Our price is comparable to treated timber or cyprus pine frames, however our standard built in inclusions and ancillaries we supply represents much better value for money.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A buildings frame is the structural skeleton hidden away from easy inspection for damage by pests, and is uninsurable against expensive repairs so security and peace of mind are foremost of the many reasons to use a steel frame.
See the Advantages of steel framing page.
No. The frames are not visible in the finished building. Our frames can be used with all of the same claddings, linings or coverings that can be used on timber.
Pretty much anyone who has a building project that our range of products and services will cater to, from the professional builder to the handy person.
The only steel specific tools required are a tek gun to connect the parts together and an angle grinder for trimming and cutting . The tek gun is also used for all the later trades to attach gyprock , timber , eves , metal roofs etc. Builders dedicated to building in steel use magnetic spirit levels , vice grips and battery powered tools to save time on site.
Modern wiring practices have virtually eliminated the risk of electrocution from all forms of construction. Steel framing has always provided the best earth protection system from electrical shorting and melts the fuse rather than allowing electrical shorting or starting a fire. Lightning strikes have the same effect as electrical shorting but history depicts that lightning tracks higher materials with a high moisture content like trees and water towers and its last choice is dry areas.