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Rulom Steel, a young and growing company with an established reputation in the built environment of Zimbabwe and southern Africa has done it again.

The wholly locally-owned company is currently completing major steelworks at Poppa’s Mall, at the corner of Hoggerty Hill and William Powllet Road, (directly opposite Trade Centre), in Borrowdale.

The steelworks occupy over 1000 square metres and as to date, over 100 tons of steel had been recorded. A lot of steel had to be shaped and cut according to the requirements of engineers. The work-in-progress would still require more steelworks till the project completion.

Most of the challenges encountered during the steelworks were nature-related, specifically due to the current rains. Other than that, there wasn’t any specific challenge in terms of steel supplies.

Rulom Steel management believes the future trends in reinforcement steel fixing will change, positively impacting their work. Currently, the steel demand is increasing due to the rapid pace of new and upmarket building projects around the country, especially in Harare.

“We have lots of high-profile structural developments in the pipeline. The cluster home trend has caught up with developers in Zimbabwe, in addition to the new towns like the proposed Manhize Town in the Midlands Province and more shows how demand for steel can potentially go up,” they said.

“Poppa’s Mall is one of our major projects to date. We are happy with the swift progress made so far. The target was to finish the project on time and I am glad we were on time,” said Yonita Venn, marketing manager of Rulom Steel.

Work on the project commenced in April 2023 and they hoped to have wrapped up by the end of February this year.

The reinforcement steel fixing on the Poppa’s Mall project perfectly impacted the structural integrity of the building. Steel fixing gave the building stability and resilience. Proper fixing ensured efficient load transfer through the reinforcement cage, ultimately contributing to the building’s ability to withstand various stresses.

All this is happening when Rulom Steel has completed various projects, notably the Highland Park Mall in Highlands among others. Now they are completing yet another exciting project, Poppa’s Mall.

Rulom Steel believes that the future is bright for steel fixing and there will be more work even though it will also then create more competition because everyone would want to tap into the industry.

Founded in early 2016 and officially registered in October 2017, Rulom Steel is committed to building the trust and loyalty of customers.

If you are looking for a reliable supplier of a wide range of reliable steel products in Zimbabwe and the SADC region, Rulom Steel is a great option.

Text by Martin Chemhere

From: S&D ISSUE 63

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