When it comes to construction, your project is only going to be as strong as the materials you use. Sure, some companies can make do with what they have and do a fantastic job, but why would you risk it? If you’re wanting to undertake a project and make it a success, you should always strive to use the best materials on offer. That’s where we come in. We offer clients steel flitch beams in Aviemore so that they can complete buildings and structures that will last for decades to come.
What is a Steel Flitch Beam?
You may have found yourself on this blog without knowing what a flitch beam actually is. No worries! ‘Flitch’ is a word that refers to a plank of timber that is cut from a tree trunk. A flitch beam is a compound (a material which consists of two or more elements) beam. They usually consist of layers of timber with steel plates sandwiches in the middle and bolted together. Additional layers are sometimes added to enhance the strength, depending on the project requirements. They are most commonly used in loft conversions or other timber-frame structures that require longer spans than what you would get from just using timber.
Why use a Steel Flitch Beam?
A flitch beam gives the benefits of using a timber beam or a steel beam, without the drawbacks of using timber or steel. They are significantly stronger than using just timber-only beams, and so they require less depth. You get the strength of steel, without the cost of purchasing steel beams. The timber frame also means that you can more easily use nails or screws throughout your project.
Why choose Inverfab
Inverfab is a long-established family run business that has been industry leaders for over thirty years. We’ve built up a vast range of machines which help us to do a more efficient, high-quality job. We pride ourselves on keeping to extremely high standards. Due to our range of machinery, we are able to offer our customers a fast job completed for affordable prices.
Here at Inverfab Ltd, we specialise not just in steel flitch beams for Aviemore clients, but a number of steel and aluminium products. Whether you’re wanting box sections or flat bars, we have a fantastic range of products that will suit your needs perfectly. For more information, please feel free to get in contact with us. You can reach us via our contact form or via phone on 01463 232 986. Our team will be happy to help you with any questions or queries.