Steel framed homes St James
The benefits of steel framed homes in St James are plentiful
Steel framing has many advantages over timber. From strength and durability to its environmental benefits, steel framing consistently proves to be the superior choice.
Cost Effective - While timber is a cheaper building material than steel, steel can be light and easier to assemble. This means that steel can be more cost effective in your St James home building stage.
Stronger & Straighter - Steel will give your home a straighter finish, especially along roof lines, ceilings and walls, which if built from timber, can visibly flex and warp over time. Steel provides strong foundations for your St James home, preventing sloping and sinking over time. Steel also resists damage from storms, wind and lighting better then timber.
Fire Resistant - Timber framed homes are vulnerable to fire, as we have seen with bush fires all over Australia devastating home. Steel is non-combustible, and will not bend or warp in a fire. Steel framing can mean the difference between fixing your home or rebuilding your St James home entirely.
Termite proof - A St James house with a steel frame will still have timber components that can get eaten by termites, so there’s still the risk of your doors and skirting getting affected, but if a metal framed house is attacked by termites you might have a few hundred dollars’ worth of damage. Where as a full timber frame has the potential for thousands and thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
Sustainable - It is environmentally responsible, low on life cycle energy usage, recyclable, non toxic and saves timber resources.
Greater Design Flexibility - As a custom home builder we appreciate the greater design flexibility that steel offers over timber frame construction. For example, the higher strength to weight ratio of steel compared with timber frames means steel produces lighter, stronger frames with greater spans. This opens up large spaces inside your St James home.
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- St James Carpenter for Cabinet Carpentry
- St James Plumber for Bathroom Renovations
- St James Building Inspector
- St James Property Auctioneer
- Sports Injury Chiropractor - St James to Bateman
- St James Shade Sails
- St James CCTV System Design and Installation
- St James Digital Marketing
- Mobile Paint Scratch Repair St James
- St James Fire Rated Roller Shutters
Have any questions? Please don't hesitate to call us on 0431 214 972 or fill out our contact form to ask any questions you have have. Julian and Vivien are happy to answer any questions you might have so your mind is at ease before you even start the process.