Did you know that red iron refers to the colour steel is sprayed with after it is manufactured?
Or that steel is one of the strongest, and most recyclable, materials used in buildings today?
In this guide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about red iron buildings, including what they are and when they are used.
Ready? Let’s go!
What’s in this guide?
What is the red iron?
Red iron, like the name suggests, is a red material which is made from steel, but it is sprayed with a red iron oxide after it is manufactured.
But this isn’t used just for aesthetics.
The red iron oxide used for the steel will act as a barrier to protect the steel from water, it also gives the steel a rusty red look too.
Red iron is traditionally a popular material for buildings, which is why it is widely available and can be often seen in many rural buildings.
For instance, you might see red iron used for barns and agricultural storage.
Where are red iron structures used?
As red iron structures, especially prefabricated ones, are so accessible and useful, they can be used for a wide variety of buildings which include the following:
- Storage buildings
- Agricultural buildings
- Equestrian arenas
- Retail shops
- Industrial plants
- Office buildings
- Large vehicle storage
What are the advantages of using red iron?
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