Questions to Ask Your Structural Steel Supplier

Whether you are a private property owner or a trade professional looking to undertake some building work, you may find yourself in need of quality structural steel from the best fabricators and suppliers. With everything from mezzanine floors to RSJ steel beams which are essential items in many of the modern constructions, finding a great structural steel Adelaide supplier and fabricator is a top priority.



There are many structural steel suppliers and fabricators out there, all catering to different steel needs and budgets. For anyone looking to locate a company in this industry to forge a strong working relationship with, here are key factors to consider.


The first thing to ask any potential supplier is what steel products they supply and whether they offer customisation services. Although this seems like an obvious point, some companies are limited in exactly what they can produce, and therefore this limits the supplier-buyer relationship.


Before you look for a structural steel supplier or fabricator, you need to decide on what your needs are and how they are likely to change in the future. With this information, then aim to find a steel fabricator and supplier that can fulfil those needs. By doing so, you will get a steel company that meets your requirements, and you will have a long lasting relationship.


You also need to ask any potential steel supplier and fabricator to give you contacts of clients that they have worked with before. As with many experts, a portfolio of past projects and clients they have worked with is the most reliable evidence that the fabricator can do what they say. By touring those projects and interacting with their previous clients, you will know if the steel fabricator is what they are saying they are. The best structural steel Adelaide supplier will be more than willing to give you this information to help you decide whether to hire them or not.


If the company is not ready to offer this information or does not have this information, then you better keep off as it is a clear sign that they are not professionals and probably offer cheap steel supplies. You can always find other steel fabricators that are ready to share information that will help you decide whether they are worth hiring or not.


The third question to ask any structural steel Adelaide supplier is whether they offer delivery and cutting services. If you have a massive project that requires tons of steel, then you need to be sure that the company supplying steel can do deliveries on time. Besides delivery, you should as well look for a company that offers steel cutting services on site and also customisation services. If you can get such a steel fabricator, then your project will be flawless and successful.