Galvanising For Architects

I am an Architect

Should I specify galvanising?

I am an Engineer

What are the design concerns?

I am a Steel Fabricator

What turnaround will I get?

I am a Farmer

How much money will I save?

Galvanising For Architects

Architects and Engineers specify galvanizing because it’s the most effective corrosion system with a long, maintenance-free lifespan. Buildings constructed with steel framing and galvanized steel elements enjoy a number of benefits other materials cannot provide. 

Areas of particular consideration include: 

  • Duplex Systems
  • Galvanising vs Paint Systems

Design Freedom

Due to the lighter, stronger members which mean less supports, steel designs are often more open providing endless design options.  Steel is also easily curved, arched, and manipulated for architectural visual interest. Finally, lighter members allow ease in expansion later, as you can easily weld and bolt on new material often in the same footprint.  


The lightness of steel members, and the ability to bend, curve, and roll the pieces as a visual element is highly desirable.  The structural steel addressing functional demands can also become part of the exposed beauty and uniqueness of a project.  


Steel is the most recycled material in the world, with nearly 90% of all structural steel coming from recycled sources and the reclamation rate (amount of steel available for recycling that is in fact recycled) is 100%. (Similarly, 30% of all zinc comes from recycled sources, and 80% is reclaimed.) Furthermore, in the past 20 years, structural steel has reduced its carbon footprint nearly 50%, and the energy used in the production of structural steel has decreased 30%, and the conservation of water used in the closed-loop recycling has improved.  Coupling the advances of structural steel with the longevity of hot-dip galvanizing enhances the sustainability even more. 


Contact our team

At Sperrin Galvanisers, our highest priority is providing you unmatched service and support. Please contact our team, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. 

Sperrin Galvanisers Draperstown

Jim McErlean

Sales Manager
Sperrin Galvanisers Tynagh

Michéal Murray

Technical Sales Representative
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