Steel Buildings

Today, a growing number of Canadian businesses have discovered the significant benefits of steel buildings. Reasons for commercial contractors in Toronto to erect a steel building include: the strength of steel, impressive completion speeds and fire resistance. Yet one particular benefit helps these structures stand out: flexibility.

Interior Walls

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Perhaps you’ve noticed some commercial buildings lend themselves to multi-purpose uses far better than others? For instance, a traditional frame building constructed from wood typically requires a lot of effort to convert the space for a different business purpose. The interior walls usually perform a weight-bearing role. They won’t relocate easily when business customers need to modify the premises.

The materials used in wooden frame construction typically include permanent interior walls, for example. Once framed into place, rooms in these structures cannot expand readily in size. In some cases, entrepreneurs do convert a wood-framed office building into a restaurant. Yet this process typically involves considerable time and expense. Enlarging a kitchen and adding additional restrooms requires an engineer’s evaluation so the changes won’t interfere with the overall building support scheme, for instance.

Flexibility: A Virtue of Steel Buildings

By contrast, steel buildings typically obtain interior support from permanent heavy steel columns implanted directly into the foundation. These heavy supportive beams don’t move readily, but the surrounding interior walls will relocate very easily indeed.

As non-weight bearing structures, the inner walls of a steel building demonstrate flexibility. Property owners may rearrange interior walls within steel buildings to vary the number or sizes of rooms easily.


The Ideal Restaurant

The incredible flexibility of interior room placement within steel buildings helps make this type of construction absolutely ideal for a growing restaurant. Perhaps initially, an owner requires a comparatively small kitchen and a large waiting area. Yet as the business grows and the number of visitors increases, most steel buildings permit convenient and inexpensive room re-sizing.

Flexible features help transform many commercial steel buildings into attractive restaurants. Commercial contractors in Toronto have discovered the profitability of this type of flexible arrangement. For instance, a steel building owner may wish to lease out part of the interior temporarily. Once a fledgling restaurant begins growing, the landlord can easily convert vacant commercial rentals into additional dining space. In the meantime, tenant businesses become a great source for new restaurant customers.

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When you’ve decided to utilize a high-quality steel building for your next commercial project in Canada, call PT General Contractor Inc. at (416)757-9100. We’ll help you design and install a state-of-the-art facility to impress your customers and business partners!