What is the price to build modular house? Is it cost effective?2018-09-21T08:31:52+00:00

Prefabricated and modular technology has made a huge difference in the way residential properties are constructed. The prefabrication process ensures top quality and precision, while savings on on-site machinery, transportation and supply costs, and on-site workforce, allow a modular house to have about 30 % lower price than equally sized traditional /brick/ construction.

How long it will take to build my house ?2018-09-21T08:31:35+00:00

Our houses, apart from their other advantages, are also distinguished by terms of construction considerably shorter than those of the conventional construction of bricks and reinforced concrete. However, the construction period is mainly determined by the built-up area and the building floors. For example construction period of a house with constructed area of approximately 100 sqm will be about 120 days.

Will my house look different than the others?2018-09-21T08:31:20+00:00

The galvanised steel frame will be used as core base for your walls so won’t be visible neither inside or outside. Your house will look as every other house in the neighbourhood, in fact the steel strength will give you opportunity to design your home with larger open spaces and also can be finished with same materials traditionally used.

Can I create my own design of the house?2018-09-21T08:31:05+00:00

Of course, you can. You are not limited with the design of the house.  We can offer you some standard designs also.

Do you offer low-energy houses?2018-09-21T08:30:50+00:00

All the houses we build are low-energy houses. Finished as standard all our buildings have a thermal conductivity index of 0.12 thus fitting well into passive house standards. The 6-chamber UPVC window systems used also provide very low thermal losses as to keep your home warm in cold weather and easily cooled during summer.

What is the environmental impact of a steel-modular building?2018-09-21T08:30:34+00:00

Steel, unlike brick and cement is fully recyclable. Also, when compared to a wooden house, steel does not contribute to deforestation. However, the house has many other elements apart from it’s structure. We have taken special care to only incorporate only recyclable materials into our buildings so being able to offer to our clients a product with a very small carbon footprint.

How is the house erected and/or assembled?2018-09-21T08:30:15+00:00

Modular houses, usually arrive at the construction site in large pieces /modules/ which are crane mounted either next to or on top of one another. Then the modules are fastened together using the standard, proven and very reliable bolt and nut joints. In the case of prefabricated house the variety of elements are joined together either through welding or again with bolts, according to the specific house and respective structural design.

Does the steel frame get corrosion or rust?2018-09-21T08:29:46+00:00

Steel structures have proven very durable and usually are the structures of choice for highly-loaded buildings or civil structures like high-rise buildings, large span bridges, towers, etc.

Of course all structural steel needs to be adequately protected from corrosion, and this is why we take special care for our structure. Depending on the design the structure of your house will be either galvanized or thoroughly coated for anti-corrosion protection.

Not to be forgotten is the fact that all the structures of our buildings are integrated in the building envelope with no contact with the environment whatsoever or the elements.

Is it possible condensation or condensation spots to appear in my house ?2018-09-21T08:29:19+00:00

Absolutely not. Our houses  apart from the fact that they have the highest degree of energy efficiency, are constructed by a system completely eliminating the occurrence of thermal bridges. This prevents the formation of cold areas in the house and thus removes all the preconditions for condensation or mold in the house.

Does the steel structure affect communications, appliances, etc.?2018-09-21T08:28:42+00:00

No problems at all! Electro-magnetic waves can diffract around steel just as easily as timber. Waves pass through the spaces between the studs, allowing the use of all household appliances without any interference.   The performance of steel in this scenario is no different to any other building material.

What is the effect to the indoor air environment?2018-09-21T08:28:26+00:00

The steel framing is recommended by chemically sensitive and environmentally conscious homeowners who seek good indoor air quality. Steel frames do not need to be treated for termites and other chemicals which guarantee the quality of the indoor air and the complete absence of allergens.

Can I remodel my house after it has been built?2018-09-21T08:28:07+00:00

Yes, you can. The steel structure work no differently than the concrete one, so a steel house allows for remodeling just as much as a concrete and brick one.

Can I apply improvements such as tile the floor, walls, facade, decoration with stone, granite, etc ?2018-09-21T08:27:47+00:00

One of our main advantages is total versatility. That is why every house completed by us does not place restrictions on the selection of materials for the execution of the finishing works, as well as for all other building activities, materials and systems. All staircases, internal and external walls and ceilings are designed to carry cladding of any kind, which is executed in an absolutely standard building method.

Can I replace or support the various elements of the house such as roof, facade, window frames, doors etc. ?2018-09-21T08:27:28+00:00

Our houses are not different than any others. The building systems we use are universal and are widely used in housing. That is why all elements of the building are subject to maintenance or replacement if necessary, as is the case with the widely used brick buildings.

What is the durability of the house ?2018-09-21T08:27:09+00:00

The durability of our steel modular house is no different from that of conventional /concrete/ construction. Both the steel – modular construction and all the linings and insulations are characterized by high durability. Various technical solutions have been taken to protect the elements of the building, and, in general, from aggressive influences. However, it is important to know that the durability of each building depends on how it is operated. Any extreme phenomena – fire, flood, etc., even if they do not destroy the building, affect its lifetime.

How my home is protected from lightning, storms, earthquakes etc.?2018-09-21T08:26:44+00:00

Scientists recommend seeking shelter in steel frame structures during lightning storms because the steel frame provides a path to the ground, reducing the likelihood of explosions, secondary fires, or personal injury. Positive connection and the strength of steel provide great protection against earthquakes and hurricanes. Steel’s high strength and ductility make it the best construction material for earthquake-resistant design.

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