If you're about to build a new building, there are many obstacles you'll face and many questions you'll have to answer during the building process.
What type of building should I build? How much will it cost to build? How much will it cost to maintain? How long will it last?
Those are just a few of the questions you'll be able to think of off the top of your head before you start building.
Once you start building and the process is underway, sometimes it will feel like you're just under a barrage of constant obstacles and questions.
That's okay though, that's all a part of the process. You aren't the first person that will feel that way, and you definitely won't be the last.
Before you answer any of these questions, though, you need to answer the most important question of all; what material will I use to build my new building?
The most common building materials are traditional timber and steel, and they will both have their own unique advantages and disadvantages.
It's important for you to weigh the pros and cons of each so you can decide which is best for your new property.
In the article below, we'll put traditional timber buildings up against steel buildings, and see which one comes out on top.