British Steel has increased its offering to the construction market by introducing a new high strength structural steel grade. Sections made from the new S460M grade are designed for use in multi-storey and high rise buildings, as well as a wide range of other commercial and industrial uses. S460M is the result of extensive research and development by the company’s metallurgy experts, and is the first product launched by British Steel since the new company was formed by Jingye Group in March.
Steel for the S460M grade is manufactured at the company’s Scunthorpe steelworks before being rolled into structural sections at its Teesside Beam Mill where an extra shift, creating 40 jobs, was introduced earlier this year. British Steel’s high-strength sections outperform existing steel grades through their higher tensile and yield strength. Using high strength steel such as S460M has a number of benefits:
Cost reduction: less weight and lighter foundations reduce overall building costs
Increased space: lighter sections will allow an increase in overall space within the building
Lower embodied carbon: less carbon in direct proportion to the weight saving
Reduced carbon emissions: less weight means less transport and less raw material consumption
S460M structural sections are produced according to EN 10025-4. Rigorous impact tests are carried out at prescribed temperatures in accordance with this, ensuring full compliance with the Construction Products Regulation.