SMEs hallsBetween 250 - 1000 squaremetres

Sweedsteel’s small- and medium sized halls for SMEs

Showrooms, assembly or repair plants, smaller food factories, shops, warehouses, storages, offices, agricultural buildings or multi-parking garages. Buildings which typically satisfy the special and practical needs of the small- and medium enterprises (“SMEs”).

Special needs of the SMEs sector
In case of the small- and medium enterprises the building and functional needs are more specific than the case of larger-scale complex investments (e.g. industrial, commercial or agricultural buildings) May be listed here the repair shops, service buildings, assembly plants, warehouses, smaller agricultural halls etc.

Basically the determinative factor is the need for small sizes. Operation and activity of enterprises are characterized by not only the smaller numbers of employees or the lower total financial turnover ratio, but the size of the buildings too. Beside of these in case of SMEs buildings are very important the flexibility of building functionality, the short construction time, the takeover of the buildings as soon as possible, so basically the fast realization of the construction process. It is so important to meet these requirements, because it can highly influence the success of a starter or a growing enterprise. The specific architectural shapes and facade appearances rarely occur as a requirement; instead the clear, simple shapes, fast manufactured and transported products and durable, reliable, energy-saving solutions are more important requirements.

Considering these special needs must be provided optimal, economically and technically appropriate construction solutions. For these requirements (small- and medium size buildings between ~250-1500m2) Swedsteel company can insure the “SMEs” hall structures which system is developed for this specific “SMEs” business area.

Load-bearing system
The load-bearing system of the “SMEs” halls is expressly advantageous for small and medium size halls. The symmetric, planar (standard roof slope angle of 15 degrees) primary load-bearing frames manufactured with doubled, thin-walled, hot-dip galvanized, high strength “C” profile columns and beams. Other elements (tie-rod, suspension rod, purlin support, bracing elements) and connections (anchoring, frame corner, ridge junction, connection plates) are custom-designed with high protective hot-dip galvanized cover. The secondary load-bearing roof purlin- and wall beam system (with also galvanized, thin-walled, lightweight “Z” profiles) is connected perpendicular to the frame structure. All components are pre-manufactured under operating conditions (pre-punched) according to individually optimized plans. Owing to the low dead load and the bolted, screwed connections the local construction is very fast and simple and to move and lift the elements is enough a lower capacity crane.
Roof- and wall cladding
The simplest roof- and wall cladding is the one-layer, non-insulated, self-supporting trapezoidal covering. The base material of the trapezoidal sheets is high strength, got-dip galvanized steel with external coloured polyester cover. The one-layer cladding system is needed in the case of building function without long term human residence. Important to know wetness can appear on the internal side of trapezoidal sheet due to the internal and external temperature and humidity values differences (condensation). If it doesn’t interfere with the building function (e.g. in case of a stone storage hall) the wetness doesn’t cause problems, but the appropriate ventilation must be provided in the hall. If we want to prevent the condense water dripping in order to protect the stored products and materials there are two possibilities; can be applied one layer underlay foil under the trapezoidal sheet or the profile can be ordered with a special pre-glued anti condensation felt layer on its internal side. The felt layer can absorb and hold the condense water as a sponge while it get dry by the ventilation.

In case of insulated industrial, commercial or agricultural halls the most optimal and economical solution is applying pre-fabricated sandwich panels. The panels are available with several insulation material (PUR/PIR foam, mineral wool), colour and armouring thickness depending on the temperature, acoustic, and fire technical requirements.

In case of standard architectural appearance the wall panels are placed vertically and the roof shape is gabled; this is the simplest, most optimal solution. The several variations of appearance is provided by the wide range of panel and trapezoidal cladding colours.

Accessories
The main elements of the lightweight building or cladding system (primary and secondary-load bearing elements, low- and high profiled trapezoidal sheets, sandwich panels) are not enough to build up a complete hall. The lightweight structures need a lot of further accessories, additional elements and products what ensure the global complexity of the building. Finally the complete hall can be in compliance with the functional and technical requirements and regulations for a long time. (water-, air tight, ventilation, fire protection, etc.)

These important accessories are the raingutter system, fasteners, flashing items, sealing profiles, insulating strips, underlay foils, etc. Swedsteel company can also insure a wide range of accessories for SMEs halls.

SMEs halls application area
The application area of Swedsteel SMEs halls is very extensive. The realizable functions can be industrial, agricultural and service buildings equally. Possible customers can be business groups, small to medium sized companies, or even private, family users.

  • Small and medium sized industrial halls as non-insulated storage buildings, warehouses or smaller manufacturing and assembly plants where needed a heat-insulated internal space because of the long term human residence.
  • Agricultural buildings; The participants of agricultural sector often need buildings that are safe and protect the vehicles, machinery, instruments, bulk or packaged goods and products from the meteorological effects. Other agricultural building functions are breeding animal keeping halls or several types of food processing plant. (pickling plant, packaging plant, cold store, etc.)
  • Commercial halls, buildings with an elegant, aesthetic shop or sales area and a finished goods warehouse.
  • Service halls and buildings as showrooms or education buildings, technology, engineering units or administration or social functions (office buildings, cloak rooms, portals, etc.)

Reference buildings