Stainless Steel - 100 Not Out!100 years of Stainless Steel

2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far.



Sustainable Buildings

Corrosion resistance, durability and reduced  maintenance costs are some of the reasons why stainless steel is used for architectural cladding. With the increasing emphasis being placed on  sustainable building design, stainless steel is fully recyclable and contributes towards the longevity and reduced energy consumption of a building.

Milton of Leys Primary School has 6,000m2 of stainless steel on its façades and roofs. Its sustainable design achieved a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) 'Excellent' rating at 74%. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design.

Stainless steel is available in a wide range of finishes and can adopt complex forms, making freedom of creativity and architectural design second to none. The BDP Studio Manchester incorporates stainless steel cladding and is another example of a sustainable building achieving an 'Excellent' BREEAM rating.

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