Ordering steel

Ordering steel construction materials can be a daunting task.

There are many considerations, from brochure and website, to order, purchase and delivery.

For a new building, upgrade, or extensionit's all about your Bill of Quantities, a sensible contractor
and the way that you have apportioned your budget.

As well as stock necessities like rebar, welded mesh, nails, roof sheeting and accessories, consider specialty items,
like custom fabrication, chain link fencing, barbed wire, water tanks and wheelbarrows.  

Discuss these with your ECMIL representative.  Listen for recommendations.  Our experience is considerable.  
Try to accommodate as much as possible in your container.  
One time shipping will pay endless dividends in cost and site availability, during your construction process.

For a damaged building
and subsequent refurbishment, where everything has become suddenly 'temporary', the matter may instantly
appear untenable.
So let us assist your process to get you back on your feet.

Initially, you must make a comprehensive assessment 
of the damage.  

Slapping new roof sheeting on broken rafters will only place a BandAid on the problem.  Poor gutters and drainage will continue to cause harm. No reinforcement will allow wind and water to damage walls and waterways.  Be thorough; your property depends on it.

Find a professional to assess the actual damage.

A reliable contractor will provide a list of materials and labour cost needed to resolve the problem.  Go to our website and review our products, then tell us what you need.

Whether your order comes break-bulk, flat-rack or container, we are always ready to suggest cost effective options.

In either case, please be precise with measurements and volumes, so that we can expedite your order with optimum efficiency on time and on budget, using the earliest available boat.

Last year's major storms created such calamity, that a huge demand for repair and materials followed.

Our company has not wavered in its commitment to consistently supply as much steel and supporting information as possible for all requests.

During this high traffic time, the variables involved in already taxed Caribbean shipping, can create some frustration during the order fulfilment process.

This is mostly due to island shipping schedules and unforeseen maintenance difficulties.  We are island nations; This can all take some time.

At ECMIL, we recognise your need and urgency and have always included that in each and every order we accept and produce.

We equally appreciate and applaud your patience and consideration during these trying times, as we work together to strengthen and secure our environment.

From Rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

And by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability
will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.

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