Aluminum Marine & Industrial Grade Bunk Beds
Our 1000 Series Module Bunk Beds are our most economical line beds. The 1000 series may not include all of the bells and whistles of our 2000 Series beds, but if you’re looking for high-quality module bunk beds at an affordable price, this is the series for you. These beds also feature a bolt-on ladder for top bunk ease of access and a grab/guard rail for safety.
Aluminum is a great choice for offshore modules because it is 60% lighter than steel. This provides advantages in the loading and unloading of the modules on and off-site. It also helps modules to meet safety and platform limitations.
A major advantage of aluminum is that it does not necessarily need to be powder coated. Bare aluminum forms an aluminum oxide coating on its surface that creates a barrier and prevents the metal from corroding. This results in huge cost savings. However, many of our clients choose to have their accessories Powder Coated for an added layer of surface protection and to enhance the aesthetic of the modules.
While the cost of raw materials is always fluctuating, generally steel runs cheaper than aluminum. However, because steel MUST be coated to ensure it doesn’t corrode, the cost of coating the steel ends up being more expensive than something that is constructed out of aluminum. Painted steel for offshore modules also tends to not hold up as well. Our client’s sometimes start out by purchasing cheaper steel painted accessories from other vendors and end up coming to us in the end, because the painted steel option just doesn’t hold up. This, in turn, can cost the client thousands since they then have to either continually get the steel repainted, or spend money replacing the steel accessories with aluminum.
THE COMPETITION · PAINTED STEEL BUNKS
After 6 months of use in a saltwater environment our clients have seen issues with the paint jobs on their bunks and lockers from other vendors when they are manufactured from steel. However, if you have rusting steel accessories, we do also offer abrasive blasting and powder coating for accessories that you aren’t ready to completely replace.
The steel bunk beds depicted were not built by Leading Edge Manufacturing.
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Our quoting process is a little different than most. All of our estimating is done by seasoned veterans of our craft. This means that we have the fabrication experience to provide project improvement suggestions from the beginning if we see a potential issue in the way a project is laid out. This ensures an accurate, honest estimate and minimizes the chances for unexpected expenses and disruptions to your timeline. After we examine and review all of the information that you’ve given us we will generate the quotation and projected production timeline and email it to you for review.