Steel Frame Advantages

About Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction


Easy to Construct

•    EASY AND FAST TO CONSTRUCT
•    INEXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE
•    ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, 100% RECYCLABLE
•    INORGANIC: WILL NOT WRAP, SPLIT, CRACK OR CREEP

Builders seek to shorten construction cycles, reduce waste and make more effective use of labor. Designers, and owners are looking for other efficiencies, such as lower life-cycle costs, reduced maintenance requirements, greater flexibility in the use of space, lower energy costs and reduced environmental impact.

When it comes to efficiency, the benefits of steel–particularly light-gauge steel framing–have been recognized for many years. By combining steel with other materials, manufacturers are now expanding on these benefits to create entirely new building systems that provide new levels of efficiency for everyone involved. In today’s challenging building environment, efficiency is everything. New materials and new construction techniques are providing significant improvements in efficiency–with benefits to builders, designers, building owners and tenants alike.

 

Longevety advantages of light gauge steel over wood


Free of Termites & Organisms

•    NOT VULNERABLE TO TERMITES OR ANY TYPE OF FUNGI OR ORGANISM
•    HIGH STEEL STRENGTH RESULTS IN SAFER STRUCTURES
•    MINIMAL MAINTENANCE AND SLOWER AGING OF STRUCTURE

Termites do more damage to homes each year than all other natural disasters combined. Wood framing is not your only option. in many cases it is an inferior option. Deteriation caused by termites and other organisms found in wood cannot occur in light gauge steel frames. The integrety and longevety of the material is far superior when compared to wood framing.

 

 

 

Highest Strength to Weight Ratio of any Building Material


Disaster Resistant Against:

•    EARTHQUAKES
•    HIGH WINDS
•    STORMS & FIRES
•    EXTREME HEAT & COLD

Steel is safer. Its non-combustible qualities and strength better resist fires, earthquakes and hurricanes. It is also easier to install than wood and lasts longer. Termite proof, light weight steel frames will not rot, warp, shrink or swell. Light Gauge Steel Trusses provide many savings compared to using wood trusses. Using Light Gauge Steel Trusses can greatly reduce costs associated with materials, labor, shipping and reduce construction time. Light gauge steel weighs less than wood, reducing shipping cost.

 

 

Enviornmentally Friendly


Product Longevity & Recyclable

•    STEEL CAN BE RECYCLED WITHOUT LOSING ANY OF ITS INHERENT STRUCTURAL QUALITIES
•    STEEL STRUCTURES REQUIRE LITTLE TREE DEMOLITION
•    SLOWER AGING OF STRUCTURE CAUSES LESS NEED FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

Much of the steel used to make light steel framing is recycled. When a steel frame building is demolished, the steel can be recycled. It takes approximately one-quarter of an acre of mature trees to produce the wood framing for a typical house. The same house can be steel framed from three or four old cars. When steel buildings are no longer required in their current location, they can be dismantled and re-erected elsewhere.

 

 

More for Your Money


Cost Efficient and Easy to Construct:

•    EASY AND FAST TO CONSTRUCT
•    INEXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE
•    ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, 100% RECYCLABLE
•    INORGANIC: WILL NOT WRAP, SPLIT, CRACK OR CREEP

Steel possesses the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material being used today. Light steel frames are very strong and lightweight, so housing frames require less material (compared to timber).  A steel-framed house can be completed in about one-half to two-thirds the time of a conventional brick and mortar home. Light steel frame components are easy to transport and work with. Because all the intelligence is built into the modelling and fabrication phase of the steel frame manufacturing process, unskilled labour can do the assembly. With steel frame building methods, it’s easier to budget accurately and there is less material waste. The production of steel framing is 100% computer controlled and is accurate to +/- 0.5mm. The framing is 100% square and straight, which has down stream benefits for other trades. Tradesman installing plasterboard, windows and doors, and kitchen and bathroom cabinetry spend less time compensating for non-linear framing.