There is virtually no aspect of our lives that doesn’t include steel, a metal that is used in the construction of our homes, in many methods of transport and in the production of energy. Our Infrastructure depends on steel and has done so since the middle of the 19th century when our current method of steel production was born. If you look around you, in restaurants, shops, cinemas, hospitals, dental surgeries and anywhere else you visit, you will be hard pushed not to notice some steel somewhere. Outside these buildings you will invariably see steel fencing in one form or another.
Steel can be recycled endlessly
Sustainable steel is at the core of the green economy and at Siddall and Hilton we are as concerned about lowering our own carbon footprint as we are about yours. Steel is infinitely recyclable making it extremely environmentally friendly. The chances are that much of the brand new steel fencing you see around and about has been made from recycled steel. Steel will never lose its strength no matter how many times it is recycled.
Since the early 20th century a huge amount of steel has been recycled; more than 20 billion tons in fact. The recycled material is not only used to make steel fencing but also for innumerable products and by products which is of great benefit to the green economy. These products save money and provide work across a whole range of industries.
Steel helps preserve natural resources
The earth’s natural resources are diminishing so the use of environmentally friendly steel fencing for the perimeter of your home or business premises helps to preserve them. Steel contributes in so many ways to a more profitable and efficient green economy including:
- Steel fencing can last a lifetime with minimal maintenance but if you need to replace it at any time your old steel fencing can be recycled.
- Steel is used in the manufacture of wind turbines and dams to produce renewable energy
- New houses are now safer and healthier with the use of steel in construction
- Steel makes buildings stronger and therefore more energy efficient
Anyone using steel in manufacturing or construction will lower their carbon footprint even on the transport of it, because being lighter than other metals that have been traditionally used in these industries, less fuel will be used in the delivery.
If you are considering fencing for the perimeter of your commercial site or home, choose steel fencing. It is strong, durable and highly cost effective. You will not only lower your own carbon footprint but also contribute to the growing green economy.