Cut to Size Steel Bar Grating

Delivery time and cost reduction are two very important aspects to take into account during a construction project. Installation of Steel Bar Grating in industrial plants is an art and also the key to save both, time and money.

Finding wrong cuts and incorrect installation of grating in plants or urban projects is very common. This of course gives a bad impression and makes us believe that grating wasn’t the most adequate solution for that area. In addition, in the long term this causes maintenance expenses for the owner of the plant.

To avoid mistakes, you can always rely on a Cut to Size Service with any Steel Bar Grating manufacturer.

When a project needs to cover an specific area (which is normally drawn). You should send  the drawings to the grating manufacturer and they will send each piece identified by a number to assure that when it gets to the installation area it is located in its correct place. Each and every cut piece is manufactured under resistance, thickness and correct alignment considerations.

Some examples of Cut to Size Projects:


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Bar Grating Stair Treads

Commonly known as Stair Treads and mainly used in industrial plants. When a project includes in its structure several levels (floors), stairs normally come out as the best option, also contributing benefits such as an easy installation, low costs, customization according the area and almost a null maintenance.

Depending on the project’s purpose Grating Stair Treads offer smooth or serrated (non-skid) surfaces; measure 8-½”, 9-¾”, 11”, or can be custom fabricated. As for the finish, depending on the environment they will be exposed: plain steel, anti-corrosive black paint or galvanizing. However to ensure greater corrosion resistance is recommended to always galvanize any steel product.

Benefits of Steel Bar Grating Stair Treads:

  • Safety and Resistance. Offer non-skid surface which decreases possibilities of accidents inside the plant.
  • Maintenance Savings. Since they are made of steel and not cement or concrete,  bar grating stair treads do not break or crack so easily eliminating maintenance costs.
  • No Cleaning Required . Since stair treads are made of steel bar grating; fluids, gases and other substances are able to pass through.
  • Allow Fluids Flow. Eliminate possibilities of flooding and slippery floors that can be dangerous to transiting personnel.
  • Gas passage. Prevent accumulation of gases that may cause poisoning or visibility problems inside the plant.

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Steel Bar Grating Components

During purchasing process is important to consider the quality of the steel bar grating components since this affects directly in its resistance. To supervise quality, we enlisted 3 steps for you.

Steel Bar Grating Components

  • Bearing Bar: made from from steel strip. This component is in charge of supporting loads.
  • Cross Bar: thick wire, normally smooth, sometimes extruded. Its functions are to group, and maintain equidistant bearing bars.
  • Banding: made from from steel strip, used to close up tips of the regular support bearing bars in a standard panel. Also helps to maintain a balance in loads.

First supervision. Ensure that the panel’s dimensions are 3´x 20´. Important projects such as marine platforms, industrial plants, among others, demand certified grating to ensure a perfect performance. To learn the required certifications for your project click here.

Second supervision. Count the bearing bars that make up the panel they should be 34, and 60 cross bars. Every space between each cross bar should measure 4”. With this supervision you will know if your manufacturer is or not an expert in steel bar grating fabrication.

Third and last. Revise permitted tolerances of bearing bars and cross bars for the ordered type of grating. A micrometer is the best alternative to measure them. Tolerances are published by NAAMM (National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers).

Doing this supervisions you minimize chances of receiving non certified grating and guarantee price and quality of what you’re buying.

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Architectural Louvers

Within the range of architectural products louvers are proposed by architects as structures to hide specific objects, but simultaneously permitting ventilation throughout that covered area. They are used in residential and industrial projects, normally hiding power plants, air conditioners, ducts and other elements.

Due to its apparent lightness, louvers are easily integrated to the architectural and structural environment as an ornamental element that provides security to the objects in the inside.

Some benefits of using louvers:

  • Allow view to the outside
  • Prevent water from coming inside
  • Provide optimum ventilation
  • Help to control sunlight

Different types of louvers exist. Steel bar grating type, provide resistance, durability, protection and security to the objects found inside the building.

Before purchasing architectural elements, take advice with the experts.