Steel framing, especially TRUECORE® steel, has many advantages over building with timber. For us at Steelcraft Frames it’s actually hard to believe why anyone would choose the latter in 2018. From its strength and durability, to its environmental benefits and efficiency to use onsite, steel framing consistently proves to be the superior choice.
1 – Cost effective and more efficient to build with
While timber can be a cheaper building material than steel, steel can be lighter and easier to assemble as well as come pre-assembled. This means that steel can be more cost effective during the building stage for you and you will also be less weather dependant as a result of the resistance of steel to the elements keeping your build time on track.
As a matter of fact, we’ve seen 50% panelisation from our building partners and 75% less construction project field time as a result of using steel.When you consider all the benefits you get from steel compared to timber framing, steel is better value for money.
2 – Stronger & Straighter
Using steel will give your build a straighter finish, especially along roof lines, ceilings and walls, which, when built from timber, can visibly flex and warp over time. Steel provides stronger foundations preventing your client’s home from sloping and sinking over time. Steel is also resists damage from storms, wind and lightning better than timber.
3 – Fire Resistant
Timber framed homes are vulnerable to fire, as we have seen with the various tragedies that have occurred across Queensland. Steel is non-combustible, and will not bend or warp in fire. When it come to fire resistance, steel framing can mean the difference between fixing a home or rebuilding it entirely.
4 – Termite proof without the use of harmful chemicals
Termites are known as the ‘silent destroyer’, usually undetected, eating away at the depths of your home, until it’s too late. While treated timber can be termite resistant, treatment usually only lasts for about 25 years. Steel framing provides a lifetime guarantee against termites destroying your client’s home, without the added chemicals and toxins.
No toxins means a safer work environment also for the most important thing, yourself and the people who are helping you build your homes.
5 – Sustainable
BlueScope steel is 100% recyclable and therefore benefits the environment.
6 – Peace of mind for your clients with a 50-year warranty.
Because we use TRUECORE® steel here at Steelcraft Framing that means that your build will be backed by a 50-year warranty. That’s peace of mind for you and your client for the long haul.