How does timber performance compare against steel frames?
Timber frames are butt jointed and fixed with nails. Atmospheric conditions will cause timber to warp and move, resulting in unsightly nail popping and potentially unsafe wall and roof structure. Timber, being a water based cellulose product, shrinks and expands according to environmental conditions at a rate the conflicts with claddings and plasterboards, causing lining surface to crack, peaking of ceiling joints and cracked cornices. Steel framing, on the other hand, is strong, safe and silent, and is riveted and bolted into place, ensuring virtually no movement for the lifetime of the house.
Are house frames a health issue?
Houses framed in timber are susceptible to mould infestation, VOC’s and internal surface stress fractures. Steel framing requires no additional preservative chemical treatments, does not support mould growth and does not give off poisonous gases or emit VOCs.
Is steel framing expensive verses timber?
No. Steel frames are precision designed and manufactured, optimising material to ensure the most economical solution.
Are steel frames fully engineered for all regions?
Yes. Our supplier provides engineering for their trusses, walls, mid-floor joists beams and subfloor for council purposes.
Can you use steel framing for all house styles?
Yes. When it comes to design, steel offers significant benefits verses timber to achieve the most complex design features right down to the standard construction styles.
How hard is it to erect a steel frame house?
All frames are prefabricated and delivered to the site with all installation documents. Our supplier is always available to answer all the little questions that can arise during construction.
Will my steel frame rust?
Our supplier is covered by a material warranty of 50 years. Nobody offers this level of security and peace of mind for your home or project.
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