WHY STEEL FRAMING?
There’s more to wall framing than meets the eye. Although it’s hidden from view, the wall frame determines the quality of your building in both the short and long term.
A HEALTHIER HOME
Our frames don’t support mould growth or rot, and they won’t accommodate termites or other insects. Their stability gives it the potential to reduce cracks in claddings and linings. Steel does not contain additional preservative chemicals and won’t give off gases or emit VOC’s.
A BETTER QUALITY HOME
Our steel frames are a straight and stable product that deliver a perfect finish. Our frames won’t warp or twist because they don’t absorb moisture. This means less maintenance problems like cracked linings and sticking doors. You will enjoy straight walls, square corners and smooth-flush surfaces for the entire life of your home.
THE STRENGTH OF STEEL
Our frames are exceptionally strong and built for the toughest conditions. They are non-combustible and strong and have been shown to have excellent earthquake resistance.
Good weather-tightness principles at the design stage will ensure that steel doesn’t rust.
AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CHOICE
Our steel frames require no additional preservative chemicals and as it is pre-manufactured there’s minimal wastage, reducing the environmental impact from waste going to landfill. Steel is also 100% recyclable.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Our steel frames are a complete system, cost competitive with timber-framing. Depending on the design of your home it can be cheaper.
SPEED OF CONSTRUCTION
Working with steel-framing is very fast and easy. We can supply and erect the frames for you, but if you want to erect it yourself, you will find it very straightforward. We can supply frames pre-assembled, strong and straight, and clearly identifiable. No welding is required. Our frames come with service holes pre-punched and with plastic grommets to make it easy for your sub-trades to work with. Plus best of all our steel frames do not absorb moisture so there is no delay waiting for frames to dry.
A SUPERIOR FINISH
The rollforming technology behind our frames give a high degree of dimensional accuracy, enabling consistently straight walls, square corners and an overall superior finish. The exactness that comes from building in this way helps follow-on trades to fit internal linings, kitchens and other cupboards. Plus the stability of our frames means no contraction or expansion with moisture changes, so frames won’t warp, twist, sag or shrink, eliminating many of the maintenance issues that create builder call-backs.
EASE OF SPECIFICATION
The computer-aided design and manufacture of steel-framing makes it easy to specify buildings of almost any style and floor plan. The consistent production of steel-framing means you can use one material specification right throughout the house. Steel-framing fabricators can assist you each step of the way – by providing frame and truss detail drawings, engineering certificates and documentation for consent applications and code-compliance.
VERSATILITY OF DESIGN
From a design perspective, steel-framing allows you to widen your horizons – literally. With one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of all construction materials, steel delivers excellent spanning capability. This makes it perfect for creating wide, open spaces; as well as innovative building shapes and non-conventional roof lines. It’s also ideal for building on sloping or difficult sites. Steel framing will enhance your creative vision – giving you the freedom to create distinctive, highly-individualised buildings.