Steel has quickly become the most popular building material all over the world. Most importantly, galvanised steel continues to be an outstanding element in building designs.
What Is a Hot Dip Galvanised Steel?
Hot-dip galvanised steel is simply a zinc-coated steel. It is the most durable and has a maintenance-free life span.
Hot-dip galvanising is a process in which steel is cleaned and immersed in molten zinc. This process provides a robust layer over the steel contributing to the high durability and corrosion-resistant properties of steel. Moreover, hot dip galvanising provides full coverage to steel, and offers superior protection to the steel from the external environment.
Benefits of Hot Dip Galvanised Steel Building Materials
Hot-dip galvanised steels are widely sued in building applications where materials with high corrosion resistance properties are required. The other benefits of using galvanised steel are:
Durability and Reliability
Fully hot-dip galvanised steel that meets the Australian Standard AS/NZS4680 are highly durable and reliable. AS/NZS4680 sets the minimum requirements for hot-dip zinc coating thickness and tests for various steel building products, including T-bars, lintels, retaining wall posts and adjustable builder’s posts. The tough zinc coating offers outstanding durability and efficiency to steel. At Galintel, our steel building products also achieve the R3 durability rating of AS/NZS2699.3.
Hot-dip galvanised steel building materials like lintels and retaining wall posts have an exceedingly long life without maintenance. Since they are abrasion-resistant, they are generally used in the most corrosive and harsh environments. According to the Galvanisers Association of Australia, steel meeting the minimum coating thickness of 85 microns in a C4 corrosivity zone will have an expected life of 20 to 40 years to first maintenance.
Hot-dip galvanised steel building materials require no maintenance unlike some other building materials. The zinc coating serves as a protective coating. Hence, using steel lintels, T-bars, and other steel building products can considerably reduce maintenance costs.
Low Costs and Availability
One of the main benefits of hot-dip galvanised steel is they are affordable and readily available. They are also readily available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes.
Galvanised steel building materials like retaining wall posts and lintels are the easiest to install on-site.
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Galvanised steel has a proven record of performing extraordinary well in harsh environments. If you need high-quality, reliable galvanised steel building products like lintels, T-bars, retaining wall posts, shelf angles and adjustable builder’s posts for your construction project in Australia.
Visit www.galintel.com.au to find more product information or where to buy. Our Galintel range of steel building products meets the highest Australian standards and offers good value for your construction projects.