Steel Frequently Asked Questions

You may have many questions when considering the benefits of steel for your home so we have collected the most frequently asked questions and answered them for you below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask these via our Contact form.

Will my steel framed home look different?

No, and a closer look will reveal straighter walls with fewer cracks and no nail pops to mar the drywall surface.

How does the price of steel compare with other frame materials?

Compared to the highest quality termite resistant timber, the price will be competitive if not cheaper.

Will Steel Frames Rust?

No. The use of galvanised steel framing components protects your home against rust and BlueScope Steel offer a 50 year warranty on all Zincalume steel used correctly in steel frames.

How much design flexibility do I have?

Almost unlimited! We can produce virtually any single or two storey home design available today and steel framing is especially suited to difficult or sloping sites. Check out our design process.

Will the resale value of my steel framed home be as high as wood?

Most likely higher due to less money retouching cracks or other finish and age problems associated with wood framed homes.

Are steel frames suitable for cyclonic areas?

Yes, and it is used extensively for this purpose due to its inherent strength.

Can I build on piers or concrete slabs?

Yes, steel frames can be fixed directly to a concrete slab or lightweight steel floor systems on brick, concrete or steel piers.

Does installing architraves and skirtings present problems for the fix out trades?

No, as the use of lighter gauge materials in frames promotes the use of inexpensive needle point or self drilling screws.

Any more questions?

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