Why Steel?

Benefits for Building with Light Gauge Steel

Better Structural Strength

Lighter, Stronger and Straighter

As steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material available, it is by nature a superior construction material. Light gauge steel is lighter, stronger and straighter resulting in dynamic designing and labor cost savings. A steel framed structure will always have straight walls and square corners. Over time there will be no aggravating nail pop ups or drywall cracks. Steel framing can take popular finishes like brick, stucco and stone among others.

Better Fire Protection

Less Likely to Spread

Better Fire Protection

The most frightening aspect of a house fire is the speed with which it can spread, a factor that’s multiplied many times over with wood framing as fuel. Steel will not contribute to a fire as fuel. If a fire does start in a steel-framed structure, it’s less likely to spread from the area of origin. Using steel can limit tragic loss from fire.

Better Mold Resistance

Inhibits the Growth of Mold

Mold is a significant cause of poor indoor air quality which can result in respiratory ailments. Steel framing can help resist the onset and growth of mold. Mold requires an organic substrate such as wood to grow and thrive. Being inorganic, steel framing actually inhibits the growth of mold, and promotes a healthier, more comfortable living environment.

Our commercial grade galvanized structural steel has some major benefits.

Firstly, the price:

Steel is competitive against timber stick frame and with a shorter build time, there is less labor to pay for.

Peace of mind:

It will not rot, warp or expand, so the structure stays watertight. And because it won’t rot, it’s also healthier to live in. Steel is resistant to fire, as well as borer and termites. A solid investment!

Its greener:

Our commercial grade galvanized structural steel is sustainable and a great environmental choice. There is also no waste. Every piece is cut to precise length, punched, pre-drilled, labelled and assembled before it leaves the factory.

Better for the Environment

An average sized wood framed home requires at least 40 trees to be cut for framing. The framing for a typical steel framed home can be made from just a handful of recycled cars. The use of steel framing saves our nation’s forests and has a positive impact on the environment.

Because light gauge steel-framing is unaffected by temperature or humidity changes, a steel framed structure is more energy-efficient, thus saving on fuel costs. The lower energy consumption helps to further conserve our natural resources.

Light gauge steel is 100% recyclable.

  • Our commercial grade galvanized structural steel is “green” being the most recycled product in the world!
  • 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
  • What would you prefer to do, chop down 40 to 50 trees or recycle six to seven cars? That`s what it takes to prefabricate a steel frame for the average house
  • Many appreciate the simplicity of the screw-together framing, especially as there is no need for special tools
  • Our commercial grade galvanized structural steel is ideal for environmentally sensitive sites as there is minimum disruption and disturbance to the native vegetation.
  • It is particularly suited to sloping sites where access is difficult.

In summary, the benefits of a light gauge steel frame are:

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