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What makes steel frames superior to other materials?

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| Posted in: Advice & Info, Steel Framing

A building frame is its backbone, so it must be safe and secure, keep the following in mind:

  • Material and labour costs
  • The finished product's durability
  • Environment-friendly product
  • What will work best for your site
  • Any unusual ecological circumstances, such as fire, storm, or corrosion
  • Adaptability and the ability to make modifications throughout the construction phase

Steel Frames

 Steel frames and trusses offer numerous advantages to builders, designers, and homeowners. Here is a list of the connected benefits and drawbacks of steel frames:

Weight and Strength

 A steel-framed house is generally lighter than a timber-framed house; steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any construction material. This means that steel components are more durable while adding little weight. Steel offers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any residential building material now available. Steel frames and trusses give a solid foundation for your home that will not warp or fle

Build Efficiency

Steel frames and trusses are pre-engineered to exact specifications at our plant before being transported out, and ready for building. This prefabrication considerably speeds up the construction process, saving both time and money in labour expenditures. Framing materials are usually fabricated off-site, supplied, and erected rapidly to reduce nuisance for neighbours, cut labour costs, and hasten project completion. This accelerates the return on investment by keeping the project on budget and ahead of schedule, resulting in a faster return.

Pest and Fire Resistant

Steel is 100% resistant to pests such as termites and borers making it a reliable choice for your building and 100% non-combustible, making it the logical building material for bushfire-prone areas.

Environment Friendly

Environmental sustainability is one of the building industry's most pressing concerns today. The harm that discarded materials is due to our world and natural resources growing in tandem with population development and the need for new residential and commercial structures. Steel saves approximately 30% of natural resources and can be reused when construction is removed.


Typically, the cost is viewed as the primary disadvantage of building with a steel frame, and there is some truth to this belief, as the raw cost of steel is higher than that of timber. However, because of the precision and quality of the prefabrication, assembly time is greatly reduced, resulting in thousands of dollars in labour savings as well as a reduction in overall build time. Steel's durability will save you money on maintenance and repairs. In many circumstances, insurance prices are also lower for homes built with steel frames.


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