Making the switch to
steel frame and truss
Making the switch to steel frames from timber can be a bit of a mind shift for some builders. But once made, there’s no going back! Steel has been used in New Zealand house construction for over 60 years, so is tried and tested.
If you’re involved in the residential home construction industry, you will know:
- The impact downtime due to poor weather can have on your budget and timeline
- How long it takes to frame a house using timber
- How hard it is to build on sloping sites or difficult terrain
- How quickly labour costs can blow out when you run into difficulties
- How a lot of time can be spent having to pack out, plane off and compensate for warps, twists and knots.
Imagine if you could reduce the impact of all of these issues. The good news is that now you can, with steel framing from Steel Frame Solutions.
Steel Frames Are Better To
Working with commercial grade galvanized structural steel has some major benefits.
The slender profile of steel, its strength and light weight makes it an ideal option and no cranes are required to assemble the framework, which saves time and money.
Prefabricated frames are easy and quick to assemble and on-site wastage is almost eliminated. Frames fit together with logic and simplicity and being dimensionally stable, once erected they will not move or warp. Reduced waste on building sites means fewer bins are required.
All our steel frames are designed and inspected by professional engineering consultants and architects to ensure Building Code Compliance in all aspects. Every project of Steel Frame Solutions can be covered by third party engineer’s producer statements PS1 and PS4 for council consented plans if required.
building with Steel
For a full list of benefits when building with Steel including health and environmental benefits, be sure to check out Why Steel Frames.
You can also check out – “10 Ways Cold-Formed Steel Framing Can Lower Your Total Construction Costs” prepared by BuildSteel.
BuildSteel is powered by the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) dedicated to educating building professionals on the use of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing as a sustainable and cost-effective building solution.
Give us a call to discuss your next project.