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Norsteel was initially founded to provide Pre-engineered Metal Buildings for large scope Industrial, Commercial and Warehousing operations.
For years, we focused on designing complex projects for airports, fire halls and hockey arenas. We designed and supplied customers with pre-engineered steel building solutions with multiple cranes, and mezzanines; metal buildings spanning hundreds of feet in width; steel buildings used for shopping malls and churches, and post-disaster buildings for electrical facilities. We provided customers with incredible solutions for mining projects and we shipped them to incredibly remote locations.
This was, and remains, our specialty – large-scale, customized projects which require out-of-the-box thinking and strategy to accomplish. We excel in finding pre-engineered solutions to satisfy conventional architecture and welcome the challenges of new and adventurous projects. Over the past 20 years, our product scope has grown to include an exciting array of diverse applications. Backyard shops and garages; workshops and mini storage; specialized buildings for grow-ops and food storage. We are always learning and always extending our reach. And because we are so passionate about the steel building solutions that we supply, we never stop increasing our desire to push our scope of work and our knowledge just a little bit further.
Continuing to deliver on our commitment to our customers, we are always researching new products, new cladding, new roof systems, and new types of insulation. Our consultants are continuously training on new innovations and new applications. Part of our Customer Satisfaction approach to service mandates that at Norsteel, we are constantly assessing our customers’ needs and adapting our offerings to include all types and sizes of Metal Building Solutions.
Generally speaking, at Norsteel, we design two main types of pre-engineered steel buildings for our customers:
1. Rigid Frame Metal Buildings
A significant portion of our business is focused on Rigid Frame Steel Structures. One of our greatest strengths in this space is our ability to match each individual project to the building type that has the best suited design.
While there are always subtle differences, our Rigid Frame Packages are actually very similar in terms of their structural components. The structural support system is divided into the primary support framing system, the secondary support system of girts and purlins, and the bracing system. Rigid Frame Metal buildings can be used for all applications – simple to complex; small to large. They provide incredible versatility with virtually no limitations.
For more information, click the button below to download our rigid frame brochure.
Rigid frame metal buildings can be used for any number of applications. They are ideal for small as well as large buildings like those pictured above.
C-channel buildings are named for the "C" shape of the support beams used in them. C-channel buildings are ideal for DIY steel building kits, garages, workshops, and other such residential uses.
2. C-Channel Metal Buildings
Recently, we have added a new product line, the EasyBuild steel building kit, to our list of offerings. The EasyBuild is very similar to the Rigid Frame steel building, but uses a series of back to back c-channels in order to achieve the structural integrity of an I-frame.
Our EasyBuild Models are an ideal offering for garages and workshops which are 35’ in width or smaller. They are efficient and economical, and the best solution for customers who wish to purchase a do-it-yourself steel building project. But the EasyBuild system has limitations that the Rigid Frame does not: The EasyBuild is only offered in a Gable style steel building; it is limited by high snow and seismic loads; and because it relies on diaphragm bracing, it cannot be designed with extensive openings on the Sidewalls of the building.
For more information on our EasyBuild steel building kits, click the button below to download a brochure.
We often have customers who provide us with architectural drawings and engineering plans that have already been used to organize and plan a Conventional Steel Building project. Through our manufacturing partners, Norsteel has the ability to provide customers with conventional all-steel solutions. Alternatively, we can provide hybrid solutions which incorporate the best properties of a conventional building solution with those of a pre-engineered steel structure. In this way a hybrid steel solution is often the optimal choice because it satisfies a range of conventional applications while maintaining the economic benefits of a pre-engineered steel structure.
Often we have customers who seek our assistance in order to transform their Conventional architectural design into a Pre-engineered metal building solution. These customers understand the advantages that are inherent in a pre-engineered steel building design and want to benefit from the savings in material and construction costs, as well as in the currency they gain as a result of faster occupancy.
Most often, the design team at Norsteel is able to transition the Conventional design into a Pre-Engineered Steel Building project very easily. And the transition does not affect the final outcome of the project in any architectural manner.
Ideally, when you contact Norsteel first, our highly experienced design team and advanced engineering software allows us to design your structure in-house, saving you the initial expense associated with high-priced engineers and architectural firms. Our team of design experts will work with you to completely understand your project and then will provide you with preliminary structural designs to address your specific requirements. Customers will still need the architectural and engineering firms to incorporate all the bells and whistles, but they will do it from the drawings that we provide which will save both time and money.
For more information on our Conventional & Hybrid building systems, click the button below to download a brochure.
Conventional & Hybrid building packages can be used for all-metal building systems pictured above, or for buildings which combine different materials shown below.
Buying a metal building system can be an overwhelming process.
At Norsteel our consultants have the experience to tackle any project, regardless of size or complexity. Big or small, simple or complex, our experienced team is trained to listen to all of your specifications so that they can create the most compatible marriage between your requirements and the ideal Metal Building Solution, at the best value.
And remember, although at Norsteel we are primarily known for our Pre-engineered steel buildings, in actuality, we have the capacity to offer a complete product line of Metal Building Solutions. So, if a pre-engineered steel building does not suit your specific requirements, we can work with you to provide a conventional all-steel structure or a hybrid of the two.
When customers come to Norsteel, their building needs and requirements are thoroughly assessed so that we can provide a “best-fit approach” to excellence. In this way, we will provide the best structural solution to suit your actual needs - appropriately; efficiently; exactly.
The possibilities are endless.
When you buy a building from Norsteel, we become your partner throughout the construction process. We work with you, or with your general contractor, to ensure that all your building requirements are met. Your project is our project, and we’ll be with you the whole way through.
Director of Operations