7 Jul 2020

Why You Should Build with Steel Frames

Why You Should Build with Steel Frames

As you plan out your next residential or commercial construction project, there are many factors to consider to be sure the build is completed on time, on budget and to the highest standard. From the design to your work crew and everything in between, it all plays a part in the success or failure of your project.

When it comes to your building materials, the right choice is critical, as it can save you a significant amount of time and effort on the build. Plus, in the longer term, the right materials will ensure minimal maintenance and less issues with the building over time which directly impacts your reputation.

While it might seem easy to stick with what you know, it’s important to explore your options to be sure you are working with the best materials available. So, if you’re not sure what to use for the framing of your next project, read on to discover why you should be building with steel.

Durable, Strong and Built to Last

The light gauge steel we use to manufacture our pre-fabricated steel frames has an incredibly high strength to weight ratio. Our framing can withstand even the toughest conditions. This is evident in our Bella Vista Apartments project in Mount Bulla, Victoria, where a framing solution was required that could support a 7.5kPA snow load. The ability to manufacture with precision and produce framing that was strong, straight and true, meant the project was delivered successfully and within the construction timeline, ahead of the pending winter season.

Fast and Efficient to Install

If your project has time constraints, pre-fabricated steel framing could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Manufactured precisely to your specifications off site, our steel frames are delivered to you ready to install. The lightweight nature of the steel frame makes it easier to handle and unlike timber, it is straight and true, so no time is wasted on site making adjustments. The overall time savings on large projects can be significant, as shown in the Langdon Apartments project, where the builder estimated they shaved two months off the overall project time by using our framing solution.

Resistant to Corrosion, Fire and Pests

While timber is combustible and susceptible to pest damage (unless treated with chemicals), steel is resistant to corrosion, termites and borers. This provides the added peace of mind that the building frame will stay in great shape for longer without the added expense of pest control treatment. Another benefit of pre-fabricated steel framing is that it won’t burn, which makes it highly suited for use in bushfire-prone areas with a high BAL rating.

Reduced Environmental Impact

The ability to manufacture steel frames with precision off site allows you to reduce the environmental impact of your project as there is less waste on site. On top of this, steel is 100% recyclable.

Building with Steel Frames Makes Sense

Today more than ever it’s important to explore all your options and be open to innovation to be sure you are staying ahead of the game.

Curious to find out more about building with steel frames? Our goal is to provide the smartest solution to our clients and we’d love the opportunity to show you how you can save time and labour on your next project. Get in touch with our team for an obligation-free chat today.

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