The sustainability of steel

Coverworld’s continued commitment to reducing its carbon footprint has always been the foundation of our operation. With the installation of solar panels on our premises in Chesterfield, in addition to a continued effort to recycle and minimise waste, our long-term goal has always been the sustainability and long-term future of the industry we operate in.

Having a firm understanding of how our commercial activities as a producer of steel products affect the environment is of huge importance to us. Now more than ever, Coverworld are aware of the dangers that all modern businesses pose to nature and the surrounding environment. Therefore, it is the responsibility of steel cladding manufacturers to contribute to the brighter future of the manufacturing industry.

A question we often get asked is ‘are steel roofs good for the environment?’. The simple answer is yes.

Operating within the steel industry has made our efforts to become a green manufacturer a relatively easy exercise. Sustainability is a term you hear so much these days, and steel construction is no different. When assessing the sustainability of any material, it is important to consider the impacts caused by the product. This includes factors such as environmental impact, disposal, durability, emissions, etc.

Taking that into account, steel is made mostly of two ingredients: iron and recycled steel. Iron is one of the most abundant elements on Earth, and recycling steel from existing buildings is a relatively simple process. In fact, unlike most materials, steel is the only material used in construction that can be 100% recycled and re-used. This means that when steel cladding is used, the materials can be saved and repurposed once they become too worn to serve their purpose. Regardless of the application, this cuts the need for additional resources and potential waste.

Therefore, when we get asked ‘why are steel roofs so popular?’, ‘why are steel roofs better?, or ‘are steel roofs worth it?’, this is the reason.

As we have stated in previous blogs, steel cladding benefits also extend to the fact that steel cladding lasts longer. The material is better defended against the effects of nature and the environment, reducing the need for repair work and new materials. There’s little wonder why steel is the most widely recycled material, surpassing paper, aluminium, glass, and plastic COMBINED.

Whether its steel cladding for sheds, steel cladding for homes, or steel cladding for large industrial projects, it can be recycled multiple times without compromising strength or durability. This minimises the carbon footprint imposed on commercial and agricultural activities nationwide.

At Coverworld, we’ve always understood the wide array of benefits that steel cladding has to offer. With its unrivalled recyclable properties and low environmental impact, we feel lucky to be one of the country’s leading producers and suppliers of steel cladding systems.

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The sustainability of steel cladding.