There are few greater thrills in life than having a new home built, especially if you know it has been designed to handle anything. While a lot goes into building a home to last, no element will make a bigger difference than your choice of framing material and nothing compares to steel. Here is a brief look at a few of the many benefits you get from a steel framed house.
Having frames that are straight and true every time ensures a higher quality end result by eliminating issues such as wavy rooflines, jamming doors and sticking windows.
Strength you can rely on
Structural steel is one of the strongest materials used in the building industry – it can withstand just about anything.
Steel won’t rot, it isn’t combustible, and unlike wood, bugs have no appetite for steel, so you will also be protected against termites and boring insects of all types. Whether your region experiences high heat, extreme cold, gale force winds or torrential rain, you can count on steel, because steel frame houses have survived everything from earthquakes and cyclones to bushfires.
An earth-friendly approach
Unlike wood framed houses, which can require up to 50 trees worth of lumber, no trees are required in steel manufacturing, meaning those sensitive ecosystems can be left untouched. Steel is also highly recyclable (in fact it’s the most recycled material on the planet), which helps save natural resources and energy, and because steel is often cut to size in the factory rather than at the job site there is little wastage involved.
Straight and true
You won’t ever need to worry about steel twisting, warping or cracking, because unlike wood, steel isn’t a natural material that is vulnerable to the elements. Having frames that are straight and true every time ensures a higher quality end result by eliminating issues such as wavy rooflines, jamming doors and sticking windows.
Steel frames even make installing drywall considerably easier, as those straight, flat surfaces will allow your drywall professional to do their best work.
Facilitating modern design
Steel’s impressive strength to weight ratio allows it to span greater distances than structures made from wood, so you can get as creative as you like with your design and incorporate far larger and more open spaces. Steel can also provide a sophisticated and modern aesthetic that will enhance the look and feel of any space.
A worthwhile investment
While steel framed houses can require a slightly larger initial investment, you will certainly be saving money in the long run. The durability you get from steel will mean less chance of damage, none of those costly repairs wood frames are known for, and you will even save money on your home insurance.
Investing in steel will also boost the value of your home which could be quite lucrative if you ever decide to sell.
A steel framed house will look better, last longer and provide you and your family with far greater protection than a wood framed alternative. If you are considering steel frames for your new place and would like a professional opinion, we can help.
Our team of expert structural steel fabricators have the experience and knowledge to answer any of your questions and will ensure that you find the best solution to suit your needs. If you need a steel supplier or fabricator contact us today, simply call, fax, email or drop by our Brookvale location.