Building A House With Steel Framing
Many people have heard of steel house frames but don’t know what the benefits of steel framing are. So is it really possible to construct a building with steel framing?
Yes, it is. Steel framing provides a number of advantages and solutions to some of the building problems that builders, homeowners and contractors often face.
Cost is the primary concern for any builder and homeowner and the cost directly influences the decision to build a home. What many people are unaware of is that steel framing is more cost effective than wood framing, allowing more to be built with less money.
One of the greatest benefits of steel house framing is the strength of steel, and damage by moisture & heat or warping is never an issue or concern with steel frames. A steel frame home or building will hold up against the elements all year round and pests such as termites will not be a problem compared to wood frame homes and buildings. If you want to include steel as the skeletal structure of your home, contact with a structural engineer in Brisbane to ease the process and to achieve a strong base for your building.
With the benefits of strength that steel frames provide, more variety of room styles and shapes become available as well as opportunities to have greater open floor plans and spaces. Also by taking advantage of the strength of steel, you won’t need load bearing walls that are required in typical home that use wood framing.
Green homes are becoming more popular with people & governments, and going green has become a major concern across the world. The greatest benefit of steel house framing is that it is good for the environment. By using steel framing in homes and commercial buildings, fewer trees will be chopped down and people can contribute in a positive way to help stave of deforestation.
Steel frames are much easier to work with because there are pre-fitted pieces and pre-made kits available which can eliminate the task of drilling almost completely. This can save builders much time with their projects allowing more to be done in less amount of time. For some builders that have multiple houses under construction at the same time, using steel frames instead of wood eliminates the worry of inclement weather damage or environmental exposure to their wood frames.
And these are just a few of the benefits of steel house framing over conventional wood frames.